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Episode 15 – Lesli Leakey, SILA Foundation

This month’s guest speaker is Lesli Leakey, Government Account Manager at Vertafore and President of the SILA Foundation. Listen to this month’s episode to hear about the exciting plans for the Foundation, and learn more about Lesli’s path in the industry!

Episode 13 – Bon Idziak, Accurate

We are kicking off the 2021 SILA Speaks series with guest speaker Bon Idziak, Chief Compliance and Government Relations Officer at Accurate. Tune in to learn about what Bon shares about the background check process, his experiences, and more!

Episode 12 – Regulator, Jeff Baughman

We are excited to announce that this month’s guest speaker is our very first Regulator Guest, Jeff Baughman from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Tune in to hear about the Jeff’s journey in insurance and being a regulator. Jeff shares some great insights about how WA state is handling everything with the pandemic as well!

Episode 11 – Diana Capes, SILA

Celebrating our 1st year of the podcast, we are excited to announce that this month’s guest speaker is Diana Capes, Executive Director of SILA. Listen in to hear about the SILA Education Conference and how SILA has been dealing with the ongoing challenges that are coming up as we continue to deal with COVID-19.

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.