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Board of Directors

SILA’s Board of Directors is the leadership and decision making body that oversees the fulfillment of SILA’s mission. The Board of Director’s predominant focus is organizational goal setting, planning, policy and resource development, corporate oversight, evaluation, and decision making.

The Board is made up of fifteen elected members and two appointed members. Elected positions include five Officer positions and ten Director positions. Annually, the current Board conducts a nomination and election process prior to SILA’s National Educational Conference to elect new Board members. Board members typically serve a two year term beginning the following calendar year. The current SILA Board of Directors are identified below.

Executive Board

President

Barb Gavitt
A.D. Banker
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President-Elect

Kathy Halverson
Farmers Insurance
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Immediate Past-President

Tracy Sloan
Waddell & Reed
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Secretary

Tim Owen
Vertafore
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Treasurer

Donna Robinson
Physicians Mutual
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Governance

Margie Webber
RegED
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Legal Advisor

Fred Karlinsky
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
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Executive Vice President

Diana Capes
SILA
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Board of Directors

Sponsor & Fundraising Chair

Jason McCartney
PSI Services, LLC
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Communications Chair

Diana Ivey
Marsh USA, Inc.
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Membership Services Chair

Nikki Brown
Asurion Protection Services, LLC
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Nominations Chair

Paul Willis
AXIS Insurance
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Securities Chair

Stephanie Rustad
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
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Education Chair

Cindy Davidson
ExamFX
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Vendor Relations Chair

Paula Sisneros
Pearson VUE
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Regulatory Advisor

Karen Vourvopoulos
Ohio Department of Insurance
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Regulatory Advisor

Jeff Baughman
Washington Ofc. of Ins. Commissioner
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Regulatory Advisor

Bill Swanstrom
FINRA
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State Securities Advisor

Lilah Blackstone
DC Dept. of Insurance, Securities and Banking
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