IACP Educational Resources Committee

Welcome to the IACP Educational Resources Committee.  The committee’s goal is to provide the claim professional with current information and resource materials on legal and claims developments in compliment with the IACP’s various conferences.  The resources on these pages are aimed at furthering the educational and training needs of the claim community and help elevate the expertise of our industry.  Fresh off the Annual Meeting, the IACP is proud to sponsor educational programs for claims throughout the year, including our London and New York Mini Conferences, this past spring as well as our Paris based Mini-conference this fall.

We have also sought to raise the awareness of claims as a profession by working to recognize individuals and teams in the claims profession through specific recognition awards, presented at the London Mini-Conference annually.  We have developed a scholarship program in order to help attract more college and university students to the claims profession as they competed for our Third Annual Scholarship recognition award which is co-sponsored with the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA).  This award was presented for the third year in a row to a graduating senior this March on the campus at St. John’s University at their Career Day in lower Manhattan.  Please see the full press release nearby on this years’ recipient, Melissa Robledo.  You can read her winning essay on our website and encourage everyone to see what she wrote and what inspired Melissa to enter the insurance industry.  What is even more exciting is that we are working to expand this scholarship program to include other well recognized insurance programs including the Katie School at Illinois State University and Virginia Commonwealth University next spring.  Please check back on the website for more information on the 2014 award program.

We’re also excited to announce a new addition to the website called Coverage Corner. This information will provide updates on cases impacting the insurance/reinsurance industry. Coverage Corner is the IACP’s effort to provide the best and most useful content that caters to the needs of busy claim executives who engage in a wide range of coverage topics. Rather than presenting an in-depth analysis of any particular case or legal issue,Coverage Corner will strive to present national trends to the IACP readership, along with short case summaries that can be reviewed quickly and easily. The first article called Construction Defect Insurance Overview 2013 reviews a new crop of cases in the construction defect context that have demonstrated a costly and changing trend for the insurance industry.

Please stay tuned to the IACP website for all the new and exciting things that are happening at the IACP or connect with our Group on LinkedIn or Facebook  to stay in touch.  We invite all members to contact anyone on the Education and Training Committee or the IACP Board with your ideas on how we can help you access more and even better learning opportunities.

Members of the IACP Educational Resource Committee:



Frederic Gindraux, CPCU  
Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation
175 KIng Street
Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 828-8194

Alex M. Sardinia, CPCU, AIC, Are
Markel Claims
Glen Allen, Virginia
(804) 525-7074

Committee Members

Marc J. Karnell
Endurance Services Limited
750 Third Avenue 19th Floor
New York, NY  10017
(212) 471-2823
Charles M. Graham, JD, CPCU, ARe
Catlin US
1331 N. California Blvd., Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 927-2231
Robert Bennett, CPCU
Midlands Claims Administrators, Inc.
16415 Addison Road, Ste. 180
Addison TX 75001
(972) 588-2052
Robin A. Kelly
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
Two Logan Square, 9th Floor,
100 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2772
(215) 864-3837
Richard Traub
Traub, Lieberman, Strauss & Shrewsberry LLP
322 Highway 35, 1st Floor
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 985-1000
Marybeth M. Rice
Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S.
One Greenwich Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 485-4251