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Speaking Engagements

Parker, Smith & Feek staff are sought after speakers on a variety of insurance, risk management, and loss control topics.

Upcoming Engagements

Check back for a list of seminars.

Previous Engagements

How Downtown Serves the Employee: ​A Look Into Workforce Trends and Demands

Date: April 25th, 2023 | 7:30 – 9:00 AM PDT
Event: Downtown Talks: Breakfast Series
Location: Bellevue Club, 11200 SE 6th St, Bellevue, WA
Speakers: Susan Stead – Principal, Vice President

HR Trends in a Post-Pandemic World

Date: April 19th, 2023 | 8:00 AM PDT
Event: 2023 and Beyond
Location: Holiday Inn by the River, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA
Speakers: Karen Shwartz – Professional Services Practice Group Leader
Nick Wallace – Account Executive

Three Tools to Protect Your Business

Date: March 29th, 2023 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT
Event: Cybersecurity: Are You Secure?
Location: Virtual
Speakers: Lynsee Wiegand – Commercial Account Executive

Health Insurance Funding 101

Date: November 16th, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:00 AM PDT
Event: AGC Breakfast & Learn
Location: Everett, WA
Speakers: Karen Schwartz – Employee Benefits Account Executive, Professional Services Practice Group Leader

Let’s Talk About Surety

Date: September 26, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM PDT
Event: CFMA Pacific Northwest Regional Conference
Hosted by: CFMA
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel | Seattle, WA
Speakers: Guy Armfield – Vice President, Account Executive

The Fellowship of Paid Family & Medical Leave: One Plan to Rule Them All?

Date: September 22, 2022 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM PDT
Event: 2022 IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum
Hosted by: The Conference Board
Location: Marriott Marquis Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
Speakers: Sally Borte – Vice President, Account Executive

Alaska Workers’ Compensation & COVID-19: How Workers’ Compensation in Alaska is Responding to the Pandemic

Date: November 11, 2021 | 10:45 am
Event: Associated General Contractors Alaska (AGC) Annual Conference
Speaker: Johanna Kalal – Associate Claims Executive

Nuclear Verdicts & Insurance Market Challenges

Date: September 17, 2021 | 9:00 am
Event: Alaska Trucking Association, Annual Meeting
Speakers: Todd Wheeler – Vice President, Account Executive
Ross Goble – Account Executive
Kevin Sayler – Risk Control Specialist

Lending & Borrowing Equipment on the Job Site

Date: November 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Event: 39th IRMI Construction Risk Conference
Speakers: Walter Isler – Vice President, Account Executive

Emerging Risks in Construction: Are you Prepared to Survive in the Future-Built Environment?

Date: November 12, 2019 | 8:30 am
Event: 39th IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Understanding Your Employment Practices Liability Policy Reporting Procedures

Date: November 12, 2019 | 9:10 am
Event: 39th IRMI Construction Risk Conference
Speakers: Ed Rhone – Principal, Claims Manager

Protecting developers who make a difference:
Identify. Prevent. Transfer.

Date: October 4, 2018 | 10:30 – 11:00 am
Event: 2018 Housing Washington Conference
Kevin Sayler – Risk Control Specialist
Michael Woltersdorf  – Principal, Risk Control Specialist

Workers’ Compensation 101

Date: October 4, 2018 | 11:30 am
Event: Pacific Northwest CPCU Chapter Luncheon
Speakers: Marty Bask  – Principal, Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Recent Changes to Employee Benefit Taxation

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018 | 8:00am – 4:35pm
Event: OSCPA Employee Benefits Conference
Speaker: Mary Campbell – Account Executive

Cybersecurity for Your Business

Date: July 11, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event: Cybersecurity for Your Business
Speakers: Gregor Hodgson – Principal, Account Executive

Discussion on Commercial Insurance Products & Coverages

Date: June 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event: Claims & Litigation Managers’ (CLM) Seattle Chapter
Speaker: Walt Isler – Principal, Account Executive

WHCA Employee Benefit and Wage Survey

Date: May 23, 2018 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Event: WHCA Annual Convention
Speaker: Jeff Colby – Account Executive

Improving Engagement & Performance
Through Focus on Well-Being

Date: May 15, 2018 | 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Event: SHRM Olympia Annual Conference
Speaker: Kristy Clark – Wellness Account Executive

Man’s Best Friend Influence on Organizational Well Being

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 | 8:30 am
Event: WHCA Winter Conference
Speaker: Sharon Hall – Vice President, Risk Specialist

IMA Portland Chapter

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 8:30 am
Event: IMA Portland Chapter
Speaker: Mary Campbell – Account Executive

Contractors Professional Liability and
Subcontractor Default Insurance

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event: WSCPA/CFMA Construction Industry Conference
Speaker: Angela Samarel – Vice President, Client Executive

Surety/Banking Panel

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 10:45 am- 11:45 am
Event: WSCPA/CFMA Construction Industry Conference
Speaker: John Claeys – Account Executive

Cyber Threats in the Manufacturing And Distribution Industry

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Event: Chase Cyber Threat Luncheon
Speaker: Michael Edmonds – Account Executive


Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Noon – 1:00
Event: American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter Continuing Education
Speaker: Walt Isler – Principal, Vice President

Beryllium & Abrasive Blast Media

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017 | 11:30am
Event: Puget Sound Shipbuilders Association Quarterly Meeting
Speaker: Kevin Sayler – Risk Control Specialist

The Current Use of Insurance to Mitigate Risk in Commercial Leases

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2016 | 1:15pm
Event: The 28th Annual Advanced Conference on Commercial Real Estate Leases
Speaker: Dwight Jarvis – Senior Vice President, Principal, Account Executive


Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2016 | 4:30-6:00pm
Event: Moss Adams :: A Discussion for Business Leaders
Speaker: Michael Edmonds – Account Executive

Insurance Coverage for Food Contamination and
Recall Claims under CGL, Property and Contamination Policies

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 10:00-11:30am
Event: Strafford Webinar
Speaker: Ed Rhone – Principal, Claims Manager

Surety Industry Update

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 3:15-4:30pm
Event: A panel of local surety experts will discuss the status of the surety industry and current trends in the construction industry and construction accounting impacting surety underwriting.
Speaker: Ron Lange – Principal, Vice President

Insurance in the Construction Industry

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Event: 9th Alaska Construction Law
Speaker: Lynne Seville – Account Executive

Surety Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Event: Moss Adams 2016 Building Opportunity Conference
Speaker: Guy Armfield – Vice President


Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Event: Comprehensive Insurance Law Summit
Speaker: Michael Edmonds – Account Executive

Cyber Risk & Liability: Is Your Firm Exposed?

Date: Friday, October 20, 2016
Event: SDA Business Practice Dinner
Speaker: Gregor Hodgson – Vice President, Account Executive

Risk Management

Date: Tuesday’s February 16th – May 10th
Event: Portland HR Management Association | HR Certification
Speaker: Michael Woltersdorf  – Risk Control Specialist

Crisis preparedness – What to do when regulators show up?

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Event: Pacific Northwest Listeria Control Workshop
Speaker: Josh R. Hedrick – Account Executive

Strategies to mitigate the risk of failure when contracting
for products and services

Date: Wednesday April 6, 2016
Event: Mitigating Risks in Purchase Orders & Contracts
Speaker: Nick Montera – Vice President, Account Executive
Speaker: Scott McGilvray – Vice President, Account Executive

The Purpose, Force and Effect of Insurance Policy
Conditions And Case Law

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Event: American Bar Association – Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Seminar
Speaker: Ed Rhone – Principal, Claims Manager

Controlling Healthcare Costs Alternatives
to Traditional Healthcare Options

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Event: CAMPS North Round Table
SpeakerAdam Tilotson – Vice President, Account Executive & Kevin Norris – Principal, Account Executive

Costs of Healthcare in Alaska

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Event: Forum on Healthcare Costs in Alaska
SpeakerGreg Loudon – Principal, Account Executive

Washington Industry Trends And Case Law Review

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Event: Construction Defect Law Seminar & Networking Party
SpeakerEd Rhone – Principal, Claims Manager

Be An HR Hero – Protecting Your Company Against
Retaliation And Wrongful Act Claims

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Event: Bellingham Society of HR Managers
SpeakerEd Rhone – Principal, Claims Manager

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