Northwest Chapter Enjoys Business and Fun at SPiN Social

This past Thursday, January 24, a social at SPiN in Seattle brought members of the Northwest Chapter together for both business and fun. Attendees enjoyed networking, food, and drink between friendly rounds of ping pong. Thank you to the Northwest Chapter for organizing this event, and enjoy the photos!

Nine Members to Serve as LAMP Mentors in 2019

An integral component of PLUS’ Diversity Leadership & Mentoring Program (LAMP) is mentorship. PLUS matches each member of the LAMP Cohort with a senior-level PLUS member who mentors the LAMP participant for the duration of the program, a period of 12 months.

LAMP mentors are selected from a pool of active members who work in a senior-level role at their firm and have been a member of PLUS for 10+ years. PLUS matches interested mentors with LAMP participants based on geographic proximity (for the added benefit of in-person meetings) and other preferences such as gender and professional line experience, as indicated by the participants.

This year, nine mentors were selected to serve as mentors for LAMP:

Michael Fasanella, RPLU*, Assistant Vice President, Allied World Insurance – Philadelphia

Charles Francis, Regional Vice President Sales & Marketing/Vice President, National Healthcare Team, ProAssurance – Chicago

Roger Hacala, National Practice Leader, Financial and Professional Services at BFL CANADA – Toronto

Alison Martin, Senior Vice President, Financial Lines Product Manager, Chubb Insurance – Pittsburgh

Moiré Morón, Assistant Vice President – Claims, QBE North America – New York

Gladys Rivera, RPLU*, Client Service Manager Sr., Gallagher – Houston

Ken Stephens, RPLU, Senior Vice President, Global Client Executive – Chubb – Chicago

Di Weisinger, RPLU, Regional Underwriting Manager, Philadelphia Insurance Companies – Los Angeles

Dwight Williams, Client Executive – Financial Institutions Practice, Gallagher – New York

Two of these mentors have served in this capacity before, and two are LAMP alumni. A hearty thank you to these members for volunteering to serve in such a meaningful and impactful way.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, either for LAMP or future mentorship offerings that may be developed by PLUS, please contact Robbie Thompson at

Canada Chapter Discusses #MeToo and Board Liability

On Thursday, January 24, members of the Canada Chapter gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia for a seminar examining the rise of the #MeToo movement and the liabilities that organizations face. The panel discussed a variety of approaches taken to assess and understand the management liabilities, employment practices liabilities, and other insurable & non-insurable risks.

Thank you to the panelists and to the Canada Chapter for organizing this timely and important event!