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51st Annual

SEHOUA Conference

June 21-23, 2023


Hollywood Beach Resort, Fl

Sand Dunes

The Arrival of the Adaptable Underwriter
2023 Speakers


Dr. Adrienne Perkins - GRAIL

“Overview of the GRAIL blood-based multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test”


Dr. Dave Rengachary - RGA

“The Alternative Evidence Playbook:  Keeping Medical Risk Classification at the Bleeding Edge”


Dave McNamara – Pacific Life

“Financial Underwriting – Success from Submission through Reinsurance on Your Most Challenging Cases”


Dr. Elyssa Del Valle and Bess Ganeff – Swiss Re

“Looking Back: Critical Thinking to Prevent Early Claims”


Robyn Wallner – SCOR Global Life

“Who Moved My Life Underwriting Job?”


Blair Stephenson – Protective Life

Jason McKeever – Lincoln Financial Group

Karen Phelan – Partner Re

Kelly Stone – Protective Life (Moderator)

“Navigating the Non-Traditional Underwriting Career Path” (Panel Discussion)


Dr. Steve Rigatti – Clinical Reference Lab

“Candid Comments from Questions Asked of a Medical Director”


Michael Hill – RGA

“Critical Thinking in Underwriting: More Important Than Ever”



2022-2023 Officers
Kimberly Cox-Fisher - President (New York Life Insurance Company)
Tim Rieder - Vice President (Munich Re)
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John Watt - Treasurer (Lincoln Financial)
Jason Cole - Secretary (Southern Farm Bureau)
2022-2023 Committee Members

Jeremy Vest - Program Co-Chair (Alfa Life)
Dan Buchholz  - Program Co-Chair (Ameritas)
Craig Vaughn - Sponsorship Chair (APPS)
Carla Wiseman - Membership Co-Chair (ExamOne)
Whitney G. Barnes - Membership Co-Chair (Milliman IntelliScript)
Paul Jones - AV Coordinator and Webmaster (Hannover Re)
Bruce Dahlquist - Golf Chair (Clinical Reference Laboratory)
Kim Leonard - Past President (Pacific Life)
Lauri Chessario - Past President (Legal & General)
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SEHOUA Membership Registration
Click here to join our organization.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer three levels of sponsorships. To learn more and/or pay online click here. Questions about sponsorships? Ask Craig Vaughan (click here to email Craig).

Conference Registration 
Conference Registration is now open. Please see the link under the Conference tab at the top of the screen or Click here.
Hotel Reservation

Hotel reservations can be made by clicking the reservation link here. Book your group rate for Southeastern Home Office Underwriters Association or by calling 954-874-4444.

  • The rooms provided in the link are for the conference dates only: 6/21 – 6/22.

  • Reservations can be made outside the 6/21 – 6/22 dates, subject to availability.

  • If you want to reserve for nights before or after the conference, or upgrade your room, contact the hotel directly at 954-874-4444.  The group rate will be honored, based on availability.

  • When calling in, you need to provide the group code SHA0621 or the group name SEHOUA, to get the conference rate.

  • Reservation must be made by May 30, 2023 to lock in the room rate of $235.00/night (plus taxes).

2022 Member Directory (click for pdf file)
Looking to join? Click here for membership information.
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