Meet the Judges

Submissions to the Flood Insurance of the Future Challenge will be reviewed by our judging panel with expertise in coastal resilience, entrepreneurship, innovation and flood insurance.

Hari Balasubramanian
EcoInvestors Capital

Hari Balasubramanian is a proven sustainability expert who is driven by the belief that all types of capital can be deployed to achieve impact. His goal: a healthy planet on land and in the ocean, ...

Alison Branco, PhD
Director of Climate Adaptation
The Nature Conservancy in NY

Dr. Alison Branco is the Director of Climate Adaptation for The Nature Conservancy in New York, where she is focused on bringing science to decision making to help communities and governments plan ...

Paul Robinson, PhD
Executive Director

Paul Robinson, PhD, is founder and Executive Director of RISE, a coastal-Virginia based, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation and business growth around solutions to coastal...

Charlie Sidoti
Executive Director

Charlie Sidoti’s background includes more than 25 years of commercial P&C insurance carrier experience, which included underwriting and risk control leadership roles at St. Paul Companies (now...

Matt Simons, AICP CFM
Coastal Resiliency Manager
City of Norfolk

Matt Simons is an advocate for resilience planning throughout Virginia. A former City Planner for Norfolk, Matt has spent over a decade serving the residents and stakeholders of Norfolk as a progra...

Alex Tsetsenekos
Mobility InsurTech Executive

Alex Tsetsenekos is a Mobility InsurTech Executive who has been building and leading insurance and InsurTech organizations for over 24 years with expertise in the areas of product, underwriting, da...

Raghuveer Vinukollu
Senior Vice President
Climate Resilience and Solutions Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc

Raghuveer Vinukollu is a Senior Vice President (Climate Resilience and Solutions Lead) at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (“Munich Re”) based in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a member of the Strate...

Stephen Weinstein
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Stephen Weinstein is a financial services and insurance executive and an attorney with an extensive background in innovation, strategy, governance and transactions. He serves as the Chair of the Be...