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JOHN TIENE CEO AGENCY NETWORK EXCHANGE

As CEO of Agency Network Exchange [ANE], a network of more than 50 independent insurance agencies across New Jersey and

BRADY KELLEY Executive director WHOLESALE & SPECIALTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION

As executive director for the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association, Brady Kelley manages the association’s staff activities, member services and business

SCOTT REESE Principal and managing partner ALLIANCE INSURANCE GROUP/ ASSUREDPARTNERS

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Pennsylvania, John Tiene has shaped ANE’s business model, which delivers hands-on support to agencies and their owners to increase retention and growth, improve operations, and increase contingent revenue by pooling premiums, all while allowing agencies to maintain 100% ownership and control of their businesses. Under Tiene’s leadership, ANE has strengthened relations with its core national and regional carriers, resulting in more than $100 million worth of new business generated for carriers by ANE agents in the last six years. Tiene has continuously championed ANE’s rapid growth, building a diverse agency plan that includes ethnic and culturally focused agencies. Tiene’s vision is for ANE to remain committed to promoting the independent agent, and he has written extensively about the challenges agencies face and how they can thrive in the changing insurance landscape. operations. Prior to WSIA, Kelley was executive director for NAPSLO and served for 13 years at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, providing oversight of all financial management and reporting, business strategy, risk management, and compliance activities. Kelley has also held a variety of roles outside of the industry, including on the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education and with Junior Achievement of Middle America. Over the past few years, Scott Reese has relied on his dedication to clients and knowledge of the industry to take Alliance Insurance Group from a $1 million business to $10 million in annual revenue, averaging approximately 20% growth a year. In order to extend its capacity and gain access to more carriers, Alliance Insurance Group became affiliated with AssuredPartners of Oregon in 2015. Reese continues to oversee the company’s efforts to develop insurance, risk management and financial protection strategies for today’s complex financial environment. In addition to serving as a client advisor to several national accounts, Reese designs and implements association group insurance programs.

LAURA BOYLAN Vice president, human resources PHILADELPHIA INSURANCE COMPANIES

The majority of Laura Boylan’s 19-year career in human resources has been dedicated to the insurance industry. She has spent the past 11 years at Philadelphia Insurance Companies [PHLY], where she currently leads and directs the delivery of HR solutions to approximately 2,000 employees. Boylan has been instrumental in the ongoing development of PHLY’s talent through the creation of leadership programs, the PHLY Women’s Leadership Series, mentoring programs and other offerings. She has also been a strong advocate of programs designed to bring new talent into the industry through meaningful internship and trainee programs, as well as partnering with local schools and the InVEST program.

DAWN FRAZIERBOHNERT Senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer LIBERTY MUTUAL

Since joining Liberty Mutual as chief diversity and inclusion officer in 2013, Frazier-Bohnert has spearheaded the design, development and implementation of the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and programs. Her efforts led Liberty Mutual to receive a 100% rating on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on LGBTQ workplace equality.

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The magazine for America’s insurance broking and advice community.