Our Management Team

Carlos Correa, President 

Carlos has served as President and Head of Technology for the United States and Latin American region of Liberty International Underwriters (LIU). He was with LIU for 16 years. During this time he has lead various regional and global systems implementations and conversion projects.  In addition to his IT positions, he has held Underwriting and Claims positions within the company. He is a graduate of Villanova University with his Masters from Boston University. He has been a senior volunteer for IASA and management team member holding positions as Technology Education Director, Vice President of Business Show. CIO over the years and most recently served as President-Elect.

 

Laurie Macklosky, President-Elect

Laurie Macklosky is AVP of Execution at The Hartford and has a proven track record in successful execution of large scale multi-year, multi-million dollar projects and programs using expertise in various methodologies (Agile/Lean/SAFe, Waterfall/Incremental).  Laurie was most recently 2nd Vice President and Execution Lead for Business Insurance at Travelers and her previous roles have included organizational redesign and competency build. Laurie has been an IASA volunteer for over 10 years, most recently holding the positions of VP of Executive Education and CIO. She lives in Bristol CT with her husband, Rick and two children.


 

Scott McEntee, CFO

Scott is currently Senior Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Treasurer at Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, the 4th largest crop insurance company in the nation.  He is responsible for the accounting and reporting functions as well as Enterprise Risk Management programs for the Farmers Mutual Hail Group of Companies. He is a national and local speaker on the topic of ERM for insurance companies.  Prior to joining FMH Scott was the Director of Statutory reporting for the US operations of Aviva USA. Scott has over 30 years of experience in P&C, life, managed care, and banking industries. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career and with the IASA’s Midwest Chapter; he has been a national volunteer for 5 years. Scott sits on the Board of Directors of Iowa’s “Global Insurance Accelerator” and is also a mentor to startup companies and entrepreneurs participating in the program. Scott has served as VP-Membership, VP-Publications and most recently CFO for IASA, continuing in this role for 2019-2020.  Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and has numerous designations from the Insurance Institute of America. Scott lives in Grimes, Iowa with his wife Sue, and has 3 sons.

Jason Nickles, CIO

Jason Nickles is currently an AVP and Assistant Controller for Western & Southern Financial Group in Cincinnati, OH. Jason has volunteered at his local chapter since 2007 and is currently Immediate Past President of the Southwest Ohio Chapter President. Jason has previously served as a member of the Membership and Chapter Advisory Committees as well as Co-Chair of the Volunteer Development Mentoring Program and Chair of the Insurance Accounting, Risk Management and Finance Education Program Committee. Most recently he served as VP-Volunteer Development and VP-e-Learning and for the 2019-2020 year will serve as CIO. He has a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio. Jason lives in Cincinnati with his wife Emily and his daughter Addison.


 

Allan Leonard, VP-Chapter Advisory

Allan Leonard is currently the VP of Marketing Services at Gabriel Group. Allan has attended and volunteered for several Chapter meetings over the years and most recently serving as the VP of Exhibits for the Show Me Chapter.  Allan has volunteered nationally for IASA for the past 12 years where he has chaired and co-chaired multiple sub-committees for the Exhibits, Chapters and Volunteer Development Committees and will continue serving as VP-Chapter Advisory for the 2019-2020 year.  Allan lives in St. Charles, MO and enjoys spending his time being active and outdoors.

Darin Reffitt, VP-e-Learning

Darin Reffitt is VP of Marketing for SPLICE Software, which specializes in delivering Customer- and Data-Driven Dialogs to policyholders through their channels of choice, including phone, text, email, webchat, social messaging, and voice-first devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. He began volunteering with IASA at the national level in 2012, and has previously served as VP-Marketing and Communications; he also serves as VP-Exhibits of IASA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from Ursinus College and his MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph's University.  He volunteers regularly with other organizations, reads voraciously, speaks occasionally on InsurTech, social media, networking and personal branding, and golfs, albeit poorly.

Ryan Hanson, VP-Education

Ryan has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry holding financial accounting management positions with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), a leader in the U.S. housing finance industry.  Prior to MGIC, he gained broader insurance industry experience while with the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.  Ryan obtained his CPA and CGMA after earning his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Eau Claire University.  Beyond MGIC, he serves as a Board member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Council representative of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Board member and volunteer with other professional and nonprofit organizations, including the IASA where he has served on various committees, most recently as Chair of the COO Roundtable Committee.  Ryan resides in Brookfield, Wisconsin with his wife and two children.

Claire Burke, VP-Executive Education

As Vice President, Finance and Compliance Management, Claire Burke oversees all of the operations for Dearborn National’s Finance organization, including accounting, financial reporting, internal audit, facilities and financial systems. Claire also is responsible for the Compliance function at Dearborn National, which includes regulatory oversight, regulatory operations and privacy. In addition to her Finance and Compliance roles, Claire also serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO, which includes leading the development of the company’s strategic plan, as well as facilitating its implementation and monitoring and reporting on the execution of its initiatives.  Claire joined Dearborn National in 2009 as Director of Corporate Planning and Development. She has 19 years of experience in financial roles within the insurance industry. Most recently, she served as Divisional Vice President, Controller and Treasurer at Dearborn National and prior to joining Dearborn National was Director of Financial Initiatives at Health Care Service Corporation.  Claire has been a national volunteer for IASA for 6 years, most recently as VP-Executive Education and will continue in that role for 2019-2020,  Claire also held management roles at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Claire earned a master’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in finance, all from Loyola University Maryland. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

 

Ann Wiesler, VP-Membership  

Ann Wiesler, CPA, is a managing director at Cardinal Investment Advisors, LLC.  Ann is responsible for helping insurance clients create, implement, and monitor investment strategy to support their operations.  Before joining Cardinal in 2007, Ann worked in several accounting roles at Verizon and State Street Bank.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Truman State University and an MBA from Webster University.  Ann started volunteering at her local IASA chapter in 2009 and is still involved.  She most recently served as VP-Chapter Advisory and VP-Membership and Industry Relations and will serve as VP-Membership for 2019-2020.  Ann lives in St. Louis, MO. 



Scott Bowen, VP-Publications

Scott is currently Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Compliance for IAT Insurance Group headquartered in Raleigh, NC.  Scott has over 30 years of experience in the P&C finance and accounting industry having started his career with KPMG in Buffalo, NY after receiving a bachelors degree in accounting from Niagara University.   A move to New York City opened the doors to several managerial positions with New York based P&C carriers.   He has been an IASA  national volunteer for 5 years having spent a majority of his time working on the organization’s e-learning activities and most recently as VP-Publications.  Scott will continue in this role for 2019-2020.  Scott resides in Manhattan, NY and the east end of Long Island with his husband Jorge and is an avid amateur genealogist.

Kristine Weber, VP-Volunteer Development

Kristine Weber is currentlSenior Vice President, Accounting & Claims Manager, Client Reinsurance Operations at BMS Intermediaries, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. Kristine has been in the reinsurance space in Minneapolis for over 15 years, some of which with other firms including Benfield Inc., John B Collins, and Guy Carpenter & Co. Her specialties include Professional Liability & Medical Malpractice Insurance as well as Property & Casualty Insurance. Kristine has been a National IASA volunteer since 2014 and has been involved with the Volunteer Development and ARF Committees.  She has served as Director - Leadership Development, and more recently as the VP-Volunteer Development, where she will continue in that role for 2019-2020.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Risk & Insurance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Kristine lives in Minneapolis with her husband Jon and five children.