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Agenda, Speakers Announced for 2016 TxCIA Conference

Texas Sign Rocks
April 04, 2016

The Texas Captive Insurance Association (TxCIA) third annual conference kicks off on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Session topics and speakers planned for the 2-day event are as follows.

Tuesday, April 19

"Captives 101"

  • Ellyn Casazza, Marsh Captive Solutions, TxCIA board member
  • Edward Precourt, Marsh Captive Solutions
  • Phil Tortorich, Katten, Muchin, Rosenman, LLP, TxCIA Board Member
Student Seminar

  • TxCIA board members

Wednesday, April 20

Opening Remarks

  • Josh Magden, Videlicet Partners, LLC, TxCIA board president     

"TxCIA Captive Legislative Initiatives: 2015 Developments and Beyond"

  • Ellyn Casazza, Marsh Captive Solutions, TxCIA board member
  • Bob Kamm, Robert Kamm Government Affairs, TxCIA legislative team

"Trends in Captive Utilization"

  • Bill Baxley, Freeman, TxCIA board member
  • Ellyn Casazza, Marsh Captive Solutions, TxCIA board member
  • Julie Patel, Marsh Captive Solutions, TxCIA conference committee chair

"The 'Taxing' Challenges Today in Having a Captive"

  • Tom Jones, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Dan Kusaila, Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Chaz Lavelle, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • Paul Phillips, Ernst & Young LLP

Lunch with keynote speaker Bob Hamman, SCA Promotions, Inc.

"Insuring Employee Benefits in Your Captive: The Real Benefit to Captive Owners"

  • Gary Osborne, USA Risk

"The Do's and Don'ts for the Texas Captive Application Process"

  • Burnie Burner, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
  • Jeff Hunt, Texas Department of Insurance
  • Robert Rudnai, Texas Department of Insurance

"Life of a Captive in Operation"

  • Jimmy Bynum, Alexander & Preston LLC, TxCIA board member, TxCIA Conference committee cochair
  • Wayne Dauterive, Metro National, TxCIA board member
  • Andrew Marson, Strategic Risk Solutions, TxCIA board member
  • Irving Pozmantier, Pozmantier Williams Insurance Consultants, TxCIA board member
  • Diane Walker, Johnson Lambert LLC, TxCIA board member

"When Do You Need a Checkup for Your Captive?"

  • Ed Koral, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Closing Remarks

  • Josh Magden, TxCIA board president
  • Irving Pozmantier, Pozmantier Williams Insurance Consultants, TxCIA board member, inaugural recipient of the Spirit of Service Award

Client Roundtable

  • Wendy Collins, SCA Promotions, Inc., TxCIA board member, TxCIA Conference committee cochair
  • Scott Irwin, Phillips 66, TxCIA board member
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