721-C Dulles Road, Des Plaines, Illinois
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Heavy experience in multi-jurisdictional Commercial and Personal Lines casualty claims adjusting and management, with special emphasis on litigation control, recovery, claims training, technical writing, and systems development and training.
SPECIALTY RISK SERVICES, a Division of
ITT Hartford, Naperville IL
Liability Claims Supervisor, 1998 to present
Dedicated Claims Unit handles auto and general liablity claims for a major national accout, ARAMARK Corporation. Claims involve products liability; sexual, age, and religious discrimation; wrongful termination; alleged sexual abuse of minors, and other sensitive matters, as well as auto and general liability.
SUNNYWAY CONSULTING, Des Plaines,
Owner, Internet Consultant 1998-present
Design, development and programming of personal and commercial websites and electronic storefronts on the Internet. Promotion and marketing of commercial websites.
RISK ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT, LTD.,
Claims Analyst, Litigation Specialist 1995-1997
Investigated, evaluated, negotiated, and settled major claims, primarily in litigation with catastrophic injuries, fatalities, complex coverage issues. Proactively managed litigation and reviewed all legal bills, with write-downs when appropriate. Attended mediations, settlement conferences, conducted most negotiations. Prepared detailed case reports. Led educational classes.
UNIVERSAL FIRE & CASUALTY INSURANCE
COMPANY, Munster, Indiana
Claims Manager 1994-1995
Handled major and litigated claims as well as administrative management, with direct supervision of a staff of 6. Led educational workshops and a series of Quality Standards meetings. Revamped claim forms, reorganized filing system. Participated in Strategic Planning, budget planning, system needs analysis for the redesign of the proprietary claims automation system.
BUDGET RENT A CAR SYSTEMS, INC.,
Subrogation Manager 1990-1993
Reorganized subrogation functions, consolidating seven subrogation offices covering nine states, into two regional offices. Direct supervision of a staff of 13 in two cities. Prior to corporate regionalization was Home Office technical advisor and consultant to 75 recovery adjusters in 26 field locations. Supervised claim reporting and subrogation collection, analyzed staffing needs, assisting field offices with interviewing job candidates, training, auditing open and closed files. Closed one redundant office. Prepared and analyzed statistical and financial management reports, wrote and published procedures manual, participated in budget planning and annual Business Plan preparation.
CONTINENTAL LOSS ADJUSTING, Milwaukee,
Claims Supervisor 1989-1990
Line manager of 11 multi-line field and office adjusters, including technical and administrative supervision, training, audits and performance appraisals. Served as panelist on Nationwide Arbitration and Special Arbitration Committees.
FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE COMPANY
Over the course of 15 years worked in Milwaukee, Dallas and Rolling Meadows, Illinois Branch Offices. Progressed from Multi-line Claim Representative to Liability Senior Claim Representative, Senior Claim Specialist and then Senior Claim Supervisor-Liability. Also held the position Senior Claim Supervisor-Recovery. Supervised 4-6 direct reports, conducting training, audits, performance appraisals. Created a simplified coding manual which was published by the company and distributed nationwide.
CRUM & FORSTER INSURANCE
COMPANIES, Milwaukee 1973-1974
Claim Representative II, Claim Representative III, handling auto and general liability claims.
BADGER STATE MUTUAL CASUALTY COMPANY,
Held positions of Multi-line Claims Trainee and Claims Representative; auto, general liability, workers compensation, property claims.
University of Wisconsin, Madison-BA,
AEI: Legal Principals, Liability I & II; CCLA designation.
IIA: INS 21, 22, 23: Certificate in General Insurance.
Vale Technical Institute: Auto Damage File Inspection Course.
Educational courses: Litigation Control, Legal Bill Review, Negotiation, Reinsurance, Product Liability, Long Haul Trucking, Coverage Interpretation, Claims Management Practices Training, Quality Improvement Team Training, Forum Leadership Training.
William Moss, (312) 559-9600 x1461
Vice President-Litigation Management
Risk Enterprise Management, Ltd.
10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 828
Chicago, IL 60606
Mark Ackerman, (847) 375-5806
National Account Manager
Insurance Corporation of Hannover
10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 840
Rosemont, IL 60018
Howard Brinton, (312) 578-8303 or (312)
Law Firm of Brinton & Brinton
77 W. Washington St., Suite 912
Chicago, IL 60602
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