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

Conference Program

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

Co-Chair, Michelle Bratcher, ASI/Progressive Home
Co-Chair, Michael Capilli, Metro Public Adjustment, Inc.

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, Donna Stockham, Stockham Law Group, P.A.

Insurance and Legal Chair, Brent WinansClear Advantage Risk Management
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, Justin Whedbee, MAS Solutions

Co-Chair, Wayne TaylorMozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP

Committee Members: Janet Brown, John Voelpel, Jon Doan, Dick Tutwiler, Art Newman, and Michael Ruskin


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

Chair, Nicole Vinson, Stockham Law Group, P.A.813.867.4455

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 IIIVoelpel Claim Service407.895.1808


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, Charlie BakerPeninsula Insurance Bureau