Personal Risk Management THOUGHT LEADERS
Tom Emerick is president of Emerick Consulting and cofounder of EdisonHealth and Thera Advisors. Emerick’s years with Wal-Mart Stores, Burger King, British Petroleum and American Fidelity Assurance have provided him with an excellent blend of experience and contacts.
Tony Boobier is a former worldwide insurance executive at IBM focusing on analytics and is now operating as an independent writer and consultant. He entered the insurance industry 30 years ago. After working for carriers and intermediaries in customer-facing operational roles, he crossed over to the world of technology in 2006.
Brian Pretti is a partner and chief investment officer at Capital Planning Advisors. He has been an investment management professional for more than three decades. He served as senior vice president and chief investment officer for Mechanics Bank Wealth Management, where he was instrumental in growing assets under management from $150 million to more than $1.4 billion.
Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished fellow at Singularity University.
Nick Gerhart served as insurance commissioner of the state of Iowa from Feb. 1, 2013 to January, 2017. Gerhart served on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) executive committee, life and annuity committee, financial condition committee and international committee. In addition, Gerhart was a board member of the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).
Elizabeth Bart is an actuary in the Chicago office of Milliman. Prior to joining Milliman in 2007, Bart had four years of experience with a large international insurance company. Her area of expertise is property and casualty insurance, including loss reserving and ratemaking.
Scott Aurnou is a cyber security consultant, attorney and vice president at Soho Solutions, an IT consulting and managed services company based in New York. He helps organizations identify and address the kind of critical technology-related risk and market exposure that keep executives, management committees and corporate boards awake at night.
John Farley is a vice president and cyber risk consulting practice leader for HUB International's risk services division. HUB International is a North American insurance brokerage that provides an array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, reinsurance, investment and risk management products and services.