Next meeting:  Dec 10, 2021




President - Edward Lopez, Mercury Insurance

Vice President -  Shannon Klotz, Farmers Insurance

Treasurer - Yolanda Velazquez, The General

Secretary - Barbara Massarella, Allstate Insurance




Leonardo Rodriguez, Federated National

Doug Goldman, State Farm

Wendy Sassman, National General Insurance

Kathy Novak, NICB


Legal Counsel / Director


David Bronstein, Bronstein | Carmona


Past President

Nancy Jensen, MetLife


Membership/renewal Application

Location to be determined.


Upcoming Meetings:


December 10, 2021 will be a (Virtual Meeting / CE Webinar with VRC Investigations) at 12 PM. Link to register is


2022 In-Person Meeting Dates:

Meeting Location: Tropical Acres 2500 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

at 12:00 PM


February 25, 2022

May 20, 2022

August 26, 2022

December 9, 2022





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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