West Coast Committee

About The West Coast Committe
The West Coast Committee was started in 2012 when the new Board and Committee structure took place.  Although the committee is new, many of the existing members have been supporting City of Hope for years and some for decades under the prior structure.  The West Coast Committee of the National Insurance Industry Council’s mission is to support City of Hope’s innovative research and treatment programs while having fun and creating a networking base that provides opportunities for industry executives to meet one another and build an industry community in the West Coast.
The Committee raises funds for City of Hope pioneering research in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.  In addition, the Committee has also sponsored several blood drives in the downtown area and plays host each year to the annual Dinner (at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena) and Tour (on Campus) in early spring that kicks off the year’s campaign for NIIC’s Honoree.
The Committee has actively recruited professionals in all industry related disciplines, as well as those that support the industry as clients, vendors and service providers.
Kevin Daley


Anthony Anastanio

General Reinsurance Corporation

Guy Avagliano


Richards Barger

Barger &  Wolen

Bjorn Borgen

Deloitte & Touche

Terry Carlin

G.J. Sullivan Co. Reinsurance

George Casaclang, CIC, AU

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Lynda Colucci


David Conrad

MBC Systems

Scott Culler

Markel Corporation

Bryan P.  Cunningham

New York Life

Kevin Daley

Marsh Risk & Insurance Services

Gregory Davidian


Larry DeBoer

Aon Risk Insurance Services

Roger Gilbert


Angelo Gioia


Hugh Griffin

Burdge Cooper

John Horner

California Insurance Guarantee Association

Laurie Infantino

Insight Insurance Consulting

Cyndi Jung

Markel West

Patrick Kelly

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Robert Kennedy

Resource Intermediaries

Jim Kerr

TRISTAR Risk Management

Roger Kozberg

HUB International

Gordon Lahti

Swiss Re

Richard Lord


Daniel McGann

United Agencies

Mark McMorrow


Jack Miller

Zenith Insurance Company

Royal Oakes

Barger &  Wolen

Robert Page

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Paul Paulin

Paul Paulin & Associates

Adam Pessin

HCC Surety Group

Wade Pitman

XL Insurance

Mike Reinhardt

American Alliance Risk Management, Inc.

Karen Schlenker

TRISTAR Risk Management

Rhonda Shearl-Fernandez

Rhonda J. Shearl Insurance Sales and Services, Inc.

Lisa Sirman

RLI Insurance

Stephen Stonehouse


Craig Taylor


Pieter Theron

Ernst & Young LLP     

Mark Toohey

Farmers Insurance Group

Michael Valente

Miller & Moore

Gayle Wells


Mark Wells

Insurance Journal

David Whorton

Whorton Insurance Services

Leigh Wilson


John Zachry

Endurance US