Tuesday, August 15, 2006

2006-07 Slate of Officers, Directors announced

The NAPSLO Nominating Committee recently issued its proposed slate of officers and directors for 2006-07. Member firms will vote on the proposed slate during the Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for Friday, September 15, at the Annual Convention in Chicago.

Nominated for officer positions were:
President - William H. Newton, Lemac & Associates, Los Angeles, Calif.
Vice President - Mary Ellen Rozzell, Continental/Marmorstein & Malone, Paramus, NJ.
Secretary - John F. Wood, III, CIC, CIW, Specialty Risk Associates, Inc., Shreveport, La.
Treasurer - Dale H. Pilkington, Colony Insurance Company, Richmond, Va.

Nominated for new three-year terms on the Board were Gregory T. Crouse, Crouse & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc., San Francisco; and Gilbert C. Hine, Jr., CPCU, McClelland & Hine, Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Letha Heaton, Evanston Insurance Company, Deerfield, Ill.; Matthew D. Nichols, All Risks, Ltd., Hunt Valley, Md.; and Mr. Pilkington, were renominated for new three-year terms.

Directors are nominated for three-year terms on the Board. Officers are nominated for a one-year term.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Advanced School set for Nov. 4-7, in Dallas

Registration materials for the Advanced School, set for November 4-7 in the Dallas area, have been mailed to NAPSLO members in August. Materials are also available on the web site.

The Advanced School will include sessions on claims, finance, recognizing scams, reinsurance & alternative risk, and brokering. A new session on understanding exposures, emerging trends and specialty marketplace responses to E-business has been added this year.

The cost for the three-day school is $1,250, which includes room and board and course materials. The registration deadline is October 5. People with more than five years experience in the surplus lines industry are encouraged to apply.

The school offers a comprehensive look at surplus lines, and provides the opportunity to meet with others in the industry. Completion of the NAPSLO E&S School is not a prerequisite.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

NAPSLO seeking committee volunteers

Employees of NAPSLO member firms interested in volunteering for a NAPSLO committee and attending Committee Day in late November in Dallas should notify NAPSLO by the end of August.

Members should e-mail the request to info@napslo.org, or write or fax, the NAPSLO office by August 31 to volunteer for a committee assignment. In the correspondence, provide background information and any areas of interest. (If e-mailed, please include firm name and firm address.)

If you are willing to volunteer for a committee assignment, indicate availability to attend Committee Day, which is scheduled for November 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

NAPSLO has nine committees and approximately 100 volunteer committee members. Each year a number of the committee members leave committee service, making room for new volunteers to join the committees.

Current NAPSLO committees are as follows: Budget, Finance, Audit & Investment; Communications & Technology; Convention; Education; International; Internship; Legislative; Membership & Ethics; and Mid-Year Educational Workshop.

There are usually more volunteers than committee positions and everyone may not be selected. However, members are urged to continue to apply in the future.