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Liz Cleary is a Guy Carpenter Analytics account Times, Wall Street Journal, PBS, NPR, CNN and

manager for a number of global insurance firms as many insurance trade publications. He is known
well as FEMA. She regularly collaborates with for his honesty, integrity, and knowledge while
primary insurance and reinsurance companies on doing so in an easy to comprehend manner. He
the implementation and adoption of catastrophe has provided testimony to both federal and state
management strategies. In addition to her legislative bodies, government agencies, and
experience managing catastrophic risk, Liz has 15+ regulators on a variety of topics. He has been the
years of experience as a (re) insurance broker and technical advisor on a number of state and federal
primary property underwriter. tasks forces looking into the residual markets,
​2020 ISCM Board of Directors insurance costs, and consumer needs. He has
Andrew Castaldi authored or co-authored publications on natural
Peter Bingenheimer Independent Consultant disasters, held board positions or collaborated
Senior Vice President, AIR ISCM - Past President with NIBS, IBHS, RAA, AGU, CEA, PERILS, The
ISCM Board Member Nature Conservatory, USFS, The Hurricane Center,
World Bank, UN, NGOs, ISCM, NCAR, numerous
Andrew Castaldi is now an independent universities, and state regulators. He was a
consultant who provides insurance executives, founder of the International Society of
Peter Bingenheimer is a Senior Vice President state officials, NGOs and solopreneurs with Catastrophe Modelers (ISCM), was the first
responsible for the day-to-day leadership of AIR’s insights on how to solve a variety of complex architect of the RAA Catastrophe Modeling
business development, consulting, and support problems surrounding the economic, physical, Workshop, and has done numerous presentations
efforts for AIR’s insurer, insurance broker, regulatory, delivery, and political aspects of on topical issues here and abroad.
reinsurance broker, and reinsurer clients in the natural hazard insurance, reinsurance, and
Americas and Bermuda. Peter began his career at consumer resilience. His resume spans four Mark Christensen
AIR in the consulting area, where he led the decades of senior level experiences within the Head of Catastrophe Risk
execution of a wide range of projects including insurance, reinsurance, and catastrophe risk Management, Chubb Overseas
full-scale insurer and reinsurer portfolio analyses, consulting industries where he worked in a variety General (COG), London
rate-making and mitigation studies, catastrophe of roles including underwriting, operations, ISCM Board Member
bond risk analyses, model evaluation studies, and catastrophe risk management, capital markets,
Mark joined Chubb (formerly Ace) in 2012 as Head
new client implementations. residual markets, legislator/regulator
of Catastrophe Risk Management for Ace
relationships, consumer groups, and NGOs. In
European Group and became Head of Catastrophe
Liz Cleary addition Andy also runs photography workshops
Management for Chubb Overseas General (COG )
Managing Director, Guy Carpenter
in 2015. His team is responsible for the
ISCM Board Member
parameterisation, pricing and accumulation
Andrew has been quoted in print and broadcast
management of Chubb’s international
outlets around the world, including The New York
catastrophe risk portfolios. Mark’s particular focus
is the development of portfolio optimisation reinsurance placement support to Aon clients. methodologies.
metrics, real-time analytics and innovative MI
tools, for deployment across the underwriting He joined Aon in 1998 after 7½ years at RLI with 15 years of extensive Catastrophe management
regions and to senior management. responsibilities including overseeing catastrophe and Re(insurance) experience with a focus on
management and catastrophe underwriting capacity management, modeling methodology,
Mark entered the catastrophe management processes. Prior to joining RLI, Dan was a licensed implementation, simulation processes, pricing and
industry in 1998, starting up the Brockbank producer for the Country Companies Insurance enterprise catastrophe risk management
syndicate’s catastrophe risk management function Group. methodologies.
at Lloyd’s of London. During his 14 years at XL
Capital (formerly Brockbank), Mark was Dan holds Bachelors of Science degrees in both Nick attended Southern Connecticut State
responsible for the parameterisation of natural Computer Science and Mathematics from University in New Haven, CT and Majored in
and man-made catastrophe risk across both Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. In 1997 Computer Programming with a focus on
insurance and reinsurance divisions. His particular Dan earned his Associates of Surplus Lines (ASLI) Management Information Systems. and is
focus was on developing catastrophe risk metrics designation from the Insurance Institute of currently president of the International Society of
for previously “non-modelled” risk as Aggregation America. Additionally, Dan is a board member of Catastrophe, has served on the board of the ISCM
Manager -Specialty Practice Leader. the International Society of Catastrophe since 2008 and has been an active member of the
Managers, Chairing their Education Committee RAA Cat Conference Planning Committee since
Mark holds an Honours degree in Business from
and a member of the Insurance Institute for 2008.
Brunel University, specialising in Quantitative
Business and Home Safety’s Research Advisory
Business Analytics and is a board member of the
Committee. Carl G. Hedde
International Society of Catastrophe Managers
Nicholas F. DiMuzio CGH Consulting, LLC
Daniel Dick Head of Catastrophe Portfolio ISCM - Past President
Analytics & Systems, AXA XL
Executive Managing Director, Aon
ISCM Executive Board Immediate Mr. Hedde is the Principal of CGH
Past President Consulting, LLC, an organization
ISCM Executive Board Secretary
founded to provide strategic consulting services
Nick oversees the Enterprise Natural Catastrophe to organizations focused on Catastrophe Risk
Dan is an Executive Managing Director in Aon’s
Exposure Modeling and Reporting process across Mitigation and Risk Transfer strategies. He has
Reinsurance Solutions group, leading the group’s
AXA XL in Stamford, Connecticut. Nick also leads dedicated his professional career to the study of
Global Catastrophe Management Practice. Dan is
the planning and implementation of the catastrophic risk analysis methodologies that
responsible for group strategy and assuring
Catastrophe Modeling IT infrastructure, systems promote efficient resilience, risk mitigation and
best-in-industry services. The Catastrophe
and changes for Vendor and Internal Catastrophe risk transfer strategies.
Management Practice Group consists of 240
Models along with other Nat Cat modeling
professionals providing catastrophe modeling
aggregation processes, systems and simulation Mr. Hedde retired from Munich Reinsurance
analysis, catastrophe actuarial services, and
Company as SVP, Head of Risk Accumulation. In David Keeton Pricing Manager and the Division Americas
this role, he managed the Risk Accumulation DAVID G. KEETON Catastrophe Risk Manager. Specializing in
Department, which included the catastrophe Executive VP Risk & Capital catastrophe loss assessment, capital allocation
management, risk accumulation and geo research Management / Avoca Risk and catastrophe risk management, David’s
functions within Munich Re, US. His Management Solutions expertise led to thought leadership roles across
responsibilities included oversight of corporate ISCM Executive Board President each of these companies.
accumulation issues at Munich Re, US; including
the use of Catastrophe Risk Models, Client David Keeton is currently Executive Vice President Mr. Keeton has performed numerous structural
Catastrophe Risk Consulting Services, and of Risk & Capital Management at Avoca Risk field surveys following catastrophes most notably
portfolio management and optimization Underwriting Services. As part of Avoca’s including the Loma Prieta and Northridge
strategies. Additionally, he managed the scientific leadership team, he is responsible for providing earthquakes as well as Hurricane Irma. David has
function that provided seismological and guidance in steering Underwriting, Risk also leveraged his structural engineering expertise
meteorological expertise and research capabilities Assessment and Portfolio Management within the and experience in developing loss estimations
to Munich Re and its’ clients. company. David is also responsible for creating a following major catastrophes including the
new initiative to support innovative and terrorist attack on New York (9/11), Hurricane
Mr. Hedde received a Bachelor of Science Degree cost-effective wind mitigation technologies Katrina and the Tōhoku, Japan earthquake.
from the State University of New York – Albany, including AeroEdge, to the construction and
and holds the CPCU Designation. He has over 35 insurance industries. With over 30 years of David obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in
years’ experience at Munich Re, holding various professional experience, Mr. Keeton’s expertise as Architectural Engineering from California
senior positions within the Company. He has a licensed structural engineer specializing in Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors forensic building science has proven a good After obtaining his Civil and Structural licenses in
of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home foundation for his underwriting, risk California, David became the chief structural
Safety (IBHS), and is a founding Board Member of management, loss assessment and insurance engineer of a consulting firm where his expertise
the International Society of Catastrophe pricing experience. He also serves as an executive in seismic / wind design led to further
Managers (ISCM). He currently serves on the board member of the International Society of specialization as a forensic expert. David also
National Institute for Building Science (NIBS) Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) which promotes served on a national board of Structural Engineers
Board as Vice Chairman. improved understanding of catastrophe and risk responsible for managing their risk retention
management issues. group for professional liability.

Prior to Avoca, David worked in a wide variety of

capacities at Salient Risk Advisors, Weather
Predict (a Renaissance Reinsurance Affiliate) and
Willis Re. He started his (re)insurance career at
Underwriters Re which continued with Swiss Re as
an Underwriter, Actuarial Associate, Property
Maria Kovas Tom Larsen Tom earned a M. Eng. in Structural Mechanics
Principal, Content Strategy, Core from the University of California, Berkeley, and a
Director of IT, TOA Re
Logic B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.
ISCM - Past President
ISCM Board Member He is based in Oakland, CA.

Maria has worked in all business types of the Randall Law

insurance industry: Brokerage, Primary, and Tom Larsen is a content strategy principal for Vice President
Reinsurance. CoreLogic Insurance and Spatial Solutions. In this Research & Development
As the first East Coast account manager at RMS, role, Tom is responsible for subject matter Chubb Tempest Re
she supported all of business types, including the expertise and thought leadership focused on ISCM Past President
largest and most critical accounts, covering a natural catastrophes and data analytics.
domestic geographic area from New Hampshire to Randy joined Chubb (formerly ACE) Tempest Re in
Florida inclusive of Chicago and internationally Tom joined the CoreLogic team in 2013 with the 2006 and oversees the Research and
supporting Bermuda, the Caribbean and traveling acquisition of EQECAT, Inc., a catastrophe risk Development initiatives for the organization.
as far as Melbourne, Australia. management organization, where he held the title Randy has had a long history in Catastrophe
of Senior Vice President and Chief Product Management starting in 1993 and was an early
This support included all domestic and Architect. Roles at EQECAT included leading adopter of Catastrophe Modeling within an
international models. The combination of product management, client support, model insurance operation. Randy has been a member of
business, accounting, and IT experience facilitated software development, catastrophe model the insurance and reinsurance industry since
communication and training of the client staff and development and post-catastrophe 1982, with a focus in systems and operations.
the completion of installations which became reconnaissance and review. Mr. Larsen has Randy has previously held positions at AIG, The
more and more complex as the modeling software experience in the development and application of Home Insurance Company, Risk Management
evolved. natural catastrophe risk modeling for the Solutions, Swiss Re, and Partner Re. Randy is a
insurance and reinsurance industries, and founding board member of the International
Current interest focuses on the integration of new government dating back to 1989. He has written Society of Catastrophe Managers, and a member
technologies and risk management, especially the numerous articles for trade publications and of the Past Presidents Council. He holds his
incorporation of AI, Block Chain, Virtual Reality, academia, participated on various industry panels, Bachelors in Mathematics from the University at
Robotics and Augmented Reality into day to day and is a frequent speaker on the financial impact Albany, New York, and a Masters of Business
business processing and risk management. of natural catastrophes. Administration from the Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business.
Tom’s focus is on helping individuals,
organizations and government agencies prepare
and recover from the inevitable occurrence of
natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, tropical
cyclones, floods, fires and severe storms.
Monica Mason Mason is a graduate of Macalester College with a Management.
Catastrophe Risk Expert degree in Mathematics and Economics. She has
ISCM Board Member also completed her ARe and CEEM designations. Ron Nash
Vice President
Kristen Mitchell-Wallace Group CAT Manager
Head of Risk Aggregation The Hartford
Lloyd’s ISCM Past President
Monica Mason serves on the board of the ISCM Board Member
International Society of Catastrophe Managers “Ron Nash started his career in 1994 at AIG in
(ISCM), is on the planning committee for the RAA New York City heading up the US CAT Modeling
Cat Management conference, was recently Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace is the Head of Risk team. Ron moved to Connecticut to work at NAC
awarded the CCRMP designation, and serves on Aggregation at Lloyd’s, the world’s leading Re which was later bought by XL Capital. Ron is
the Advisory Board of the Gulf Research Program insurance market. She is responsible for leading also co-founder of the ISCM and currently works
at the National Academies of Sciences, the strategy and day to day activities of Exposure at Navigators Insurance Company as VP – Group
Engineering and Medicine. In her free time, Management (EM), Lloyd’s Catastrophe Model CAT Manager.”
Monica volunteers with the Hoboken Community (LCM) and Outwards Reinsurance (ORI) teams. In
Emergency Response Team and serves on the her previous role as Regional Cat Manager for Ron has a degree in Economics from the
Citizen Advisory Group for the HUD-funded Europe, Middle East and Africa at SCOR, she was University of Massachusetts with a specialization
Hudson Rebuild by Design project in Hoboken, NJ. responsible for leading cat teams based in Zurich in econometric modeling. Ron is also past Chair of
and Paris. Before this she was Head of Cat Pricing the Extreme Events Committee within the
She was most recently Senior Vice President and and Methodology and responsible for Reinsurance Association of America and
Global Head of Catastrophe Risk Analytics at coordinating the development of SCOR’s own co-founder the CAT Management conference.
TransRe. Her responsibilities included the overall view of risks, as well as managing the
use of catastrophe models and associated Zurich-based cat team. She also worked for Willis
analytics, portfolio management of catastrophe as a Senior Catastrophe Risk Analyst for almost
risk, and developing the TransRe view of risk five years and spent two in model development
through model and peril research. Monica has for RMS after a couple of years as a risk
been active in catastrophe modeling and management consultant.
management for nearly 19 years, with roles at the
Lloyd’s syndicate Talbot, Validus Reinsurance, Kirsten has a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from
Willis Re, and RMS. Prior to catastrophe modeling, Imperial College, London and a Masters in
she worked at Deloitte Consulting and interned at Meteorology from Reading University, as well as a
the Minnesota legislature’s research function. degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.
She also has an International Diploma in Risk
Management from the Institute of Risk
Julie Serakos Jon Ward
Brian Owens Executive Vice President RLI Insurance
Vice President, Risk Management Catastrophe Analytics AVP – Risk Services
Solutions BMS Re US ISCM Executive Board Treasurer
ISCM Board Member ISCM Board Member

Julie Serakos currently serves as an Executive Vice

Based in London, Brian Owens is a meteorologist President leading Catastrophe Analytics for BMS Jon has been leading RLI’s ceded reinsurance
and specialist in catastrophe risk management. At Re US. She has 30 years of industry experience, efforts in 2014. He joined RLI 15 years ago and
RMS he is responsible for the global strategy to including roles at Willis Re where she built from has worked in various roles related to risk
bring models and data to the market. Mr. Owens the ground up the U.S. catastrophe management modeling, exposure evaluation, and portfolio
has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, services division and lead the property resource optimization. His current responsibilities include
catastrophe financing, and catastrophe risk team, The St. Paul Cos. where she oversaw risk overseeing the Ceded Reinsurance and Exposure
management, and has held senior positions at JP analytics supporting underwriting teams and Management departments. Jon is a board
Morgan Chase, Chubb Insurance Group, and Willis overall portfolio management, and began her member of the International Society of
Re. career at E.W. Blanch Co. supporting the Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) and the current
development of the first industry cat models: President of the Illinois Central College
He is also a published science and risk Catalyst, AIR and RMS while leading the formation Foundation Board. He graduated from Bradley
management author, and has written numerous of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss University with a degree in Business
articles and blogs on catastrophe risk modelling Projection Methodology and piloted the use of Management.
and management. models for portfolio optimization, residual market
depopulation and ratemaking. Simon Weber
Mr. Owens holds a BS in computer science from Head of Exposure & Catastrophe
the National University of Ireland, an MBA from Julie holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree Management
the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, from the Institute of Technology at the University QBE
and an MS in meteorology from the Rosenstiel of Minnesota. ISCM Board Member
School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,
University of Miami.
Amy Wixon Peter Zimmerli Peter is a member of the board of the
AVP and Director of Exposure Senior Cat Risk Assessment and International Society of Catastrophe Managers
Management, Corporate Management Consultant ISCM.
Enterprise Risk Management AXIS Capital Peter holds a Master of Science in Geology from
Liberty Mutual Insurance ISCM Board Member the University of Zurich, is an ERASMUS alumni
ISCM Board Member from the University of Barcelona and holds a CAS
Peter Zimmerli is an independent expert on in Cyber Security from the ETH Zurich.
Amy Wixon is AVP and Director of Exposure catastrophe risk management. Until 2018, Peter
Management within the Corporate Enterprise Risk was responsible for Swiss Re's risk assessment of Shari Zola
Management function at Liberty Mutual. Her all wind related perils globally, leading a VP - Deputy Head of Risk
team is responsible for group-wide portfolio level multi-national team with employees located in Accumulation
exposure modeling and analysis including Zurich, New York (Armonk), Munich and Munich Re America, Inc.
oversight and facilitation of group-wide exposure Bangalore. Prior to this, Peter managed ISCM Executive Board
management and reinsurance placement catastrophe risk across Asia during four years in Vice President
analytics. This includes interpretation and use of Hong Kong and developed proprietary cat models
third-party models as well as development of the for Swiss Re out of Zurich. Through projects and Shari has been an American Re/Munich Re
in-house view of risk for natural perils and other internal rotations, Peter has assumed roles in employee for 34 years. She is currently the Smart
catastrophes such as Terrorism and Casualty Cat. property treaty/single-risk underwriting (Munich, Mobility Operations Lead in the Mobility Domain,
Madrid, Tokyo, Sydney, London), product part of The​ ​Incubator within the Munich Re US
Amy spent the early part of her career working as development (cat bonds, parametric insurance), Operations. The Incubator focuses on
a pricing actuary on both property and casualty regulatory model approval (Solvency II, Swiss accelerating growth in new areas of risk
business. Her property work led her to Solvency), portfolio steering, post-event loss management, with the goal of the Mobility
catastrophe modeling and in 2001, she joined estimation and strategy development. domain to help society manage the new risks
OneBeacon Insurance to manage their More recently, Peter has acquired profound associated with the future of mobility. She also
catastrophe modeling team. Amy joined Liberty expertise in cyber reinsurance and holds a CAS in supports the Resilience Domain, designed to
Mutual in 2008 to lead the newly created Cyber Security from the federal Institute of cover a range of topics related to natural or
corporate catastrophe modeling unit which would Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. man-made risks.
bring group level portfolio modeling in-house. She Peter has been a spokesperson at cat insurance
Prior to this new role Shari was the Vice
continues to oversee this function where the industry events and in the press for many years.
President/Deputy Head of Risk Accumulation for
scope of business, perils, and territories is ever Peter also worked at Winterthur Insurance (now
the Munich Re US Operations, and in the cat risk
expanding. part of Axa/XL Group) and at the ETH research
management space for 27 years. She was
center “Institute of Snow, Landscape and
instrumental in starting the Catastrophe
Amy earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a Avalanches”.
Management Department, and served on a global
concentration in Probability and Statistics from
team responsible for developing, implementing,
the University of Arizona.
and directing global strategy on catastrophe
exposure/loss accumulation and capital risk their catastrophe risk management strategies and
allocations, with her focus on the U.S. their understanding of catastrophe models.

Shari received her undergraduate degree in He previously spent 13 years at Risk Management
Business - Management Information Systems Solutions, Inc (RMS) where he held various
from the State University of New York at Albany, client-facing positions ranging from Senior
and her Masters of Business Administration from Consultant in Analytical Services to Industry
Rider University. She is a Chartered Property and Practice Leader of both the Large Commercial and
Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and has earned the Bermuda Industry Practice Groups. His last role
Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), and Certified there was Vice President and Client Service Leader
Catastrophe Risk Management Professional of the Bermuda Market and the Continental
(CCRMP) designations. Europe Market as well. He has expert knowledge
of RMS products and how they’re utilized in
Chris Zumbrum underwriting, portfolio management and
Head of Product Delivery in the reinsurance decision-making across the US,
Global Model Solutions and Bermuda and Europe. Before RMS, he worked at
Advisory team United States Fidelity & Guaranty (USF&G)/St.
JLT Re Paul and The Maryland Insurance Group in their
ISCM Board Member Ceded Reinsurance Departments in Baltimore,
In his current role as Head of Product Delivery in
the Global Model Solutions and Advisory team, Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business
Chris leads a team whose responsibilities include Administration from Shippensburg University. In
enhancing and delivering client-facing applications addition, he has the Associate in Reinsurance
such as CATography and AdvantagePoint – a (ARe), Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst (CCRA)
spatial analysis suite for four key catastrophe and Certified Catastrophe Risk Management
management functions: risk management, Professional (CCRMP) designations. Chris has
underwriting, event response/claims and workers spoken on various catastrophe risk management
compensation. Over the next 1 ½ - 2 years, Chris topics at numerous conferences and is a board
and his team will deliver a new geospatial solution member of the International Society of
to the market that incorporates the best of both Catastrophe Management.
CATography and AdvantagePoint. During his 7
years at JLT Re, Chris led a team that has expertise
in various areas that include meteorology,
hydrology, geophysics and GIS applications. He
assists clients and prospects to identify/advance