The Membership Was “All In” at 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting

The 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting & Expo at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, TX enjoyed another year of record-breaking attendance. The NASBP membership was "ALL IN" for the informative presentations on a number of timely topics. The meeting had a lot of fun, too, with the ALL IN Texas Hold 'Em Themed Event, the Affiliate Entertaining events, and the final event held at Speakeasy Austin.

See memorable moments from the Annual Meeting in the photos below. Check out the 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting & Expo Highlights, including photos, video, and more.

Patrick and Jamie Pribyl

Patrick and Jamie Pribyl happily welcomed everyone to the 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Austin.

Past Presidents' Dinner

The NASBP Past Presidents' dinner was a fun time with friends.

Welcome Reception

It was a beautiful evening for the welcome reception at the JW Marriott Austin pool deck. 

Annual Meeting Program Chairs Matt Cashion and Mark Duggan

Annual Meeting Program Committee Co-Chairs Matt Cashion, left, and Mark Duggan, right, offered welcome remarks during the Opening General Session.

Patrick's Address

2023-2024 NASBP President addressed attendees and presented awards during the Opening General Session.

Andrew Fastow

Keynote presenter Andrew Fastow discussed failures of corporate governance and compliance in his presentation "Why Does Enron Keep Happening?"

AI Panel

The panel discussion "AI in Construction: From Concept to Completion and How Technology is Shaping Our Future World" offered attendees a timely look at the hot topic of artificial intelligence. Pictured, from left: Doug Ware, Chris Lanzisera, Wan Li Zhu, Moderator Punheet Mahajan, all with Suffolk Companies, and Patrick Pribyl.

Spouse meeting and greet brunch

Spouses and guests had a great time at the Meet and Great Brunch event on Monday morning.


NASBP's Kat Shamapande and Mark McCallum recorded multiple episodes of NASBP Podcast "Let's Get Surety" live at the 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting. Guests included 2024-2025 NASBP President Zach Mendelson, Tiger Trust Award winner Kevin Garrity, the panelists from Suffolk, and many others!

WIS Reception

NASBP was pleased there was another well-attended Women in Surety (WIS) Networking Reception held during the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Caren Kelleher

Tuesday's keynote speaker, Caren Kelleher, shared her journey from Google executive to small business owner in her presentation “From Silicon Valley to Vinyl: Finding a New Groove in a Timeless Industry." 

Presidential Transition

The Pribyls welcomed incoming NASBP President Zach Mendelson.

Spouse and Guest Activity

Spouses and guests were treated to a unique Charcuterie Creations class where they learned about creating a balanced charcuterie spread and got to leave with their delicious creation! 

Joan Woodward

Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers, closed out the general session with her presentation, "Woodward on Washington: An Economic, Policy, and Political Outlook."

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

There was a big crowd for the final hands at the ALL IN Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament-themed event. Congratulations to winner Heidi Rodzen!

Final Event at Speakeasy Austin

Everyone had a blast at the 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting Final Event, held at Speakeasy Austin. 

All In

Thank you to all 2024 NASBP Annual Meeting attendees for being "ALL IN" for NASBP!