South

Next meeting:  January 10, 2020

Officers:

EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

President - Edward Lopez, Mercury Insurance exlopez@mercuryinsurance.com

 

Vice President -  Shannon Klotz, Farmers Insurance shannon.klotz@farmersinsurance.com

 

Treasurer - Yolanda Velazquez, The General

yvelazquez@thegeneral.com

 

Secretary - Barbara Massarella, Allstate Insurance barbara.massarella@allstate.com

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Leonardo Rodriguez, Federated National

lrodriguez@fednat.com

 

Doug Goldman, State Farm doug.goldman.ctrb@statefarm.com

 

Wendy Sassman, National General Insurance

wendy.sassman@ngic.com

 

Kathy Novak, NICB

knovak@nicb.org

 

 

Legal Counsel / Director

 

David Bronstein, Bronstein | Carmona dbronstein@bronstein-carmona.com

 

Past President

Nancy Jensen, MetLife

njensen@metlife.com

 

Membership/renewal Application

Upcoming Meetings:

 

January 10, 2020             12:00 PM

at Tropical Acres Steakhouse 2500 Griffin Rd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312

 

April 17, 2020             12:00 PM

at Tropical Acres Steakhouse 2500 Griffin Rd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312

 

August 14, 2020

Location to be determined

 

December 11, 2020        12:00 PM

at Tropical Acres Steakhouse 2500 Griffin Rd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312

 

On October 4th, 2019 the South Florida IASIU Chapter teamed up with Rimkus Consulting Group and the Miami-Dade Fire Department for a Fraud Awareness Symposium at the Miami-Dade Fire Headquarters in Doral, Florida. There were over 150 attendees and our presenters offered a total of 5 Continuation Education Hours. Thanks to our sponsors we were able to offer breakfast, snacks, lunch and refreshments during this all-day event.           ‎

 

We were fortunate to have the Miami-Dade Fire Dept. and Miami-Dade Police Dept. Color Guards present the Colors during the Opening Ceremony and Gigi Perez, from Farmers Insurance to sing our National Anthem.

 

Followed by Edward Lopez, SF-IASIU Chapter President who kicked off the event with opening remarks and handed out several awards and plaques to several guests and recognition of true pioneers in the battle of Insurance Fraud ie. Director Simon Blank and Major Rafael Delgado from DIFS. Captain Doug Keller, Captain Ricardo Stephens and Chief Lebron Wesley with the Miami-Dade Fire Dept. were recognized for their support to SFL-IASIU. Tom McConnel with Rimkus Consulting Group was also recognized. Last, but not least our own Board of Director member Wendy Sassman from National General was recognized and presented with a trophy in appreciation and dedication to the success of our South Florida Chapter.

 

Our successful training event consisted of several topics covering all lines of coverages within the Insurance Industry including Game of Drones: Advances in Technology presented by: Ricardo M. Luces, Partner, with Roig Lawyers.

 

A Live Burn Demonstration of Lithium-Ion Batteries and a Goft Cart to determine the Fire Origin and Cause Analysis presented by: Thomas Young, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CFII VP, Fire Division and Joe Nowikowski, P.E., CFEI, Electrical Division Manager, Western Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

 

As well as Forensics of Automotive Theft and Fire on various forcible entry procedures, types of steering columns and ignition lock assemblies with the latest security systems presented by: Jonathan Costa, CFL, CFEI, CVFI, North Eastern Technical Services.

 

We anticipate and look forward to another successful Fraud Awareness Symposium in 2020!

 

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