; 2021 Running Start | Vertafore

A SILA & Vertafore Live Panel of Experts


It’s time to hit the ground running in 2021. Pull ahead of the pack with the latest distribution and compliance knowledge from SILA and Vertafore. Topics covered in this year's virtual event include:

  • Essential regulatory updates & analyses
  • The newest industry trends
  • Updated best practices from SILA
  • Current IT security risk factors
  • Compliance & compensation considerations
  • Producer onboarding & relationship management solutions

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GUEST SPEAKERS: 

KEVIN RALL
Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica. 

With more than 25 years of insurance technology experience, he is an expert in IT strategy and assessments, digital transformations, cloud strategy, core systems modernization, cybersecurity governance, agency portals and connectivity, customer experience, CRM, and marketing automation. Kevin’s insurance industry experience includes executive roles in IT, underwriting, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining Novarica, he held senior leadership roles at Deloitte Digital; Accenture; and Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, where he served as the Vice President of Underwriting and Sales. Kevin is a graduate of NC State College. 

Sherri Coleman
SILA Board of Directors, President-Elect; Manager, Licensing & Registration at Nationwide Securities

Sherri Coleman has worked at Nationwide for over 25 years having managed teams within the Licensing, Registration, and Commissions areas. She was the Secretary and President of the SILA Foundation as well as the Securities Director for SILA. Currently, she serves as the President-Elect of SILA. Sherri lives with her husband and bulldog outside of Columbus, OH.

Paula Sisneros
SILA Board of Directors, Vendor Relations; VP, Regulatory Client Program Management at Pearson VUE

Paula Sisneros has spent the past 23 years servicing the insurance industry.  In her current role at Pearson VUE she is responsible for leading a team of professionals who oversee education, testing and licensing services for various state clients.  Paula serves as the SILA Vendor Relations Chair and is active on multiple SILA committees.  Paula lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband of 22 years, their 12-year-old twin boys and their lazy hound dog, Elvis.

Kathy Halverson
SILA Board of Directors, President; Claim User Resources Manager at Farmers Insurance

Kathy Halverson started the centralized adjuster licensing operation for Farmers Insurance and managed the team for over 20 years.  She is a founding member of the SALS Subgroup and has served in multiple SILA leadership roles including:  SALS Steering Committee Chair, SILA Membership Director and currently the 2021 SILA President.  On a personal note, Kathy lives in Kansas and has been married to her husband, Carl, for 27 years.  They have 1 son, 1 granddaughter and 3 dogs who are the topics of many funny stories within their household.

Tim Owen
SILA Board of Directors, Secretary; VP Product Management for Vertafore

Tim Owen is a 25 year veteran of the insurance industry. He manages Vertafore's Distribution & Compliance Management products for carriers, distributors, education providers, and states. Tim is also the acting Secretary on SILA's board of directors. He enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with his wife and three children.

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