18 March 2019

​New CICA chair elected

​​Steve McElhiney, president of Tall Pines Insurance Company/CEO and chairman, EWI Re, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA).
McElhiney joined EWI Re in 2004. His insurance industry experience spans two decades with groups including Fireman’s Fund, TIG, Overseas Partners US Reinsurance Company and Argo.
He is a past president and chairman of the International CPCU Society and is past chairman of the board of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association.
“I look forward to building on the momentum CICA has created. We want to continue fostering relationships that connect the industry and strengthen our collective voice, elevate the emphasis on best practices and engage top talent,” McElhiney said.
In addition to McElhiney, the board elected Lance Abbott as vice chair and Renea Louie as secretary/treasurer. Abbott, president of BevCap Management, LLC, director of BevCap Captive Group, and director/shareholder of BevCap’s sponsored cell captive, was re-elected to a three-year term.