For Immediate Release
October 13, 2015
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ABIA Elects New Board Members

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Insurance Association elected new officers and members to serve on its 2015-2016 board during the association’s annual conference this week in Orlando. Serving a second term as chairman is Kirk Jensen, managing director and senior executive for First Niagara Risk Management, Inc.

“This year’s board features a great balance of new strategic minds and veteran experience,” said Deanne Marino, ABIA executive director.  “I look forward to working together to identify ways the association can better serve its members as they start and grow insurance businesses.” 

ABIA officers include:
  • Chairman: Kirk Jensen, managing director and senior executive, First Niagara Risk Management, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.;
  • Vice Chairman: Dario Campolattaro, CEO, Summit Insurance Services, Leesburg, Va.;
  • Secretary: David Seidel, executive vice president, Allied Solutions, St. Paul, Minn.; and
  • Treasurer: James D. Stuncard, vice president of insurance programs, Dollar Bank, Pittsburgh.
The ABIA board members include:  
  • ​Joan Cleveland, president and CEO, SWBC Life Insurance Co., San Antonio;
  • Curren Coco, president and CEO, Regions Insurance Group, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.;
  • Robert Cole*, executive vice president, National Risk Brokerage, Birmingham, Ala.;
  • Larry Compton, head of financial institutions division, American Modern Insurance Group, Amelia, Ohio;   
  • Clay Dean*, CEO, First Mid Insurance Group, Mattoon, Ill.;
  • Todd Ellis, president, Sandy Spring Insurance Corp., Glen Burnie, Md.; 
  • Juan Garcia, head of insurance, HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management, New York; 
  • Dawn Goldbacher, vice president of national accounts, Prudential, Newark, N.J.; 
  • Richard Katz, vice president, direct marketing and sales, American National Insurance Company, League City, Texas;
  • Phil Latvis, president and CEO, Centurion Insurance Group, Hanover, N.H.;
  • Chuck Maggard, president and CEO, KenBanc Insurance Services, Louisville, Ky.;
  • Ray Smith, executive vice president, Renasant Bank, Tupelo, Miss.;
  • Mike Strickland*, senior manager, Wheatland Advisors, Prairie Village, Kan.;
  • Sara Webb, senior product manager, PNC Insurance Services, Charlotte, N.C.; 
  • Scott Woods*, president, Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., Jackson, Miss.; and
  • Ron Zickert, executive vice president of sales, Affinion Group, Franklin, Tenn. 
*Incoming board member

The American Bankers Insurance Association is the separately chartered insurance subsidiary of the American Bankers Association and is the only Washington, D.C.-based full service association for bank insurance interests. ABIA’s mission is to develop policy and provide advocacy for banks in insurance and to support bank insurance operations through research, education, compliance-assistance and peer group networking opportunities. ABIA Membership consists of banks, and their affiliated agencies, insurance companies, marketing, and administrative services suppliers, non-bank lending organizations and other firms involved in the bank affiliated insurance industry. Additional information on ABIA can be found on the Internet at www.theabia.com.


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