Flood Risk 2017 comes to Orlando on March 23, 2017. Brought to you by the world’s largest insurance magazine, this inaugural masterclass features leading insights in flood risk and insurance from national experts and regional thought leaders.

This one-day conference explores how brokers and agents can navigate the NFIP, private market options and risk management tools to improve their flood practices and better serve their clients.

The conference will host over 100 insurance professionals to discuss the current conditions of flood insurance, and predict the future of the flood market.



  • Understand how flood legislation will impact your business
  • Explore innovations in flood risk assessment to better serve your clients
  • Hear expert forecasts on the future of flood insurance
  • Overcome client barriers by better assessing client coverage needs
  • Understand new commercial and residential flood exposures, and the opportunities created

This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. 

Up to 8 hours of CE 2-20 - General Lines (Property & Casualty). The course id# is 98433

Course level intermediate


The Citrus Club is a sleek venue and meeting space situated in the central business district of Orlando. On the 18th floor of the Citrus Center, it’s conveniently located near a variety of hotels, restaurants and amenities in the heart of downtown.


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8:00am – 8:45am

Registration and breakfast




Conference Chair Norma Essary, Executive Director Surplus Lines Stamping Office


9:00am - 9:50am

What to expect: Timeline of flood legislation and its impact on you

The flood insurance landscape is changing rapidly to address mounting losses. Join a panel of national flood legislation experts for an overview of private market expansion, and how key flood policy reform will impact market conditions, insurance products and insureds.

  • Keri Kish, Director of Government Relations, NAPSLO
  • Brooke Stringer, Government Relations Policy Advisor, NAIC
  • Craig Poulton, Chief Operating Officer, Natural Catastrophe Insurance Program
  • Craig Blackman, Partner and Co-Chair, Stradley Ronon


10:00am - 10:50am

Provider perspectives: Current demands and future opportunities

As the flood market shifts, so does the role of carriers. To explore current carrier challenges and futurenopportunities, a panel of leading providers shares insights into the market of today, and predictions for how the carrier role will evolve in the future.

  • Martin Hartley, Chief Operating Officer, PURE
  • Evan Hecht, Chief Executive Officer, The Flood Insurance Agency
  • Janet Bordonaro, Vice President, Flood Advantage Partners
  • Jerry Nielsen, Partner, Nielsen Carter & Treas


10:50am - 11:00am

Refreshment break


11:00am - 11:50am

Claims case study: How to avoid claims process pitfalls

The flood claims process can present significant challenges to both brokers and insureds. Gain insight from leading claims experts into how you can minimize hazards within the claims process by more accurately assessing your clients’ coverage needs.

  • Peter Kochenburger, Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Jo Ann Howard, President, H 2 O Partners
  • Lee Shaw, Senior Property Claims Consultant, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
  • John O’Marra, Senior Vice President Property, RT Specialty


12:00pm - 12:50pm

Forecasting the future of flood insurance: Panel predictions

Increasing flood activity and the rise in costly losses is creating demand for innovative insurancemsolutions. Thought leaders from the private and National Flood Insurance Program markets share theirnperspectives on the current market, and the ways private and NFIP programs must expand in order to best protect insureds.

  • Albert Slap, President, Coastal Risk Consultants
  • Dan Dick, Global Head of Catastrophe Management, Aon Benfield Analytics
  • Jim Kane, Senior Vice President Personal Insurance, USI Insurance
  • Susanne Murphy, Deputy Commissioner Market Investigations, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation





1:40pm - 2:20pm

Keynote address

As 2016 has shown, flooding is one of the greatest natural perils facing the US. Climate change will only increase this risk in the future, and the National Flood Insurance Program faces mounting debt. General Counsel Joseph Gunset explores these conditions, and what changes will be needed in order to ensure that the US properly addresses this risk.

  • Joseph Gunset, General Counsel, Lloyd’s America


2:30pm - 3:20pm

On the rise: Flooding and new exposures

Flooding is becoming one of the most significant natural threats in the United States. Experts outline the critical flood exposures facing your clients, and how you can cover against them with more comprehensive flood coverage offered by the expanding private market.

  • Howard Kunst, Senior Modeler/Actuary, CoreLogic
  • Joshua Woodbury, Catastrophe Modeler, Swiss Re
  • Annalise Mannix, President, FIRM
  • Maggie Mathis, Associate Vice President, Dewberry



Refreshment break


3:30pm - 4:10pm

Flood risk assessment, hazard management and modeling solutions

CoreLogic presents critical updates to flood risk assessment and modeling that are essential to better evaluating clients’ risk and coverage needs. Learn how analytical tools can help you position insureds ahead of risk.

  • Dr. Howard Botts, Vice President and Chief Scientist, Insurance and Spatial Solutions, CoreLogic



Overcoming client obstacles: Communicating risks, requirements and rates

Communicating flood risk to a client can be a challenging. Not all clients are aware of the risks they face, and in turn, are not actively seeking the coverage they need. Hear from experts how you can overcome client barriers to more clearly communicate risk in order to better insureds against flood.

  • Dan Freudenthal, President, Agency Flood Resources
  • David Maurstad, Assistant Administrator Federal Insurance, FEMA
  • Del Schwalls, President, Schwalls Consulting
  • Blake Lovvorn, Assistant Director – Risk Management, University of Central Florida



Conference close



Floodrisk-Speaker Dan-Freudenthal

Agency Flood Resources /CRIO

Dan Freudenthal



Aon Benfield

Dan Dick


Floodrisk-Speaker Albert Slap

Coastal Risk /President

Albert Slap


IBA FloodRisk Howard-Botts


Dr. Howard Botts


Floodrisk-Speaker Howard Kunst


Howard Kunst


Maggie Mathis


Maggie Mathis


Floodrisk-Speaker David Maurstad


David Maurstad


IBA FloodRisk Annalisse-Mannix


Annalise Mannix


Floodrisk-Speaker Janet-Bordonaro

Flood Advantage Partners

Janet Bordonaro


Floodrisk-Us Susanne-Murphy

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Susanne Murphy


Floodrisk-Speaker Jo Ann Howard

H2O Partners

Jo Ann Howard


Floodrisk-Speaker Joseph-Gunset

Lloyd's America

Joseph Gunset


Flood-Risk-SpeakerBrooke Stringer


Brooke Stringer


Floodrisk-Speaker Keri-Kish


Keri Kish


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Nielsen Carter & Treas

Jerry Nielsen


Floodrisk-Speaker Craig-Poulton

Natural Catastrophe Insurance Program

Craig Poulton


Floodrisk-Speaker Martin-Hartley


Martin Hartley


Floodrisk-Us John-O-Marra

RT Specialty

John O'Marra


Floodrisk-Speaker Del-Schwalls

Schwalls Consulting LLC

Del Schwalls


Floodrisk-Speaker Craig Blackman

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

Craig Blackman


Flood-Risk Speaker Josh-Woodbury

Swiss RE

Joshua Woodbury


IBA FloodRisk Evan-Hecht


Evan Hecht


Floodrisk-Speaker Norma-Essary

Surplus Lines Stamping Office

Norma Essary


Blake Lovvorn

University of Central Florida

Blake Lovvorn



University of Connecticut School of Law

Peter Kochenburger


Floodrisk-Speaker James-Kane

USI Insurance

James Kane


Floodrisk-Us Lee-Shaw

Wells Fargo Insurance

Lee Shaw




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