STEM Pathways into Insurance
An Insuring MI Future event
Mike Maurer, Accident Fund Insurance Company, Lansing
Keith Lambert, LEAP, Lansing
Co-CEO, Groundspeed, Ann Arbor
Founder & Co-CEO of Groundspeed Analytics, Inc.
Jeff Mason is the Founder and co-CEO of Groundspeed Analytics. Formed in early 2016, this innovative insurtech utilizes machine learning to transform unstructured commercial insurance documents like loss runs and exposure schedules into actionable intelligence. By making the process more accurate and efficient, insurance carriers and brokers now have a game-changing tool to advance their information advantage.
Prior to Groundspeed, Jeff served as Senior Vice President and executive committee member of Chelsea Rhone, an insurance holding company where he led analytics, captive management and all innovation efforts. It was during this time Jeff first caught the entrepreneur bug and founded QAreader.com, an insurtech SaaS company and Evolucent, a risk management consultancy.
Jeff learned to code while working at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, helping cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants and CatDog take shape. (He swears that the cartoon characters created in Pasadena are nothing compared to the characters he’s met in insurance.) Jeff holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Young Professional Panel
Ben Rathbun, Rathbun Insurance Agency, Lansing
Eric Dawdy, Accident Fund Insurance Company, Lansing
Whitey Mitchell, Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Lansing
Leah Robinson, My Member Agency, Saginaw
Alex Ralya, Jackson National Life Insurance, Okemos
Morgan Wiard, Citizens Insurance, Howell
Actuarial Science Meets Data Science
Toby Hall, Delta Dental, Okemos
Artificial Intelligence and the New Customer Expectation
Abel Travis, Accident Fund Insurance Company, Lansing
Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, and Drones, Oh My!
Wendy Loveless, Arlington/Roe, Grandville
Mason Novess, State Farm Insurance, Holt
Travis McKinney – High Angle Images, Okemos
Coverage for Your Coverage: Cyber Security in the Tech Era
Don Cornish, Dewpoint, Lansing
Jason Mitchell, Lansing, Community College, Lansing
HR/Recruiter & Education Panel
Ross Hacker, Auto-Owners Insurance
College and University Professors:
Dr. David Brown, Ferris State University, Big Rapids
Tom Humphreys, Olivet College, Olivet
Mary Stucko, Lansing Community College, Lansing
Human Resource Recruiters:
Katrina Branson, Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Company, Flint
Erinn McLaughlin, Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Lansing
Dave Vering, Michigan Farm Bureau, Lansing