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NIIC Industry Updates
An Industry Committed to Cures

A group of key industry executives, motivated by a commitment to innovative medical research, quality patient care and City of Hope’s guiding humanitarian principals, founded City of Hope’s National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) in 1978.  They joined the now more than twenty industry groups at City of Hope that loyally support City of Hope’s quest for cures.
 
Having raised some $24 million over their 37 year history, the dedicated volunteers of the NIIC are committed to saving the lives of cancer and diabetes patients while also bringing hope to loved ones and caregivers.  As an industry dedicated to protecting the assets and lives of others, the insurance industry formed a natural and inspiring partnership with City of Hope.
 
The Spirit of Life Award dinner is the center of the NIIC annual fundraising initiative and has a long tradition having first honored Richard DeRosa of Mission Insurance Group back in 1979.  Today, NIIC gatherings across the country include Hoops for Hope in 5 Cities (Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Des Moines and Philadelphia) and the Strike Out Cancer Bowling Events in Atlanta and Tampa provide a friendly and festive environment for competitors and colleagues to network, have fun and support a great cause.
 
The NIIC is comprised of representatives of the most prominent life, property and casualty companies, law firms, brokers, accounting firms, reinsurers, executive placement firms and actuaries in the insurance industry. With active Midwest, Dallas and Atlanta Committees and council members from across the U.S., the NIIC spans the country, as does the impact of City of Hope’s research, patient care protocols and educational outreach.
 
City of Hope undertakes its work with a profound sense of responsibility and unwavering commitment. This means not only pioneering new ways to end disease but collaborating with institutions across the country and around the world to ensure treatments reach patients more quickly. Great progress requires great partnership. Together, with the National Insurance Industry Council, we are building a world where cancer, diabetes and other diseases no longer claim the lives of those we love.
 
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Messages from our Industry Supporters
Tony Markel
Markel Corporation

Tony Markel
"City of Hope is really a unique institution, tremendous research capabilities and focus, coupled with a biological manufacturing facility and patient care. We just feel wonderful to be associated with their fundraising efforts."
 
Cindy Belcher
Cooporative of
American Physicians

Cindy Belcher
As a leader in cancer and diabetes research, City of Hope provides state-of-the-art treatment and patient care. This incredible organization is committed to preserving and celebrating life. I am proud to be a member of the National Insurance Industry Council, helping to raise funds so that City of Hope can continue its important work.
Steve DeCarlo
AmWINS Group, Inc.

Steve DeCarlo
That’s the thing with illnesses like cancer and diabetes; these diseases don’t care what you look like, what your business card says or where you went to school. They are completely indiscriminate. That’s why the dedicated people at City of Hope who work to develop new treatments and therapies need our help, so they can provide the lifesaving support to the millions of people who depend on this advanced research as they engage in the fight of their lives.
 
 

 
2014 Campaign Supporters
We'd like to acknowlede and thank our partners for our 2014 NIIC Campaign year:
 
 
 
       
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

National Insurance Industry Council Events

 
February 18-22
Northern Trust Open
Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, CA
 
March 
City of Hope Honoree Tour & Dinner Reception
Hosted by the National Insurance Industry Council
City of Hope Campus - Duarte, CA
Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Pasadena, CA
 
March 26
Hoops for Hope
Nationally Presented by TriStar Insurance Group
Location TBD
Philadelphia, PA
 
March 27
Hoops for Hope
Nationally Presented by TriStar Insurance Group
Location TBD
Des Moines, IA
 
April 6
Hoops for Hope
Nationally Presented by TriStar Insurance Group
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Event locations TBD
 
April 26-29
New Orlearns Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
 
May/June
DFW Drive For Hope
Hosted by the NIIC Dallas Regional Committee
Top Golf The Colony
The Colony, TX
 
June/July
City of Hope WC Golf Outing
Sponsored by NIIC West Coast Committee
Annandale Golf Club
Pasadena, CA
 
July/August
Event Location TBD
Los Angeles, CA
 
BowlMore Lanes
Atlanta, GA
 
October
NIIC Spirit of Life Gala
Event details to follow
 
October 14
NIIC Strike Out Cancer - Tampa
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Tampa, FL
 
 
 

How You Can Help

Click below to learn about the many ways in which you can help City of Hope.
 
Make an online donation to support the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. (Under City of Hope Affiliations, please select "National Insurance Industry Council" from the drop down menu).
 
Learn more about how to help science save lives through the NIIC Personal Giving Club's Clinical Trials Advancement Fund.
 
The National Insurance Industry Council yearly dinner, recognizing an industry leader for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions to City of Hope.
 
Learn about City of Hope's Employee Giving program that supports groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art patient care.
 
Learn about ways to donate money to City of Hope, enjoy increased income and generate tax savings.

Join tens of thousands of walkers from around the country in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer.
 
Memorials & Tributes
Honor your loved ones, friends or business associates for any occasion with a special memorial or tribute.
 

Board of Directors

 
About the NIIC Board of Directors
Because of the tremendous growth of the National Insurance Industry Council campaign over the past 37 years, a new, smaller National Insurance Council Board leadership structure has been established to more efficiently and effectively manage the long term health of the insurance industry fundraising effort.
 
This group is comprised of great leaders within the insurance industry who currently serve as City of Hope NIIC Advisory and Executive Committee members, the Spirit of Life Committee Chair and Regional Committee Chairs. The board's other roles include the selecting of future Spirit of Life Honorees and the recruitment of new board members. Additional members may be added in the future as deemed appropriate by the Board.
 
 
NIIC President
Paul Wagner
Gen Re Corporation (California)
 
 
Board Members
Cindy Belcher
Cooperative of American Physicians
 
 
Patrick Mitchell
Builders Insurance Group
Southeast Committee Chair
Spirit of Life Honore 2006
Greg Case
Aon (Chicago)
Spirit of Life Honoree 2013
 
Michael O’Halleran
Aon Re Global (Chicago)
Spirit of Life Honoree 1995
Scott Culler
Markel Corporation
 
Gary Petrosino
Chubb & Son (California)
Former NIIC President
Kevin Daley
Marsh (California)
West Coast Regional Committee Chair
 
Jerry Sullivan
The Sullivan Group (California)
Spirit of Life Honoree 1997
Nicholas Davies
Brit Insurance
 
Tim Turner
R-T Specialty, LLC
Steve DeCarlo
AmWins
Spirit of Life Honoree 2014
Tom Veale
TRISTAR Insurance
Hoops for Hope National Chair
 
 
Greg Jacobson
The Jacobson Group (Chicago)
Midwest Regional Committee Chair
James Weidner
Cooperative of American Physicians (California & Chicago)
Spirit of Life Honoree 2009
Daniel Kaufman
Burns & Wilcox
Mark Wells
Wells Media Group, Inc.
 
Anthony Markel
Markel Corporation (Richmond, VA)
Power of Hope Campaign Chair
Spirit of Life Honoree 2006
 
 

 

 
 
 

Regional Committees


West Coast Committee
Guy Avagliano
Milliman
Renee Belgarde
 
Worldwide Facilities, Inc.
 
Bjorn Borgen
Deloitte & Touche
Alan Breslauer
 
Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Terry Carlin
G.J. Sullivan Co. Reinsurance
Timothy Carlin
 
AmWINS
 
George Casaclang, CIC, AU
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Lynda Colucci
Starr Companies
 
Sarah Corvin
 
 
Partners Specialty Group
Bryan P. Cunningham
New York Life
Kevin Daley
Regional President
Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
 
Larry DeBoer
 
 
Aon Risk Insurance Services
Andrew Forchelli
 
HUB International
Angelo Gioia
AgentsofAmerica.org
John Horner
California Insurance Guarantee Association
Cyndi Jung
Markel West
Patrick Kelly
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Robert Kennedy
Resource Intermediaries
Jim Kerr
TRISTAR Risk Management
Gordon Lahti
Swiss Re
Jeff Lang
 
ACE Insurance
Lana Lee
 
Allied World
Richard Lord
Milliman
Daniel McGann
United Agencies
Caitlin McGrath
 
Starr Companies
Jack Miller
 
Zenith Insurance Company
Riki Nieman
 
CNA
 
Bill Ortgiesen
 
AIG
Paul Paulin
Paul Paulin & Associates
Adam Pessin
HCC Surety Group
Wade Pitman
XL Insurance
Karen Schlenker
TRISTAR Risk Management
Rhonda Shearl-Fernandez
Rhonda J. Shearl Insurance Sales and Services, Inc.
Andrew Skillen
 
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Sarah Simon
 
AIG
Lisa Sirman
RLI Insurance
Stephen Stonehouse
CNA (Retired)
Craig Taylor
Milliman
Mark Toohey
Farmers Insurance Group
Gayle Wells
Insurance Journal
David Whorton
Whorton Insurance Services
Leigh Wilson Gasparovic
KPMG LLP
Adam Witten
 
Ironshore Insurance Services, LLC

Midwest Committee
Amy Ambrose
Chubb
Tom Boras
Ernst & Young
Nick Davies
Brit Global Specialty
June Holmes
PCI
Greg Jacobson
The Jacobson Group
Daniel J. Kaufman
Burns & Wilcox
Lauren Knapp
Insurance Journal
Henry Lopez
Navigators
Taffy Jo Mayers
Zurich
John O'Hara
Lloyds Illinois
Michael Pipala
Deloitte
Kevin Smith
Chubb 
John Sullivan
Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Illinois
 
Southeast Committee
Patrick Mitchell
Regional President
 
Builders Insurance
Jason Brugh
Brightway Insurance
Virginia Clancy
 
TAPCO Underwriters, Inc.
Craig Edwards
 
Builders Insurance Group
Michelle Furman
 
Builders Insurance group
Matt Jarrett
AmWINS
Christine Lemoine
THOMCO
Suzanne McClellan Ziemann
 
Crawford & Company
Rob McKenzie
 
Guy Carpenter
Linda McMurray
 
Builders Insurance Group
Rand Meyer
 
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Dania Nolan Chubb
Michael Nussbaum
 
Primerica, Inc.
Diana Phelan
 
 
 
Tom Phelan
 
Willis Re
Stephen Rios
 
Jordan Reses
Victoria Scaglione
 
THOMCO
Lee Sjostrom
RSUI Group Inc.
Rod Smith
Lloyd's America Inc
Jay Williams
 
UPC Insurance
 
Barbara Wittick
 
Chubb & Son

Des Moines Committee
Diane England
Committee Chair

 

Ty Sleiter
TRISTAR
Drew Engebrecht
Holmes Murphy
Jeremy England
 
TRISTAR
Sarah Middendorf
 
Chubb
Brad Tracy
 
 
Darrell Vanwoert
TRISTAR
 
   
 

Past Honorees

The National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) has honored great philanthopists and incredible industry leaders over the years through the Spirit of Life® initiative. Those honored are extraordinary examples of an individual's ability to affect positive change. Through each honoree's tireless effots to raise funds for City of Hope, he has had a direct hand in moving research forward and improving treatment for the patients afflicted by cancer and other life-threatening ilnesses thoughtout the world.
 
2014
Steve DeCarlo
CEO, AmWINS Group, Inc.
 
 
2013
Greg Case
President & CEO, Aon
 
2012
Tony Anderson
Ernst & Young (Retired)
 
2011
Robert Woudstra
Farmers Insurance
 
2010
Kevin Kelley
Ironshore
 
2009
James Weidner
Cooperative of American Physicians
 
2008
Stephen W. Lilienthal
CNA
 
2007
Thomas F. Motamed
The Chubb Corporation
 
2006
Anthony Markel
Markel Corporation
 
2005
Jack Miller
Zenith Insurance Company
 
2004
R. Max Williamson
Scottsdale Insurance
 
2004
Thomas Tizzio*
AIG
 
2003
Brian O’Hara*
XL Capital
 
2003
Martin D. Feinstein
Farmers Insurance Group, Inc.
 
2002
Bernard L. Hengesbauch
CNA Financial Corporation
 
2002
Dave Mathis*
Kemper
 
2001
Joe Stinnette
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
 
2000
Brian Dupperreault*
ACE
 
2000
Roxani Gillespie
Barger & Wolen
 
1999
Boh Dickey
SAFECO Corporation
 
1999
Quill Healey*
Marsh
 
1998
Heidi Hutter*
Swiss Re
 
1998
Tom McKernan
Automobile Club of Southern California
 
1997
Ed Noonan*
American Re
 
1997
Gerald J. Sullivan
The Sullivan Group
 
1996
Leo E. Denlea
Farmers Insurance Group
 
1996
Kathryn McIntyre*
Business Insurance
 
1995
Michael O’Halleran*
AON Re Global
 
1995
Dean R. O’Hare
The Chubb Corporation
 
1994
Philip Engel*
CNA
 
1994
John C. Etling
General Re Corporation
 
1993
Arthur W. Weiss
Liberty Agencies Inc.
 
1993
Bill Bolinder*
Zurich
 
1992
Roger W. Gilbert
 
1991
Richards D. Barger
Barger & Wolen
 
1990
David R. Carpenter
Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company
 
1989
Fred G. DuPuis
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California
 
1988
William H. Van Leeuwen
National Automobile
 
1987
Stephen R. Dach
Jardine Emett & Chandler
 
1986
Walter B. Gerken
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
 
1986
Bruce Brunner
State of California
 
1985
Gleeson L. “Tige” Payne
Ingham, Coates & Payne
 
 
1985
Meno T. Lake
Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company
 
1984
Harold J. Toso
Mission Insurance Group
 
1984
Ron Stever
Stever, Klove & Company
 
1983
John M. “Jack” Hayes
Transport Indemnity Company
 
1982
Donald M. Johnson
Industrial Indemnity Company
 
1981
David I. McIntyre
Freemont Indemnity Company
 
1981
George N. Gibbs, Jr.
Stewart Smith West
 
1980
Earl Clark
Occidental Insurance
 
1979
Richard DeRosa
Mission Insurance Group
 


*Chicago Honorees

 
 

Midwest Insurance Golf Outing

SAVE THE DATE:  Monday, August 4, 2014. 
 
Mark your calendar for what will become one of the premier outings for the Insurance Industry. 
 
Join Nick Davies, President, Brit Global Specialty USA and Danny Kaufman, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox at the private Bryn Mawr Country Club for a day of networking and golf all in support of City of Hope.

The day also includes lunch, cocktail reception, dinner and caddied golf. 
 
For more information, please contact Sarah Maraccini at 312.781.9290, ext. 14 or smaraccini@coh.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you on August 4.
 
 

National Insurance Industry Council

National Insurance Industry Council

NIIC Industry Updates
An Industry Committed to Cures

A group of key industry executives, motivated by a commitment to innovative medical research, quality patient care and City of Hope’s guiding humanitarian principals, founded City of Hope’s National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) in 1978.  They joined the now more than twenty industry groups at City of Hope that loyally support City of Hope’s quest for cures.
 
Having raised some $24 million over their 37 year history, the dedicated volunteers of the NIIC are committed to saving the lives of cancer and diabetes patients while also bringing hope to loved ones and caregivers.  As an industry dedicated to protecting the assets and lives of others, the insurance industry formed a natural and inspiring partnership with City of Hope.
 
The Spirit of Life Award dinner is the center of the NIIC annual fundraising initiative and has a long tradition having first honored Richard DeRosa of Mission Insurance Group back in 1979.  Today, NIIC gatherings across the country include Hoops for Hope in 5 Cities (Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Des Moines and Philadelphia) and the Strike Out Cancer Bowling Events in Atlanta and Tampa provide a friendly and festive environment for competitors and colleagues to network, have fun and support a great cause.
 
The NIIC is comprised of representatives of the most prominent life, property and casualty companies, law firms, brokers, accounting firms, reinsurers, executive placement firms and actuaries in the insurance industry. With active Midwest, Dallas and Atlanta Committees and council members from across the U.S., the NIIC spans the country, as does the impact of City of Hope’s research, patient care protocols and educational outreach.
 
City of Hope undertakes its work with a profound sense of responsibility and unwavering commitment. This means not only pioneering new ways to end disease but collaborating with institutions across the country and around the world to ensure treatments reach patients more quickly. Great progress requires great partnership. Together, with the National Insurance Industry Council, we are building a world where cancer, diabetes and other diseases no longer claim the lives of those we love.
 
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Messages from our Industry Supporters
Tony Markel
Markel Corporation

Tony Markel
"City of Hope is really a unique institution, tremendous research capabilities and focus, coupled with a biological manufacturing facility and patient care. We just feel wonderful to be associated with their fundraising efforts."
 
Cindy Belcher
Cooporative of
American Physicians

Cindy Belcher
As a leader in cancer and diabetes research, City of Hope provides state-of-the-art treatment and patient care. This incredible organization is committed to preserving and celebrating life. I am proud to be a member of the National Insurance Industry Council, helping to raise funds so that City of Hope can continue its important work.
Steve DeCarlo
AmWINS Group, Inc.

Steve DeCarlo
That’s the thing with illnesses like cancer and diabetes; these diseases don’t care what you look like, what your business card says or where you went to school. They are completely indiscriminate. That’s why the dedicated people at City of Hope who work to develop new treatments and therapies need our help, so they can provide the lifesaving support to the millions of people who depend on this advanced research as they engage in the fight of their lives.
 
 

 
2014 Campaign Supporters
We'd like to acknowlede and thank our partners for our 2014 NIIC Campaign year:
 
 
 
       
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Events

National Insurance Industry Council Events

 
February 18-22
Northern Trust Open
Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, CA
 
March 
City of Hope Honoree Tour & Dinner Reception
Hosted by the National Insurance Industry Council
City of Hope Campus - Duarte, CA
Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Pasadena, CA
 
March 26
Hoops for Hope
Nationally Presented by TriStar Insurance Group
Location TBD
Philadelphia, PA
 
March 27
Hoops for Hope
Nationally Presented by TriStar Insurance Group
Location TBD
Des Moines, IA
 
April 6
Hoops for Hope
Nationally Presented by TriStar Insurance Group
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Event locations TBD
 
April 26-29
New Orlearns Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
 
May/June
DFW Drive For Hope
Hosted by the NIIC Dallas Regional Committee
Top Golf The Colony
The Colony, TX
 
June/July
City of Hope WC Golf Outing
Sponsored by NIIC West Coast Committee
Annandale Golf Club
Pasadena, CA
 
July/August
Event Location TBD
Los Angeles, CA
 
BowlMore Lanes
Atlanta, GA
 
October
NIIC Spirit of Life Gala
Event details to follow
 
October 14
NIIC Strike Out Cancer - Tampa
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Tampa, FL
 
 
 

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

Click below to learn about the many ways in which you can help City of Hope.
 
Make an online donation to support the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. (Under City of Hope Affiliations, please select "National Insurance Industry Council" from the drop down menu).
 
Learn more about how to help science save lives through the NIIC Personal Giving Club's Clinical Trials Advancement Fund.
 
The National Insurance Industry Council yearly dinner, recognizing an industry leader for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions to City of Hope.
 
Learn about City of Hope's Employee Giving program that supports groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art patient care.
 
Learn about ways to donate money to City of Hope, enjoy increased income and generate tax savings.

Join tens of thousands of walkers from around the country in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer.
 
Memorials & Tributes
Honor your loved ones, friends or business associates for any occasion with a special memorial or tribute.
 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 
About the NIIC Board of Directors
Because of the tremendous growth of the National Insurance Industry Council campaign over the past 37 years, a new, smaller National Insurance Council Board leadership structure has been established to more efficiently and effectively manage the long term health of the insurance industry fundraising effort.
 
This group is comprised of great leaders within the insurance industry who currently serve as City of Hope NIIC Advisory and Executive Committee members, the Spirit of Life Committee Chair and Regional Committee Chairs. The board's other roles include the selecting of future Spirit of Life Honorees and the recruitment of new board members. Additional members may be added in the future as deemed appropriate by the Board.
 
 
NIIC President
Paul Wagner
Gen Re Corporation (California)
 
 
Board Members
Cindy Belcher
Cooperative of American Physicians
 
 
Patrick Mitchell
Builders Insurance Group
Southeast Committee Chair
Spirit of Life Honore 2006
Greg Case
Aon (Chicago)
Spirit of Life Honoree 2013
 
Michael O’Halleran
Aon Re Global (Chicago)
Spirit of Life Honoree 1995
Scott Culler
Markel Corporation
 
Gary Petrosino
Chubb & Son (California)
Former NIIC President
Kevin Daley
Marsh (California)
West Coast Regional Committee Chair
 
Jerry Sullivan
The Sullivan Group (California)
Spirit of Life Honoree 1997
Nicholas Davies
Brit Insurance
 
Tim Turner
R-T Specialty, LLC
Steve DeCarlo
AmWins
Spirit of Life Honoree 2014
Tom Veale
TRISTAR Insurance
Hoops for Hope National Chair
 
 
Greg Jacobson
The Jacobson Group (Chicago)
Midwest Regional Committee Chair
James Weidner
Cooperative of American Physicians (California & Chicago)
Spirit of Life Honoree 2009
Daniel Kaufman
Burns & Wilcox
Mark Wells
Wells Media Group, Inc.
 
Anthony Markel
Markel Corporation (Richmond, VA)
Power of Hope Campaign Chair
Spirit of Life Honoree 2006
 
 

 

 
 
 

Regional Committees

Regional Committees


West Coast Committee
Guy Avagliano
Milliman
Renee Belgarde
 
Worldwide Facilities, Inc.
 
Bjorn Borgen
Deloitte & Touche
Alan Breslauer
 
Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Terry Carlin
G.J. Sullivan Co. Reinsurance
Timothy Carlin
 
AmWINS
 
George Casaclang, CIC, AU
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Lynda Colucci
Starr Companies
 
Sarah Corvin
 
 
Partners Specialty Group
Bryan P. Cunningham
New York Life
Kevin Daley
Regional President
Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
 
Larry DeBoer
 
 
Aon Risk Insurance Services
Andrew Forchelli
 
HUB International
Angelo Gioia
AgentsofAmerica.org
John Horner
California Insurance Guarantee Association
Cyndi Jung
Markel West
Patrick Kelly
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Robert Kennedy
Resource Intermediaries
Jim Kerr
TRISTAR Risk Management
Gordon Lahti
Swiss Re
Jeff Lang
 
ACE Insurance
Lana Lee
 
Allied World
Richard Lord
Milliman
Daniel McGann
United Agencies
Caitlin McGrath
 
Starr Companies
Jack Miller
 
Zenith Insurance Company
Riki Nieman
 
CNA
 
Bill Ortgiesen
 
AIG
Paul Paulin
Paul Paulin & Associates
Adam Pessin
HCC Surety Group
Wade Pitman
XL Insurance
Karen Schlenker
TRISTAR Risk Management
Rhonda Shearl-Fernandez
Rhonda J. Shearl Insurance Sales and Services, Inc.
Andrew Skillen
 
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Sarah Simon
 
AIG
Lisa Sirman
RLI Insurance
Stephen Stonehouse
CNA (Retired)
Craig Taylor
Milliman
Mark Toohey
Farmers Insurance Group
Gayle Wells
Insurance Journal
David Whorton
Whorton Insurance Services
Leigh Wilson Gasparovic
KPMG LLP
Adam Witten
 
Ironshore Insurance Services, LLC

Midwest Committee
Amy Ambrose
Chubb
Tom Boras
Ernst & Young
Nick Davies
Brit Global Specialty
June Holmes
PCI
Greg Jacobson
The Jacobson Group
Daniel J. Kaufman
Burns & Wilcox
Lauren Knapp
Insurance Journal
Henry Lopez
Navigators
Taffy Jo Mayers
Zurich
John O'Hara
Lloyds Illinois
Michael Pipala
Deloitte
Kevin Smith
Chubb 
John Sullivan
Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Illinois
 
Southeast Committee
Patrick Mitchell
Regional President
 
Builders Insurance
Jason Brugh
Brightway Insurance
Virginia Clancy
 
TAPCO Underwriters, Inc.
Craig Edwards
 
Builders Insurance Group
Michelle Furman
 
Builders Insurance group
Matt Jarrett
AmWINS
Christine Lemoine
THOMCO
Suzanne McClellan Ziemann
 
Crawford & Company
Rob McKenzie
 
Guy Carpenter
Linda McMurray
 
Builders Insurance Group
Rand Meyer
 
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Dania Nolan Chubb
Michael Nussbaum
 
Primerica, Inc.
Diana Phelan
 
 
 
Tom Phelan
 
Willis Re
Stephen Rios
 
Jordan Reses
Victoria Scaglione
 
THOMCO
Lee Sjostrom
RSUI Group Inc.
Rod Smith
Lloyd's America Inc
Jay Williams
 
UPC Insurance
 
Barbara Wittick
 
Chubb & Son

Des Moines Committee
Diane England
Committee Chair

 

Ty Sleiter
TRISTAR
Drew Engebrecht
Holmes Murphy
Jeremy England
 
TRISTAR
Sarah Middendorf
 
Chubb
Brad Tracy
 
 
Darrell Vanwoert
TRISTAR
 
   
 

Past Spirit of Life® Honorees

Past Honorees

The National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) has honored great philanthopists and incredible industry leaders over the years through the Spirit of Life® initiative. Those honored are extraordinary examples of an individual's ability to affect positive change. Through each honoree's tireless effots to raise funds for City of Hope, he has had a direct hand in moving research forward and improving treatment for the patients afflicted by cancer and other life-threatening ilnesses thoughtout the world.
 
2014
Steve DeCarlo
CEO, AmWINS Group, Inc.
 
 
2013
Greg Case
President & CEO, Aon
 
2012
Tony Anderson
Ernst & Young (Retired)
 
2011
Robert Woudstra
Farmers Insurance
 
2010
Kevin Kelley
Ironshore
 
2009
James Weidner
Cooperative of American Physicians
 
2008
Stephen W. Lilienthal
CNA
 
2007
Thomas F. Motamed
The Chubb Corporation
 
2006
Anthony Markel
Markel Corporation
 
2005
Jack Miller
Zenith Insurance Company
 
2004
R. Max Williamson
Scottsdale Insurance
 
2004
Thomas Tizzio*
AIG
 
2003
Brian O’Hara*
XL Capital
 
2003
Martin D. Feinstein
Farmers Insurance Group, Inc.
 
2002
Bernard L. Hengesbauch
CNA Financial Corporation
 
2002
Dave Mathis*
Kemper
 
2001
Joe Stinnette
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
 
2000
Brian Dupperreault*
ACE
 
2000
Roxani Gillespie
Barger & Wolen
 
1999
Boh Dickey
SAFECO Corporation
 
1999
Quill Healey*
Marsh
 
1998
Heidi Hutter*
Swiss Re
 
1998
Tom McKernan
Automobile Club of Southern California
 
1997
Ed Noonan*
American Re
 
1997
Gerald J. Sullivan
The Sullivan Group
 
1996
Leo E. Denlea
Farmers Insurance Group
 
1996
Kathryn McIntyre*
Business Insurance
 
1995
Michael O’Halleran*
AON Re Global
 
1995
Dean R. O’Hare
The Chubb Corporation
 
1994
Philip Engel*
CNA
 
1994
John C. Etling
General Re Corporation
 
1993
Arthur W. Weiss
Liberty Agencies Inc.
 
1993
Bill Bolinder*
Zurich
 
1992
Roger W. Gilbert
 
1991
Richards D. Barger
Barger & Wolen
 
1990
David R. Carpenter
Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company
 
1989
Fred G. DuPuis
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California
 
1988
William H. Van Leeuwen
National Automobile
 
1987
Stephen R. Dach
Jardine Emett & Chandler
 
1986
Walter B. Gerken
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
 
1986
Bruce Brunner
State of California
 
1985
Gleeson L. “Tige” Payne
Ingham, Coates & Payne
 
 
1985
Meno T. Lake
Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company
 
1984
Harold J. Toso
Mission Insurance Group
 
1984
Ron Stever
Stever, Klove & Company
 
1983
John M. “Jack” Hayes
Transport Indemnity Company
 
1982
Donald M. Johnson
Industrial Indemnity Company
 
1981
David I. McIntyre
Freemont Indemnity Company
 
1981
George N. Gibbs, Jr.
Stewart Smith West
 
1980
Earl Clark
Occidental Insurance
 
1979
Richard DeRosa
Mission Insurance Group
 


*Chicago Honorees

 
 

Midwest Insurance Golf Outing

Midwest Insurance Golf Outing

SAVE THE DATE:  Monday, August 4, 2014. 
 
Mark your calendar for what will become one of the premier outings for the Insurance Industry. 
 
Join Nick Davies, President, Brit Global Specialty USA and Danny Kaufman, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox at the private Bryn Mawr Country Club for a day of networking and golf all in support of City of Hope.

The day also includes lunch, cocktail reception, dinner and caddied golf. 
 
For more information, please contact Sarah Maraccini at 312.781.9290, ext. 14 or smaraccini@coh.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you on August 4.
 
 
Upcoming Events
February 18-22
Northern Trust Open
Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, CA
 
March
City of Hope Honoree Tour
& Dinner Reception
City of Hope Campus - Duarte, CA
Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa
Pasadena, CA
 
March 26
Hoops for Hope, Philadelphia
Nationally presented by
TRISTAR Insurance Group
Philadelphia, PA
 
March 27
Hoops for Hope, Des Moines
Nationally presented by
TRISTAR Insurance Group

Des Moines, IA
 
Nationally presented by
TRISTAR Insurance Group
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
 
 
 
 
Contact Us
City of Hope - NIIC
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
 
Ken Birkett
Director of Development
kenbirkett@coh.org
Cell: (909) 528-4206

Ariana Castellanos
Coordinator
(626) 218-7108
acastellanos@coh.org
 
 
 
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