Schedule of Events

If you are a younger (under 40) self-insurance/captive insurance industry professional, this is a must-attend for you. Developed by the SIIA Future Leaders Committee, this forum will feature educational content targeted at younger professionals with multiple networking opportunities to help you make important connections with those in your age group.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Welcome Reception

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

8:45 am to 9:oo am

Welcome Remarks

Erin Duffy
Chairwoman, Future Leaders Committee

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Making Sense of the Self-Insured Marketplace

You got a job in the self-insurance industry. Now what?  This marketplace can be complicated to navigate, especially when you are relatively new to the industry and, honestly, sometimes when you have been around for a while.  There is an acronym for everything!  This session will break down how it all works to give a clearer understanding of how your organization fits into the bigger picture. 


Yann Passet
Director of Product Management
90 Degree Benefits


Mark Catanzaro
Executive Client Consultant
Borislow Insurance

Will Rumsey
Senior Vice President Sales
Specialty Care Management

Morgan Sandell
Capability Manager, Stop-Loss Products

Chelsi Gronowick
Stop-Loss Claims Operations
Symetra Financial 

10:00 am to 10:45 am

What is a Future Leader?

Being a Future Leader is more than being under a certain age.  It’s an attitude backed up by action.  New Committee members join veteran members in this panel discussion for an engaging conversation about taking advantage of the unique educational and networking opportunities the Committee provides.  Attend this session and learn how to engage with peers, learn the industry, and invest in your future!


Keith Hodges 
Sales Executive, Strategic Partnerships
Health Plans, Inc.


Delia Napolitano
Sales Executive, Partnership, Growth & Strategy
Healthcare Bluebook

Amy Pizzey
Assistant Vice President - Team Lead
Lockton Companies

Brady Bizarro 
Vice President
The Phia Group

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Networking Break

11:15 am to noon

The Politics of Self-Insurance

Insurance is one of the most regulated industries out there.  Believe it or not, not everyone is a fan of the self-insurance model.  Laws and regulations protecting employers’ rights to self-insure are continually under attack by policymakers being lobbied by, you guessed it, organizations with financial interests in the fully-insured model, in addition to providers wanting higher reimbursement. And they have money…lots of it!  In response, SIIA’s Government Relations team advocates on behalf of the self-insurance industry by educating and informing Federal and State policymakers and regulators. This session explains the nitty gritty politics of self-insurance and provides an update on current issues on Capitol Hill and throughout the country.


Mike Ferguson
President & CEO
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA)

Anthony M. Murrello
Government Relations Manager
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA)

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Hosted Luncheon

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 

Grow Your Network Now

Now it’s time to practice building your brand by networking with other Future Leaders at this interactive session.  Set up in a roundtable format, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself, engage in conversation, and maybe learn a little something about self-insurance. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!


Erin Duffy
Chairwoman, Future Leaders Committee

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Build Your Personal Brand

Like it or not, perception is reality, reputation is everything, and people do business with those they trust.  And in this marketplace, that trust does not come unearned. Word travels quickly, and perceptions can be formed solely by word-of-mouth. How you distinguish yourself in terms of reputation, knowledge, and demeanor matters.  Get tips on how to put your best foot forward, grow your network, and build a personal brand that creates trust and confidence.                                                 


Erin Duffy
Chairwoman, Future Leaders Committee


Spencer Smith
SVP, Consultant Development

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

5:30 pm

Networking Reception

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