PLUS Conference Keynote Interviewed on CNN

Last week our 2017 PLUS Conference luncheon keynote Kat Cole, COO and President, North America, FOCUS Brands, was featured on CNN Money. In the interview she shares her inspiring story, discusses the minimum wage issue, and highlights the sacrifices her mother made to help her succeed.

Check out the interview online, and be sure to register for the 30th PLUS Conference to hear Kat Cole’s inspiring story in person.

Kat Cole Promo Slide

 

Coverage in Jeopardy!

Coverage in Jeopardy! is a joint panel at the 2017 PLUS Conference, created by panelist Regan Katz and moderated by Liz Roussel. The panel will take place in the form of the game show, “Jeopardy!” and will be interactive with the audience will participating in the game.

Katz, who is a managing director at Wortham Insurance, came up with the idea to have the panel in the form of a game show because she wanted to give information in a way that was fun for the audience while still being informative.

“I wanted to find something that would kind of help make it fun for them to learn and, you know, try to think about how all these coverages coordinate together, and how you can have potential overlap in coverage,” Katz said.

Roussel, a partner at Adams and Reese, LLP,  will be moderating the panel by playing the “Alex Trebek” of the panel. Roussel co-chaired the Management and  Professional Liability Symposium this year, where they tried to find concepts that crossed different lines of insurance. She said that she and Katz had a similar goal for this panel.

Roussel said they wanted people who often work across multiple lines of insurance to be able to understand how different lines cross and interact with each other, as well as where there are gaps between them.

“Brokers and underwriters in particular, who are working on all these different lines to try to understand how they interact, and, you know, to deal with sort of conflicts, and then…to identify gaps so the underwriters can figure out how to write to those risks, or at least just be aware of the gaps-make sure they’re intended,” Roussel said.

Katz believes the panel would be beneficial to everyone at the conference because it deals with multiple lines of business. She hopes it will be interesting and informative to everyone in the audience, whether they are brand new to the insurance business or have been in it for 40 years. She hopes the interesting and non-traditional format of the panel will bring people in and make them want to participate in the panel, but that they’ll also learn a lot and think about things in a new way.

“From the beginners standpoint, you’ll potentially be looking at things you haven’t thought about before, and from some more advanced standpoint, hopefully its something that makes you think ‘good, there are other things that I need to think about'”, Katz said.

Register now for the 2017 PLUS conference to hear this informative panel along with many others. The conference takes place November 1-3 in Atlanta, GA.

Coverage in Jeopardy Roussel photo