Officers & Directors

Immediate Past 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 three 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

Mark Shrode

CPCU, AIC, CCP

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Mark is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He began his insurance career in 1989 with Aetna Life & Casualty and is currently employed with OneBeacon as a VP of Claims Quality Assurance. Mark resides in Parker, CO with his wife and has two children. In his free time he enjoys being active in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado.

President-Elect

Colleen Davis

CPCU, ARM, CISR, AINS

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Vice President

Glenn Harris

CPCU, AU, ARM, ARe

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Glenn is an experienced property casualty underwriter with experience working a variety of niche fields including outdoor recreation and axe throwing ranges nationwide. He is an MBA graduate from the University of Colorado Denver Risk Management and Insurance program. When not talking insurance, he likes to get outside to do hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities with his wife, son, and daughter in the mountains of Colorado.

Secretary

Judi Burk

CPCU, CLU, ChFC

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Judi worked in Claims for State Farm for 31 years before retiring in July 2018. For 23 years she supervised Special Investigative Units in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. In 2012 she was appointed to serve on the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Board and in 2018 she was elected Co-Chair of the Board. She is currently working as a volunteer mediator in several courts in the Denver area and plans to begin a Mediation practice in 2020. She has a BS degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business. During her insurance career she completed the CPCU, CLU and ChFC programs. She previously served on the Chapters Board as Secretary, I-Day Chairperson, and Educational Director.

Treasurer

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.

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 The Hartford 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.

Director of Public Relations and Good Works

J.T. Weinroth

CPCU, ARM

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Jonathan (JT) Weinroth is a Middle Market Underwriter for Zurich Insurance, servicing primarily brokers in the greater Denver area. In addition to his CPCU, JT also has obtained his ARM, and is in the process of obtaining his MBA at the University of Colorado Denver. Outside of insurance, JT enjoys attending Broncos games, traveling to new cities, and trying new restaurants.

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.

Chapter Historian

Gary Hahn

CPCU, ARM, AINS, ALCM, CUSA

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org

Gary is the State Underwriting 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 all personal and commercial lines underwriting operations, product development, underwriting procedures, risk selection and evaluation, and risk management initiatives. Previously Gary was VP, Risk Management Services at QBE/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 Membership

Joshua C. Gotter

CPCU, CRIS

Contact: coloradochapter@cpcusociety.org