Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 22

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 - 4:00 pm
NASBP Technology Meetings

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Government Relations Committee

Commercial Surety Committee

Ethics Committee

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Professional Development & Education Committee
Membership Committee

Industry Relations Committee

International Committee
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Finance Committee

5-15 Leadership Committee

Small & Emerging Business Committee 
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Directors-At-Large Meeting
Regional Directors Meeting
Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs Meeting 

Sunday, April 23

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 am - 5:30 pm
NASBP Registration Desk Open

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Joint Meeting of the Attorney Advisory Council and the CPA Advisory Council

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

Monday, April 24

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
NASBP Registration Desk Open

7:00 - 8:00 am
5-15 Leadership Circle Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 am

Expo Hall open - Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 10:15 am Opening General Session
  Welcome Remarks
  Matthew Cashion, Jr. & J. Spencer Miller, Annual Meeting Program Co-Chairs
  President's Address & Awards Presentation
  Lynne W. Cook, NASBP President

Inspiration Keynote Addres: "The Power of the Present: This Hall of Fame quadriplegic keynote speaker will prove how focusing on today will change your future"
  Chad Hymas, best selling author, president, Chad Hymas Communications
10:15 - 10:30 am

Refreshment Break in EXPO Hall

10:30 am - 11:45 am
General Session Continued
  State of the Industry Panel
  Moderator: Mark H. McCallum, NASBP Chief Executive Officer

Panel Members: Rick Ciullo, The Hartford
Steve Haney, Chubb Surety
Lawrence McMahon, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Timothy Mikolajewski, Liberty Mutual Surety
Robert Minster, International Fidelity Insurance Co.

11:45 am - 2:00 pm

EXPO Hall Open - Lite Lunch served


featuring the "Surety Innovation Center"

12:15 - 1:45 pm Breakout Session #1
  "Being 'Present' in the Claims Process"
  Moderator: Toby Miclette, Bowen Miclette & Britt Insurance Agency, LLC.
Panelists: Steve Anderson, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Scott Bennett, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department
Maurice Harley, Crossland Construction Company, Inc.
John Welch, CNA Surety Corporation

  Many parties involved in the construction process and surety industry are often quick to point fingers at surety companies for poor claims handling. As surety producers, we need to understand that we can be doing a much better job both preventing claims and assisting in managing expectations when claims do arise.  Just as surety producers add tremendous value to the underwriting process, the opportunity also exists to add value to the claims process.  This panel discussion will provide you with the insight and knowledge you need as a surety producer to have a very positive impact by being “present” in the claims process.  Panel participants will include senior surety underwriting and claims executives, a surety producer, and a contractor.
12:15 - 2:15 pm Breakout Session #2
  "Paperless Surety is Here – Don’t Let it Pass You By"
This Session Qualifies for Continuing Education - CLICK HERE for more information
  Presenters: Corban Enns, Surety Solutions, LLC
Armen Shahinian, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

  This session will teach agency principals, producers, and production managers what they need to know about electronic surety bonds. Our panel of experts will provide you with the need-to-know items on the next generation of bonding. Key topics such as electronic issuance, indemnity, authority, and risk management will be discussed from the agency’s point of view. Don’t miss out on an excellent summary of the critical areas of interest for your agency, customers, and workflow management as the surety industry embraces the electronic environment.

Evening Affiliate Entertaining

Tuesday, April 25

7:30 - 11:03 am NASBP Registration Desk Open

7:30 - 8:30 am EXPO Hall Open - Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 am  Innovation Keynote Address - "Disruptive Innovation: Learning How to See and Surf a Disruption"
  Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb

Chip Conley has disrupted the hospitality industry twice, once as the founder and long-time CEO of Joie de Vivre Hotels (America's second largest boutique hotel company) and more recently in 2013 when he joined the three founders of Airbnb to help grow and lead the company to become the most valuable hospitality company in the world. Chip has identified his three rules of disruptive innovation in any industry and how start-ups as well as established companies can see the foreshadowing of a new wave on the horizon and surf that wave to competitive advantage.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Event - Resort Wide Scavenger Hunt and Brunch
more details coming soon

9:45 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break in EXPO Hall

10:15 am - 11:45 am
General Session Continued

“Defining our Future: Paying It Forward”
  Moderator: Edward Heine, PayneWest Insurance, Inc.
Panelists: J. William Ernstrom, The Walsh Group
Steve Halverson, The Haskell Company
Susan Hecker, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Robert Murray, Zurich Surety
Robert Raney, Travelers Bond
  So much has been done by so many to lead our industry to the place it is today, a place where each of us enjoys many successes.  As we have remembered and honored surety's history, it is now time to look to our future.  Join us as an interactive panel of current surety and construction leaders discuss our product, our processes, and our commitments.  We will examine surety from multiple angles, exploring ways to continually demonstrate our relevance, keeping pace with technology, and adapting to the changing economic and political environments - all while reinforcing surety's basic principles of character, capacity and credit in a fast paced, digitized world.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NASBP Golf Tournaments - Boca Resort Course and Boca Country Club Course - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

6:30 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 - 11:00 pm

Final Event and Diamond Celebration - With a chance to win a Diamond Giveaway - must be present to win

Wednesday, April 26

8:00 am Executive Committee Meeting
Meeting Concludes