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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

WRCIC is accepting proposals for presentations for the upcoming 12th Annual Conference through February 28, 2022. Visit the Call for Presentations webpage for more information.
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Renea Louie, ARM, ACI, Fellow (WRCIC Chair)
Vice President, Pro Group Captive Management Services
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Renea Louie joined the Pro Group family of companies in 2005. She serves as Vice President of Pro Group Captive Management Services. Renea is an accomplished business professional with extensive experience and knowledge in the Alternative Risk Transfer industry. Pro Group, since 1995 is known as the premier administrator of self-insured groups for workers' compensation and approved Captive Manager specializing in alternative risk transfer solutions for businesses of all sizes and types. Prior to joining Pro Group, she held top level roles in the IT and high-tech industry. Renea has 28 years’ experience in senior management, operations, IT, marketing and administration. She is responsible for the day to day operations of Pro Group companies. Mrs. Louie has served the industry as a Board member on the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) for 2 terms totaling 6 years and continues to serve on the marketing committee. She has served on numerous committees over the past 14 years in several state and national associations including Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Vermont, Tennessee and others and chairs several currently. She currently serves on the SIIA subcommittee on regulation, the Western Region Association, and is an elected Director of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) and recently was elected as an officer serving as the secretary / treasurer of the global organization. She holds degrees in Risk Management and in Insurance.

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Rae Brown, CPA, ACI (WRCIC Treasurer)
Director - Captive Operations
Session: Captive 101 Introduction 

Rae Brown joined GPWA in 2017, is a CPA and has achieved the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE). Her fields of expertise include captive insurance design, implementation and management, 831(b) captives, insurance company taxation and statement preparation. Rae is the former President of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association.

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Charles (Chaz) Levelle
Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Session: Captive Taxation - Nothing is Constant but Change

Charles J (Chaz) Lavelle was elected to the Captive Review Hall of Fame, has received CICA’s “Distinguished Service Award” and VCIA’s “Service to the Captive Industry” award. He is a lawyer in the Louisville, Kentucky office of Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP. He regularly represents clients before IRS, and frequently speaks and writes on captive insurance topics. Chaz was outside Tax Counsel for both Humana (brother-sister) and Ocean Drilling (unrelated business) in their captive insurance victories in the U.S. Court of Appeals. Among his civic and charitable activities, he is past Chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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Bailey Roese 
Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Session: Captive Taxation - Nothing is Constant but Change

Bailey Roese is a Partner at Dentons Bingham Greenebaum in the Firm’s Tax Practice Group. Bailey represents taxpayers in disputes with state and local tax authorities and the Internal Revenue Service, including in captive insurance audits and litigation. In addition to advocating for taxpayers in the United States Tax Court, Bailey regularly works with the IRS Independent Office of Appeals to resolve tax controversies. Bailey has spoken and written on a wide range of tax topics. She has co-authored articles for the Captive Review, among others, and most recently, was a panelist at the Vermont Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference.

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P. Bruce Wright, CPCU
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Session: Captive Taxation - Nothing is Constant but Change

P. Bruce Wright is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP where he is involved in tax and insurance law issues including representation of property and casualty insurance companies, formation of single parent/group captive insurers, counseling of risk retention groups and creation of various types of alternative risk financing mechanisms, including, among others, "rent-a-captives" and "cell companies." His practice has included counseling clients on formation of commercial offshore privately and publicly held entities. Bruce speaks regularly at industry conferences including the Vermont Captive Insurance Association, Captive Insurance Company Association, Hawaii Captive Insurance Association and Cayman Captive Forum. He received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude and an LL.M. (Tax) from Georgetown University. He is also a CPCU.