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Steven M. McElhiney is the president and CEO of EWI Re, Inc., a subsidiary of NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL), and a member of the Contran Corporation group of companies.

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Steven M. McElhiney is the president and CEO of EWI Re, Inc., a subsidiary of NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL), and a member of the Contran Corporation group of companies. He also serves as the chief risk officer for Contran Corporation, which is a global, privately-owned holding company that, through wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries, controls four public companies and a number of privately-owned companies. Contran Corporation is primarily involved with operations in chemicals, component parts, steel, and waste management. Mr. McElhiney is also the president of Tall Pines Insurance Company of Vermont (Contran Corporation’s captive insurance company) and Chairman of EWI Re (UK), Ltd., EWI Re’s London based subsidiary.

Upon joining EWI Re in 2004, Mr. McElhiney’s insurance industry experience had spanned over 2 decades with groups including Fireman’s Fund, TIG Specialty Insurance, Overseas Partners US Reinsurance Company, and Argo. He has served in the roles of CFO, corporate treasurer, ceded reinsurance division executive, chief investment officer, and board member. He has managed global commutations and was on the Creditors Committee of the English & American Insurance Company, representing North American creditors as a class as well as chairing Catastrophe and Security Committees with global organizations.

He is a past president and chairman of the International CPCU Society (2011–2012), a professional association of 24,000 members, and a past chairman of the board of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (2011–2013).

Mr. McElhiney has an MBA in Corporate Finance and a BS, cum laude, from the University of Southern California. He attended graduate-level executive financial and management programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Mr. McElhiney authored Fundamentals of Reinsurance and Reinsurance Markets for IRMI in 2012. He also authored a section on reinsurance commutations that has been used as required reading by The Institutes for the ARe program. He has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of insurance publications and is a frequent panelist at reinsurance, capital markets, CPCU, captive, and risk management industry events.


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Insurance Captives Crash and Burn for These Reasons

Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, explains that successful captive insurers are formed with a sufficient degree of risk focus along with a long-term economic focus and direction.

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This Captive Insurer Helped Create $26M in Economic Value

Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, provides examples of the benefits that a captive insurance company can provide to an organization's risk program. Many of these benefits, such as tailored insurance policies with broader coverages, provide organizations with broader overall solutions not attainable in the traditional marketplace.

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Beware of Forming a Captive for Estate Planning or Tax Avoidance

In this video, Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, reviews some of the motivating factors behind forming 831(b) micro-captive insurance companies. When micro-captives are established for the appropriate risk control and insurance reasons, they can be as appropriate and successful as any captive.

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Captive Industry Growth Is Expected To Continue

In this video, Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, provides his outlook on the growth potential for the captive insurance industry, both in the United States and internationally.

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Innovative Uses of Captives

As discussed in this video featuring Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, captive insurance companies can be used as an instrumental risk solution tool to address varied, unusual, and difficult exposures.

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Reinsurance—How Captives Benefit

According to Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, reinsurance partners can expand a captive's ability to write profitable business over time and create mutually sustaining benefits between the captive and its reinsurers.

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