Currin Compliance Services Staff
The best compliance analysts come from a variety of backgrounds. What Currin Compliance staff members have in common when they join our team is a clear and unwavering commitment to excellence and a keen attention to detail. They approach each project – big or small – with these qualities as well as their expertise in insurance compliance.
First, meet our Chief Companion Officer...
Sasha is a great addition to the CCS staff and brings her A-game every day. She was rescued by Ms. Currin from a less than ideal living situation and has proved that she is a dedicated employee. She's an equal opportunity belly rub recipient and makes herself readily available for all those that pass by. Whether she's standing guard, napping, or looking for mischief, she keeps the CCS staff entertained.
Cailie A. Currin, Esq., President & CEO, has been in insurance regulation and compliance for over 20 years after starting her insurance career at the (then) NY State Insurance Department. Since January 2007, Cailie and her staff have provided a wide variety of compliance consulting and advisory services to life insurance companies, independent marketing organizations, agencies, and producers. She also currently serves as the president of IAdCA. In the precious few hours when Cailie is not working, she enjoys bike riding, yoga, and spending time with her rescued domestic and farm animals. Cailie is active within the community and often joins forces for fundraising with the Team in Training (TNT) organization. She rides to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of her father who fought a lengthy battle with leukemia before his passing in January 2017.
Margaret P. Jones, Vice President & CAO, has more than 20 years of business experience. She has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the company. Margaret is responsible for strategic planning, budget oversight, personnel and resource management. Her sense of humor helps get us through the high pressure moments and difficult decisions. She also joins forces as a cycling enthusiast to raise funds with the Team in Training (TNT) organization.
Machael M. Heise, Executive VP & COO, has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her extensive experience in operations and compliance comes from 14 years in banking and 16 years in the insurance industry, where her roles included Branch Operations Manager, Director of Operations, and Director of Product Compliance. Machael has strong service and negotiation skills and is able to focus on detailed research and drafting tasks, while keeping the big picture in mind. Her contract-drafting experience includes fixed, variable, and indexed for life and annuities, as well as accident and health lines in 50-state filings, as well as the Interstate Compact. While Machael’s previous experience was in the individual market, she is quickly becoming an expert in group. Machael holds Life, Health, and Securities licenses in several states, as well as her Associate of Arts degree and Practitioner Certificate in Project Management. She is working toward completing her Bachelor’s in English Literature. Machael works remotely in sunny California and enjoys spending time with her two growing boys, cooking, and reading true crime and classic literature.
Staff (listed alphabetically)
Mandy Bain, Compliance Professional, joined Currin Compliance Services with a quality and regulatory background in medical devices. She also has experience in accounting, procurement and contracts. Mandy has an associate degree in criminal justice, a bachelor degree in international business, and she is in the process of completing an MBA in project management. Mandy loves to spend time with her family, including her pugs that have trained her to NEVER be late with their dinner!
Glenda Bean, ALMI, Compliance Professional, manages and coordinates our education and training. Her experience with training clients along with speaking about compliance topics at industry events, plus her natural talent and easy-going personality was a perfect fit to lead this program. She currently holds the Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI) designation and is working toward her FLMI. Outside of the office, Glenda enjoys running, spending time with friends and family, and not taking herself too seriously.
Kitty Cole, Marketing VP, is responsible for the strategy, tactics, and programs to create interest, demand, and brand recognition for CCS and its products and services through the use of PR, product marketing, creative services, advertising, strategic relationships, direct, event, channel, and online marketing. Kitty manages all creative output - from concept to production. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and dual certificates in Multimedia Graphic Design (print & web). After 15 years in data management in the telecommunications industry, she followed her passion for design in 2002 and has never looked back. Kitty's expertise in user interface & web content design, website & SEO development, logo & brand design, forms & page layout, and Social Media paired with her attention to detail makes her a perfect fit to meet our creative and organizational needs in marketing communications. In her spare time, Kitty enjoys kayaking, swimming, reading, and dreaming about life on a tropical island.
Chris Copeland, Technology Director, handles the technology needs of the company (a.k.a. the resident geek). Currin Compliance has always strived to use current and emerging technologies to increase productivity and decrease reliance on paper output. Chris oversees a combination of in-house resources and cloud services to keep the CCS crew operating smoothly. In his spare time you’ll likely find Chris watching a Formula 1 race, trying out a new cigar while reading a book on the back porch, or poking around the area with his wife and kids.
Tom Hartman, Senior Compliance Actuary, joined Currin Compliance after nearly four decades with the New York Department of Insurance (now the Department of Financial Services). During that time, Tom was involved with many of the innovations in Life and Annuity products in New York, from the Regulator’s side. Tom has a BS in Mathematics from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and is an Associate Member of the Society of Actuaries. When not working, Tom enjoys reading (almost exclusively sci-fi and fantasy), tending his garden, and attending dance performances.
Sarah J. Huffer, ALMI, Compliance Professional, meticulously reviews documents for compliance using applicable laws and regulations with an emphasis on accident and health product compliance as well as Interstate Compact filings. She also helps out with research projects, UCAA filings, or any other compliance project that crosses her desk. You can count on Sarah to be prompt, efficient, dedicated, and extremely organized. She also serves as the Treasurer of the New England Chapter of AICP. When not at work, Sarah is usually at home playing with her four-legged furry kids (two dogs and a cat) or taking on a home improvement project.
Suzanne H. Seay, MCM, Compliance Professional, brings her skill and attention to detail to each project she manages. She reads with precision and meticulous attention that goes a very long way toward assuring that life and annuity filings to the NYDFS or any other insurance department are accepted without objections. Suzanne holds the Market Conduct Management designation. She works as hard at getting it right the first time on policy form filings as she does at getting her first serve in on the tennis court.
Pete Rock, CLU, FLMI, ALHC, ACS, began his career in insurance in 1984. His extensive, varied experience includes roles as Chief Compliance Officer for multiple broker dealers and insurers, Director of Risk Management for International Insurance and Chief Operations Officer for a large insurance brokerage agency.
Pete graduated summa cum laude from Delaware Valley College with a BS in Business Administration and completed his business graduate studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He holds his life and health insurance licenses in multiple states. Pete lives in Pennsylvania and enjoys spending time with his seven children and four grandchildren.
Lori Whitlock, FLMI, AIRC, ARA, ACS, joined us with over 30 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry, having worked in compliance management and analyst positions for two of the largest group life and disability insurers in the U.S. Prior to becoming a compliance professional, Lori held management and technical positions in all aspects of individual life and disability new business issue and administration.
Lori has extensive experience drafting life, disability, and speciality risk forms and an in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements for all 50 states. She was a member of the Industry Advisory Group that developed IIPRC Group Disability Income Insurance Minimum Standards. Lori obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Boston University and has earned LOMA’s Regulatory Compliance, Reinsurance Administration, and FLMI designations.
Lori volunteers at and serves on the Board for her city’s teen center, now serving over 500 at-risk teens. An avid gardener, she designs and maintains gardens for the teen center and is a community gardening “coach.”