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Management Team

Dennis Heinzig

Dennis Heinzig

President

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

Dennis has more than 25 years of international underwriting, operations and claims experience in the Accident & Health reinsurance market. He is based in San Francisco and is responsible for the management of the Health division. Dennis is also a member of PartnerRe’s Senior Management Group.

In 2012 PartnerRe acquired Presidio, which Dennis had founded in 1994. He was responsible for growing Presidio to become one of the largest Accident & Health reinsurance markets in the United States.

Dennis holds a B.A. in philosophy from Oklahoma Baptist University and has done graduate work at Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas.


Richard Berve

Richard Berve

Executive Vice President

Director, Underwriting and Operations Administration

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

Richard is responsible for managing Health’s Underwriting operations as well as Policy Administration and Reinsurance Administration. He originally joined Presidio in 2001 and became part of PartnerRe with their acquisition of Presidio in 2012. He has more than 20 years of underwriting, operations and management experience in various lines of business in the Accident & Health insurance and reinsurance market.

Prior to joining Presidio, Richard was with Employers Reinsurance Corporation (now Swiss Re) where he managed the HMO Reinsurance and Provider Excess of Loss products and also spent time underwriting and managing Medical Reinsurance and Employer Stop Loss business. Prior to ERC, he underwrote life and disability at Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.

Richard holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.


Management Team – Business Units

Thomas Sass

Thomas Sass

Senior Vice President

Director, Employer Programs

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

Tom is responsible for Health’s employer programs throughout the United States. He has more than 30 years of insurance, reinsurance and specialty provider network experience. Tom also has a wide range of expertise including marketing, sales, underwriting, operations and risk management.

Prior to joining PartnerRe as part of their acquisition of Presidio, Tom held executive positions with KMG American Corporation, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and ING/Reliastar. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of MN and an Executive Mini MBA from St. Thomas University.

Tom is a lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, enjoys outdoor sports and activities and is active in the not-for-profit community.


Douglas Stewart

Doug Stewart

Senior Vice President

Director, Managed Care

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

Doug is responsible for the management of Health's Managed Care program and underwriting team nationwide. Under his guidance they have become established as one of the most innovative and largest managed care reinsurers in the United States. Prior to the acquisition of Presidio by PartnerRe in 2012, Doug had joined Presidio in 1995. He has more than 20 years of underwriting experience in the Accident & Health reinsurance market.

Prior to joining Presidio, Doug was with Employers Reinsurance Corporation (now Swiss Re) where he managed the western territory and was responsible for Employer Stop Loss and Provider Excess of Loss products.

Doug holds a B.A. from The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.


Tasha Barbour

Tasha Barbour

Vice President

Director, Specialty Medical

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

As Director of Specialty Medical Programs, Tasha is responsible for leading all initiatives as health care reform impacts the accident and health business. She leads product development, underwriting and marketing for ACOs, CO-OPs, insurance exchanges, captives, MEWAs, and other licensing management and specialty medical efforts.

Before joining Presidio (now PartnerRe Health), Tasha spent 18 years at Swiss Re, formerly the ERC/GE Insurance Solutions division where she was Vice President and Product Manager of the HMO Reinsurance, Provider Excess and Medical Excess business. Other roles held at Swiss Re include, Property & Casualty Program Underwriting Management, Risk Management, and Six Sigma Quality training. Tasha’s initial career began in public accounting with KPMG, Peat Marwick.

Tasha has both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from William Jewell College and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas. Tasha holds a Certified Public Accountant designation and is a member of the Kansas Society of CPAs.


Marcia McKinney

Marcia McKinney

Vice President

Director, Medical Reinsurance

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

Marcia is responsible for directing Health’s Medical Reinsurance and Proportional Medical Reinsurance programs for both current and new business initiatives. In 2005 Marcia originally joined Presidio Excess Insurance Services, acquired by PartnerRe in 2012.

With her 20 years’ experience in the industry, Marcia, previously worked with Allied Administrators and more recently with the ERC Group, where she was responsible for underwriting and account management.

Marcia is the author of papers on topics including organ transplants and reinsurance trends. She also continues to make numerous presentations to industry organizations. Marcia received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from The University of Iowa.


Management Team – Services

William Foley

William Foley

Vice President

Director, Critical Response Team

PULSE + Plus™

PartnerRe America Insurance Company

Bill joined PartnerRe with their acquisition of Presidio in 2012. He is responsible for Health’s PULSE + Plus™ Medical Management Program.

With over 25 years in the industry, Bill brings extensive knowledge of the group health and medical reinsurance marketplace.

Bill has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).


Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell

Vice President

Director, Finance and Accounting

Christopher joined PartnerRe with their acquisition of Presidio. He had been with Presidio since 1999. He is responsible for PartnerRe Health’s accounting department and finance infrastructure as well as all financial activities for PartnerRe America Insurance Company.

Christopher holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance and a Masters in Finance, both from Lewis University. He lives with his wife and two boys in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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