Education Committee

The AAMGA’s Education Committee works with the AAMGA University Chancellor and Headquarters’ University staff to ensure quality, relevant courses are made available to members.

The committee meets regularly to discuss upcoming University events including Weekend programs, Stand-Alone programs and Agency and Company-sponsored courses. The committee provides input on class topic selection, content, instructors and locations with the goal of providing members with the ideal technical and developmental solutions to meet their educational needs. A wide variety of wholesale and surplus lines audiences are represented by the committee thanks to the differing backgrounds that each of the members bring.

The committee provides input on strategic University initiatives such as long-range course planning and University marketing initiatives. The commitment of committee members has led to the honor of AAMGA University being one of the most important benefits of being an AAMGA member.

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Members of the 2016-2017 AAMGA Education Committee are


Mark A. Rothert, CIW
Rothert Insurance, CMGA

Vice Chancellor

Scott Anderson
Concorde General Agency, Inc.


Chip Pecchio
RSUI Group, Inc

Vice Chair

Barbara Simpson
Russell Bond & Co., Inc., CMGA


Deirde Barbee

Chris Behymer, CIW, CPCU, ASLI
Markel - West / Scottsdale

Michael D. Brown, CPCU, CCRA, AU-S
Golden Bear Insurance Company

Diane Dahle
General Star Management Company

Barbara Evans
Associated Insurance Administrators, Inc., CMGA

Emily Flanagan
AmWINS Group, Inc.

Erik Netterfield
Hudson Insurance Group

Matija Obradovic
Outsource Insurance Professionals, Inc.

Jamie Olson
Nationwide E&S/Specialty

Monique Riley
Markel - West / Scottsdale

Mark Schauss
Markel - Corporate Office

Kristen Skender
USG Insurance Services, Inc.

Rosemary Sloane
AmWINS Group, Inc.

Rodney Smith
Lloyd's America, Inc.

Bryant Steele
Burns & Wilcox, Ltd.

Esmeralda Temores, CRIS
Worldwide Facilities, Inc., CMGA

David Toombs
Bell & Clements Ltd.