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Arnie Rippener

U.S. Actuarial Practice Leader ACAS

Arnie has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, having worked with Group Health as well as Property & Casualty lines of business. He is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Arnie began his career in pricing roles with Group Accident & Health products, after which he moved to the Property Casualty side of the business where he held Personal Lines pricing roles at CNA Insurance Company, Allstate as well as USAA. Immediately prior to joining Martin & Company, he was involved in reserving for various lines of P&C business, including Cyber & Data Security, General Liability, Excess Workers Compensation, Commercial Umbrella and Travel. Arnie also has experience with other lines of business which includes High Value HO, Personal Auto and various Specialty Lines, Commercial Auto, Commercial Property, Inland Marine Surety, Travel, AD&D, Equine and Workers’ Compensation.

Arnie has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University. He currently resides in Valparaiso IN, where he enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Raissa Schickel

U.S. Actuarial Practice Leader

Raissa has over 17 years of P&C industry experience and joined Martin & Company in 2012.  Raissa’s pricing experience spans numerous lines of business and products including Homeowners, Property, Personal Auto, Commercial Auto, Inland Marine, General Liability, Package, Crime, Commercial Output Policy (COP), Businessowners (BOP), Professional Liability, Management Liability, Workers Compensation, Excess & Umbrella, Cyber, and Aircraft.

Prior to joining M&C, Raissa worked at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, AAA Mid-Atlantic, and Signature Consulting Solutions.  She’s been involved with all parts of the rate filing process from product development, competitor analysis, and strategic planning with leadership to rate indications and DOI objections.  Raissa also has experience developing unpaid claims estimates.

Raissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree (with Academic Distinction) in Actuarial Science from Temple University.  She is one exam away from her ACAS designation.  She lives in Philadelphia and enjoys spending as much outdoor time as possible with her spouse and daughter and their family dog.

Nicole Wample

U.S. Practice Leader & Senior Compliance & State Filings Analyst, CPCU

Nicole began her insurance career in 2007 with AXA XL where she held a variety of positions, all within the Regulatory Compliance department.  She handled various commercial property and casualty lines of business including, but not limited to, Professional Liability, Commercial Umbrella and Excess, Commercial General Liability, and Commercial Property.  Nicole’s last position at AXA XL consisted of being a liaison between the various business units and the Regulatory Compliance department, preparing products and supporting documents for filing, and handling state objections.  Previous roles she held involved making filings for bureau adoptions and proprietary products, as well as loading forms to the company’s form library.

Nicole also worked for MetLife as a Contract Development Analyst for Life, Accident, and Health products. Her responsibilities here included issuing policies, monitoring legislative changes, processing applications, addressing policy language, and filing submissions as needed.

Nicole resides in Newark, DE with her husband and two children.  When she is not working, Nicole enjoys baking, gardening, and playing the piano.

Juli Frank

U.S. Practice Leader & Product Compliance Analyst

Juli began her career in the insurance industry at NCMIC Group, Inc. in 2001, holding various positions within the compliance department with a focus on commercial property and casualty regulatory compliance.  Juli has been responsible for medical malpractice and professional liability product development as well as preparing, submitting, and maintaining form, rate, and rule filings across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Juli has worked closely with senior management, underwriting, customer service, information systems, marketing, actuarial, and accounting through product development and implementation, system testing, review of marketing materials, regulatory research, and competitor comparisons.  She also has experience organizing and assembling documentation for state insurance department financial and market conduct examinations and organizing and submitting rate history data and summaries for annual reinsurance renewals.  Juli has prepared and submitted business entity filings and renewals and has been active in RPG registration and maintenance.

Juli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University.  Juli resides in Earlham, Iowa, with her husband Luke and their four children.

Brian Thomas

Business & Client Solutions Manager

Brian got his start in the insurance industry joining Martin & Company in 2012 as a Data Analyst. His involvement grew from there both in development of M&C’s technology solutions as well as relationships with technology vendors. After some time as a Project Manager and Cloud Engineer in another industry, Brian returned to Martin & Company in September 2022 as Business & Client Solutions Manager with a focus on technology initiatives.

Gina Pyle

Executive Assistant / HR Director

Gina joined Martin & Company in 2021 and supports the Management and Leadership teams with Operations, Human Resources, Calendar Management, and Process Improvement.  Gina has an extensive background in insurance and meeting planning.  She is a graduate of Temple University and enjoys reading and spending time at the beach.

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