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Monday, April 4

4:30pm EDT

Conference Registration - Welcome!
Monday April 4, 2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT

5:00pm EDT

Sponsor Hosted Reception
Join us for a kickoff to the Northeastern Regional. Hors d' oeuvres and a hosted bar are available for this two hour come-and-go type event. From here we'll head out to dinner with Meet & Greet options.
Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting the program!

Monday April 4, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Woodside Living Room
Tuesday, April 5

7:00am EDT

7:00am EDT

Conference Registration - Welcome!
Tuesday April 5, 2022 7:00am - 4:00pm EDT

8:00am EDT

Conference Welcome and Sponsor Thank You
Tuesday April 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:15am EDT

8:15am EDT

Mock Mediation Involving Student Organizations
Featured in Netflix’ series “The Chair,” Pembroke University is back in the news.  This time, a Recognized Student Organization has participated in a program affiliated with “Karl’s Kids”, a national organization’s initiative of inviting children of community members with cancer to an uplifting weekend away from home in a college dorm during their Spring Break to give the parents a rest, where the RSO student members are the children’s hosts.  The program brought terrific PR to Pembroke, but unfortunately when one of the activities is a group balloon release from an exterior balcony of the three-story student union building, one of the children climbs over the railing with tragic results.  Today’s session features the mediation of the resulting litigation.

+Highlight issues involving the relationship between an educational institution and its Recognized Student Organizations, and the not-quite-independent status of the RSO’s.
+Review the essential interactions during the mediation of a high-stakes mediation of a complex civil litigation involving the institution, the RSO, the student leaders, the insurer and the external counsel.
+Demonstrate steps the institution’s risk management and general counsel offices can take to work together – and with their external partners – to achieve a reasonable outcome under difficult circumstances.

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James A. Keller

Partner and Chair, Higher Education Practice, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Levi Schy

Associate, Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr
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Matt Frankel

Assistant General Counsel, College of the Holy Cross
Matt Frankel is Assistant General Counsel at the College of the Holy Cross, a position he has held since October 2019.  Before joining the world of higher education, Matt was a member of the Labor and Employment practice group at Nixon Peabody LLP for nearly 14 years in that firm's... Read More →

Philip Catanzano

Founder & Partner, Education & Sports Law Group LLC
Founder and Partner Education & Sports Law Group, LLC Phil Catanzano is a co-founder of Education & Sports Law Group, LLC. His practice focuses on advising higher education clients on a wide range of issues, including intercollegiate athletics, harassment or sexual violence on campus... Read More →
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Marjorie F. Lemmon

Risk Manager, Yale University
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Gary Langsdale

Education Manager, URMIA

Tuesday April 5, 2022 8:15am - 9:15am EDT

9:25am EDT

Continuing Lessons Learned: International Travel in a Global Pandemic
The evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has offered universities many opportunities to revise and adapt their international risk management practices. In this panel discussion, four universities will describe various approaches to supporting international travel during the pandemic. One area that is particularly challenging that will be discussed includes short-term, faculty-led programs abroad.

+ Learn a variety of approaches to supporting international travel during the pandemic
+ Discover risk assessment strategies specific to international travel
+ Become aware of the unique challenges faced by various types of universities
+ Understand the ways in which a university’s risk tolerance level impacts decision-making for international travel

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Andrea Drake

Director of International Health, Safety, and Security, University of Massachusetts
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Alyssa Berg

International Security Analyst, Northeastern University
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Colin Watters

Director for International Risk Management, WPI

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Stacie Kroll

Executive Director, Higher Education Practice, Gallagher

Tuesday April 5, 2022 9:25am - 10:25am EDT

9:25am EDT

Moving Beyond Risk Assessment: Measuring the Effectiveness of Risk Treatments
Does your enterprise risk management (ERM) program stall at your risk identification and assessment phase? Are you grappling with how to shift your ERM program's focus to identifying risk treatments and measuring their impact on risk? Join us to learn how the University of Massachusetts System has expanded its ERM program to include identifying, documenting, and quantifying the effectiveness of risk treatments on reducing the university’s exposure to risk.

+ Learn how to leverage a governance structure to identify and document risk treatments
+ Learn how risk treatments can be assessed and measured


Michele Mosher


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Christine Packard

Director, Enterprise Risk Management, University of Massachusetts
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Olivia Watson

Analyst, Enterprise Risk Management, University of Masssachusetts

Tuesday April 5, 2022 9:25am - 10:25am EDT

10:25am EDT

Networking Break
Tuesday April 5, 2022 10:25am - 10:35am EDT

10:35am EDT

#Influenced: Proliferation of Social Media Affects Security Risk for Educators
How has social media #influenced an increase in gun violence across the US? Nine days after the Oxford, MI massacre, a “National School Shooting Day” post went viral on TikTok, resulting in a number of school closures and time-consuming investigations. Stressors of the pandemic, political divide, and civil unrest have undoubtedly taken their toll on the population’s mental health, but social media has played the protagonist in exacerbating polarization and increasing tensions. Join us to learn more about the role social media plays in the growing threat of gun violence and how to spot warning signs of potential threats.

+ Understand the growing threat of gun violence and the role social media has played
+ Learn how to spot warning signs that may lead to violence and assess potential threats
+ Gain insight into these risk areas from the perspective of a risk manager with first-hand insight

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Gary Langsdale

Education Manager, URMIA
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Craig McAllister

Executive Director, University of Miami
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Suzy Loughlin

Founder, General Counsel, CrisisRisk
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Kyle Rolf, CPCU, AU-M

Production Underwriter - DWP & Safeguard, Beazley Group

Tuesday April 5, 2022 10:35am - 11:35am EDT

10:35am EDT

The Road to Risk Retention: Bridging from Risk Identification to Risk Financing
Once a university is invested in controlling its insurable losses, it can move toward risk-financing products that are loss-sensitive versus rate-sensitive and reap the rewards of improved safety efforts. We'll use the real-life experience of Lehigh University to illustrate how.  In this session, we’ll also explain options ranging from guaranteed cost, retros, and deductibles to self-funding and captives. We’ll take a look at how a university can maximize savings with a loss-sensitive program and when it makes sense to move your program among the options. You'll learn the differences among program designs and the impact of safety programs, and how collateral and escrow requirements are determined.

+ Understand the spectrum of risk-financing mechanisms available today
+ Identify how loss-sensitive programs could help your university maximize cost savings
+ Determine how safety programs impact the results of your risk management programs
+ Discover how to effectively manage post-incident to mitigate costs

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Karen Kruppa

Director of Risk Management, Suffolk University
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Jeanne Consiglio

Vice President, Northeast Region, PMA Companies
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Jay La Panne

Assistant Underwriting Manager, PMA Companies
Underwriting manager for PMA and part of the higher education practice.

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Chris Duble

CEO, Fred C. Church Insurance
Chris Duble is the Chief Executive Officer of Fred C. Church Insurance, an independent regional broker headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. Chris co-founded the Education Practice at Fred C. Church in 1994 – since then, they have become the leading provider of insurance brokerage... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2022 10:35am - 11:35am EDT

12:00pm EDT

Tuesday April 5, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Sorenson Commons Dining Room

1:00pm EDT

Property Risks – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!
This interactive lecture with live polling and Q&A will present key risk management technical skills and show how a holistic and integrated approach to inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) programs and property conservation plans present opportunities to engage with the entire organization.

+ Discover how organizational engagement can optimize your property conservation programs
+ See how risk management and facilities teams can demonstrate strategic management and inclusive leadership
+ Learn key technical skills for preventive and predictive maintenance and planning
+ Take away helpful checklists

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Michael J. Del Duke, Jr.

Risk and Claims Specialist, Drexel University
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Donna Settle

Property Risk Engineering Leader, Gallagher
Areas of ResponsibilityDonna specializes in commercial property and has an affinity for storage and logistics, including cold storage; manufacturing and production facilities; and large healthcare, education, and research campuses.She provides property risk engineering services and... Read More →

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Stacie Kroll

Executive Director, Higher Education Practice, Gallagher

Tuesday April 5, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Networking Break
Tuesday April 5, 2022 2:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

A Voice of Reason
Higher education's legacy of open campus, a broad learning environment, and aspirations of inclusivity have withstood many headwinds but 2022 is challenging the basic tenets of this foundation. Is there a voice of reason in the midst of an unknown future for higher education?  

+Learn about how an industry can redefine itself.
+Explore the opportunity of risk in the midst of change.
+Better understand a voice of reason in this changing environment.

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Jenny Whittington

Executive Director, URMIA

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D. Jean Demchak

Higher Ed Practice Leader, Marsh McLennan
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Craig McAllister

Executive Director, University of Miami

Nicholas Milowski

Vice President for Finance, Fordham University

Tuesday April 5, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT

3:15pm EDT

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