Education Sessions Schedule

Cyber and Emerging Risks in Restaurants

You could be putting your business and your customer’s information at risk every day and not even realize it. Join this session to learn more about risks associated with cyber, communications hacking, and working with third party vendors. Not knowing this crucial information could make you vulnerable to significant theft and loss of reputation.


Monday, July 15, 2019


11:30am - 12:00pm


Silicon Hills Tech Stage


Lori Wheeler, Marsh Wortham
Gina Wallisa, State Auto

Lori Wheeler

Lori Wheeler is responsible for developing program design, implementation, daily service and claims management on Management Liability coverages. She has cultivated numerous relationships with key insurers during her career and utilizes her home office level relationships with carriers and intimate understanding of the underwriting and claims processes to now benefit the insureds she represents. Lori works with insureds from all industry groups and corporate structures: private, public and non-profit companies.
Lori has 29 years of experience in the industry. She specializes in Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime Coverage, Cyber Liability, Kidnap & Ransom, and Errors & Omissions Liability. She has worked as a broker for J&H and JLT and as regional underwriting manager for AIG, Kemper, and Ace. She is a graduate of Baylor University, was named an Elite Women of Insurance by Insurance Business America and as a Risk & Insurance Magazine’s Power Broker.

Gina Wallisa

Gina Wallisa is the Affinity Program Manager at State Auto Insurance. She is responsible for profitable growth in targeted industry segments. She designs, develops and produces programs that offer benefits to the members of the state associations. 

Gina has immersed herself in the restaurant association industry and is currently working on creating new program designs that will include premium savings as well as new coverages that are not available in today's marketplace. She seeks to be an advocate for the restaurant industry and works to bridge potential gaps between what insurance companies offer today and what restaurant owners truly need. Understanding these needs and emerging trends are vital to building successful programs. 

Gina's has over 30 years of experience in property and casualty insurance . She is a graduate of Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She proudly proclaims: 
Raised in Califonia, grown in Texas, and a Cowboy fan for life!