Board of Directors

To help ensure appropriate representation and balance of viewpoints, the Board of Directors of ARIAS·U.S. is composed of current and former senior executives from reinsurers, insurers, attorneys in private practice, and experienced arbitrators in the industry.

Scott Birrell
1 Tower Square, 4 MS
Hartford, CT 06183President
Michael A. Frantz 
Munich Re America
555 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543

Vice President
Steve Schwartz
Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
1700 Broadway, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10019

Vice President
Cynthia R. Koehler
322 Cabot Street
Newton, MA 02460

Peter A. Gentile
7976 Cranes Pointe Way
West Palm Beach, Fl 33412

Sylvia Kaminsky
405 Park Street
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043



Deidre Derrig
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
Alysa Wakin
Odyssey Reinsurance Company
300 First Stamford Place
7th Floor
Stamford, CT 06902
Beth Levene
Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.
One Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY  10006
Deirdre G. Johnson 
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Marc Abrams
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
666 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Chairman Emeritus
T. Richard Kennedy*

Directors Emeriti
Charles M. Foss
Mark S. Gurevitz
Charles W. Havens, III
Ronald A. Jacks*
Susan E. Mack
Robert M. Mangino
Edmond F. Rondepierre*
Daniel E. Schmidt, IV



Executive Director and Corporate Secretary
Sara Meier, M.S.Ed, CAE