WIND Committees

WIND Membership/Professional Designation 

Mission: To promote, and recognize, the interests of those committed to the windstorm insurance industry; to increase and enhance WIND’s perception in the windstorm insurance claim industry and other core groups through increased membership and attendance at WIND conferences; to manage and promote WIND’s FELLOW and PROFESSIONAL level designations among industry professionals, increasing awareness of, applications to and participation in the program.

Chair, Lori Flenniken 

Florida Intracoastal Underwriters, Ltd

954.200.7205   

Conference Program

Mission: To plan and execute a successful annual Windstorm Insurance Conference incorporating WIND’s themes of education, professional development and networking opportunities.

WIND 2021 Chair
Michelle Bratcher
ASI/Progressive Home
866.274.5677 x1490

Long Range Planning

Mission: To evaluate and assess WIND’s overall organizational goals and objectives in one, three, five and ten year time objectives.

Chair, Beau Kron
Kron Claims
305.989.5664   

Insurance and Legal
Chair, Brent Winans
Clear Advantage Risk Management
561.276.9158

Committee Member:
Susan Harwood

WIND Umpire and Appraiser Education and Review

Mission: To make recommendations to the WIND Board concerning the application/certification/renewal process, the WIND Umpire Guidelines, and the WIND Codes of Ethics. It also oversees and addresses complaints against umpires through its complaint committee. The WIND President serves as the fifth complaint committee member. 

Chair, Janet Brown, Esquire
Committee Members:
Wayne Taylor, John Voelpel, Jon Doan, Dick Tutwiler, Art Newman, Justin Whedbee, and Michael Ruskin

Constitution/By-Laws
Mission: To evaluate/address new issues and changes to WIND’s Bylaws as necessary for Board approval and membership votes.

Chair, Nicole Vinson, Esquire
Merlin Law Group, P.A.
813.229.1000  

Past Presidents

Mission: Comprised of past presidents of WIND, this committee provides continuity and promotes the institutional knowledge of WIND. It also acts to address issues as directed by the President of WIND.

Chair, John Voelpel III
Voelpel Claim Service
407.895.1808  

Nominating
Mission: To propose a slate of officers and members of the BOD for the next election pursuant to the authority of  Article III, Section 5

Chair, Melissa Sims
Berk, Merchant & Sims, PLC
786.338.2878  


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