PLUS Announces the 2020 LAMP Cohort


The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) has selected 10 members for the 2020 Diversity Leadership & Mentoring Program (LAMP) cohort.

LAMP is a one-year leadership development training program for PLUS members from diverse and traditionally under-represented groups within the professional liability insurance industry. The curriculum focuses on leadership coaching and includes matching participants with senior-level PLUS members who have agreed to serve as mentors throughout the program.

PLUS sponsors the cohort’s involvement in signature PLUS events including the PLUS Conference and national Symposia as well PLUS educational offerings and RPLU designation exams. The 2020 cohort will begin their program experience at the PLUS Conference November 11-13, 2019 in Washington D.C.

“This fourth cohort continues PLUS’s efforts to support professionals with a variety of backgrounds and integrate them more deeply into PLUS and the professional liability industry. Past participants in this program not only gained valuable new skills and connections, but many now have active roles in PLUS as volunteers, leaders, and subject matter experts. We anticipate that continued involvement from this year’s outstanding cohort,” said PLUS Executive Director Robbie Thompson.

The 2020 cohort includes:

  • Sherry Chen, Underwriter, Liberty Mutual Canada – Toronto, Canada
  • Nicole Ferguson, National Accounts Manager, McGowan Program Administrators – Framingham, MA
  • Christopher Fortson, RPLU, Lead Associate/Broker, Willis Towers Watson – Boston, MA
  • Alex Munguia, Claims Director, Lancer Claims Services – Orange, CA
  • Binh Nguyen, Senior Account Executive, Breckenridge Insurance Services LLC – Irving, TX
  • Chris Nwabueze, Associate Attorney, Chasnoff Mungia Pepping & Stribling, PLLC – San Antonio, TX
  • Venecia Snaith, Lead Senior Underwriter, Ullico Casualty Group Inc. – Silver Spring, MD
  • Eva Sullivan, Senior Associate, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP – New York, NY
  • Keana Thompson, Underwriting Director, CNA – Chicago, IL
  • Eric Tu, Senior Underwriter, AXIS – Toronto, Canada

Further details on the program can be found on the PLUS website here.

PLUS Leadership Assembly Invades Boston

Last week over 40 dedicated PLUS volunteers descended on Boston for a great day of meetings to discuss the future of the Society. This annual event is a great opportunity to network with other volunteer leaders from across the country and around the world as well as share ideas and initiatives to move PLUS forward.

After a powerful day of sharing and learning, the attendees broke out of the hotel for a bit of fun on Boston’s famed Duck Boats. If you’re not familiar with the Duck Boats – they are essentially large military transports that can run on land or sea. This video will probably make it clearer than words can…

As you can see from the photos below, it was definitely a good time.

Late update: 2 photos of guest captains on the red Duck!