The IICF Southeast Annual Gala will be held in an indoor space at the Thompson Dallas. IICF continues to monitor the recommendations and mandates in accordance with the CDC, the State of Texas, and Dallas County.  Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and socially distance. Please do not attend if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. All guests will be asked to sign a waiver in advance of the event.

IICF Southeast Division
11th Annual Gala Birthday Celebration

February 23, 2023 | 6:00 - 10:00 PM

The Thompson Hotel, Dallas

Co Presenting Sponsors

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Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Southeast Division


11th Annual Gala Birthday Celebration

Making an Impact. Together.

Join us for a Texas themed evening full of Surprise Entertainment, Custom Texas items, Networking, Live Music, Live Auction, Dinner, Dancing & More!
All funds directly support the IICF Community Grants Program.

February 23, 2023 | 6:00 - 10:00 PM | Texas Chic Attire

The Thompson Hotel, Dallas

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Matt Stadler

Marsh & McLennan Agency
Fundraising Chair, IICF Southeast Division

IICF Southeast Philanthropic Leadership Award

presented to

John Schramm


John serves as Senior Vice President & Head of U.S. Field, and oversees allField performance for CNA. He is responsible for the execution of CNA’s strategic business plan, and production and profitability objectives within theBranch framework.John is a proven insurance executive. He joined CNA in 2012, and successfully and profitably led the Dallas Branch for seven years, before expanding his Branch Manager leadership role to include oversight ofOklahoma and Arkansas.Prior to CNA, John spent 15 years at AIG and eight years at Chubb serving within various underwriting leadership positions of increasing scope and responsibility. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Marketing fromJohn Carroll University. John has achieved his Charter Property and CasualtyUnderwriter certification, and serves as a Board Member for both theInsurance Council of Texas and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

presented to

Jeanette Ward

Texas Mutual

Jeanette joined Texas Mutual in 1993 after earning her degree from the University of Texas. She has since accumulated almost 30 years of valuable experience, serving in a variety of roles ranging from strategic planning to overseeing claim, safety, and medical network operations.  As COO, Jeanette is responsible for all insurance operations, actuary, and information technology. In addition to her duties as COO, she is an advocate for diversity and inclusion at Texas Mutual and in the insurance industry, serves as a mentor to numerous professionals and advocates for young people to join the insurance industry through her service on the advisory board for St. Mary University’s risk management program. She lends her time and talent to several charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association, United Way, Early Matters Greater Austin and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). She frequently speaks at industry events and was co-chair of the 2022 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Forum for the Southeast Region, was named a 2018 Woman to Watch by Business Insurance, which recognizes women leaders in risk management, was named an Executive to Watch in 2020 by Risk & Insurance Magazine and was honored by Insurance Business America as one of the 2020 Elite Women in the insurance industry.

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Sarah Conway

IICF Southeast Executive Director

Bree Wiley

IICF Southeast Associate Director

Cheryl Jackson

Ashley Watkins, North Texas Food Bank

Thank you so much your continued generous support of our mission! As families are facing some of the highest levels of inflation in 40 years, we know that many are returning to hunger relief programs for help. That’s why your support means so much to us because it will ensure the NTFB can continue to provide vital nourishment to children, families, and seniors across our community. Truly, on behalf of those we serve and all of us here at NTFB, thank you!