Arizona Captive Insurance Association

Board of Directors

Geoerge Belokas, President

Phoenix, AZ

GPW and Associates, Inc.

Mr. Belokas is Vice President and Actuary of GPW and Associates, Inc., an actuarial and consulting firm in Phoenix.  Mr. Belokas is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries with over twelve years of experience in reserving and pricing with a focus in commercial insurance, reinsurance and captive insurance.  Fields of experience include vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection, tire and wheel, ancillary Finance and Insurance products, workers’ compensation, property, liability and other non-traditional insurance risks.  Mr. Belokas holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics from Arizona State University and is a Past President of the Casualty Actuaries of the Desert States.

Richard Amoroso, Esq., Co-Vice President

Phoenix, AZ
Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Richard's legal practice is focused in the areas of insurance recovery litigation, insurance business law and regulatory matters, arbitration and asset recovery.

Marcia Philpott, Co-Vice President

Phoenix, AZ
SRP Captive Risk Solutions, Ltd.

Marcia holds a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance from The University of Texas in Austin and a MBA in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University in Atlanta.  She has over twenty five years of experience in the risk management and insurance field working with various corporate risk management groups and on the broker side of the industry.  Currently, Marcia is the Manager of Insurance Services at Salt River Project (SRP).  SRP is the third largest public power company in the USA and provides water and power in the greater Phoenix area.  Marcia has been involved directly in the captive insurance business for over ten years.  SRP has an Arizona domiciled single parent captive, SRP Captive Risk Solutions, Ltd.  She is a current board member and past President of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association.  She is also an active member and past President of the Central Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Allan Smith, Secretary & Membership Chair

Phoenix, AZ

Allan is a Client Service Leader and Senior Vice President with Marsh’s Captive Solutions Group.  He is responsible for oversight of client service teams that manage the daily activities of insurance companies, strategic captive program design, and new business development.  Allan’s unique brokerage background provides expertise in broader risk strategies, tools and resources that captives utilize.  His focus on both short and long term strategies sets a road map and helps a captive work in concert with the parent or group’s holistic risk program.

Rae Brown, CPA, Treasurer

Phoenix, AZ
GPW and Associates, Inc.

Ms. Brown is a Consultant, Management Services with GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) in Phoenix.  In her position as Consultant, she specializes in captive insurance companies for mid-sized employers.  In 2008, she joined the Phoenix office of Marsh, leaving as a Vice President in 2017. She previously held positions as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for various companies. She also owned a public accounting firm prior to joining Marsh. Ms. Brown has expertise in various insurance domiciles and is responsible for assuring high quality service in captive management activities. Additional duties include assisting clients in design, organization and implementation of captive insurance programs. 

Andrew Christie, Director

Phoenix, AZ

Ernst & Young

Andrew Christie works closely with EY’s captive insurance tax experts to provide a multi-layered captive product offering. He previously served at Aon for more than 12 years, most recently as director. In this role, he led a team of captive accountants and executives to manage the largest captive insurance book in Arizona. Before this, he was a senior consultant specializing in captive feasibility studies and utilization studies, including insurance program design, captive domicile and financial projection analysis.

Adam Ehrenreich, Director

Phoenix, AZ

Strategic Risk Solutions (West) Inc.

Adam Ehrenreich is a Senior Account Manager in Strategic Risk Solutions (West) Inc.’s Phoenix office, where he oversees the servicing of both pure and group captives spread across a number of different industries. He holds both Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Arizona, and has been an Arizona licensed CPA since 2017.

Victoria E. Fimea, Esq., Director & Public Affairs Chair

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University

The W.A. Franke College of Business

Ms. Fimea is an Attorney with over 30 years of insurance experience, including over 20 years in C-suite and senior level positions. Her broad experience includes corporate, transactional, governance, litigation, anti-fraud/anti-money laundering and employment law issues and public affairs advocacy.  Ms. Fimea spent the bulk of her career in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for several advocacy efforts and managed nation-wide litigation efforts (including amicus curiae filings) for the ACLI (American Council of Life Insurers). Currently with Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona, Ms. Fimea is an Adjunct Professor and the Chair of the Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Council at The W.A. Franke College of Business, which offers an RMI (Risk Management and Insurance) certificate program. Ms. Fimea has a B.S. from NAU, her M.A. from The American University School of International Service, and her J.D. from The American University Washington College of Law.  She is admitted to the Bars of Arizona, California, the District of Columbia and Illinois.


J. Michael Low, Esq., Past President & Government Affairs Chair

Scottsdale, AZ
Kutak Rock LLP

J. Michael Low is Of Counsel in the Scottsdale office of Kutak Rock and a member of the Firm’s Insurance Regulatory & Compliance Practice. Mr. Low's practice principally includes representation of insurers, insurance associations and institutions before the Arizona Legislature and the Arizona Department of Insurance, as well as other state insurance departments. His practice also includes a wide range of insurance-related representation, including litigation consulting, reinsurance matters, arbitrations and mediations, and insurance corporate and regulatory matters involving the formation,merger and acquisition of insurers, including the formation and licensing of over 30 captive insurers. He has authored reports and testified as an expert witness in over 100 matters in state and federal courts involving life, health, property and casualty insurance coverages, claims handling, agent conduct, and insurance bad faith issues.

Lawrence Prudhomme, CPA, ACI, Director

Phoenix, AZ
GPW and Associates, Inc.

Mr. Prudhomme joined GPW and Associates, Inc. in 2008 to apply his management skills and expertise in the insurance industry. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit and spent 8 years in the tax department specializing in small to mid-size companies. During his business career, Mr. Prudhomme has been in management positions in the graphic arts industry, the investment advisory business and with a Fortune 100 company. He recently achieved the Associate in Captive Insurance (A.C.I.) designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

Andrew White, Director

Chandler, AZ

Arizona Bank & Trust

Andrew White, CTP, Senior Treasury Management Officer, SVP, Arizona Bank & Trust. His primary responsibilities include managing the treasury sales and service teams, and providing superior sales and service experiences for commercial clients. In addition, he provides cash flow analysis and creative solutions for new and existing clients. His primary areas of banking expertise are in Captive Insurance and Title/Escrow Services. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Business and Biology from Arizona State University. As an active member in the community, Andrew serves as the Chairman of the Board for Student Expedition Program (STEP), a nonprofit organization serving low income youth.

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