Summer Jenkins is a tenured, well-respected insurance professional. She leads the cannabis division of OGA “One General Agency” serving as the Executive Director of the specialty division CIW “Cannabis Insurance Wholesalers”.
Jenkins is recognized as a thought-leader in, and has grown her core practice area around, underwriting, claims, risk management and coverage form development for the cannabis industry. She created some of the first insurance programs for cannabis in the United States. Summer influenced much of the cannabis-related insurance policy contract language used by insurance companies and has authored multiple articles on related topics within peer reviewed risk management publications.
Summer currently serves as Chairperson of the NCIA’s Risk Management & Insurance Committee and as a member of the DISE Committee for the CCIA (Diversity Inclusion and Social Equity). She is a faculty member at Oaksterdam University, and is a Fellow in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (the CLM).
Summer began her insurance career more than 20 years ago, cutting her teeth managing large construction accounts for a national brokerage group. Summer considers herself an “insurance nerd” and enjoys reading and studying policy contracts in her spare time. Her other hobbies include fishing, American muscle cars and working with persons with developmental disabilities. She is also the proud owner of an American quarter horse called Pharaoh.