Bill has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years and has dedicated most of his career to specializing in the niche program business. Some of the segments include renewable energy, financial institutions, entertainment, and a multitude of other insurance niche segments. Prior to helping form PPS-SU, Bill was Chairman and Head of North America for one of the largest underwriting managers of renewable projects worldwide. In prior years Bill had oversight of over 35 MGA’s imbedded in one of the largest brokers in the world. Bill has sat on numerous boards and was an active member of the Membership and Ethics Committee for NAPSLO/WSIA.
Monika has been in the insurance industry in an underwriting role for over 17 years. Some of the niche and specialty segments include renewable energy, large property portfolios, entertainment, and a host of other niche specialties. Monika has the unique expertise to understand and underwrite both property and liability for large commercial accounts. Prior to PPS-SU, Monika was a Senior Underwriter, Senior Vice President, Board Member, and part of the Global Management Team at one of the largest underwriting managers for renewable energy projects. Monika received her BS in Business Administration from Liberty University and graduated Summa Cum Laude, with highest honors.
Ben has been on the excess and surplus lines side of the insurance business for 35 years. He started his career as a claims technician for a London broker before being sent to the States for a 6-month project and never went back. Spending 25 years on the west coast in Southern California he worked for four premier wholesale brokers, including Chartwell Independent Insurance Brokers, which he started in 2004 and sold in 2010. Ben’s specialty is complex property placements, and he has worked closely with various MGA’s over the years to secure capacity for their platforms. Ben has also partnered with retail brokers to assist in the structuring of large property placements that need to meet the Insureds economic goals, while at the same time fitting with the insurance companies’ requirements.
Marilyn has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. She has worked on the underwriting manager side, the broker side, and also as the carrier. Extensive experience in onshore renewables - Wind, Solar, and Cargo. Prior work includes medium to large general commercial lines property and casualty, as well as specializing in automobile dealerships and home builder programs. Her background includes underwriting, pricing, contract review, compliance, sales, servicing and managing client accounts.
Kari has been in the insurance industry for the past 30 years servicing onshore wind and solar accounts. For the past 8 years, she worked with one of the largest underwriting managers of renewable energy projects. Her background also includes servicing and managing accounts for clients in the entertainment and media sector, forced placed insurance for autos and habitational dwellings, commercial business auto, and commercial habitational risks such as apartments, condominiums, and townhomes. She has also worked closely with premium finance companies as the liaison.