This role serves as boots on the ground for the Reinsurance Under 40s group in other industry hubs in the United States outside of New York.  The key focus will be growing membership outside of New York through networking events and other activities.



Vanessa Contreras - Munich Re America

Vanessa Contreras is an Assistant Vice President and Professional Liability Underwriter at Munich Re America. She currently works out of Chicago and is responsible for underwriting and pricing Medical Professional Liability for physicians, surgeons and allied healthcare facilities as well as non-medical lines of Professional Liability including Directors and Officers and Miscellaneous E&O.  She began her career in reinsurance as part of the Risk Analyst Development Trainee Program at Munich Re.  Prior to Munich Re, she worked for State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, IL. 

Vanessa holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from The Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University. She holds her CPCU, ARe and is in the process of pursuing her RPLU designation.  Vanessa has served on The Re Under 40s Board for four years.  She is also a  member of PLUS - Professional Liability Underwriting Society, the APIW - Association of Professional Insurance Women, The CPCU Society and in 2015 she was named to the Intelligent Insurer's list of 40 Rising Stars Under 35.


Tom Gubash - Renaissance Re


Julian Banchon - Validus Re


Nicholas Scott - Spinnaker Insurance Company

Nick Scott is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Spinnaker Insurance Company, an AM Best A- rated P&C carrier that writes a diverse portfolio of program business on an admitted basis.  Prior to joining Spinnaker, he spent 4 years at QBE North America where he was chief counsel to QBE’s reinsurance and programs operations.  Nick has extensive experience with contract wordings, regulatory and compliance, claims management, and dispute resolution.  Before QBE, Nick held roles at Beazley, The Hartford, and Mendes & Mount.  Nick has degrees from Boston College and St. John’s University School of Law. 


Robert Wykoff - Guy Carpenter


Amanda Lyons - Aon Benfield

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