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Episode 10 – Fred Karlinsky, Greenberg Traurig

Join Diana and Allister as they speak with Fred Karlinsky, Global Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group.  Fred, Diana and Allister discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the insurance industry.

Episode 9 – Nikki Brown, Team Lead at Asurion

Join us for our conversation with Nikki Brown, Team Lead at Asurion, as we discuss herexperience in the industry, her roles in SILA and the benefits of being involved in subgroups and volunteer opportunities with SILA!

Episode 8 – Michael Blackshear, Ryan Specialty Group

Join us for our conversation with Michael Blackshear, Global Chief Compliance Officer with Ryan Specialty Group, where we discuss how compliance effects the insurance industry and how Michael joined SILA!

Episode 7 – Barb Gavitt, SILA President-elect

Barb Gavitt of A.D. Banker and SILA President-elect shares her knowledge about Insurance licensing education and her experiences in the industry. Barb also talks about her time with SILA and her hopes for the future of SILA as the 2020 SILA President!

Episode 6 – Blockchain

Jeff Lehman of Nationwide and Patrick Schmid of the Institutes RiskStream Collaborative explain Blockchain and how they are using it to advance the insurance industry! Learn about what blockchain is and the innovative way in which RiskStream Collaborative is using this technology to make insurance licensing and compliance a smooth and seamless process.

Episode 5 – Arleen Taveras

Listen in as Allister and Diana give you an update on all things SILA, recorded live from the SILA National Education Conference in San Diego. Guest Speaker, Arleen Taveras of ILSA, shares her insights into the industry and the many benefits of being a SILA member. 

Episode 4 – Tracy Sloan, SILA President

Tracy Sloan, SILA President, talks about her experiences, SILA and the upcoming conference. Tune in to learn about some of the great sessions and workshops at the upcoming SILA Conference with Allister and Diana’s Conference Breakdown.

Episode 2 – Catching up with Karen Stakem Hornig of NIPR

SILA Speaks’ guest speaker Karen Stakem Hornig of NIPR shares her experiences, valuable information about NIPR and her perspective on the industry. Also, tune in for an overview of what is going on in SILA this month, the upcoming SILA conference and more. Send us your comments and questions at