Meet the UE Leadership

United Educators (UE) delivers the coverage and risk management services educational institutions need because we understand both education and insurance. Our board of directors and staff leadership bring to their positions years of experience and expertise at educational institutions, insurance companies, and law firms.

Subscribers’ Advisory Board

Members of the Subscribers’ Advisory Board (Board of Directors) serve three-year terms and are elected by the membership.

Dr. Morgan R. Olsen, Chair

Arizona State University

Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO


Committees
  • Executive Committee, Chair
  • Audit Committee, Ex Officio
  • Compensation Committee, Ex Officio
  • Governance Committee, Ex Officio
  • Investment Committee, Ex Officio
Gregory D. Curtis, Vice Chair

St. John's College

Vice Chair, Board of Visitors and Governors


Committees
  • Investment Committee, Chair
  • Executive Committee, Vice Chair
  • Governance Committee, Member
Dr. Brontè D. Burleigh-Jones, Secretary/Treasurer

American University

CFO, Vice President, and Treasurer


Committees
  • Audit Committee, Member
  • Executive Committee, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Investment Committee, Member
Janice M. Abraham

United Educators

President and CEO


Committees
  • Executive Committee, President
Jeannine H. Bailes

University of Alabama

Senior Director of Insurance & Risk Finance


Committees
  • Audit Committee, Member
Patrick F. Bassett, Jr.

Williams College

Trustee


Committees
  • Compensation Committee, Member
  • Investment Committee, Member
Dr. Irma Becerra-Fernandez

Marymount University

President


Committees
  • Audit Committee, Member
Albert J. Beer

St. John's University

Professor, School of Risk Management


Committees
  • Audit Committee, Chair
  • Compensation Committee, Member
  • Executive Committee, Member
  • Investment Committee, Member
Deborah A. Gero

Retired Chief Investment Officer


Committees
  • Compensation Committee, Chair
  • Executive Committee, Member
  • Governance Committee, Member
  • Investment Committee, Member
Kimberly M. Goff-Crews

Yale University

Secretary and Vice President for University Life


Committees
  • Governance Committee, Chair
  • Compensation Committee, Member
  • Executive Committee, Member
Sharon Reich Paulsen

University of Vermont

Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the President


Committees
  • Audit Committee, Member
  • Governance Committee, Member
William Poutsiaka

Financial Services Consultant


Committees
  • Investment Committee, Member
Brandon W. Sweitzer

St. John's University

Dean of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science


Committees
  • Audit Committee, Member
  • Investment Committee, Member

Advisory Committees

UE looks to the education, legal, and brokerage communities for guidance on program direction and specific projects, and information on how liability affects institutions. These groups meet at least annually with UE staff.

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Broker Advisory Committee

The Broker Advisory Committee (BAC), convened by Business Development, meets twice a year to discuss products, services, and other broker concerns. UE selects committee members for their knowledge and expertise in the education marketplace.

Michael Brooks

Austin & Company

Jean Demchak

Marsh USA

Chris Duble

Fred C. Church

Michael Gigliotti

USI Insurance Services

Karen Graham

Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

John McLaughlin

Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

Darrow Milgrim

Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

Anne Mulholland

Aon Risk Services

Julie Price

Fred C. Church

Michael Rask

Aon

Debbie Russell

Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

Christopher Schwyter

Willis Towers Watson Northeast, Inc.

James Shewey

RCM&D

Mark Turkalo

Marsh USA

Risk Management Advisory Committee

Risk Management Advisory Committee

The Risk Management Advisory Committee (RMAC), appointed by UE management, represents the diversity of our membership and meets annually. The RMAC is relied upon to provide feedback about pressing educational issues and UE risk management resources.

Todd Adkins

Director of Risk Management

University of Kentucky

Fernando (Ferd) Alonso

Assistant Head for Operations and Finance

Phillips Academy – Andover

Virginia Arbour

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations

Emma Willard School

Denielle Burl

Director of Risk Management

College of the Holy Cross

Donal Christian

Vice President of Administration & Chief Financial Officer

Hudson Valley Community College

Sytovia (Sy) Dunn

Associate Director of Budget & Risk Management

Clark Atlanta University

Kathy Hargis

Associate Vice President, Risk Management and Compliance

Lipscomb University

Sue Liden

Director of Risk Services

Pacific Lutheran University

Debopom (Deb) Mitra

Director, Risk Management and Insurance

Tufts University

Austin Oldham

Director of Risk Management and Insurance

Butler University

Tina Paredes

Director of Asset Management

Webb Schools

Will Saxe

Director of Risk Management

Colby College

Michael Toohey

Chief Financial Officer

George School

Keesha Trim

Director, Risk Management & Insurance

University of Richmond

Nakeschi Watkins

Director, Office of Risk Management

Cornell University