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ISU and Faegre Drinker host insurance summit

May 10, 2022

The Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University and Faegre Drinker will present the 17th annual Insurance Public Policy Insurance Summit on Wednesday. The summit, which brings together industry experts and government leaders to discuss public policy and legal issues facing the insurance industry, will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C.

Registration is complimentary and open to the public. A livestream option is available at

ISU students, Networks Financial Institute scholars, will participate in a discussion over lunch. ISU President Deborah J. Curtis; Pat Hughes, Partner at Faegre Drinker; and Karima Woods, Commissioner of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking, will deliver the opening remarks. Terry Daugherty, Dean of the Scott College of Business, will give the closing.

Other speakers:

Saat Alety, Director, Federal Affairs and Public Policy, Allstate

Jason Berkowitz, Chief Legal & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Insured Retirement Institute

Kathleen A. Birrane, Commissioner, Maryland Insurance Administration

Melissa Bova, Vice President of State Affairs, Finseca

Dean Cameron, Director, Idaho Insurance Department and President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Michael F. Consedine, CEO, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Tony Cotto, Director of Auto and Underwriting Policy, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)

Sue Erhart, General Counsel, Great American Insurance Group

Rep. French Hill (R-AR), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, U.S. House Financial Services Committee

Kate Kiernan, Vice President of State Affairs, Zurich North America

Keri Kish, Director of Government Relations, Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association

Tracey Laws, Senior Vice President, Head of Government Affairs, Athene

Rep. Matt Lehman, Majority Floor Leader, Indiana House of Representatives

Pat Reeder, Deputy General Counsel, American Council of Life Insurers

Steven E. Seitz, Director, Federal Insurance Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Dave Snyder, Vice President, International Policy, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Thomas R. Sullivan, Senior Associate Director, Federal Reserve Board

Karima M. Woods, Commissioner, District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking