Officers and Directors

Officers

  • President: Steven D. Nelson | Markel Surety
  • Vice President: David M. Pharis | Hudson International
  • Vice President: Kevin O’Connor | Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.
  • Vice President: Gerard P. Sunderland | Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
  • Treasurer: R. Ed Hancock | Surety & Construction Consultants
  • Secretary: Ellen M. Cavallaro | Berkley Surety Group
  • Executive Secretary: Diane Kennedy | Gilliland & Hayes, LLC

 


 

Directors

 

Bernard L. Balkin (Founder, Past President)

Retired, Gilliland & Hayes, LLC

Robert W. Monaghan (Past President)

Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.

Ellen M. Cavallaro (2014-2020)

Berkley Surety Group

Steven D. Nelson (2016-2019)

SureTec Insurance Company

Kimberly Czap (2014-2020)

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Kevin O’Connor (2011-2020)

Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.

Edward F. Dudley (2013-2019)

Great American Insurance Co.

David M. Pharis (Founder, Past President)

Hudson International

Robert Duke (2013-2019)

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Jason R. Potter (2017-2020)

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP

Sharon M. Edwards (2017-2020)

Swiss Re

Kenneth Rockenbach (2013-2019)

Liberty Mutual Surety

Ronald F. Goetsch, Past President

Retired, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Armen Shaninian (2012-2018)

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Gary Judd (2017-2020)

The Hartford

H. Bruce Shreves (2011-2020)

Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, LLP

David C. Kitchin, Past President

Great American Insurance Company

Gerard P. Sunderland (2012-2018)

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP

David Kotnick (2017-2020)

Westfield Insurance Group

Gregory R. Veal (2016-2019)

Bovis, Kyle, Burch, & Medlin LLC

David Koziel (2013-2018)

Chartis Surety Claims

Blake Wilcox (2013-2018)

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Frank Lanak (2013-2019)

HCC Surety Group

Richard S. Wisner, Director Emeritus

(Retired – Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC)

T. Scott Leo (2016-2019)

The Law Offices of T. Scott Leo, PC

Keith Witten (Past President)

Gilliland & Hayes, LLC

Kim McNaughton (2011-2020)

Arch Surety Company


2017-2018 COMMITTEES

 

Annual Meeting Coordination

    

   Robert W. Monaghan, Co-Chair

   Kevin J. O’Connor, Co-Chair

   David C. Kitchin

   Daniel Lund IIII

   Diane Kennedy, Registration & CLE

   David M. Pharis, Golf

   

   

Nominating

  

   David M. Pharis, Chair

   Keith Witten

   Robert W. Monaghan

   Armen Shahinian

Bylaws

   Edward F. Dudley, Chair

   Keith Witten

   

Organization Liaison

  Jason Potter

Insurance

    Robert J. Duke

Program and Education

   Scott Leo (Chair 2015-16)

   Amy Bentz (Chair 2017-18)

   Frank Lanak

   Keith Langley

   Armen Shahinian

   Blake Wilcox

Membership and Publicity

  Gregory R. Veal, Chair

  Kimberly B. Czap

  Kim McNaughton

  H. Bruce Shreves

  

  

Site Evaluation

  Elizabeth L. Gordon (Co-Chair)

  Jerry Sunderland (Co-Chair)

  David C. Kitchin  

  Robert W. Monaghan

  David M. Pharis

  Katie Willauer   

  Richard S. Wisner

Membership Screening

  Robert Monaghan, Chair

  David M. Pharis

  David Koziel

  Jason Potter

  Ken Rockenbach

  

Website/Technology

    Frank Lanak

    Jason R. Potter

Newsletter

   Armen Shahinian, Chair

   Christopher Ward

   Kenneth Rockenbach

   Robert Flowers

   Angela Gleason

Strategic Planning Committee

Kenneth Rockenbach, Chair

Ellen Cavallero

Greg Veal

Daniel Lund III