Officers & Directors

Immediate Past President

Barbara Sidwell

CPCU

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Barbara joined the RMI team in 2014 as External Relations Manager. She has a background in commercial insurance as a broker with J&H Marsh & McLennan of Washington and as an independent agent/broker. She worked as Senior Career Acceleration Specialist at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, and as Assistant Director at Utah State University Career Services. Barbara has a Master in Science in Human Resource Management from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Whitman College. She has taught graduate and undergraduate business classes, had led student groups to London and Germany, and has taught at Yunnan University in Kunming China and in Japan.

President

Mindy O'Brien

CPCU, CIC

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Mindy began her insurance career in 1985, after moving to Colorado from Iowa. Her career has spanned two decades and has included sales, underwriting and supervisory duties. Mindy joined Acuity in 2013 as Territory Director for Colorado. She is involved in various industry related associations, including her local CPCU Chapter. She also holds the CIC designation. Outside of work, Mindy is an avid Broncos fan and spends her free time attending Bronco games, leading ZUMBA® classes, playing her guitar, and enjoying time with her friends.

President-Elect

Mark Shrode

CPCU, AIC, CCP

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Mark is a 1989 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He began his career in insurance with Aetna Life & Casualty and is currently employed with OneBeacon as a Claim Manager specializing in Workers’ Compensation Claims. Mark succeeds in the areas of field and desk adjusting, claim supervision, large account management, and commercial lines sales. He enjoys public speaking and joined a Toastmasters Club in 2008. He provides training and presentations on multiple topics. Mark resides in the Parker area with his wife and two children. He enjoys swimming, fishing, hunting and skiing.

 

Vice President

Colleen Davis

CPCU

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Secretary

Jan Bailey

CPCU

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

With a prior background in credit card processing, airline reservations, and auditing for a telemarketing firm, Jan came to Colorado in 1988 and started working for Continental Insurance where she became an associate underwriter. She has worked as a commercial account manager at Keller-Lowry Insurance,  a commercial underwriter at Colorado Casualty, and also was a commercial underwriter and office manager at Nations Builders Insurance Services. She is now retired and enjoys traveling, movies, watching sports and keeping busy with friends and family.

Chapter Administrator

Sue Snyder

CPCU

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Sue graduated from the University of Colorado/Boulder with a business degree in organizational management and human resources. She has worked for Nationwide Insurance for over 25 years and has held the positions of Personal Lines Specialist, Underwriter and Agency Trainer, Manager and currently a Commercial Training Consultant for the Nationwide Academy.  In addition to her CPCU she holds the Personal and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designations. She has also held the board positions of President, President-Elect, Vice President and Director of Operations and is the vice chair for the Underwriting Interest Group. Sue is a CPCU board member for RMIIA.

Webmaster

Jill Brueningsen

CPCU, AINS, AIT

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Jill has been a CPCU Society member since 2007 and is a graduate of University of Denver (M.A.S.) and Lewis & Clark College (B.A.). In her current position at Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance, she programs business software applications for agents, claims adjusters, customer service, and underwriting departments. Jill has volunteered in several Colorado CPCU Society Chapter Board positions since 2011 and volunteered at the CPCU Society 2009 Annual Meeting held in Denver. In her free time, Jill enjoys the outdoors – hiking, cycling, and skiing.

Chapter Historian

Gary Hahn

CPCU, ARM, AINS, ALCM, CUSA

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Gary is the Training and Development Manager for Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry with emphasis in loss control and risk management. At CFBI, he is responsible for training agents on insurance products, underwriting procedures and risk selection and evaluation, agent professional development, and safety and risk management initiatives. Previously Gary was VP, Risk Management Services at Farmers Union Insurance. He is very active with the National Safety Council, and has served in many volunteer capacities there and received the Council's Distinguished Service to Safety Award.

Director of Operations

Megan Salinas

CPCU, AINS

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Megan is a Colorado Native who loves the outdoors, especially skiing and tennis.  She graduated from Colorado State University and started her career on the broker side, at IMA.  She currently works at Zurich as an Energy Casualty Underwriter. Megan received her CPCU designation in 2015 just in time for conferment in Hawaii. She is currently pursuing the ARM designation.

Treasurer

Glenn Harris

CPCU, AU, ARM, ARe

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Director of Communications and Public Relations

Francesca Pellerano

CPCU

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Director of Membership

J.T. Weinroth

CPCU

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org