Volunteer Leaders & Committees

PRIMA volunteers lend their time and expertise to assist PRIMA staff and board members in carrying out the activities of the organization. This affords members greater opportunities for involvement and also helps board and staff members identify potential future leaders.

PRIMA maintains the following committees:


*Want to get involved? PRIMA looks for volunteers on an annual basis, beginning in April. Watch your email and the PRIMA website for more information.


Chapter Relations & Membership Enhancement Committee

Connects with PRIMA chapter leaders, members, the PRIMA board of directors and PRIMA staff to further PRIMA’s mission. Plans and implements communication with chapters and members.

Sandra Burgess - Committee Chair
City of Memphis, TN
James Curbeam 
Las Vegas Valley Water District, NV
Megan Damato 
Town of Greenwich, CT 
Michelle Knockwood 
Town of North Branford, CT
Alonzo Johnson 
City of North Las Vegas, NV
Susanne Johnson 
Iowa State University, IA
Adam Maxwell 
City of Westerville, OH 
Lesley Ward 
City of Bryan, TX
Laurie Kemper (Board Liaison) 
City/County Insurance Services, OR
Aimee Freeman (PRIMA Staff Liaison)


Conference Planning Committee

Develops the educational programs for PRIMA's annual conference. Reviews session proposals from members, vendors and other professional organizations.

2019-2020 PRIMA Board of Directors 

Melissa R. Steger, MBA, CRM -
Committee Chair 
University of Texas System 
Scott J. Kramer, MBA, ARM 
Autauga County Commission, AL
Sheri D. Swain  
Maricopa Community College District, AZ 
Jani J. Jennings  
City of Bellevue, NE 
Forestine W. Carroll 
Memphis Housing Authority 
Michael S. Payne, ARM, HEM 
City of Fresno, CA 
Lori J. Gray, RMPE 
County of Prince William, VA 
JamiAnn N. Hannah, RMPE 
City of Gallatin, TN 
Laurie T. Kemper 
City/County Insurance services
Stephanie Weiss 
Association of Government Risk Pools
Corporate Partners 
Diane Barr 
Public Sector Services Travelers 
Paul Cunney     
Jean Demchak 
Marsh USA, Inc. 
John Forte   
Berkley Public Entity Managers  
Dorothy Gjerdrum   
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 
Chris Golonka, CPCU, RPLU, ARe 
Euclid Public Sector Underwriters  
Lauren Haygood 
York Risk Services Group 
Regina Kirwan 
Genesis Risk Mgmt and Insurance Services Corp


Education Committee

Oversees PRIMA's educational objectives and initiatives. Contributes guidance to the planning and implementation of educational programs. Reviews educational materials and opportunities.

Jennifer Mannix - Committee Chair
City and Borough of Juneau, AK
Carrie Horvath 
County of Fauquier, VA
Maureen Gochee 
Town of Lady Lake, FL
Jean Jelinek
WA State Department of Enterprise Services
Jennifer Staton 
Beaufort County School District, SC
Robert Warren  
City of Arlington, TX
JamiAnn Hannah (Board Liaison) 
City of Gallatin, TN

Shaunda Ragland (Staff Liaison)