2016 LIDMA Conference: Blue Water Sailing!


September 25, 2016 to September 27, 2016

Balboa Bay Club
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach , CA 92663
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Conference Keynote Speakers

Yommy Chiu
Head Life & Health R&D Underwriting
Swiss Re, Swiss Management  (US) Corporation

Yommy Chiu joined Swiss Re as a Research Specialist in 2013 with an initial focus on modelling pandemic influenzas and infectious diseases. She is currently the Head of Life & Health R&D Americas. Since joining Swiss Re, Yommy has been involved not only with the modeling of pandemics, but changes in the landscape of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in high growth markets such as Brazil and China, better understanding of trends in population health and mortality and the impact of technology and medical advances.  In 2015 she joined Swiss Re's Behavioral Research Unit bringing insights from behavioral economics into the world of insurance in order to better understand and predict customer behavior. Through the means of live field tests with clients around the globe, she is helping to improve outcomes in the fields of underwriting, sales, retention and claims.  Recently, Yommy finished up a 6-month secondment to Hong Kong, as the Head of Life & Health R&D Asia where one of her area of focus is helping to further grow the behavioural testing in the Asian markets.     


John F. Costello, Jr.
Dinsmore & Shohl

John is a partner in the Corporate Department of Dinsmore & Shohl, where he focuses his practice on federal and state regulatory compliance. His practice includes advising and counseling businesses and individuals to navigate the complexities of regulatory oversight, including compliance, impacting legislative action, resolving litigation, and handling government investigations and enforcement actions. Clients in a variety of industries rely on John’s vast experience with regulatory issues as he counsels them on the development and documentation of service and product offerings, as well as the creation and implementation of compliance management programs. In particular, his areas of focus include consumer financial products and services, data privacy and identity management, and assisting clients to ensure their direct marketing operations are compliant.


Lee B. Oliphant
President and CEO
MIB Group, Inc.

Lee B. Oliphant was appointed President and CEO of MIB Group, Inc. in 2011. Mr. Oliphant first joined MIB as its Chief Financial Officer and has additionally held executive leadership positions in MIB's new product development subsidiary, MIB Solutions, Inc. as its Executive Vice President and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining MIB, Mr. Oliphant held several senior financial positions both at start-ups and large high-technology companies in the Boston area. He started his career in public accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Oliphant received an M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and has a B.S. in Business Administration from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He also has an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT's Sloan School of Management, and has attended several Executive education courses at Harvard Business School.


Robin Raina
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ebix, Inc

Robin Raina was elected as a director of the company in February 2000. Robin joined Ebix in October 1997 as Vice President - Professional Services and was promoted to Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing in February 1998. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 1998, then President effective August 2, 1999 and Chief Executive Officer effective September 23, 1999. Robin was named Chairman of the Board effective May 31, 2002. Robin has been in the IT sector since 1990 when he started his professional career after finishing a five year Bachelor's Engineering program in Industrial Engineering from Thapar University in India. Robin had the distinction of receiving the coveted "University Color" for his organization skills from Thapar University.


Todd A. Silverhart, Ph.D.
Corporate Vice President and Director, Insurance Research

Silverhart is responsible for directing LIMRA’s insurance research program, which takes a holistic view of product, market, and consumer issues related to individual and group life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. He oversees ongoing benchmarking surveys on sales, persistency, and product design, as well as product-focused marketing and company practices studies. In addition, Silverhart manages research addressing a variety of issues inherent in marketing insurance products to consumers (with a particular focus on the middle market, the affluent market, business markets, and emerging consumer markets). Having joined LIMRA in 1988, Silverhart previously served in LIMRA’s Assessment Solutions unit, where he conducted producer and field manager selection research, consultation, and product development. From 2000 to 2012 he developed and managed LIMRA’s technology in marketing and distribution research program. Silverhart is a graduate of Middlebury College and received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Old Dominion University.