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LIC Operations Committee Meeting

10/6/2021 10:00 AM EDT - 3:00 EDT



The LIC Operations Committee Meeting provides an opportunity to develop business relationships and share ideas with fellow operations executives at small life companies and fraternals. Participants select the most relevant discussion and presentation topics.

The meeting will be held online via Webex; instructions will be included in the confirmation email when you sign up. For tips see

The meeting is open to insurance company executives, with a discounted registration fee for LIC members. Affiliate Members/Vendors pay a sponsorship fee in order to attend. Find out about LIC sponsorship opportunities.

Preliminary List of Attendees
1891 Financial Life - Mary Krutiak, Director Communications
1891 Financial Life - Tu Hornstra, Chief Operations Manager
American Fraternal Alliance - Allison Koppel, Chief Executive Officer
American Fraternal Alliance - Elizabeth Patel, Advocacy and membership manager
American Savings Life Insurance Company - Michael Frahm, Vice President
American Savings Life Insurance Company - Paul Whetten, EVP/COO
BFC - Mark Anderson, National Account Executive
Breathe Life - Patrick Viau, Chief Client Officer
Catholic Life Insurance - Tricia Michalek, Vice President - Operations
Catholic Order of Foresters - Joni Kazmierczak, VP of Business Analysis and IT
Catholic Union of Texas, The KJT - Chris Urban, President
Catholic United Financial - Trisha Schilling, Director of Operations
COF - Kristin McDaniel, New Business Operations
Columbian Financial Group - Kelly Klink, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Projects
ELCO - James Huitt, Policy Owner Service Specialist
Gleaner Life - Barbara Janowski, VP, Insurance Operations & Chief Underwriter
Gleaner Life Insurance Society - Nikki Carson, Senior Systems Analyst
Homesteaders Life Company - Krista Frank, Senior Vice President, Customer Service
iPipeline - Tom Spalthoff, AVP, Sales
Kemper - Rachelle Knau, AVP Policy Administration
Kemper Insurance - Kevin Vernon, Sr. Manager, Agent Licensing & Field Compensation Operations
Kemper Life - Dawn Tahghighi, Director
KSKJ Life - Stu Buchanan, COO
Liberty Bankers Insurance Group - Michelle Clements, SVP Operations
Manage My Limited - Stuart Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer
MRS - GG ONCEL, Head of Customer Strategy & Growth
Optimum Re - Deb Zimmerman, VP, Operations
Puritan Life Insurance Company of America - Heather Miller, Sr. Business Analyst
QLAdmin Solutions - Kat Correa, Chief Marketing Officer
Royal Neighbors of America - Matt Stoefen, CSC Director
SPJST - Roy Vajdak, Controller
Texas Service Life Ins. Co. - Casey Hughes, Chief Operating Officer
thinktum - Emily Freure, Business Insurance Analyst
thinktum - Jenn McLean, AVP Operations
Trilogy Actuarial Solutions - Amy Phillips, Partner
Trilogy Actuarial Solutions - Douglas Brown, Founding Partner
Trilogy Actuarial Solutions - Joshua Gerdes, Founding Partner
Woman's Life Insurance Society - Vickie Fournier, Director of Member Service


Insurance Companies

Earlybird registration is $100 for LIC Member insurance companies ($200 for nonmembers). After September 8, registration is $150 for LIC members ($250 for nonmembers).

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Group Discount for Insurance Companies: The first two attendees from an insurance company should register at the full Individual Registration rate. Additional people from the same insurance company can attend for just $25 by using the discount code GRP25.

Fraternal Organizations

The American Fraternal Alliance proudly offers its fraternal leaders complimentary registration to this LIC virtual event. Request the complimentary link from

Vendors/Service Providers

Non-insurance companies must be a meeting sponsor in order to participate in LIC Committee Meetings (LIC Affiliates $350 / Nonmembers $500). One registration is included. Up to two additional representatives can attend for $50 per person.

Reserve your sponsorship by completing the LIC Sponsorship Form. Upon receipt of the form you'll receive the sponsor registration link.

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