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Senator Benjamin Nelson
Senator Benjamin Nelson

Senator Ben Nelson

Chairman

Senator Ben Nelson is a Partner at Heartland Strategy Group.

Prior to joining Heartland Strategy Group, Senator Nelson served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners OIAIC) from 2013-2016. He was selected based on his unique combination

David Anderson

David Anderson

Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs

David Anderson

David Anderson

Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs

David’s extensive insurance industry experience includes both trade association public policy development at the Alliance of American Insurers (later PCI) and achievement, as well as actual “on the line” insurance company CNA Insurance Companies. David’s contacts in the insurance industry

630-677-6481
Illinois
Lori Colburn

Lori Colburn

Accounting Specialist

Lori Colburn

Lori Colburn

Accounting Specialist

NormanTaplin
NormanTaplin

Norman E. Taplin, Esq.

CEO

Norman Taplin is CEO of Nelson Taplin Goldwater firm and President of Taplin & Associates and is an attorney who concentrates his practice in areas of regulatory insurance, administrative law, corporate and commercial law and all aspects of the Financial

561-684-8399
Florida

Angela Gerard

Accounting Clerk

Angela Gerard

Accounting Clerk

Barry M Goldwater
Barry M Goldwater

Congressman Barry M. Goldwater, Jr.

Chairman Emeritus

Barry represented California for seven terms in the U.S. Congress, serving on the Public Works and Transportation Committee, the Joint Committee on Energy, and the Committee on Science and Technology. He retired from politics in 1983 and began an extremely

marilyn bloovol
marilyn bloovol

Marilyn Bloovol

Associate

Marilyn Bloovol has a combined 35 years' experience as a securities and corporate lawyer, financial adviser and insurance sales representative. Her expertise includes financing, mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and structuring transactions and regulatory compliance for corporations and financial review, comprehensive

561-779-9279 or 888-684-8909 x167
Florida
brooke phillips

Brooke Phillips

Executive Assistant to Norman Taplin, Eric Serna, Lou Pietroluongo, & Danny Saenz

brooke phillips

Brooke Phillips

Executive Assistant to Norman Taplin, Eric Serna, Lou Pietroluongo, & Danny Saenz

Marina Grillo

Marina M. Grillo

Billing Coordinator

Marina Grillo

Marina M. Grillo

Billing Coordinator

Derek Wooley

Derek Wooley

Co-President

Derek Wooley

Derek Wooley

Co-President

Derek Wooley has over 15 years experience working as a consultant and public affairs professional in the insurance industry. Derek's has deep roots in the industry, having worked at the Louisiana Department of Insurance, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), National

225-229-4335
Florida

Brian Camling

Associate

Brian Camling

Associate

Brian Camling, with 27 years insurance regulatory experience in various aspects of compliance, is president and owner of the compliance consulting firm Insurance Compliance Consultants, inc (ICC).  ICC has experience in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the USVI

815-289-1753
Illinois
Ashlei toback

Ashlei Toback

Executive Assistant to Derek Wooley & Reba Leonard

Ashlei toback

Ashlei Toback

Executive Assistant to Derek Wooley & Reba Leonard

Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri

Co-President

Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri

Co-President

Michael Camilleri is the President and Founder of Matrix Consulting, LLC. Mr. Camilleri has previously served as co-owner of Preferred Insurance Capital Consultants, LLC, an actuarial/litigation Support and insurance management consulting services. He has had numerous positions as a principal

Eric P Serna

Eric P. Serna, Esq.

General Counsel

Eric P Serna

Eric P. Serna, Esq.

General Counsel

Eric Serna is a lawyer specializing in insurance management and regulatory consulting. He is licensed in New Mexico and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He

505-670-7055
New Mexico
Ernie Csiszar

Ernie Csiszar

Vice-Chairman

Ernie Csiszar

Ernie Csiszar

Vice-Chairman

Ernie has experience as an attorney, a merchant banker, and as executive, regulator, and academic in the insurance industry, having been CEO of Seibels Bruce Inc. (a property and casualty insurance carrier then listed on the NASDAQ), Director of

847-224-2783
South Carolina

Jasmine Mongo

Administrative Assistant

Jasmine Mongo

Administrative Assistant

561.684.8399 ext. 101
Florida
Alejandra Melgar

Alejandra Melgar

Executive Assistant to Barry Goldwater

Alejandra Melgar

Alejandra Melgar

Executive Assistant to Barry Goldwater

Lou Pietroluongo

Lou Pietroluongo

Director & Senior Vice President of Fraud Prevention and Catastrophe Response

Lou Pietroluongo

Lou Pietroluongo

Director & Senior Vice President of Fraud Prevention and Catastrophe Response

Lou Pietroluongo served as executive member of the New York State Insurance Department for 10 years and as Acting Superintendent of Insurance for the State. He served on several Federal, State and Local emergency management committees including pandemic, business continuity

David Edwards

David Edwards

Senior Vice President, Healthcare Policy

David Edwards

David Edwards

Senior Vice President, Healthcare Policy

David G. Edwards serves as the Chief Executive Officer of American Insurance Holdings, LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Perimeter Lane Insurance Brokers, LLC.

In 2011, Mr. Edwards formed Gaen Healthcare Advisors LLC (now Gaen Advisors LLC) to assist sponsors of new

847-707-9033
Illinois

James T. Watson

Administrative Assistant

James T. Watson

Administrative Assistant

Marisa Crawford
Marisa Crawford

Marisa J. Crawford

Director

Marisa Crawford brings a strong political and policy perspective to the Nelson Taplin Goldwater team. She leads many clients through the state regulatory process in the country’s red states.

Marisa founded her own company in 2010 with a focus on what

Danny Saenz

Danny Saenz

Director & Senior Vice President, Business Development

Danny Saenz

Danny Saenz

Director & Senior Vice President, Business Development

Danny Saenz has been an Independent Consultant/Owner of J. D. Saenz & Associates, LLC- since September 2015. He performs consultative duties for various clients ranging from acquisitions and mergers, formation of a new insurance company and assisting in responding to

Wayne Goodwin
Wayne Goodwin

Wayne Goodwin

Director

Wayne Goodwin is the former North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance and now CEO and President of his North Carolina-based company, Seaboard Strategic Consulting, LLC. His company provides insights & guidance on business, finance, government, insurance, politics, and regulatory matters anywhere

Rob Esson

Rob Esson

Senior Vice President, International Business

Rob Esson

Rob Esson

Senior Vice President, International Business

Rob Esson is an Oxford educated UK Chartered Accountant who spent 21 years at the NAIC, primarily on international issues. An IAIS “Distinguished Fellow”, he was responsible for supporting various international accounting and solvency work streams at the International Association

928-277-8656 or 816-260-1698
Arizona
Lawrence Newman
Lawrence Newman

Lawrence Newman, Esq.

Of Counsel

Lawrence Newman attended St. Johns University School of Law and has been in private practice of law specializing in corporate representation, insurance and business litigation for over 40 years, and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbard.

Mr. Newman has successfully tried hundreds

Florida
Doug Franzen
Doug Franzen

Douglas J. Franzen

Associate

Doug Franzen serves as regulatory and legislative counsel to numerous insurers, providing assistance with enforcement, licensing, admission, and all matters of insurance policy. He is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and has published several articles on insurance

612-703-8860
Minnesota

Sherwood “Woody” P. Girion

Associate

California
Brad Greer

Brad Greer

Vice President, Government Affairs

Brad Greer

Brad Greer

Vice President, Government Affairs

Brad Greer has over 20 years of experience in health care, cybersecurity, identity theft, law, litigation, insurance, and government affairs. Greer and five others helped start up the United States’ leading identity theft protection Company in 2005. He served as

281-948-0689
Texas
Reba Leonard

Reba Leonard

Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Health Policy

Reba Leonard

Reba Leonard

Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Health Policy

Reba Leonard has over 30 years of experience in analysis, business process improvement, project management and operations management in the U.S. Army, and financial services and insurance industries. Reba gained her exceptional leadership and analysis skills while serving as a

Lawrence Mirel

Lawrence Mirel

Vice President, Government Affairs

Lawrence Mirel

Lawrence Mirel

Vice President, Government Affairs

Larry Mirel served for more than six years as the Commissioner of Insurance, Securities and Banking for the District of Columbia, and he has over 30 years of experience as an insurance regulatory attorney in Washington, DC. As a member

202-441-0341
Washington, DC

Elliott Orol

Associate

Elliott Orol

Associate

Elliot Orol is Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Church Pension Group.  He joined CPG in March 2016.  He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, including more than a decade serving as general counsel of two

New York
robert rainville
robert rainville

Robert E. Rainville, Esq.

Associate

Robert E. Rainville, Esq. is the newest member of our team and comes aboard as Senior Executive Counsel at the Goldwater Taplin Group. Mr. Rainville is a proud alum of the University of Rhode Island and Quinnipiac University

401-480-6171
Rhode Island
Christa Rapoport

Christa Rapoport

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Compliance

Christa Rapoport

Christa Rapoport

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Compliance

Christa Rapoport, Esq. is a regulatory attorney who started her career as an operating room registered nurse in Philadelphia. Today Christa has regulatory affairs experience in 23 states. She has provided legal and regulatory services for the insurance industry for

973-508-3967
New Jersey

Michael Shelnutt

Vice President, Government Relations with McGuireWoods Consulting

Michael Shelnutt

Vice President, Government Relations with McGuireWoods Consulting

Michael Shelnutt is a Vice President of Government Relations with McGuireWoods Consulting, based out of their Atlanta office. Michael has over 17 years of public sector experience in Georgia, 11 of those years were spent at the Georgia Department
678-472-6471
Georgia
Doug Sizemore

Doug Sizemore

Associate

Doug Sizemore

Doug Sizemore

Associate

Doug has experience in most facets of the insurance industry and has done insurance regulatory work with Norm Taplin for over 16 years. He started an independent Insurance agency and grew it into a multimillion business, licensed and doing business

Tennessee