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SAN DIEGO | WWW.WSIA.ORG
A NEW BEGINNING
Welcome to the new WSIA nnual Marketplace. We are pleased to welcome more than 4,300 registered attendees to San Diego with an outstanding lineup of
networking, social and educational events.
The Annual Marketplace opens Monday
morning, and you may pick up packets
throughout the event on the 2nd Level of
the Manchester Grand Hyatt. We also hope
you will plan to attend the programs that
are scheduled. WSIA’s U40 will host several
events including a Development Session
Monday afternoon and an Executive Panel
Discussion on Tuesday followed by a networking reception, open to all members. We will
officially kick off the week at tonight’s Opening
Reception at the Marriott Marquis in the
Marriott Grand Ballroom.
This year’s keynote address, part of the E.G.
Lassiter Lecture Series, presented by the Derek
Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation,
will be delivered by Randi Zuckerberg during
Wednesday’s General Session. Zuckerberg is the
Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a bou-
tique marketing firm and production company.
Prior to founding her own company, Randi
worked at Facebook, where she created and ran
the social media pioneer’s marketing programs.
The General Session will also include
special recognition of the creation of WSIA
and the leaders of its legacy organizations,
the AAMGA and NAPSLO. We hope you will
plan to attend to celebrate the merger and our
On behalf of the WSIA Board of Directors,
thank you for attending — and welcome to
San Diego! X
Corinne Jones | President
James Drinkwater | Annual Marketplace
BY SHAWN MOYNIHAN
At a Town Hall meeting hosted during NAPSLO’s Mid-Year Leadership Forum at the Marriott Resort in Harbor Beach in March,
leaders representing the two largest professional surplus lines organizations spent 90
minutes laying out their strategy for the coming months — including the timeline for the
approval vote, details on which annual events
would still take place (and when) should the
merger come to pass, and a long list of additional details sorted out after months of due
diligence by the Merger Committee.
NAPSLO President Dave Leonard; AAMGA
President Ed Levy; Hank Haldeman, NAPSLO
past president and chairman of the AAMGA-NAPSLO Merger Committee; AAMGA Treasurer
Bobby Owens, vice chairman of the AAMGA-NAPSLO Merger Committee; and NAPSLO
Executive Director Brady Kelley took the dais
to outline the greater purpose and finer points
of the proposed new organization, which,
if AAMGA and NAPSLO members were to
vote to join forces, would create WSIA — the
Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association.
Among the benefits outlined to members:
a single, rebranded organization with renewed
Members of WSIA’s
board reflect on the
journey to joining forces
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