Michael R. Mead
Michael R. Mead, CPCU, writes about captives for IRMI.com.
Mr. Mead is a veteran of the insurance industry, serving in a variety of roles: regional director of a global broker, an underwriter, and an entrepreneur, starting and operating several insurance-related companies.
He is currently a director and past chairman of the Captive Insurance Companies Association, vice president and director of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association, and a director of Crusader International Group and its affiliate companies.
Mr. Mead is involved in an ownership and management position with a Cayman-based insurer/reinsurer which provides risk financing and estate planning opportunities for selected risks, and is president of a DC-based captive specializing in deductible reimbursement policies.
also has an ownership interest in three captive management firms: Meeting Street Management of Charleston, South Carolina; Potomac Captive Managers of Washington, DC; and Sonora Captive Management of Scottsdale, Arizona.
has established risk financing companies in several other domiciles as well.
has appeared as a speaker at numerous industry conferences including the World Captive Forum
, the Captive Insurance Companies Association
, various contractor associations, the School of Professional Development of the University of Wisconsin
, and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers
Additionally, Mr. Mead is a member of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, the Surplus Line Association of Illinois, of which he was a founding director, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.