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(Includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Rhode Island, Vermont)

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2016 Board Members

Denise Tessier

Denise Tessier, JD, CPCU, ARe, ARM-e, MCE
Regulatory Compliance Project Executive - Insurance
IBM Global Technology Services
Financial Services Center of Excellence
E: Denise.Tessier@us.ibm.com
P: 413-219-4525

Vice President
Brian M. Duval
Director, Product Management
Liberty Mutual Benefits
175 Berkeley Street, MS 05250
Boston, MA 02116
E: BRIAN.DUVAL@libertymutual.com
P: 857-224-8483


Mark R. Franklin

Mark R. Franklin
Franklin Regulatory Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 1116
Southbury CT 06488
E: franklinregconsulting@gmail.com
P: 860-729-9864

Sarah J. Huffer

Sarah J. Huffer
Director, Corporate & Product Compliance
Currin Compliance Services, Inc.
14 Main Street
Greenwich, NY 12834
E: shuffer@currincompliance.com
P: 518-512-0177
Main: 518-692-2494 | Direct: 518-512-0177


Michael R. Sternberg

Past President
Michael R. Sternberg
Regulatory Consultant & Legal Counsel
Regulatory & Compliance
Beazley Group
30 Batterson Park Road
Farmington CT 06032
E: michael.sternberg@beazley.com
P: 860-674-4664

Julie A. Levine

Regional Director
Julie A. Levine, JD
Regulatory Compliance
Cigna Corporate Insurance
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
E: julie.levine@cigna.com
P: (860) 226-9019 [6-9019]




Planning & Events Committee: Planning upcoming Events and Chapter Meetings

Sara R. Thomas (Chair)
Senior Compliance Analyst
Liberty Mutual Benefits


Volunteer Recognition Committee: Identifying and recognizing outstanding volunteer leaders and recruiting new volunteers.

Stephen Fisher (Chair)
Beazley Group


Membership Committee: Promoting AICP to attract new members, provide information to existing members.

Seeking Volunteers


Marketing/Publicity/Website: Works directly with National Website committee to maintain Website content for our chapter, explores ways to market the value of our chapter, in order to enhance the image and increase the recognition of AICP within the industry.

Seeking Volunteers


Nominating Committee: Identifies leaders within our chapter, coordinates the nomination process.

Michael R. Sternberg (Chair)
Regulatory Consultant & Legal Counsel
Regulatory & Compliance
Beazley Group

Seeking Volunteers


Meeting Dates/Info

While attending the AICP National Conference this September, please join the New England Chapter for an evening of Caribbean-themed appetizers, specialty cocktails, music, and relaxed networking at Orlando's Bahama Breeze. Enjoy a Mojito Bar thanks to our Sponsor, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Tuesday, September 27th, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Cost pp: $35 (AICP friends/family are welcome to register). Register TODAY - Space is Limited! Online Registration is HERE. Please also see details and paper/mail registration info, attached.

2016 Summer Educational Meeting & Networking Event – REGISTER TODAY!
* plus optional afternoon networking activities *
Thursday, June 30th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Norwich Inn & Spa
607 W. Thames St, Norwich, CT

Featured Sessions & Speakers:

“Legislative Update 2016”
Kathy Donovan (Wolters Kluwer Financial Services), Senior Regulatory Counsel with more than 20 years of insurance regulatory experience and expertise. Dedicated to understanding and providing solutions to the complexities insurers face, helping improve compliance understanding and results.

“Maximizing the Compliance Department's Value to the Insurance Company”
Ellen Walsh (Price Waterhouse Coopers), Ellen is a partner in the Financial Services Risk and Regulatory Advisory Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and provides risk management and regulatory advisory services to PwC’s leading insurance clients. She is currently leading PwC's efforts related to the impact of the regulatory change on insurance companies. For a complimentary copy of “Maximizing the Compliance Department's Value to the Insurance Company,” please contact Ellen Walsh, Partner in the Financial Services Risk and Regulatory Advisory Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ellen's email is: ellen.walsh@us.pwc.com.

Cost (includes 2 meals, speakers): Member $40; Non-member : $55
Special AICP hotel rate of $145 per night and discounted spa services, either before or after conference – see details below For hotel reservations, please call Karla Bragdon, sales service coordinator, at (860) 425-3684 and mention “AICP Meeting.” Questions? Email Sara Thomas at SaraR.Thomas@libertymutual.com

Space is limited- Register for the summer meeting today!

Schedule of Events

9 a.m. Arrival and Coffee/Light Bbreakfast

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 2016 Legislative Year in Review Kathy Donovan, Senior Compliance Counsel for Insurance Compliance Solutions

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Maximizing the Compliance Department’s Value to the Insurance Company Ellen Walsh, PwC, Partner, Financial Services Advisory Practice

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Networking Lunch, including an update on New England Chapter activities, including renewed website & membership efforts. Guest speaker TBD.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Optional Breakouts & Activities

  • Norwich Inn & Spa Relaxation Therapies. Conference attendees get 25% off all spa treatments. Attendees will book spa treatments on their own (own cost), and can meet up in the relaxation common areas. 37 treatment rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool, relaxation room, sauna, steam room, hot tub, salon, signature services and product lines, fitness classes, and activities are all designed to redefine the idea of health and wellness. This is a pampering spa, where treatments both relax and stimulate your senses. Full treatment, massage and relaxation therapies available, and half-day packages: www.thespaatnorwichinn.com/spa-salon.
    Additional staff will be added to the spa if our group will be taking advantage of the offer - please mark your interest on the registration form! Booking details below – book early for preferred times.

  • 9-hole Golf Scramble at the Norwich Golf Course. Tee times start at 1:30 ($35 pp includes cart, payable to the club on the day of play); Norwich Golf Club | 685 New London Turnpike, Norwich CT 06360
    The Norwich Golf Course is a municipal golf course owned by the City of Norwich and open to the public. Featuring a challenging 6,228 yard design constructed over undulating terrain playing to a par of 71 from the longest tees. The course rating is 70.0 and has a slope rating of 131 on Rye grass fairways. We will be hosting a scramble with mixer 4-people teams. Limited availability - make sure to mark your interest on the registration form so we can arrange foursomes.

  • Test Your Luck with New Friends! Foxwoods Casino (hotel shuttle available - hotel is owned by Foxwoods) or Mohegan (short drive or walk). Mark interest in shuttle on form.
    Download details and paper registration form here or online.

PRIOR MEETING RECAP: New England Chapter Holds its 20th Annual E-Day!

The AICP New England Chapter held its 20th Annual E-Day April 29th at the lovely Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H. Close to 100 insurance compliance professionals and state supervisors from six states benefitted from a choice of 14 educational sessions, including regulator roundtables, industry “hot topics” sessions, and property & casualty, life and health specific topics. Guest speakers included Eric Nordman, director of Regulatory Services at the NAIC, and New Hampshire insurance commissioner Roger Sevigny provided a keynote speech about challenges facing the insurance industry.

Rhode Island Update from Paula Pallozzi

Our Sharing Economy Overview from Eric Nordman

Property & Casualty Trends from Joe Bienick

Legislative and Regulatory Update


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