• Registration
  • Sessions
    & Presentations
  • Speakers

  • Housing

  • Exhibitors


Fee includes materials, coffee breaks, continental breakfasts Wednesday - Friday, and lunch Wednesday and Thursday.

Early Bird*/Regular
State Insurance Department Staff
Other Regulators (State, Federal, Int’l)

With four registrations from your organization the 5th is FREE!

Registrations cannot be shared. Substitutions from the same organization are acceptable and may be accepted up to one week prior to start of event. No partial registration fees. Not transferable to other meetings or programs. Discount available for multiple registrations from the same company, see “Register by Check” below.


Online Registration

Register by Check

2014 Attendee List


Cancellations will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee if received by May 4, 2015. The cancellation must be in writing and mailed, emailed or faxed to:

NAIC–FRS Education Dept.
1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Fax: 816-460-7813
email: FRSTraining@naic.org

No conference refunds will be made for requests received after May 4, 2015


Requests for information regarding administrative policies and/or complaints should be directed to:

NAIC–FRS Education Dept.
1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Fax: 816-460-7813
Email: FRSTraining@naic.org

NAIC is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.


The Summit is presented as a group-live event.  All sessions utilize a combination of lecture and discussion. Participants can download a copy of session presentations by navigating to http://www.naic.org/frs_financial_summit and choosing the sessions & presentations tab. A login and password will be required and provided to registered participants. 


The Financial Summit is designed to provide a basic learning experience. No specific prerequisites and/or advance preparation for the sessions are required. Room monitors scan attendees at the beginning of each session. If someone leaves prior to the end of the session, the monitors will scan the attendee’s badge out, and back in if applicable.




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NAIC Education Logo Special information for NAIC APIR, PIR, SPIR, and IPIR Designees
This program is pre-qualified for Designation Renewal Credits (DRCs).  If you currently hold an NAIC APIR, PIR, SPIR, or IPIR designation and are pursuing continuing education credit to maintain it, you may be awarded credits for your participation in this program.  To receive your certificate, you must meet the attendance and participation equirements.  Requirements include [example: completion of a post-session evaluation and the accurate and complete recording of all attendance monitoring passwords on that evaluation.]


2015 Summary of Sessions - Brief Description

2015 Schedule of Sessions - By Day

2015 Presentations & Presenter Biographies
(login and password required)


2014 Keynote Speakers

Mary B. Lucas

William K. Black

University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)
Associate Professor of Economics and Law

Speaker – William K. Black

Speaker Bio

Bill Black is an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). He is a white-collar criminologist. He was the Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. He taught previously at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and at Santa Clara University, where he was also the distinguished scholar in residence for insurance law and a visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

He was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the FSLIC, SVP and General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. He was deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement. His regulatory career is profiled in Chapter 2 of Professor Riccucci's book Unsung Heroes (Georgetown U. Press: 1995), Chapter 4 (“The Consummate Professional: Creating Leadership”) of Professor Bowman, et al’s book The Professional Edge (M.E. Sharpe 2004), and Joseph M. Tonon’s article: “The Costs of Speaking Truth to Power: How Professionalism Facilitates Credible Communication” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 2008 18(2):275-295.

George Akerlof called his book, The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (University of Texas Press 2005, 2014), “a classic.” Paul Volcker praised its analysis of the critical role of Chairman Gray’s leadership in reregulating and resupervising the S&L industry:

Bill Black has detailed an alarming story about financial - and political - corruption. The … lessons are as fresh as the morning newspaper. One of those lessons really sticks out: one brave man with a conscience could stand up for us all.

Robert Kuttner, in his Business Week column, proclaimed:

Black's book is partly the definitive history of the savings-and-loan industry scandals of the early 1980s. More important, it is a general theory of how dishonest CEOs, crony directors, and corrupt middlemen can systematically defeat market discipline and conceal deliberate fraud for a long time -- enough to create massive damage.

The book has been translated into French with an updated chapter on the global crisis.

Black developed the concept “control fraud” – frauds in which the leader uses the entity as a “weapon.” Control frauds cause greater financial losses than all other forms of property crime combined and kill and maim thousands. He helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives, served as an expert for OFHEO in its enforcement action against Fannie Mae’s CEO, assisted Icelandic and French leaders responding to their financial crises, and addressed members of the UN General Assembly on policies needed to reduce the risk of future financial crises. Black has testified to Congress five about the financial crisis – financial derivatives, executive and professional compensation, Lehman’s failure and related regulatory failures, and the role of control fraud in the bubble and crisis. He is Benzinga’s regulatory columnist and appears weekly in Bill Black’s Finance and Fraud Report on the Real News Network.

Mary B. Lucas

Mary B. Lucas

Author, Speaker and People Connector

Contact Information
Mary B. Lucas
Office: 913.338.1677
Cell: 913.269.8222

Speaker – Mary B. Lucas, B.D.

Presentation Title
Bring out the Best! Your Key to Success in the People Business

Speaker Bio

Mary B. Lucas is the Chief Resource Officer of Staffmark. She is responsible for leading the company's sales, marketing, operations, training, service delivery, and talent acquisition support teams.

Mary has more than 30 years of staffing industry experience, beginning her career as a customer service representative and rising to her current executive position with one of the largest staffing companies in the world.

In 2006, she published the highly successful book, Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher's Wisdom, a motivational memoir and tribute to her father on how to bring out the best in yourself and others.

Mary has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in marketing and communications from Kansas State University and her Executive Coaching Certification from Fielding Graduate University.

Presentation Description

Mary B. Lucas offers advice from the smartest man she ever knew—her father. A butcher by trade, he was the greatest executive and career coach she ever encountered. Using her acclaimed book, Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher's Wisdom, as a springboard, Lucas shares what she learned from her father as well as from her own career in the people business.

Lucas provides real world examples of how her father's lessons resonate today. Whether you lead people or work with people, this presentation will help you learn to inspire and bring out the best in yourself and others. By doing that, you can create a more rewarding and positive environment wherever you are.

Outcomes & Takeaways

Participants will leave Mary's session:

  • Reminded of things they can do to make a positive impact on the people they encounter in their daily lives.
  • Prepared with specific actions they can take to help them proactively deal with challenging people and situations.
  • Aware of the positive impact practicing the art of appreciative inquiry can have on their world and their workforce.
  • Inspired to bring out the best in themselves and others.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Rate: $139/night

All room rates may be subject to taxes, fees and/or surcharges.

Room reservations can only be made ONLINE using a special NAIC reservations page. Call-in reservations to the hotel will not be accepted. Once registration has been completed, you will receive a link to register at the hotel in your email confirmation. Reserved room block may be sold out prior to the conference. Arrival/departure date changes should be made directly with the hotel, which will be subject to a rate increase and availability after the initial reservation.

For reservation changes or cancellations please contact the hotel directly.

All room rates may be subject to taxes, fees and/or surcharges. The NAIC reserves the right to change your reservation to the correct block, should your meeting registration not correspond with your chosen room block. Rooms cancelled within 72 hours (local time) of scheduled arrival may be charged one night's room and tax.


2015 Exhibitors




The Financial Regulatory Services division would like to offer you the unique opportunity to be an exhibitor.

Exhibitor Application

Exhibitor Levels

There are a limited number of exhibitorships available.

The BENEFITS of being an EXHIBITOR may include the following:

  • Your own scheduled speaking session (based on Exhibitor level);
  • Display of your company name and logo on the NAIC Financial Summit web page prior to and during the Summit;
  • Your company name and logo displayed on main exhibitor boards;
  • Your company name and logo published in the conference guide;
  • Exhibitors’ display area;
  • Conference registration (based on Exhibitor level); and
  • Exposure for your company at the food/beverage breaks during the Financial Summit including: Continental Breakfasts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and Coffee Service/Breaks on all days.

The Summit will be two and one-half days - More opportunities to meet with attendees.

The speaking session during the Summit is intended to be used for sales and marketing to industry attendees, product demonstrations, etc.

We truly hope that you will utilize this opportunity to reach regulators and industry with your company’s distinctive message.

The Financial Summit is THE source for expert, up-to-date information on many of the current NAIC financial initiatives existing for NAIC members and the insurance industry.


We look forward to seeing you in
Kansas City, MO!

Dress Code:
The Financial Summit is business casual.

For Questions, Contact:

  Linda Hunsucker
Supervisor, FRS Publications
and Programs
  Sherry L. Flippo, CPA
Financial Program Manager
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