June 12-13, 2024 | Columbus, Ohio

Committee Information

NAMIC values member involvement so this event, like all events offered by NAMIC, has been developed with member input from dedicated volunteers.

Committee Chair
Benjamin Peetz, CSP, CFPS, AFIS
Risk Control Consultant

Vice Chair
Ward Henderson, CFPS, CRM
Manager, Prevention – Training, Innovation and Communications
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Lisa Barber, AINS, AFIS, MLIS, AAIC Ag Advisor
Ag Business/Product Manager
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho

Steve Carroll
Operations Manager
Frontier – Mt. Carroll Mutual Insurance Company

Robin Chambers
Farm Underwriting Specialist
CFM Insurance

John Ballarini
Director Inspection Services Commercial Risk
The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

Jeremy Burdt, AFIS
AgLoss Control Specialist
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Ashley White, CPCU, ARM, AFIS, AINS, API
Farm and Commercial Underwriter
Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company

Ryan Michalek, PE, LEED AP, CRIS, UL CRP, ARM
Risk Management Property Engineer
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Scott Barhorst, AFIS, PFMM
Senior Managing Director
Aon Reinsurance Solutions

Carl Gruber, CSPHA, CSRM
Loss Prevention Specialist
SFM Mutual Insurance Company

Colin Niemeier
Reinsurance Territory Manager
Mutual Boiler Re

Staff Liaison
Taylor Blankenship
Senior Event and Program Specialist

Staff Resource
Crista Hassett
Senior Vice President – Events, Education, & Association Services



Kim Bates
Member Concierge – Member Experience



Corporate Event Sponsor:

Grinnell Re

Our Event Sponsors:

Guy Carpenter
Mutual Boiler Re
PrevTech Innovations Inc.