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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”

2023 Conference Agenda




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 & Conference Registration
Due to an overwhelming response to our conference this year, we have to close registration.  We are thankful for your interest and support in SEHOUA and we hope to see you at future SEHOUA conferences

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).

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