Chief Product and Underwriting Officer, Commercial and Specialty Businesses, The Hanover
Scott joined The Hanover in 2012. Today, he serves as chief product and underwriting officer for The Hanover’s commercial and specialty businesses. In this role, he leads the company’s enterprise coordination, product and underwriting efforts. Scott previously served as president of The Hanover’s middle market business for eight years. Under his leadership, the business unit grew nearly 32% through a focus on industry specialization and portfolio management. Prior to joining The Hanover, Scott held a variety of leadership roles at Selective Insurance and CNA. He is a graduate of Salem State University.
Senior Vice President of Operations, AAIS
Before coming to AAIS in 2012, Joan worked for several organizations in information technology positions, including more than eight years as CIO of ICAT Holdings LLC, a catastrophe insurance intermediary. Her work at ICAT earned Joan recognition in 2006 as one of the insurance industry’s “Elite 8” technology professionals by Insurance & Technology magazine.
Prior to her years at ICAT, Joan spent more than 13 years in information technology positions with the University of California system. Her work there included projects that contributed to the initial public access to the Internet and to the digitalization of the university’s library system.
Joan is the Executive Sponsor for openIDL solutions at AAIS and serves as the Treasurer of the Linux Foundation openIDL Project.
Michael H. Lanza
General Member Representative, openIDL
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Selective Insurance
Michael H. Lanza is Executive Vice President and General Counsel, with oversight for the company’s legal department, as well as regulatory, ethics and compliance, and legislative and government affairs functions. He also serves as Selective’s Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Lanza joined Selective in 2004 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and was promoted to his current role in October 2007. Before that, he was a corporate advisor and consultant and served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of QuadraMed Corporation, a publicly traded healthcare IT company. Previously, Mr. Lanza was Assistant General Counsel at CIGNA Corporation, where his responsibilities included state government affairs, health care compliance, and international matters. He began his career in private legal practice in Connecticut.
TSC Chair, openIDL
Director of Application Development, AAIS
Mr. Sayers holds three and half decades of IT experience in the insurance industry, and began at the American Association of Insurance Services in 2015. Prior to this, he worked at Great American Insurance as a solutions architect, FJA, Inc as a project manager and consultant, Chubb as Software Architect and Selective Insurance as Programmer. During his full and distinguished career, he has covered numerous divisions of insurance including carrier (Selective, Chubb and Great American), vendor (FJA) and advisory agency (AAIS), as software developer, architect, project manager and consultant. Mr. Sayers specializes in Product Driven Development, Model Driven Development and Enterprise Architecture.
Vice President, Travelers Insurance
Brian has been in the property casualty insurance industry at Travelers for over 30 years.
Brian’s area of responsibility at Travelers is within the Business Insurance Actuarial and Analytics organization, with close ties to the product and underwriting organizations. Along with a very strong team, he leads commercial product filings, rate development, rate validation, and all statistical reporting for Travelers. He works daily with Business Units, Government Relations, Compliance, Legal and Claim. His role requires close relationships with regulators, associations and other industry members. Brian is an active participant within the industry, representing Travelers at APCIA, AICP, AAIS, NCCI, Verisk and the Linux Foundation.
Enterprise Data Architect, The Hartford
James joined The Hartford in 2001. Since then he has worked on teams in PL Actuarial, PL Data Warehouse, CL Data Warehouse, Enterprise Architecture, Data Innovation, and Data Solutions. Current focuses include empowering data scientists, designing for flexibility and scalability, and improving data quality at an enterprise scale. Passions include promoting the great ideas of technical staff, growing the next wave of strong engineers, and being far ahead on industry trends while not buying into hype. James has been published by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, has six patents with three pending, and holds a master’s degree in computer science from RPI. James served four years in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his service in Desert Storm. James has two amazing kids and a wonderful wife who also has an MS in CS from RPI where they met.