WIND Committees

WIND membership/professional designation Committee

  • 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, Mary Fortson
Merlin Law Group
777 Harbour Island Blvd., Ste 950
Tampa, FL  33602
813-229-1000 •

Co-Chair, Brent Winans
Clear Advantage Risk Management
820 NE 6th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483-5735
561.276.9158 •

Conference Program Committee

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

Chair, Gina Clausen Lozier, Esquire
Berger Singerman, LLP
On Town Center Rd., Ste. #301
Boca Raton,  FL  33411
561. 893.8711 •

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, Christina May Bolin, Esquire
Alford Bolin, LLC
224 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602
251.432.1600 •

​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, Wayne D. Taylor, Esquire
Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP
One Premier Plaza, Suite 900
5605 Glenridge Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342


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

Chair, Melissa Sims, Esquire
Berk, Merchant & Sims, PLC
2 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134
786.338.2900 •

The WIND Certified Umpire Review Committee®
​The WIND Umpire Review Committee reviews complaints regarding violations of the WIND Umpire Directory application guidelines or the WIND Code of Ethics for Umpires in Insurance Disputes. ​Learn More