2022 Sponsors

Where possible, please consider supporting our valued sponsors. Without their support our efforts to offer educational opportunities and support IRES would not be possible.

Diamond Sponsors


When it comes to helping insurance companies manage Compliance Risk  – Wolters Kluwer can help.  Large and small companies alike have come to rely on NILS INsource for their research and our Market Conduct solutions to understand the current environment and to reduce exposure.

OneSumX for Compliance Program Management is the platform that operationalizes the content to provide Regulatory Change Management, Market Conduct Exam Management, Complaint Management, and more.  With a unique combination of content, software, and insurance expertise Wolters Kluwer is a strong partner for your compliance area.


Platinum Sponsors

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is a multi-state personal and commercial lines holding company. Founded in 1922, it is still domiciled in the state of Illinois. 

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company’s diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily through 

independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and operations in the United States and selected international market. The company generated revenues of approximately $29 billion in 2017.


Gold Sponsors

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is one of the world's leading insurers for corporate and specialty risks. We offer our clients and brokers specialist local coverage while giving access to the full international Allianz Group network to complement their industrial insurance solutions.

AGCS North America can provide unique end-to-end risk solutions for property, 

casualty, aviation, energy, marine, entertainment and mid-corporate risks as well as international insurance programs with unequalled industry expertise.

AGCS North America has dedicated underwriting specialists, claims adjusters and risk consultants across the US and Canada with local decision-making authority. Beyond that, there is a combined Allianz and partner network comprising close to 200 countries and territories, which provides dedicated support for AGCS global solutions.


In addition, decades of rich experience as a corporate insurer put unique tools at our disposal to benefit our clients. Our property underwriters specialize in 13 industry practices, allowing them to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ exposures and the challenges they face.


Taken together, our expertise, global reach and superior network make AGCS an industry leader in providing first-class insurance and risk management services to corporate clients and mid-sized businesses with complex and specialized needs.

With a history dating back to 1879, Bankers Life provides a broad selection of life and health insurance products designed especially for Americans who are near or in retirement. With over 300 offices across the country, Bankers Life’s nearly 5,000 

insurance agents live and work in the communities they serve. Our agents take the time to get to know their customers, listen to their needs and values, and are dedicated to helping them meet their goals for a secure retirement. Learn more at www.bankerslife.com


Faegre Drinker is a full service law firm with more than 1,300 experienced attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, United Kingdom and China.  For nearly a century, Faegre Drinker has been an integral part of the insurance industry ecosystem, providing a full range of services to insurers, reinsurers, third-party administrators, brokers and managing agents, captives, among others.  With nearly 100 dedicated insurance professionals, Faegre Drinker has the depth and breadth of experience to solve the most complex transactions 

and disputes, as well as provide strategic guidance on nuanced regulatory, operational, and public policy challenges.  Our team is fully immersed in all aspects of every insurance sector. And as the industry evolves, so do we — providing counsel on insolvencies, privacy, cybersecurity, InsurTech, Big Data, artificial intelligence, race and insurance, and more. Our depth and breadth of experience enables us to advance the legal and business objectives of the industry’s players, large and small.


Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has over 160 attorneys, serving clients from offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Cliff); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Our business is business. As a dedicated, results-oriented law firm, we 

offer attorneys skilled at solving the many legal challenges that confront the modern enterprise. We focus on providing value and core legal services to our clients that are crucial to modern business success. 


Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a Fortune 500 organization offering a variety of insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. In the individual market, Mutual is a leader in the life, Medicare supplement, long-term care, disability and annuity lines. 

The company also offers a portfolio of employee benefit and retirement solutions. Mutual of Omaha Bank is a full-service bank with nearly $7 billion in assets and provides financial solutions to individuals and businesses across the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha and Mutual of Omaha Bank, visit www.mutualofomaha.com and www.mutualofomahabank.com.

USAA provides a full range of highly competitive financial products and services to the military community and their families. For more information, visit www.usaa.com.


Bronze Sponsors


Frohman Law Office is a law firm that focuses on insurance regulatory matters, government relations, and corporate transactional work. Principal attorney Ann Frohman has over 25 years of experience of involvement with state insurance departments. 

Vantage is a specialty re/insurer built for the future. Companies are operating in an increasingly uncertain world. Driven by relentless curiousity, our team of trusted experts provides a fresh perspective on our clients' risks. Designed for the future, Vantage adds creativity to tech-enabled efficiency and robust analytics to address risks others avoid.