About the conference


The Program Manager 2022 Conference, brought to you by the publishers of The Insurer, will encompass a half-day event with a stellar line up of leading industry speakers and attracting 300 market professionals from the US and overseas.

In addition to three keynote speeches, the event will also include two panel discussions on the following topics:

The structural shift

Significant growth in the programs sector over the last decade is widely viewed as a structural rather than a cyclical shift. Our panel will discuss what’s behind that growth and the record levels of interest from capital and underwriting talent that is driving start-up MGAs, carrier formation and M&A.

The next frontier

The programs sector is seen as a home of innovation. Our panel will look at the wave of insurtech MGAs, hybrid fronting carriers, incubator MGA platforms and new forms of alternative capital looking to access program business.


08:00 – 09:00 | Continental Breakfast

09:00 – 09:05 | Welcome: David Bull, North American editor, The Insurer

09:05 – 09:25 | Keynote: Pat Ryan, founder, chairman & CEO, Ryan Specialty

09:25 – 09:35 | Q&A

09:35 – 09:55 | Keynote: Cory Schilling, US MGA & Program Solutions Leader, Aon

09:55 – 10:05 | Q&A

10:05 – 10:45 | Panel discussion: The structural shift

Kevin Johnson, president, Insurance Programs, Munich Re Specialty Insurance

Marc Piccione, Partner, Acrisure Re

Pat Rastiello, president and CEO, Accredited America

Tracey Sharis, SVP, Director of Programs, Liberty Mutual’s North America Specialty Group

Miles Wuller, president and CEO, Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers

10:45 – 10:55 | Q&A

10:55 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 12:10 | Panel discussion: The next frontier

Jerome Breslin, founder and CEO, Clear Blue

Bill Jewett, CEO, Obsidian

Seraina Macia, CEO, Joyn Insurance

Nicholas Bozzo, Co-President of Programs, CRC Wholesale Group

Samir Shah, CEO, Ledger Investing

12:10 – 12:20 | Q&A

12:20 – 12:40 | Keynote: Jerry Theodorou, Policy Director, Finance, Insurance and Trade, R Street

12:40 – 12:50 | Q&A

12:50 – 13:00 | Closing comments and conference end

Conference speakers

Jerome Breslin

Jerome Breslin

Founder and CEO

Clear Blue


Seraina Macia


Joyn Insurance

Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan

Founder, chairman and CEO

Ryan Specialty

Samir Shah

Tracey Sharis

SVP, Director of Programs

Liberty Mutual’s NA Specialty Group

Miles Wuller

Miles Wuller

President and CEO

Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers


Bill Jewett



Jerome Breslin

Nicholas Bozzo

Co-President of Programs

CRC Wholesale Group


Patrick J. Rastiello

President and CEO

Accredited America

Samir Shah

Samir Shah

Co-founder and CEO

Ledger Investing

David Bull

David Bull

North American editor

The Insurer (Host)


Kevin Johnson

President, Insurance Programs

Munich Re Specialty Insurance

Marc Piccione

Marc Piccione


Acrisure Re

Cory Schilling

Cory Schilling

US MGA & Program Solutions Leader



Jerry Theodorou

Policy director, finance, insurance & trade

R Street

Further speakers will be announced shortly...

For all enquiries regarding the conference and awards ceremony, please contact:

Beatrice Boico, Marketing Manager
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 934 6685
Email: beatrice.boico@wbmediagroup.com

For all enquiries regarding sponsorship or to book a table at the Awards ceremony, please contact:

Spencer Halladey, Commercial Director
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 934 6687
Email: spencer.halladey@wbmediagroup.com