Calendar of Events:

Board Meeting Conference Call on March 11, 2020

The March Board Meeting of MIReBA will take place at Day Pitney, One International Place, Boston beginning at 12:30pm.  All members of MIReBA are welcome to participate in the meeting.  Lunch will be served.  To participate by phone:

Dial 800-993-4149

Password:  617-345-4601

2020 MIReBA Symposium Now Rescheduled to take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 11:30am - 4:30pm

Out of concern for the health and safety of all of our members, colleagues and friends, we have decided to postpone our Annual Symposium, that was originally scheduled to take place on April 30, 2020, until next Fall.  Please mark your calendars now for MIReBA’s Fall Symposium, to be held on October 15, 2020 at the Harvard Club of Boston in Back Bay, to be followed by a reception


The panels will explore cutting-edge topics such as data regulation and climate change risk, followed by an interactive workshop in which attendees will grapple with issues posed by these emerging exposures.


Lunch will be served, and a cocktail reception will cap off the day. You will not want to miss the first-rate content and prime networking opportunity that this event will provide.


We hope to see you there!  


Jessica Park and Robert Whitney, Symposium Co-Chairs


Agenda Overview


Panel 1 - Data Regulation: Exposures and Opportunities


The recent proliferation of consumer data-privacy regulations can pose compliance challenges for insurers, especially as the enforcement landscape continues to evolve. But what does this regulatory patchwork mean from a practical standpoint as cyber risks explode—and how will it impact the underwriting and claims landscapes for insurers? This panel will explore some of the implications of data regulation, both for insurers’ internal processes and in terms of underwriting and claims considerations that may arise from policyholder data-regulation exposures. 

Panelists will include:  

*Michael Phillips, Regional Head of Cyber, Media and Technology Claims, North America, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

*Jonathan Zelig, Attorney, Day, Pitney 

*Kelly Castriotta, Regional Head of Product Development for Financial Lines in North America, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Panel 2 - Climate Risk In A Changing World


Climate change poses great risks to the world’s economy, population, infrastructure, and natural resources. The insurance industry will necessarily play a central role in efforts to mitigate the harmful impacts that climate change will unleash. The panel will examine these climate change-related risks, including the increased likelihood of property damage due to climate change-related events, the potential for increased litigation against insureds due to climate change-related losses, and coverage issues related to attempts to limit the exposure of carriers for climate change-related damages through exclusions.

Panelists will include: 

*Cynthia McHale, Director of Insurance at Ceres

*Kristin Suga Heres, Partner, Zelle 

*Peter Sousounis, Ph.D., Vice President/Director of Climate Change Research, AIR Worldwide

*Robert A. Whitney, Member, Sulloway & Hollis 

Interactive Workshop


In the ever-popular interactive workshop segment, attendees will have the opportunity to dive even deeper into the issues explored by the preceding panels. The workshop is sure to generate a lively discussion and debate as the audience and facilitators tackle these ground-breaking topics.

The Fall Symposium will be free of charge for insurance professionals, but space is limited!  To reserve a seat, please RSVP by e-mail to Eugenia Sticca (

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