Lindsay Spann

Gamma Iota Sigma

Vice President, Development & Equity Initiatives

Lindsay Spann is a skilled leader in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a strong focus on employee engagement, employer branding, curating culture,  recruiting, and partnership management. Currently serving as the Vice President, Development & Equity Initiatives for Gamma Iota Sigma, she is responsible for developing programming and access to equitable resources for the next generation of insurance talent through the GIS Foundation. Previously, she worked at IAT Insurance Group as the Program Manager of Culture and Engagement, leading their employee engagement and DEI initiatives.

Lindsay has over ten years of experience working in various industries, including consulting services, legal, renewable energy, and insurance. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from James Madison University, and a Master's in Human Resources Management from The University of Richmond. Additionally, she is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Roosevelt Giles

EndPoint Ventures, LLC

President & CEO

Roosevelt Giles has gained global recognition as an authority in Business Transformation and Digital Strategy. He brings over 30 years’ experience in managing, strategic, and operational complex operations. Giles has extensive omnichannel experience in areas as: Finance, Insurance, Global Manufacturing Supply Chain, Health Care and Technology. A serial entrepreneur, Giles is the Founder of EndPoint Ventures , LLC a holding company with investments in over 12 companies with offices in 5 cities on 3 continents. As President & CEO of EndPoint, Endpoint’s partner companies offer Cyber services to DoD, and Fortune 1000 companies in areas such as: Insurance, Manufacturing, Health Care, and Financial Services firms.

Giles holds several board positions including Former Chairman of the Board of Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc., Former Chairman of the Board of Herndon Capital Management asset Management Firm,, Board Member Tabbi, Inc, Advisory Board Member Nasdaq Board of Excellence , Board Member Just Capital, Chairman of the Business Insurance DEI Council ,Chairman GHI Holding Heath Care, Tech Bridge Georgia, Former Board Member Georgia Research Alliance, and former board member of Leadership Atlanta, and Visiting Nurses Hospice Atlanta where he serves on various Board Committees such as Audit, Risk and Governance, Technology, and Compensation.

Giles sits on the Nasdaq Corporate Governance task force for corporate governance. Giles was featured in Forbes Magazine August 2020. Giles delivers talks to various organizations and businesses around the globe in areas of Cyber Security, digital transformation , and disruptive shifts in technology that can impact economies around globalization. Giles holds a BS degree in business administration and has studied at University of South Carolina, Limestone College, with advance management courses from Harvard and MIT Roosevelt is currently writing a book which features a collection of: “saying” collected from his travel to over 137 countries .

He has received from industry and private groups, including the:

Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist award 2001

Giles delivered the commencement address at Clayton State University class of 2013.

Giles has run over 300 marathons which include running the 50 states 4x , the 8 continents (including Antarctica, 3x) the Abbott World Marathon Majors 3x , and a marathon in 53 countries at the request of his brother James Giles before he transition in 2013.

Elisa Stampf

Insure Equality

Co-Founder | CEO

Elisa "fell" into insurance after a quick stint in banking. She spent most of her time on the carrier side with regional and national carriers; she was an underwriter for commercial lines and a marketing rep for the Chicagoland area. When Elisa had the opportunity to specialize in Work Comp, she designed and implemented a countrywide training program. Throughout her insurance career, she was a sales leader, a trainer, and an advocate for giving campaigns within her companies. She earned six designations and an MBA, all while working, and has an insatiable appetite for learning and growing. She was named one of Insurance Business America's Elite Women in Insurance in 2022. After a brief visit to the agency side, her exit from the front lines of insurance propelled her to co-found Insure Equality: a community that pushes everyone forward and welcomes everyone in.

Teresa Chan

Columbia University

Director of the Master’s in Insurance Management

Teresa is the Director of the Master's in Insurance Management program at Columbia University. She launched the program in 2020 after 27 years of insurance industry experience in legal, product and business development. The Master’s program is an epicenter for innovation, mentorship and thought leadership, and helps accelerate career advancement for risk and insurance professionals.

Prior to joining Columbia, Teresa was an advisor on the formation of MGU start-ups funded by Willis Group that leverage emerging technological capabilities to underwrite specialized markets on digital platforms, and consultant for energy performance warranty insurance.

During 22 years at AIG, Teresa served as regulatory counsel in support of the domestic commercial insurance group. As Director of Corporate Product Development, she led the creation of new commercial property and casualty, and personal lines coverages. Based on the development of a new product for tribal governments, she built a business around products and services that served the unique needs of tribal nations as Senior Vice President of AIG Tribal Growth. Teresa was introduced to the global energy division where she was SVP for AIG Energy Warranty, and designed bespoke insurance policies to insure and help achieve financing for alternative and renewable energy technologies.

Teresa has a J.D. from Fordham University and B.S. in Operations Research from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. She has been recognized by Business Insurance as one of “25 Women to Watch” and ReActions Magazine as one of the “Top Insurance Women”.

Jelani Fenton


Founder & CEO

Jelani Fenton is the Founder & CEO of Safari, a workforce development technology company that is building a modern solution to address the insurance industry talent shortage. Jelani started his career as a commercial insurance broker in Marsh's leadership development program.

Jelani subsequently transitioned into roles as an investment banker at Evercore covering insurance companies and as an underwriting manager at Rhino, a venture capital funded insurance technology company. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Michael Chang


Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, North America

Relevant Experience/Specialization

Michael Chang is WTW’s Head of Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) for North America. WTW provides data-driven, insight-led solutions in the areas of people, risk, and capital. Leveraging the global view and local expertise of colleagues serving 140 countries and markets, it helps organizations sharpen their strategy, enhance organizational resilience, motivate their workforce, and maximize performance.

WTW’s CRB North America business comprises more than 3,300 colleagues in 63 offices across the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda. It serves over 70,000 clients in Large Accounts, Middle Market, Small Business and Personal Lines.

Prior to joining WTW in 2022, Michael served for six years as co-leader of Sompo International’s Global Insurance and CEO of its Global Risk Solutions businesses where he led a client-centric white-glove service approach by offering comprehensive multi-line capabilities to accounts in select industry verticals including real estate, hospitality, financial institutions, life sciences, technology, and professional services. In his time there, he grew the business to $1.4B in gross written premium in five years. Before this, he spent nearly 20 years at Chubb, where he held various senior roles, mostly in the large account space, including the leadership of Chubb’s Commercial Insurance Global Risk Management Group and the Global Real Estate Unit, he was a pioneer of industry specialization, spanning all lines of business, and an early adopter of the data and analytics-based approach.

Education and Credentials

He began his career as a financial analyst and holds a degree in Multinational Business Management at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. Michael is also a long-time advocate of developing meaningful and impactful Inclusion and Diversity programs and his work in this area is recognized throughout the insurance sector.

Michael’s broad experience and comprehensive knowledge in developing both industry and product specialization is well recognized in the insurance marketplace.

Sean Gleason

Argo Group

AVP, Underwriting ‑ Financial Institutions

Sean Gleason is an experienced financial lines underwriting professional, with a focus on financial institutions (FI) business and over 10 years of industry experience. He currently leads Argo’s central region for their FI team. Through this role he manages longstanding industry relationships, drives profitability, and shares expertise with the next generation of underwriters.

While driving underwriting success, Sean has kept a passion for DEI, which he sees as an important piece of fair business practices. His passion has manifested via engagement with employee resource groups at multiple employers, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, the National African American Insurance Association, speaking up for those who were not present, and brining DEI into conversation through a lens of win, win results.

He has been quoted to say “treating people well is an appreciating asset” and is happy to participate on a board that displays that sentiment.

Mike Hessling

Gallagher Bassett

Chief Executive Officer, North America

Mike is responsible for leading Gallagher Bassett’s North America business. Prior to his role as CEO, North America, Mike served as the Chief Client Officer (CCO) and was responsible for leading all client-facing activities within Gallagher Bassett’s U.S. operations. Mike joined GB as CCO in 2012, leading Account Management. Shortly thereafter, he assumed leadership of Analytics and Implementation. In 2016, his role was expanded to include the responsibilities of Business Development and Client Engagement. Under Mike’s leadership, GB rapidly expanded the size of its analytics team, but more importantly, added enhanced capabilities to stewardship, program benchmarking, and solution impact demonstrations. His impact on the industry was recognized by Business Insurance as a 2017 Breakout Award winner. Mike has a unique ability to understand the intersection of processes and solutions. He understands GB’s vast array of solutions and platforms and how each fits within the context of our clients’ diverse businesses, and the impact on clients’ financial performance.

Bain & Company 2007 - 2012 Served as a Principal in the firm’s Chicago office, focused on initiatives involving customer growth strategy, cost-reduction, post-merger integration, and organizational design. Worked across numerous industries including insurance, medical devices, petroleum, and mining.

Bridge Strategy Group 2003 – 2007 Manager with boutique consultancy, focused on cost-reduction and offshore processes for a leading insurance organization.

Arthur Andersen 1998 – 2001 Consultant focused on complex litigation disputes. Duties involved analyses in support of damage calculations and preparation of reports for firm’s partners to serve as expert witnesses

Todd Campbell

Builders Insurance

Group President, Chief Executive Officer

Todd M. Campbell is Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Builders Insurance, an A.M. Best “A” rated mutual captive company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Builders is a super-regional insurer operating in 20+ states and its surplus lines carrier is licensed in 49 jurisdictions in America. Builders, with $340 million in surplus and $1 billion in assets under management, $260+mm in annual premium and 182 employees, has been an integral part of the Worker’s Compensation, General Liability and Commercial Insurance markets in the Southeast for 31 years.

Prior to joining Builders in early 2021, Todd was CEO, for 4 ½ years, of the fastest growing program insurer in the United States, leading the company from $0 GWP to $650+mm in contracted premium. He also served as a London-based expat CEO for four years, leading a Lloyd’s coverholder MGA with offices in London, Paris and Madrid. During his leadership, gross written premiums and profits each doubled and Todd was named Employer of the Year in South England in the prestigious Kent Excellence in Business Awards, for his high impact corporate and cultural change initiatives.

Todd spent the early part of his career as a corporate mergers and acquisitions attorney and political affairs lobbyist representing many insurers and insurance related organizations, including what is now the PCI, as lead lobbyist in Georgia. During his practice he was lead attorney on some of the largest health insurer formations and acquisitions in Georgia history, the formation of multiple health and P&C insurance companies in Georgia, and served as counsel to multiple of insurers doing business in Georgia.

Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sagicor Life Insurance company, part of the Sagicor group, a 150-year-old insurer based in Barbados and Bermuda, and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock exchange. He serves as chair of the Sagicor Investment and Risk board committee, with $5+ billion in assets under management.

As a business leader Todd has strived to support and grow the skills and talents of his team members, three of whom were named as recipients of the prestigious Insurance Institute Young Achiever Award in the United Kingdom while another was named to the annual Insurance Business America‘s Top Women in Insurance award.

Todd attended Appalachian State University as an undergraduate and received his law degree from Mercer University’s Woodruff School of Law in Georgia.

Siri Svay

IAT Insurance Group

Culture and Engagement Specialist

Siri Svay is a certified diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professional and an award-winning marketer. She joined IAT Insurance Group (IAT) and the insurance industry in 2023. In her current role, she leads programming for inclusion and diversity (I&D), company culture, and employee engagement. She collaborates closely with the Marketing & Communications and Human Resources teams, as well as serves on the I&D Advisory Council with senior leadership, to support IAT’s initiatives – existing and new. Prior to IAT, she was marketing senior specialist at public accounting firm, Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., and served on the Association for Accounting Marketing’s DEI Committee as a task force member in late 2020 then co-chair after the committee’s inception in early 2021.

Siri attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in Radio-Television-Film, specializing in screenwriting. In her spare time, she is Board Secretary for WriteHive, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the publishing industry and writing community whose mission is to uplift and provide an equitable platform for underrepresented authors.

Noelle Codispoti

National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research

Director of Emerging Talent Programs and Head

Noelle Codispoti, CPCU, ARM, is the Director of Emerging Talent Programs and Head of the Research Academy at the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Through a holistic approach that encompasses education, talent development, research, advocacy, and collaboration, The National Alliance Research Academy shapes a resilient and socially responsible insurance industry to benefit individuals and society. An accomplished leader in the early talent space, she also leads the national growth strategy for all Emerging Talent Programs at the collegiate and high school levels, including the CISR High School Program, which allows students to earn the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation before they graduate high school.

In 2021, Noelle co-founded Verto LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on advancing the next frontier of talent through authentic engagement at every level of an organization. Before founding Verto, Codispoti spent ten years with Gamma Iota Sigma, the insurance industry’s premier collegiate talent pipeline, as CEO, actively advancing the discourse on recruiting, retention, and the future of the industry.

Codispoti is deeply committed to diversifying the insurance industry's talent pipeline. In 2016, she brought the Global Dive In Festival to North America and served as Co-Champion for Dive In in the Americas until 2020.

Codispoti was honored by Business Insurance as one of its 2013 Women to Watch, by Insurance Business America as one of 2015’s Hot 100 and one of its 2015 Elite Women, by NAMIC as a 2017 Merit Society award winner and as their 2021 Service Award recipient.

She received her BBA from Temple University, with a dual major in Actuarial Science and Risk Management and holds her Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations from The Institutes.