If the results of this election left you with questions on the future of the economy and the insurance industry (including employee benefit plans) this is a webinar you will not want to miss. Please join our speakers from The Council off Insurance Agents & Brokers (The Council) as they provide an inside analysis and a results breakdown of the 2016 Election. The webinar will cover President-Elect Trump, Republican control of the House and Senate, and the potential impact on the economy, the insurance industry and your business.
The Council is the premier association for the top regional, national and international commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries worldwide. With expansive international reach, The Council fosters industry wide relationships around the globe by engaging lawmakers, regulators and stakeholders to promote the interests of its members and the valuable role they play in the mitigation of risk for their clients. Founded in 1913, The Council is based in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS
Joel Wood is in his 23rd year as senior vice president of government affairs for The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. Annually dubbed one of the top trade association lobbyists in Washington by “The Hill” magazine, Wood is also a regular contributor to The Council’s award-winning industry publication, Leader’s Edge. Wood spent his early career as assistant vice president of government affairs for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents and served six years as press secretary and legislative director for Rep. Don Sundquist, R-Tenn.In 2001, following the diagnosis of his son James, Wood and his wife, Dana, established the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, a 501(c)3 organization which has raised tens of millions of dollars in funding for research and treatments of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world's most lethal childhood genetic disease. Wood is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
Joel Kopperud is vice president of government affairs. He focuses on legislative and regulatory activity impacting employer-provided benefits, property/casualty insurance regulation, and federal natural catastrophe policies. Specifically, Kopperud is working to reform the Affordable Care Act and was instrumental in The Council’s successful efforts to guide legislation through Congress that renewed TRIA and created a national broker licensing regime. He previously worked at Global USA, Inc., where he directed the group's political, legislative and regulatory advocacy on international trade and export control issues. Kopperud also lobbied at the Financial Services Roundtable, where he worked on a number of policy initiatives and legislative campaigns relating to insurance and financial services. Kopperud is a 2001 graduate of American University with a bachelor's degree in political science.