The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) has named Stephanie Mapes, director of the Burlington-based law firm Paul Frank + Collins, as its new board chair.
Mapes has served on the board of directors since 2018 and has been a long-standing member of VCIA, having chaired its conference and legislative committees.
Mapes has been working in the captive insurance industry for more than 30 years and . She is the immediate past president of Paul Frank + Collins and the head of its captive insurance team, which operates both domestically and in the London and Bermuda markets.
She has also taught classes on captive insurance at Vermont Law School, on the faculty of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE), at RIMS, VCIA, CICA, World Captive Forum, NRRA and at Bermuda forums. She also serves on several community and professional boards, including the National Risk Retention Association government affairs committee and the ICCIE curriculum committee.
She takes over the role from the outgoing chair Jan Klodowski, vice president of Agri-Services Agency, an agricultural focused insurance group located in Syracuse, New York, who served two terms in the position.
Rich Smith, president of the VCIA, welcomed Mapes’ “stellar combination of experience, professionalism, common sense and energy.”
He also thanked Klodowski for her efforts, especially in developing the VCIA’s virtual conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other VCIA board members include: board vice chair, Andrew Baillie of AES; board treasurer, Dennis Silvia of Cedar Consulting; board secretary, Tracy Hassett of EDHealth; immediate past chair, Klodowski: Donna Blair, independent consultant; Lawrence Cook, Sedgwick; Jason Palmer, Willis Towers Watson; Wilda Seymour, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Franklin Casualty Insurance Company RRG; Anne Marie Towle, Hylant; and Derick White, Strategic Risk Solutions.
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