13 August 2021

Vermont Captive Association reshuffles board, appoints two captive owners

The Vermont Captive Insurance Association has appointed a number of new board members including two new captive owners. Both will join the board in October; both have been very active in the captive industry and involved in the Association for many years.

Joe Carter is vice president, Business Development and UE Experience at United Educators, a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group, where he sets the strategy for UE’s growth, which includes planning the sales, marketing, and distribution strategies that ensure success.

Carter is also responsible for teams that manage UE’s brand and constituent experience strategy, the Voice of Constituent (VOC) program, digital experience, member support, marketing, and communications.

Prior to joining UE, he served in executive and leadership roles at Bank of America, Prudential Property and Casualty and Allstate Corporation. He currently serves as a board member for the National Business Officers Association headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of several other education-focused associations.

Gail Newman, the second appointment, serves as the vice president of Risk Management for Bright Horizons Family Solutions. She continuously strives to innovate risk management strategies and evolve efficiencies in business practices to support the company’s global approach to Enterprise Risk Management.

Newman is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of management experience in the disciplines of financial and operations management, six sigma/business process improvement, leading internal audit organizations as well as insurance and captive management.

Passionate about finding synergies in business and her community, Newman is actively involved with volunteering with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, supporting the Vermont Captive Insurance Association, serving as a Board Member of the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation, and supporting sustainable gardening and farming efforts in her hometown.

Stepping off the board are Jan Klodowski of Agrisurance and Wilda Seymour, formerly of Franklin Casualty Insurance Company RRG in Philadelphia.

“My deepest thanks to Jan and Wilda for the leadership, energy and friendship provided me, VCIA’s staff, and the Association during their terms on the board,” president Rich Smith stated. “Both incoming directors bring a wealth of experience to VCIA and the Association looks forward to embracing their excellent leadership.

“Joe and Gail represent the best of what makes our industry tick: leadership and knowledge combined with commitment and enthusiasm to captive insurance. I look forward to working with them to advance the captive industry and the Association over the next few years.” Joe and Gail will begin their tenure in October.”

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