California Insurance Wholesalers Association appoints four new directors

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California Insurance Wholesalers Association appoints four new directors

Insurance News

By Jonalyn Cueto

The California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA), a professional trade association in the California excess and surplus (E&S) insurance sector, has announced the addition of four professionals to its board of directors.

According to a Press release, the induction of the new directors took place during CIWA’s recent board meeting on January 21, with the official unveiling occurring at the prestigious CIWA Annual Meeting held on January 22 in Indian Wells, CA. Elected members are slated to serve two-year terms on the board.

The following individuals have been appointed as new directors:

  • Mark Kaufman – regional executive vice president, XPT Specialty
  • Jeff Case – wholesale broker, Bridge Specialty/Hull & Company
  • Aimee Bernadicou – lead broker, M.J. Hall & Company Insurance Brokers
  • Peter Schifrin – president, Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey, Inc.

John Donahue, president of CIWA, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the new additions.

“I am delighted to welcome our four new board members for the 2024/25 term,” he said. “Their varied expertise and commitment to our mission will undoubtedly strengthen CIWA’s impact within the California E&S insurance landscape.” Donahue also extended gratitude to departing board member Emil Moskowitz, acknowledging his “exceptional leadership” spanning 15 years, describing his tenure as having left an “indelible mark on CIWA’s legacy.”

While Kaufman returns to the CIWA board of directors, Case, Schifrin, and Bernadicou embark on their inaugural terms.

“I have a long history with CIWA and am honored to be returning to the board,” said Kaufman. “CIWA’s commitment to the California insurance sector aligns with my passion for the industry. I’m excited to collaborate with fellow board members, leveraging our collective knowledge to propel CIWA’s initiatives and contribute to the vibrant insurance community we serve.”

CIWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy, education, and networking in the property and casualty segment of the insurance industry.

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