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WSIA adds three new members to board of directors

Three new members have been appointed to the board of directors of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA).

Brian Sanders of Markel, who recently completed his time as immediate past president, has been appointed to fill the remainder of his term. Lopez works for Navigators, a Hartford brand, as the head of wholesale finance lines. In 2003, he received the Dana Roehrig Award after serving on the WSIA PAC and Internship committees.

Robert Sanders has been named to fill a vacancy on the board of directors. The board of directors decided to increase the number of seats in 2020 in order to better reflect all member categories and size tiers. Sanders’ seat is the first of three that will be added during the next three years.

Adam Care has been selected to the board of directors as the U40 representative for the years 2022-2023. Care is the immediate past president of WSIA’s U40 and sits on the Insurtech Committee of the organisation. He works in the client accounts section of HSB as a business sector leader vice president.

Bryan Clark, WSIA president and president of Gorst & Compass Insurance, remarked, “It is an honour to welcome these colleagues to the board of directors.” “These individuals have exhibited leadership qualities, and the WSIA board will be strengthened by their expertise and perspectives.” I’m very glad that the board’s proposal to increase the number of board posts is now being implemented.

“This is an essential step in ensuring that our board and association are representative of our membership and that we are delivering on our purpose to serve the entire wholesale, speciality, and surplus lines business,” said the group’s president.

According to WSIA’s bylaws, the board of directors must have at least 15 members, with approximately two-thirds working for US wholesale voting members and one-third working for US insurance market voting members.

The board approved the addition of three director seats, one each in 2022, 2023, and 2024, to bring the total number of members to 19 – 18 voting and one non-voting – in order to keep up with WSIA’s and the industry’s continuous expansion.

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