(Agenda) Executive Committee Meeting/Strategic Planning Session October 22, 2021

As authorized by the County of Sonoma Public Health Recommendation for Safely Holding Public Meetings, dated September 22, 2021, and Government Code section 54953(e)(1)(A), RESIG will conduct Board Meetings by video conference until further notice.

Time & Date

October 22, 2021

Meeting 8:30 A.M.

Video conferencing website address:


Members of the public may submit comments through email to sreed@resig.org or directly in real time through attendance at the teleconferenced meeting, during Public Comments, in accordance with Government Code section 54953. Public comments sent via email must be received prior to 12:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Board meeting in order for the comments to be provided to the Board. Please limit comments to 250 words or less. If you are unable to email a public comment, please call (707) 836-0779 ext. 101 prior to 12:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Board meeting for assistance.


Executive Committee/Staff

  • Matthew Reno
  • Richard Edson, II
  • Mary Downey
  • Chris Vanden Heuvel
  • Ron Calloway
  • Chris Thomas
  • Amy Prescott
  • Rose Burcina
  • Chris Spencer
  • Suzanne Pelz
  • Will Davis
  • Patty Baumunk
  • Sandy Manzoni
  • Deborah Fraser
  • Ronda Bergesen
  • Diane Vieyra

Administrators, Brokers, and Consultants:

  • Newfront (Formerly ABD Insurance)—Jim Wilkey
  • Alliant Insurance Services—Dan Madej, Kevin Bibler
  • Self-Insured Schools of CA (SISC)


  • Jaesa Cusimano—Bay Area Schools Ins. Cooperative (BASIC)
  • Ellen Clark—PFM Asset Management LLC
  • Dr. Paul Porter

Accessibility and Open Session Materials

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in this meeting, please contact RESIG at 707-836-0779. Requests must be made at least one full business day before the start of the meeting. Written open session materials distributed to the Executive Committee are available for public inspection at RESIG, 5760 Skylane Blvd., Windsor CA 95492 during normal business hours.

Call To Order – Matthew Reno, President

A. AB 361 30-Day Acknowledgment (Government Code section 54953(e)(1)(A) (Rose Burcina)

The Executive Committee is being asked to make a determination that a state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person; or, state or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.

Approval of Agenda

Introductions and Recognitions

Rose Burcina will introduce:

  • Newfront (formerly ABD Insurance)—Jim Wilkey
  • Alliant Insurance Services—Dan Madej, Kevin Bibler
  • Jaesa Cusmano—Bay Area Schools Ins. Coop. (BASIC)
  • Ellen Clark—PFM Asset Management LLC
  • Dr. Paul Porter

Public Comments

At this time, members of the public may address the Executive Committee regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board; however, no action may be taken on off-agenda items unless authorized by law. Comments shall be limited to five minutes per person unless different time limits are set by the Chairperson, subject to the approval of the Board.



Consent Calendar

B. Minutes Approval—September 16, 2021

C. Warrants Issued and Wire Transfers—September 2021

The Executive Committee is being asked to approve RESIG’s warrants and wire transfers, as summarized in the attached documents.

D. Routine Personnel Item

  • Employment—Benefits Coordinator
  • Resignation—Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner

The Executive Committee is being asked to ratify the hiring of a Benefits Coordinator and resignation of a Claims Examiner.

E. Public Self-Insurer’s Annual Report

The Executive Committee will be asked to ratify the Public Self-Insurer’s Annual Report. Each year RESIG is required to report details of workers’ compensation claims to the Department of Industrial Relations.


F. Return of Equity (Rose Burcina)

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Property & Liability

The Executive Committee will be presented with equity calculations and will consider making recommendation(s) for a possible return of equity to the Board of Directors.

Report/Discussion and Possible Action

G. Executive Board Member Vacancy (Reno/Burcina)

The Board will review and discuss the upcoming vacancy and process for filling the open seat on the Executive Committee, due to a retirement in December 2021.

H. Next Executive Committee Meeting (Rose Burcina)

The Executive Committee will review, discuss, and confirm attendance and quorum for the next board meetings—Joint Powers Board Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting, date of December 9, 2021.

I. Executive Director’s Report (Rose Burcina)

The Executive Director will present and discuss current events and information with the Executive Committee.

Board Communication

  1. SPA Minutes—August 30/31, 2021

Strategic Planning Session

J. State of the Market Presentations

  • Property (Dan Madej)



  • Workers’ Compensation (Jim Wilkey)
  • Liability (Jim Wilkey)
  • Cyber Liability (Kevin Bibler/Jaesa Cusimano)



  • Investments and Captives (Ellen Clark)



  • Succession Planning (Dr. Paul Porter)
  • Review/Q&A/Next Steps (Rose Burcina)