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Day 3 | May 20

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

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Day 3 Sessions

Day 3_Session1_StateofMPL

State of the MPL Industry | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM (EDT)

Chad C. Karls, FCAS, MAAA, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc. 

Join a leading MPL actuary for a discussion of the essential historical and current financial results of the MPL industry, highlighting the primary drivers behind the industry’s current capital position. Karls will explain how MPL companies get more from the data they hold to achieve better results. In addition, Karls will provide commentary on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the claim adjudication process. With a more comprehensive understanding of the underlying drivers of the industry’s financial condition, MPL company leaders can be aware of the particular metrics to watch in anticipation of eventual changes to the market.

Coffee Break 2

Coffee Talk Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson | 12:00 PM -12:30 PM (EDT)

Join your colleagues for a relaxed, interactive discussion—follow-up on interesting topics from the program or just catch up and enjoy each other’s company!

Day 3_Session2_CrisisComm

Crisis Communications: Plan Ahead, Respond Quickly, and Protect Your Reputation | 12:30 PM -1:15 PM (EDT)


Nick Kalm, Founder and President, Reputation Partners, LLC


Katherine A. Ehmann, CPA, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, OMS National Insurance Company, RRG

Michele J. Johns, Executive Director Enterprise Risk and Insurance, Cleveland Clinic 

In an environment where news is distributed globally in a matter of seconds, the ability to manage crisis communications is more important than ever. Panelists will draw from recent experiences to talk about their response, from an operational perspective, to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also how a hospitals responded to a challenging patient event. Panelists will provide key take-aways for attendees so that they can improve their organization's response to any crisis.

Day 3_Session3_VelocityLeadership

Velocity Leadership: Leadership, People, and Innovation | 1:30 PM -2:30 PM (EDT)

Brian Muirhead, Chief Architect for the Mars Sample Return campaign; Author, Going to Mars and High Velocity Leadership

Throughout his career and now in his work with the Mars Sample Return mission campaign, Brian Muirhead has led teams whose work has significantly advanced the body of human knowledge through the exploration of space. He has achieved extraordinary successes, in the face of seemingly impossible challenges, including daunting budget and schedule constraints, while pushing the state-of-the-art in technology. Muirhead shares his success and advocates for creating an environment that takes advantage of and maximizes "the skill, integrity, and personal ownership of literally every member of the team."

Day 3 Speakers

Chad Karls

Chad C. Karls

Chad C. Karls is a principal and consulting actuary in the Milwaukee office of Milliman, Inc. He specializes in medical professional liability and has assisted numerous clients with a large variety of actuarial needs, financial reporting issues, rating agency matters, and pricing and rating projects


Nick Kalm

Nick Kalm

Nick Kalm has spent his entire 30+ year career helping a wide variety of organizations successfully anticipate and manage a vast number of issues and crises. He founded Reputation Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based communications consultancy, in 2002 and currently leads the firm.


Katherine Ehmann

Katherine A. Ehmann

Katherine A. Ehmann is the chief financial officer and senior vice president of OMS National Insurance Company, RRG. Ms. Ehmann has more than 25years of experience with the company after earning her Bachelor of Business degree in accounting at Dominican University. 

Michele Johns

Michele J. Johns

Michele J. Johns practiced privately in the area of litigation, from 1990-1999, ultimately defending healthcare providers in MPL actions. She joined Indiana University Health as associate general counsel, and over the next 21 years, held a variety of positions including vice president and chief risk officer.

Brian Muirhead

Brian Muirhead

Brian Muirhead is a leader in the field of deep space exploration. Currently, he is chief architect for the Mars Sample Return campaign, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s effort to study and develop the key technologies needed to return samples from the surface of Mars, a goal never before attempted.


Rhonda Medows

Dr. Medows is the Executive VP of Population Health at Providence St. Joseph Health. She also currently serves as a member of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Health on current and future physician payment models.


Sean Slovenski

Sean currently serves as SVP & President of Walmart Health and Wellness. Just prior to this role Sean served as President of Population Health for Sharecare, a digital health company founded by Jeff Arnold, Doctor Oz, and Oprah Winfrey. Prior, he served as CEO of Care Innovations, a joint venture of Intel and GE Healthcare.


Aashima Gupta

Aashima works at the intersection of health and technology. As director of global healthcare solutions for Google Cloud, it's her job to push the limits of what’s possible in life sciences. She's responsible for digitally transforming the industry using the tech giant’s cloud technology in new and unique ways.

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