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2023 Central U.S. Quake Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2023)

Register Today: NAIC and Missouri DCI to Sponsor 2023 Central U.S. Quake Summit – Closing the Gap, November 14

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance are co-sponsoring the 2023 Central U.S. Quake Summit, November 14 in St. Louis, Missouri. Join regulators, insurers, emergency management leaders, and government officials to learn and discuss how to “close the gap” on earthquake insurance coverage, particularly in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Registration is open.

Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance Director and NAIC President Chlora Lindley-Myers and Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium Executive Director Brian Blake will kick off the Summit with welcome remarks.

Participants will hear presentations on earthquake science and tools to assess risk; why coordination and collaboration among agencies before disasters is key to effective risk management strategies; what consumers need to know about earthquake insurance options and how to use effective messaging to reach them; how to establish mitigation programs for community resilience; how insurers are innovating on risk transfer solutions, and more.

Presenters include: Alexander S. Adams Vega, Puerto Rico Insurance Commissioner; Matt Barton, Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Association of Insurance Agents; Jeff Briggs, Earthquake Program Manager, Missouri Emergency Management Agency; Alton Byrd, Managing Director, Public Sector Partnership, Aon Reinsurance Solutions; Lori Croy, Director of Communications, Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance; Jeff Czajkowski, Director, Center for Insurance Policy and Research; Dipika Deol, Senior Client Manager Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re; Jackie Higgins, Head Public Sector Solutions North America, Swiss Re; John M. Huff, President and CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers; Dan Kaniewski, Managing Director, Public Sector, Marsh McLennan; Harold Magistrale, FM Global; Brian Powell, Deputy Insurance Commissioner and Director of the Office of Risk and Resilience, Alabama Department of Insurance; Tom Pratt, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey; Jim Remillard, Director, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency; Brenda Rourke, Communications Research Scientist, National Association of Insurance Commissioners; Katie Sabo, Senior Managing Director, Aon Reinsurance Solutions; Andrea Spillers, Regional 7 Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Christopher Sykes, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter; and Megan Zimmerman, Product Manager, Catastrophe Models, Verisk.  

The Central U.S. Quake Summit will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Registered attendees are invited to attend a welcome reception on Monday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza.

Register today to join this critical conversation. Reserve your hotel room by October 17 to take advantage of preferred rates.

About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.