Remember when you could travel to cool places and see all your captive industry friends at one of the main conferences that happened throughout the year? Yeah, the memory is beginning to fade in my mind as well.
However, I do remember the electricity when one of the captive industry’s most famous “rock stars” would enter the room at these events and everybody’s head would turn to get a look. Of course, that person was our own Dave Provost, Deputy Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) – it was like Mick Jagger entered (minus the entourage)!
For all you folks who know Dave, Mick doesn’t readily pop into mind. Dave is friendly, approachable, and has a singing voice like a screech owl (honestly, I have never heard him sing – he may sing like an angel). And let’s not even touch the hair. But captive insurance is the one place where a tiny state like Vermont is the big gorilla and Dave is at the pinnacle of Vermont’s captive world.
So even though you can’t come to Vermont in person this year for our conference, joining VCIA’s Virtual 2020 gives you an opportunity to see Mick, err Dave, in his element. The last event of our three-day conference will be Hot Topics with Dave Provost. Dave will be joined by other highly experienced panelists, for an engaging and interactive discussion on current hot topics impacting the captive insurance industry.
Moderated by Dan Reynolds, editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance Magazine, panelists and audience members alike will share their experience and insight ensuring that attendees are well-informed about current trends in the captive industry. The panel includes Kent Broussard, President of Bluegrass Insurance Company, Inc., an 831-b captive formed in the State of Vermont in 2014 on behalf of Sazerac Company, Inc., one of the top alcoholic beverage suppliers in the world.
Rounding out the group is Dave Tatlock, a director at Strategic Risk Solutions Vermont Ltd. and is responsible for the management of a portfolio of single parent, group and sponsored captive insurance companies domiciled in Vermont and Connecticut. And last, and certainly not least, is Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance at DFR, and Dave Provost’s righthand woman – hmmmm, perhaps Vermont’s own Lady Gaga?
Join us for this session which will tie together themes discovered during VCIA Virtual and say farewell on an energetic note! I look forward to seeing you all in August at VCIA Virtual! View all the details and register for the event here.