Profiles in Risk – E40: Nick Interviews Attendees of the 2017 Private Risk Management Association Summit


The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is an organization dedicated to improving the advice, coverage, and service provided to the high net worth insurance consumer through education and increased awareness. I attended their annual Summit conference as a participant in their sessions dealing with how we all can improve flood risk awareness and more importantly, flood risk communication. As I was there I was impressed with the level of commitment these professionals had for their craft and their eagerness to consistently improve. I decided to pull out my phone and interview some of these very interesting people. If you are not aware of the PRMA, you should check them out. Membership is inexpensive and the perks are fantastic, with timely webinars & educational courses and certification programs for those people wanting to improve their skillset and expertise for exposures surrounding the high-net worth market. Thank you to Lisa Lindsay and Azeema Hartley for inviting me to participate.

List of interviewees:

MaryBeth Fischer of Jacobson Group
Mary Olson-Menzel of MVP Executive Search and Development
John Gelrud of Wright Flood
Christopher Fernandez of LTI
Frank Spinelli of Paul David Restoration

Guen Banas & Kristen Favata of Water Security Solutions
Marc Ricciardi of BB&T
Ann Lydecker of Christie’s

About Nick Lamparelli

Nick Lamparelli is a 20+ year veteran of the insurance wars. He has a unique vantage point on the insurance industry. From selling home & auto insurance, helping companies with commercial insurance, to being an underwriter with an excess & surplus lines wholesaler to catastrophe modeling Nick has wide experience in the industry. Over past 10 years, Nick has been focused on the insurance analytics of natural catastrophes and big data. Nick serves as our Chief Evangelist.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.