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Sessions Information

  • August 9, 2022
    8:30am - 9:30am
    Session Type: Meeting
    Session Capacity: N/A


    Join us for a special welcome for those attending their first VCIA Conference or new members seeking more insight into VCIA activities. Get helpful advice from captive owners and the conference chair about how to make the most of your conference experience. VCIA Ambassadors will be available throughout the conference to provide assistance and answer any and all questions to help make your conference experience a success. Ambassadors will be available immediately following orientation, and during the newcomers and ambassadors gathering from 9:00-9:30 am. Stop by and say hello! 


Session Speakers
Organization: AES Global Insurance Company

Andrew Baillie is the Program Director of Global Insurance for the AES Corporation, a global power producer and distributor headquartered in Arlington, Va., with operations in 15 countries around the world. Andrew supports risk management oversight and the procurement of insurance for the AES Corporation for development and operational assets globally as well as managing the company’s large, Vermont-based Captive Insurance Company. Andrew has worked for AES since 2006, during which time the company’s risk management and insurance programs have developed to become world leaders among energy industry peers. In addition to almost 20 years of experience in global insurance program management, Andrew has been a regular presenter at conferences and events.

Organization: M&T Bank

Ian Davis currently serves as Senior Vice President, Captive Insurance Manager at M&T Bank, where he directs the identification, development, expansion and maintenance of the customer base for the bank’s captive insurance portfolio. Davis joined M&T after having served as Director of Financial Services at the Vermont Department of Economic Development, leading the marketing and business development activities in support of the state’s captive insurance industry. He holds a Master of Public Administration and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Organization: Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Kevin Mead, President of VCIA, and steward of this year's conference, has a wealth of association management and financial experience that demonstrates his leadership ability. Prior to VCIA, he engineered a merger of three global independent accounting associations and forming PrimeGlobal, which represented 2,000 partners and 14,000 employees in 90+ countries. Kevin then facilitated rapid membership and revenue growth, increasing the net income 25% from 2 billion to 2.5 billion USD for PrimeGlobal. After PrimeGlobal, he was the Vice President of Resource Development for Spokane County United Way, a chapter of the biggest charity in the world, and most recently was the Executive Director of a rare disease foundation. He raised over 3 million dollars for United Way, and while in the rare disease space, won international grants for the foundation supporting patients, most notably in Kenya. Holding two master’s degrees related to association management and finance, Kevin is a perfect fit to lead VCIA, build out the captive industry’s flagship conference, increase VCIA membership and membership value, while evolving the organization amid the current pandemic and economic challenges.

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