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2017 Program Details

General Session: Regulator Round-Up


    A panel of western-state domicile regulators, fielding questions from the moderator and the audience regarding their state views on captives and the captive industry in general. This is an informal method of getting to know the panelists in a formal setting but without the constraints of prepared presentations.
Arizona Regulator Vincent Gosz
Vincent Gosz
Mr. Gosz joined the Arizona Department of Insurance as the Chief Captive Analyst in March 2013. Prior to joining the Department, he held key financial roles in the insurance industry, including several years with a multi-line property and casualty insurer and a medical professional liability insurer, was an auditor with Deloitte & Touche and served four honorable years in the United States Air Force.

Vincent holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Cal State - San Bernardino and a MBA from Keller Graduate School. Vincent has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1995.
California Regulator Jill Jacobi
Jill Jacobi
Jill Jacobi, Senior Attorney IV, works in Legal Division, Corporate Affairs Bureau of the state of California Department of Insurance in San Francisco. Jill has been an attorney with the California Department since August 1, 1989. As part of her work, Jill has served as chair, and currently serves as vice-chair for California Commissioner Dave Jones, of the NAIC Risk Retention (E) Task Force and chaired a subgroup of the NAIC Risk Retention (C) Working Group that overhauled the NAIC Risk Retention Handbook and added corporate governance standards to the Risk Retention Model law. Prior to joining the Department of Insurance, Jill worked in private practice in San Francisco, California representing surety insurers in civil litigation arising out of notary and probate fiduciary bond claims.

Jill graduated from Montclair State College, now Montclair State University, in Upper Montclair, New Jersey Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1981. Jill received her Juris Doctor degree, with Honors, from the University of San Francisco School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in December, 1984.
Missouri Regulator John Talley
John Talley
John M. Talley, J.D., is the captive program manager for the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration. John is responsible for overseeing Missouri's captive domicile and assisting those who desire to form captives in Missouri to meet all the requirements of captive laws and regulations. Prior to coming to Missouri, John was the Chief of the Office of Captive Insurance for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Prior to New Jersey, he worked for the insurance departments of New Hampshire and Alaska.

John received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Kansas and is admitted to practice law in Kansas, Alaska and New Hampshire. After several years in corporate and private practice, John accumulated over 25 years of experience in the insurance regulatory matters, with extensive knowledge in property and casualty, life and health and surplus lines insurance.

Montana Regulator Steve Matthews
Steve Matthews
Steve Matthews is the Chief Financial Examiner and Captive Insurance Coordinator with the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor. As Chief Financial Examiner, Steve is responsible for the financial regulation of both captive and traditional insurance companies. As Captive Insurance Coordinator, Steve oversees the entire captive insurance program in Montana. Montana is currently home to more than 150 captive insurance companies, 17 of which are risk retention groups. From 1996 to 2005 Steve served as financial analyst and Director of Regulatory Compliance for the Alternative Risk Transfer Division of the South Carolina Department of Insurance.

In total, Steve has been involved in the state regulation of captive insurance companies for more than 18 years (15 years with captives). Steve also serves on the RRG Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Utah Regulator - Travis Wegkamp
Travis Wegkamp
Travis K. Wegkamp was named Utah Director of Captive Insurance on August 15, 2016 by Insurance Commissioner Todd E. Kiser. Prior to his appointment as Director Travis served as Assistant Director of Captive Insurance and as Financial Examiner before that when he joined the Utah Captive Insurance Division in May of 2011. Travis was an Audit Assurance Associate for McGladrey and Pullen in Las Vegas before his move and transition to captive insurance in Utah.

Travis is a native of Utah, growing up in beautiful southwestern Utah in the city of St. George. He graduated with an Associate's of Business degree from Dixie State College, before moving on to Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City, Utah where he obtained a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in accounting and then finally receiving his Masters' of Accountancy degree from SUU as well.

Daily Schedule of Events for May 2017

Monday, May 22nd
  9:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor Set Up
  7:30am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration/Onsite Office Open
  8:00am - 3:00pmOffsite Activities - Golf, Olympic Park Visit
  5:00pm - 6:00pmAnnual Association Meetings:
AzCIA Annual Membership Meeting
UCIA Annual Membership Meeting
MOCIA Annual Membership Meeting
  6:00pm - 7:30pmWelcome Reception with Exhibitors
Tuesday, May 23rd
  8:00am - 5:00pmExhibit Booths Open
  7:30am - 4:00pmRegistration
  8:00am - 8:45amBreakfast Buffet
  9:00am - 10:00amKeynote Session - Guest Speaker: Clark Whitworth, CEO of Larry Miller Group
  10:00am - 10:15amBreak
Sponsored by Imperial PFS
  10:15am - 11:30amTrack A - Actuary Methodologies

Track B - Sharing Economy
  11:30am - 1:00pmLunch Buffet - New Science of Decision Making
Sponsored by Larson & Company
  1:00pm - 2:15pmGeneral Session - Policy and Politics: Impacts on ERC Captives
  2:15pm - 2:30pmBreak
Sponsored by Active Captive Management
  2:30pm - 3:45pmTrack A - Captive Best Practices

Track B - How Have I Used My Captive - Featuring Captive Owners
  3:45pm - 4:00pmBreak
  4:00pm - 5:00pmTrack A - Threats and Best Practices

Track B - Discussion of What Insurance Risk is Under Tax Law
  6:00pm - 10:00pmOff-Site - Dinner/Baseball Game
Wednesday, May 24th
  8:00am - 12:00pmExhibit Booths Open
  8:00am - 8:45amBreakfast Buffet with Exhibitors
  8:45am - 10:15amGeneral Session - The Brightest Opportunities Facing our Industry
  10:15am - 10:30amBreak
Sponsored by Larson & Company
  10:30am - 12:00pmRegulator Round-Up
  12:00pm - 2:00pmExhibitor Take Down
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