John Wethey is the executive director of the Surplus Lines Association of Colorado. He has worked in the surplus lines industry since graduation. Beginning as a Lloyd’s broker he switched to the underwriting side and worked for Lexington Insurance Company for 20 years. Having responsibility for both casualty and property lines he learned to appreciate the complexity of emerging industries. His current responsibilities include assisting consumers, providing support to insurance professionals and working with legislators to help them understand this unique industry.