Before we get started with today’s speaker, I have a few things I would like to share with you. As you know last month was our Good Works month. At our December 5 meeting, we were fortunate enough to have representatives from the Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center (TREC) share an overview how their organization provides therapy through horse-assisted activities. Through your donations, corporate matching gifts, and a $500 donation from the chapter, Lindsay Filley presented them with checks totaling $1925.
We have several guests joining us at today’s meeting. Each year the chapter sponsors one or more students enrolled in Gannon’s Risk Management and Insurance program to attend one of our chapter meetings. This year we have four students:
• Zachery Bihler
• Breanna Brann
• Kayla Mclaren
• Brittany Rusnak
They are currently enrolled in chapter member Dave Smith’s Commercial Insurance and Risk Management course. Our Chapter Governor Jerry Vondrell was scheduled to join us today. While on his way here from near Cincinnati, he received an emergency call and is not able to make it. Jerry was going to administer the CPCU oath to one of our 2012 New Designees Pat Wiley who was not able to attend the local conferment ceremony. I will do it instead.
As a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter ...I shall strive at all times ... to live by the highest standards of professional conduct ...I shall strive to ascertain and understand the needs of others ... and place their interests above my own ...And I shall strive to maintain and uphold .. a standard of honor and integrity ... that will reflect credit on my profession ... and on the CPCU designation.
Speaking of new designees we have four of our five new designees here today – Chris Gates from Chartis, and Jeff Brinling, Brad Hensler, Allen Lynch, and Heather McMahon from Erie Insurance.
If you are interested in playing an active role in chapter activities, please contact one of our board members. We have a lot of opportunities available, both big and small. Even if you don’t have time but have ideas, please share your thoughts with one of our board members. After all, this chapter belongs to all of us and we want to make sure we are continuing to meet your professional needs.
And as always be sure to keep your Continuing Professional Development form up-to-date.
Now that we have that out of the way… Let me introduce you to today’s speaker.
Special Agent John McCall has been an agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Mid Atlantic Region, since 2012. The National Insurance Crime Bureau is a private/ non- profit corporation that is identified as the pre-eminent agency in Insurance Fraud and Vehicle investigations in the United States. The NICB has over 1,000 member companies and serves as a bridge between law enforcement and the insurance industry in conducting and facilitating insurance fraud and vehicle theft investigations on both a large and small scale. John will be discussing the NICB and their role in fighting Insurance Fraud and vehicle theft. Topics will include data analytics, investigations, and questionable claims.