ICCIE Updates: ICCIE Awards a New Fellow and Announces 18 Designees

CICA award for ICCIE end of year 2017

January 23, 2018

CICA award for ICCIE end of year 2017

The International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) ended 2017 with a bang as it awarded the ICCIE Fellow designation and announced that 18 individuals received the ICCIE Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) or Certificate in Captive Insurance (CCI) professional designations.

Lesley Thompson Announced as ICCIE Fellow

At the Cayman Captive Forum general session last November, ICCIE awarded its Fellow designation to Lesley Thompson from MaplesFS Limited. The new designation, launched in early 2017, is reserved for those who have earned and maintained the ACI designation, have significant experience working full time in the captive industry, and have demonstrated significant commitment to the industry through service. Find details on the designation and its requirements.

ICCIE Trained Organizations Recognized

The designation of ICCIE Trained Organization was announced last year, and it refers to firms that have committed to educating their employees through ICCIE or hiring ICCIE-educated professionals. Such firms will be certified by ICCIE as ICCIE Trained Organizations and will be recognized on the ICCIE website. Additionally, at the firm's election, they may display the certification on their website and marketing materials.

To qualify as an ICCIE Trained Organization, a firm must meet both the following requirements.

  1. At least 20 percent of the captive professionals in the organization must hold the ACI in good standing.
  2. At least 30 percent of the company's captive professionals must be ACIs or CCI holders or be currently enrolled in either the ACI or CCI program.

A company interested in securing recognition as an ICCIE Trained Organization may apply via the application form. There is no fee for applying as an ICCIE Trained Organization or for receiving or maintaining such recognition. Find additional information.

Recent ACI and CCI Recipients

The following individuals recently completed the ACI or CCI professional designations.

  • Heber Beddes, Utah Insurance Division—Utah
  • Aaron Buzzell, Relph Benefit Advisors—New York
  • Erwin Cain, Cain Law Firm—Texas
  • Charlotte Gentry, Tennessee Insurance Section—Tennessee
  • Dana Goettsch, AIG—Colorado
  • Amy Johnson, Cover & Rossiter—Delaware
  • Terrance McClain, Tennessee Insurance Section—Tennessee
  • Steven Mikhlin, PANYNJ—New York
  • Susan Muscat, Willis Towers Watson—Vermont
  • Katherine Pham, SRS—Vermont
  • Scott Ray, BSR Trust—Arizona
  • Heather Spicer, Proassurance—Texas
  • Rodney Tanner, Tennessee Insurance Section—Tennessee
  • Brandon Taylor—Pennsylvania
  • Anne Vise, USA Risk Group—Tennessee
  • Mark Wiedeman, Utah Insurance Division—Utah
  • Robert Wright, Gunnip & Company—Delaware
  • Edward Wunderer, Oxford Risk Management Group—Maryland

(In the top photo, ICCIE Executive Director Mitch Cantor awards the ACI designation to Charlotte Gentry and Rodney Tanner, both from the Tennessee Captive Insurance Division, at the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association 2017 Annual Conference in November. Above left, Mr. Cantor awards the ICCIE Fellow designation to Lesley Thompson at the Cayman Captive Forum general session, also in November 2017. Above right is the ICCIE Trained Organization certification logo. Photos are courtesy of ICCIE.)

For additional information on these or any other matters, contact Mitch Cantor by phone at (802) 651–9051 or email.

January 23, 2018