Board of Directors

About the NIIC Board of Directors

Because of the tremendous growth of the National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) campaign over the past 46 years, a new, smaller NIIC l Board leadership structure has been established to manage the long-term health of the insurance industry fundraising effort more efficiently and effectively.
This group is comprised of great leaders within the insurance industry who currently serve as advisors to City of Hope, Spirit of Life Gala Committee and Regional Committees. 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


Tracy Wade
Senior Vice President & Head of Coverholder Distribution
Brit Insurance

NIIC Vice President

Lee Sjostrom
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer 
RSUI Group, Inc.

Board Members

Daniel Berman
Firm Chairman, Founding Partner
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP

Lynda Colucci
Executive Director
a/e ProNet

Cheryl Cotte
Managing Director

Kevin Daley
President, West Region Private Client Leader
EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

Daniel Kaufman
Burns & Wilcox

Cyndi Lockyer
Senior Director, Business Development
Markel Specialty

Anthony Markel
Vice Chairman
Markel Corporation
Spirit of Life Honoree 2006

J. Todd Pierce
Associate Vice President
Engle Marting & Associates

Bryan Sanders
President, Wholesale
Markel Corporation
Spirit of Life Honoree 2023

Sarah Scher
Chief Executive Officer
Cooperative of American Physicians

Jerry Sullivan
The Sullivan Group (California)
Spirit of Life Honoree 1997

Tim Turner
Chairman and CEO
R-T Specialty, LLC    
Spirit of Life Honoree 2021

Tom Veale
TRISTAR Insurance

Mark Wells
Executive Chairman
Wells Media Group, Inc.