NACA was created in 1998 with the purpose of bringing contingency insurance professionals together to share ideas and learn about trends in the industry.

Today, NACA has over 300 members and organizes North America’s top contingency insurance conference that connects insurance professionals from around the world.

Whether you are an underwriter, broker, claims specialist, attorney, risk manager, insurance professional, or just getting started in the industry, we welcome you to become a member of NACA, attend NACA’s annual conference. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The North American Contingency Association has benefited from the support from it’s Member Companies since our inception in 1998.

As a not-for-profit organization we’re here to provide industry news, education sessions and encourage the communication and networking within the Contingency and Entertainment industries, we’re only able to do so because of this support.

See who our valued Sponsors are

NACA has an elected board of Directors who oversee the Association’s annual conferences and regular communications to members.  All Board Members are volunteers giving their time to drive continued education and innovative thought in the Contingency and Entertainment Insurance industries.

Members are voted onto the Board each May at the annual conference and serve for a 2 year period.


2019 NACA Board

Nicholas Hanes, Co-President (2017-2020)

Senior Vice President of Underwriting and MGA Operations



Ryan McDermott, Co-President (2017-2019)

Underwriting Officer, Film and Entertainment

Chubb Insurance


Hannah McCannell, Treasurer (2017-2020)

Senior Manager, Forensic and Investigative Accounting

BDO Canada LLP


Scott Schachter (2018-2021)

Senior Vice President

DeWitt Stern


Michael Thompson (2018-2021)

Senior Vice President of Contingency

Tokio Marine HCC


Peter Tocicki (2019-2021)

Assistant Vice President, Executive General Adjuster

Premier Insurance Services, LLC