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NAMIC Management Conference | June 26-29, 2016 | Westin Hilton Head Island Resort | Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Event Contact

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
Director - Meetings & Special Projects

Kristen Spriggs

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President - Member Development

General Information

The Management Conference is a summit for CEOs, executive teams, and future leaders of the industry.

Power sessions focus on strategy, innovation, leadership and industry trends. Concurrent sessions dive into operational and emerging issues. Workshops and interactive sessions allow for extended discussions and opportunities to learn from fellow leaders in the industry.

Top-notch speakers, unrivaled networking opportunities, and an inspirational setting allow executives to connect with industry leaders and gain insight on the important issues facing the industry.

Each year more and more industry executives discover why the NAMIC Management Conference is a different kind of business meeting.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs. This conference is designed for CEO's, senior executives, and future leaders from property/casualty insurance companies

This event is designed for:

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Future Leaders

Management Conference Committee Members

Richard Bland
Enhanced Mutual Strategies, LLC

Tod Carmony
Wayne Mutual Insurance Company

David Hendrix
CFO & Treasurer
Ohio Mutual Insurance Company

Joe Hoff
Chief Operating Officer
North Star Mutual Insurance Company

Todd Rissel
e2Value, Inc.

Brian J. Smith
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Preferred Mutual

Jill Wagner
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company

Keith Wolfe
Managing Director
Swiss Re

Conference Registration Fees

Registration fees will be available in August 2015.

Optional Workshop

More information on the Optional Workshop will be available soon.

Optional Activities

More information on Optional Activities will be available soon.

First Time Attendees

We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Management Conference. We would like to get to know you and provide you with some valuable networking opportunities. Don't be shy; please indicate on your registration form if you are a first time attendee. We are excited to meet you!

Registration Confirmation

You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail or call (800) 336-2642.

Registration Cancellations

All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before Sunday, May 29, 2016 are 100 percent refundable. After Sunday, May 29, 2016 a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Any refund due will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after Sunday, June 5, 2016 so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to or fax (317) 876-6213. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities and Golf follow the Conference Cancellation Policy. Cancelling a conference registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far in advance of the program as possible.

What to Wear

The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual.


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the conference, e-mail

Conference Agenda

The agenda will be available soon.

Session Proposals

Interested in speaking at this conference? Submit your session proposal to Crista Hassett.

Optional Activities

Optional Activity Information will be available soon.

Where to Stay

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
Two Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928
Ph: (843) 681-4000

Event Hotel Rate and Cut-Off Date

Resort View Rooms: $229 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy

Step out onto your own private balcony in one of our Resort View guest rooms to take in the beauty that surrounds you. Some rooms offer a view of the native trees that dapple our garden area; others highlight our soothing and engaging Koi Pond. Either way, you're never further than a deep breath away from a feeling of bliss.

Discover a room brushed with a palette of soothing tones and inviting Southern accents. And delight in our signature Westin Heavenly Bed® complete with fine linens, as well as our rejuvenating Heavenly Bath® to thoroughly renew your mind and spirits.

Ocean/Pool View Rooms: $259 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy

Enjoy a rejuvenating experience in one of our spacious Ocean-Pool View rooms, each specially designed to soother your spirit and welcome you with inviting Coastal accents. From each room’s private balcony, you’ll enjoy expansive views of our renewed pool areas or glimpses of the Atlantic from your balcony.

When it's time to thoroughly renew your mind and body, discover our signature Westin Heavenly Bed® complete with fine linens and adjustable LED reading lights, as well as our rejuvenating Heavenly Bath® with a soothing Rain Forest showerhead.

Ocean View Rooms: $289 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy

Step onto your own private balcony to gaze out upon the sugar-white sand beaches and take in the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean. Close your eyes and feel the cooling breezes as you listen to the waves kiss the sand. Open them up again to remind yourself that this beauty is part of the reason you chose to visit Hilton Head Island. The peaceful feeling continues inside in your deluxe Ocean View guest room, which has been appointed in soothing accents inspired by the natural surroundings and the rich history of the area.

When it's time to truly relax, discover our signature Westin Heavenly Bed® complete with fine linens and LED reading lights that adjust to your liking, as well as our rejuvenating Heavenly Bath® with Rain Forest showerhead to thoroughly renew tired minds and muscles after active days spent in the sun and surf.

Management Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 23, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate.

Hotel Reservations

To make a reservation, call the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (843) 681-4000 and be sure to mention you are attending the NAMIC Management Conference when making your reservation.

Please contact NAMIC’s registrar and housing coordinator, Julie Motyka, if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.

Travel Information

Two airports service the Hilton Head Island area: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport located approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of the island and Hilton Head Airport, located approximately 5 miles (8 km) from all island resorts.

  • The nearest international airport is the Savannah/Hilton Head Island International Airport, located 45 minutes from the Island. All flights are met by ground transportation companies. KShuttle is available for approximately $47 one way or $84 round trip. Taxi service is approximately $80 one way.

  • Located on the north end of the Island within 5 miles of all Island resorts, US Airways Express from Charlotte offers daily flights to the Hilton Head Airport. Click here for more information. Ground transportation options are available here. Taxi service is approximately $16.00.

By Rail:
Amtrak service is available via Savannah, Georgia, which is located 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, or via Yemassee, South Carolina, which is located approximately an hour from Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit

By Car:

Directions from Savannah Airport:
Take Airways Avenue and follow the signs to Interstate 95 North.
Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 8 and turn onto Highway 278 East.
Proceed on Highway 278 East to Hilton Head Island.
Continue on Highway 278 East and bear right onto Business Highway 278.
Continue 3.5 miles to Port Royal Plantation.
Turn left at the light into the Port Royal Plantation entrance

Directions from Hilton Head Airport:
Turn left out of the terminal onto Beach City Road.
At the traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Mathews Drive.
Turn left onto Highway 278 (William Hilton Parkway) and then turn left into Port Royal Plantation.
Follow the signs to the resort.

For your specific and detailed driving directions, please refer to




Area Attractions

The largest barrier island between New Jersey and Florida, with 12 miles of breathtaking Atlantic beachfront, Hilton Head Island is located on the Intra-coastal Waterway and encompasses vast sea marshes, creeks and lagoons, and moss-draped forests of live oaks, magnolias, pines and palmettos. Wildlife preserves make the island home to hundreds of species of birds and animals, including the familiar alligator.

With its trademark striped lighthouse, world-class golfing, top-ranked tennis facilities and magical marinas—it's no wonder why Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to retreat and reinvigorate. Practically any water sport imaginable is available, along with great outlet and boutique shopping and award-winning restaurants—for countless ways to plan your getaway.


  • Port Royal Golf Club: 0.3 miles
    Nestled along the Atlantic coastline, Port Royal Golf Club, named one of the "Top 10 'Exotic' Golf Courses in the World" by World Property Channel and one of the "Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts" by Golf Digest Magazine, is located on the northwestern point of Hilton Head Island. The Club is situated in the Port Royal Plantation along with the luxurious oceanfront Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.
  • Harbour Town Golf Links: 7 miles
    This distinguished golf course places a premium on finesse, imagination and shot-making, rather than strength, making it a perennial favorite among PGA TOUR players. Put your game to the ultimate test - against a collection of par threes ranked among the world's finest and a par-4 18th hole considered one of the most feared in all of golf, particularly when the wind is blowing off Calibogue Sound. The crowning achievement of famed designer Pete Dye, this celebrated PGA TOUR golf course is a true test of the game of golf.

Nearby Destinations

  • Historic Beaufort Waterfront: 40 miles
    When visitors think or hear about Beaufort, they are often referring to the Beaufort downtown waterfront area, on Bay Street. This area is lined with small shops, taverns, art galleries and dining spots. The Chambers Waterfront Park provides a casual place to relax, walk or to just enjoy "wasting time" or to "refresh one's soul". Many of the dining spots and pub style taverns have open or covered porches that offer views of the park and the waterfront, providing a very relaxing and unique experience. Many taverns and dining establishments are in historic buildings. The waterfront park also is home to many of the city's festivals and events.
  • Savannah Historic District: 40 miles
    The Historic District of Savannah is the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality. The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.


  • Port Royal Racquet Club: 0.2 miles
    Set amid pines, maples, live oaks and the occasional magnolia, the 14-court Racquet Club is the premier tennis facility in South Carolina, showcasing both Har-Tru clay and Nova hard courts. The Racquet Club features ten Har-Tru clay courts and four Nova hard courts, with stadium seating and lights for night matches. Confederate jasmines and other lush tropical vegetation set the backdrop for a full range of quality tennis programs led by certified professionals and a friendly Pro Shop staff.
  • Pinckney Island Wild Refuge: 3 miles
    Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered natural habitats and species. At 1,200 acres, Pinckney is the largest of the refuge's islands and the only one open to the public.


  • Shelter Cove Towne Center: 3 miles
    Overlooking beautiful Broad Creek, Shelter Cove Towne Centre is a unique lifestyle village featuring 290,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space surrounded by natural amenities and luxury residences. A joint venture between Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial and Kroger Real Estate, Shelter Cove Towne Centre is the perfect mix of shops, restaurants and residences, providing a vibrant destination for Hilton Head Island residents and the 2.5 million visitors that vacation on the island annually.
  • Harbour Town: 7 miles
    Shopping in Harbour Town is an undeniable pleasure, with gentle seabreezes carried from Calibogue Sound and a relaxed, unhurried pace that takes browsing and buying to a whole new level of enjoyment. Shaded red rocking chairs along the harbour encourage you to rest and recharge, perhaps with an ice cream cone or your favorite beverage. Spend a leisurely day -- or more discovering the Harbour Town Shops, an experience to be savored.
  • Tanger Outlet Stores: 10 miles
    Shop Tanger Outlets 2 locations on Hwy. 278, 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head with over 85 brand names to choose from.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Management Conferences is a summit for CEOs, senior executives, and future leaders of property/casualty companies. Sessions are followed by afternoon golf, recreation, and other networking opportunities. Power sessions focus on strategy and leadership, with concurrent sessions focused on industry emerging issues, product development ideas, operational excellence, and ways to leverage technology to its greatest advantage.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Aaron Lifford, Sponsorship and Advertising Specialist at (800) 336-2642, ext. 1055 or at If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
Conference Sessions – Conference Casual
Tuesday is company shirt day. Wear your logo proudly.
Optional Activities – Casual
Golf Outing – Golf attire including appropriate footwear
Welcome Reception – Business or dressy resort attire
Closing Evening Festivities – Casual
Meal Functions – Business casual for attendees, casual for guests and children

What registration payment options are available?
The online registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments and multiple registrations under the same payment method.

When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time you will need to forward the confirmation email to each delegate. You will receive your confirmation the quickest if you are paying online. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information.

Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to contact Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (843) 681-4000 to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the beginning rate of $229 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 23, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.

What does my registration include?

  • Member, Non-member, Sponsor registration includes: access to session materials, Welcome Reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the Closing Evening Festivities on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks.

  • Adult Guest registration includes: Welcome Reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the Closing Evening Festivities.

  • Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: Kids and Teens Party on Sunday during the Welcome Reception, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the Closing Evening Festivities.

How do I obtain an advance copy of the registration list?
In an effort to provide our sponsors, speakers, and attendees the best level of service, we will send an electronic list of current registrants for events to the attendee or email listed as the main contact as follows:

  • Attendees: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

  • Sponsors: Approximately 6 weeks out from the event with updates every other week

  • Speakers: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the optional activity desk during the designated desk hours to check availability.

Can I switch optional activities?
We apologize that refunds cannot be granted for optional activity cancellations after June 13, 2016. You are welcome to register for different activities if space is available; however, we will not be able to transfer, credit, or refund the original activity fee.

What is the weather like this time of the year in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina?
During June, the average high is 82-84 degrees F and the average low is 65 F.

Is there reserved seating at the Wednesday Closing Evening Festivities?
No, we do not have reserved seating for the Wednesday Closing Evening Festivities, but we do ask you to confirm your participation with NAMIC staff by noon on Monday, June 27, 2016. We are delighted to invite all guests including kids and teens to attend the closing evening festivities; however, they must be a registered guest of NAMIC or purchase a ticket in order to attend. Please see a member of NAMIC staff if you would like to purchase a ticket.

Registration Information

Registration will be open soon.

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:53:30 PM. Modified: Friday, August 28, 2015 10:16:44 AM.

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