New Leadership Elected at NAPIA Annual Meeting
The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters elected new leadership at its June 8-11, 2022 Annual Meeting at The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston, TX.Voted in as this year's president was Clay Morrison, CPPA, President of Morrison & Morrison, Inc., a public adjusting firm based in League City, TX. He succeeds outgoing President Anita L. Taff, CPCU of Taff Claim Services, Inc. in Marietta, GA.
Since becoming a member, Morrison has served on numerous NAPIA committees and has been involved in leadership roles as a director and officer. As president, he pledges to be active in all facets of the association, including membership, committee engagement, and advocacy.
In addition to his position as an adjuster and company president, Morrison's experience includes handling claims in every major hurricane since 1998 including Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Ike and Super-storm Sandy. He has served in an expert or appraiser capacity on losses throughout the U.S. and is frequently appointed as an umpire for insurance appraisals. He attained his Certified Professional Public Adjuster (CPPA) designation in 2007 and is a past president of the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.
"I am proud to serve as president of NAPIA," said Morrison. "This is a very high honor, especially since I have been elected by my peers. I look forward to working with the leadership and other NAPIA members to strengthen important relationships with the NAIC, CAIF and related organizations, and to meet whatever challenges our association and profession face during my term."
Other officers elected for a one-year term are:
> 1st Vice President Chris Aldrich, Andrew K. Knox & Company, Toms River, NJ
> 2nd Vice President Matthew Blumkin, Esq., Greenspan Company / Adjusters International, Northridge, CA
> 3rd Vice President Robert Joslin, CPPA, Hawaii Public Adjusters, Wailuku, HI
> 4th Vice President Justin Skipton, SPPA, Skipton and Associates, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
> Treasurer Alice Young, SPPA, Brown-O' Haver Public Adjusters, Mesa, AZ
> Secretary Tim Woodard, Eclipse Claims Consulting, Prosper, TX
New directors are:
> Jade Bentz, Skyline Adjusters, New York, NY
> Brian Evans, Eastern Public, LLC, New York, NY
> Kevin J. Kaufmann, SPPA, Property Adjustment Corporation, Doylestown, PA
Directors with ongoing terms are:
> Raymond A. Altieri, III, Altieri Insurance Consultants, Tampa, FL
> Jahn Miller, SPPA, Jahn Miller Consulting & Appraisals, Berkeley, CA
> Jeff O'Connor, SPPA, Alex Sill Company, Indianapolis, IN
> Katherine Papa Barone, National Fire Adjustment Co., Inc., Amherst, NY
> Jodie Papa, National Fire Adjustment Co., Inc., Amherst, NY
> Sarah Parker, Parker Public Adjusting, Golden Valley, MN (missing from photo above)
> Kelli Rogers, South Wind Public Adjusters, Inc., Robstown, TX
> Blair Beneke Ryan, The Beneke Company / Adjusters International, Austin, TX
> Anita Taff, CPAU, Taff Claim Services, Marietta, GA
David Barrack serves as the executive director and is located in Potomac Falls, VA.
Brian Goodman, Esq. of Goodman & Donohue in Owings Mills, MD, is general counsel.