Arizona Captive Insurance Association

Board of Directors

Richard Amoroso, Esq., Director

Phoenix, AZ

Richard is a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli. He works with clients to help them develop insurance programs and strategies that protect client assets and balance sheets. Richard's legal practice is focused in the areas of insurance recovery litigation, insurance business law and regulatory matters, arbitration and asset recovery.
Rae Brown, CPA, Treasurer
Phoenix, AZ
Marsh, Inc.

Rae Brown is the Account Executive in the Phoenix office of Marsh Management Services Inc.  She is responsible for growth and development of the Arizona captive domicile.  She is also responsible for assuring high quality, responsive service regarding captive management activities; assisting clients in design, organization and implementation of single parent and group captive insurance programs.  Rae entered the captive insurance industry in 2008 following 25 years in finance and management positions outside of insurance.

Jun Deng, CPA, ARM, Director

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Jun Deng is Manager, Risk Finance & Servicing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide, Inc. based in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is responsible for the management and administration of Starwood’s global property, property terrorism, casualty, marina and pollution liability risk transfer and high deductible insurance programs. This includes participating insurance program placements, providing insurance services to hotel owners, Corporate and company affiliates, ensuring compliance with global insurance and finance regulations, and managing Starwood’s single parent captive, Westel Insurance Company.


Aaron Smith, ACI, Director

Strategic Risk Solutions (West) Inc.

In order to continue to support captives, Aaron Smith joined the Arizona Captive Insurance Association as a Corporate Service Provider on behalf of the captive management firm Strategic Risk Solutions (West) Inc.  He has a diverse background to draw upon that allows for a fresh perspective in the promotion of captive insurance industry in Arizona.  Additionally, he supervises captives domiciled in Arizona, Utah, Michigan, Montana and Hawaii on behalf of Strategic Risk Solutions (West) Inc.

 Victoria E. Fimea, Esq. Director

Mesa, AZ

Victoria Fimea is the Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel and Head of Regulatory Department – North America for Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.   Ms. Fimea is based in the Mesa, Arizona office of Artex and she has 30 years of insurance experience.  She manages and is responsible for the regulatory and claims departments and is a member of the senior management team.  Ms. Fimea also is responsible for general corporate matters and regulatory relationships with regulators in the U.S. and the Caribbean.  Her duties also include insurance defense and litigation, alternative dispute resolution, compliance and risk management, along with development of insurance policy coverage issues and terms. 

 J. Michael Low, Esq., President
Phoenix, AZ
Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP.
Mr. Low co-founded the law firm of Low & Cohen, PLLC in September of 2009. His practice principally includes representation of insurers, insurance associations and institutions before the Arizona Legislature, the Arizona Department of Insurance, and other governmental agencies and offices both inside and outside the state of Arizona. His practice also includes a wide range of insurance-related representation, including litigation consulting, reinsurance matters, arbitrations, and insurance corporate and regulatory matters involving the formation, merger and acquisition of insurers, including captive insurers
Andrea Wittfield, ACI, Secretary
Issaquah, WA
Costco Wholesale 

Risk Finance and Accounting Manager at Costco Wholesale since 2001. 

Vice President of Captive Management and serves on the Underwriting, Investment and Audit Committees of the captive. Over 10 years experience in the captive industry and over 20 years experience in insurance. Completed her Associate in Captive Insurance designation in 2008.

Lawrence Prudhomme, CPA, ACI, Director
Phoenix, AZ
GPW and Associates, Inc.

Mr. Prudhomme joined GPW and Associates, Inc. in 2008 to apply his management skills and expertise in the insurance industry. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit and spent 8 years in the tax department specializing in small to mid-size companies. During his business career, Mr. Prudhomme has been in management positions in the graphic arts industry, the investment advisory business and with a Fortune 100 company. He recently achieved the Associate in Captive Insurance (A.C.I.) designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).
Marcia Philpott, Director
Phoenix, AZ
SRP/Captive Risk Solutions, Ltd.

Stephanie Lefkowski, Director


Stephanie brings eight years of state insurance regulation experience.  Prior to joining Aon, she worked for the State of Arizona where she regulated Medicaid insurance companies for three years and captive insurance companies domiciled in Arizona for five years.

Andrew White, Director

Alliance Bank of Arizona

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