Regional Director Candidates

Jean Moriarity

Jean has been a member of AICP and the MidAtlantic Chapter since 2008. She has served in multiple roles as a Chapter Board Officer including treasurer, secretary, Vice President and 2 years as President. She currently serves as Past President and Regional Director. Jean’s career in the insurance industry has spanned over a 33 years. She has worked at two start up companies building national portfolios of group life, health and disability health products from the ground up. Both were sold to fortune 500 companies, one for $8 billion and one for $200 million. Jean has a strong network or regulator contacts and industry professionals and believes AICP has helped to expand her network and industry knowledge. Jean has worked at multiple insurance companies including U.S. Healthcare, Aetna, and Zurich as a Life and Health Compliance Director specializing in the regulatory development of employee benefit plans. She has held multiple compliance roles such as product development, company licensing, advertising compliance, policy development, and product and rate filings. Currently she is the Director of Contract Development in AFLAC’s Group Life and Disability Division.

Jean has earned the designations of Associate Compliance Professional and Certified Compliance Professional. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Temple University and lives in suburban Philadelphia.

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I stepped in as Regional Director in December and currently represent the MidAtlantic Chapter. My years of experience as an AICP chapter officer and my professional experience with regulators, and compliance professionals in both the P&C and L&H sectors have prepared me to step into a larger role with AICP leadership as an RD. I have long term relationships with both national and chapter leaders and will provide spirited representation for the MidAtlantic Chapter.
What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

My goals are to represent my chapter and to ensure the chapters have adequate funding and resources to provide in-person and virtual events and education opportunities for their members, and to assist AICP national board to develop and enhance policies and educational opportunities to grow and retain membership.

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

The Regional Directors work together to establish policies and procedures for the administration of chapter business, and educational events. I will participate on the Outreach Committee and other committees to improve AICP operations both nationally and at the chapter level.

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see AICP focus on more health insurance compliance topics, attract more health regulators to provide webinars and attend events. T think adding educational events and speakers will attract new membership and provide a valued service to our AICP community.

Additional Comments

I value my membership with AICP. AICP has provided me with industry and compliance information that has helped me grow in my career as a compliance professional. I have developed relationships with regulators and industry peers that I value very much. I encourage our membership to get involved in committees and to participate as board members in the MidAtlantic Chapter. The last two years have been difficult, but as we move back to in person and virtual events we need new people and new ideas to keep our chapter strong.

Regional Vice President Candidates

Erin Burke

Erin Burke is a Project Manager in the Producer Licensing and State Filings groups for Westmont Associates, Inc. Ms. Burke’s primary responsibilities include working in the property and casualty division of state filings. There she assists in all support functions of form and rate submissions. She is also responsible for individual and business entity agent and adjuster licensing where she manages initial licensing and renewal applications. She personally maintains an active property and casualty insurance producer license and has achieved her Associate in Insurance (AINS) designation. Ms. Burke is a graduate of Colorado Technical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a proud United States Air Force veteran. She is currently a member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) and the Society of Insurance Licensing Administrators (SILA). 

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I am a dedicated member of the AICP community who will bring enthusiasm, creativity, and hard work to the office.  I am an organized individual with the skills to get things done for our Chapter.  I am always open to new ideas and encourage our members to reach out to me with any suggestions they have for future events and outreach. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

If elected, my goal is to continue to grow our chapter membership through great learning and networking opportunities.  Again, I encourage our membership to reach out to me with any new ideas! 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

If elected, I would use my office to connect with the Chapter members and with the leadership of other chapters to create a collaborative environment that provides valuable educational and networking opportunities for our members. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see the AICP continue to expand its educational resources and opportunities.  There has been tremendous growth in this area in the past few years, and I am looking forward to more growth and development of this area in the future. 

Regional Secretary Candidates

Dana Fyffe 

Dana Fyffe currently serves as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP).  Dana has insurance industry experience in several areas including regulatory relations, multi-state filings, regulatory change and compliance related research projects.  Prior to serving in her current role as Senior Compliance Specialist for Berkley One, she previously worked as a Senior Compliance Consultant for Coulter and Associates.  Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.  Following law school, Dana passed the bar exam in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  She is currently pursuing a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. 

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I regularly prepare agendas, take detailed notes and provide summaries after meetings in my current position at Berkley One.  It seems like these would be some of the main tasks that I would be handling as chapter Secretary and I have performed similar functions at both my current job and prior job(s).  I believe I also have any computer skills that would be necessary to maintain a record of meetings that are held and would be able to distribute the required information in a timely manner.  Additionally, I have learned more about AICP as an organization from being on the membership committee, so I think that will be helpful in succeeding at the Secretary position as well. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

  • Maintain an accurate record of all chapter meetings and decisions that are made 
  • Distribute all agendas, notices and meeting minutes in a timely manner 
  • Expand my knowledge of the organization as a whole and at the chapter level 
  • Develop relationships with more AICP members, volunteers and regulators 
  • Suggest new ways to improve the organization and provide increased value to members 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

The chapter activities and engagement with members ultimately impact the organization has a whole so I would use the office to work with others at both the chapter and national level to find ways to reach the organization’s goals.  At chapter events, you usually have a smaller crowd of people so it gives you the unique opportunity to get to know people better and speak with them about the organization, the value of membership, the types of resources they find helpful, etc.  It is also a good opportunity to try to recruit more people to volunteer for the organization, so that there continues to be solid leadership moving forward.  I also have good relationships with a lot of regulators and other staff in our chapter in particular, so I think that I could use those relationships to help with setting up some of our events, which ultimately provide value to our members/AICP. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see the AICP continue to expand the number and types of members that we have, as well as come up with additional events/resources that might provide value to members.  By volunteering at the chapter level, I think I can gain some different perspectives from being on the membership committee and expand the network of people who I have worked with.  The more people who you are connected with and can have conversations with about membership and the organization in general, I think that just fosters more ideas on how to best move the organization forward. 

Regional Treasurer/Chapter Financial Liaison Candidates

Ilana Kauffman

Ilana Kauffman is a proud member and volunteer of the AICP. 

She began her career in the insurance industry as a P&C underwriter, and then moved on to become the Vice President of a NY-based fidelity & surety Insurance Carrier. In her tenure as Vice President, she expanded the small carrier into several states, as well as expanded its product line. 

Recently, Ms. Kauffman has opened her own Insurance Compliance Consulting firm, helping insurance companies and agencies with their varied licensing, filing and audit related needs. Ms. Kauffman has a passion for compliance and is currently looking to find a new home at a carrier or consulting firm to turn that passion into productivity. 

Give a brief description of your involvement (current and past) with the AICP: 

Over the past year, I have been volunteering on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic charter, working with the national Brand & Marketing committee to interview key sponsors of the AICP and post blog entries. Additionally, I have attended the 2020 virtual conference as well as the 2021 E-Day, and attended several webinars. 

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I am a very motivated, diligent self-starter. I would love to help the other officers achieve their goals and provide the best services to the AICP members. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

I would like to organize a stronger virtual volunteer effort. I believe this can be achieved by reaching out to members more often and encouraging them to be involved. Additionally, I would like to help organize virtual meet ups, since so many of the in-person events had to be canceled. 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

I would love to create tools and services that would enhance the member experience: for instance a spreadsheet that consolidates all the classes for the different insurance designations. I would also like to use my digital skills to help others achieve their specific goals, for instance, I have a graphic design background, highly experienced in Microsoft office, as well as can help with updating the website. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would, of course, like to help the AICP get back to in-person events. However, as someone who joined during a time when that wasn’t possible, I believe there is value in the virtual experience as well. I have been able to virtually meet more people in the community virtually than I may have been able to in person. I think there is a way to enjoy the in-person while also taking advantage of the experience virtual communication provides.