Advisory Council

While open to beneficial modifications, the National Advisory Council system continues as a viable forum resulting in benefits to the claims adjusting fraternity. In 1961, after some forty claims/loss association executives responded favorably to any inquiry from NAIIA, the Association devised a system for regular meetings of members and company claim executives for free and open exchange of information. The resulting network, now known as the NAC, was created.

Five regional councils were established originally in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco. Today these councils still exist to correspond with the NAIIAs five geographical regions: Eastern, Southeastern, Mid-States, Southwestern and Western States. At least one meeting of these advisory councils is normally held in conjunction with each regional meeting. Both client and member firms representatives are appointed by Regional Vice Presidents.

NAIIA extends it appreciation to all representatives, listed below:
Eastern Chairman
Michael Nardulli
Executive General Adjuster
Mclarens/Independent Adjustment Company, Inc.
22 West Main St., Suite 14, Patchogue, NY, 11772
Eastern Company Representative
Tim Cook
Director for the Risk and Insurance Studies Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
301 West Main Street, Richmond , VA, 23284-4000
Eastern Company Representative
Dave DeLuca
Vice President Claims
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
89 State Street, PO Box 188, Montpelier, VT, 05601-0188
Eastern Company Representative
Tim Fox
Property Claims Manager
NYCM Insurance
1899 Central Plaza East, Edmeston, NY, 13335
Eastern Company Representative
Goober Schaarschmidt
New England Excess Exchange
PO Box 650, Barre, VT, 05641
Mid-States Chairman
Nino Berardi
CEO/Exec. Gen. Adj.
L. J. Shaw & Company
1100 S. Main St., Lombard, IL, 60148-3971
Mid-States Company Representative
Doug Brod
Property Claim Supervisor
Erie Insurance
2407 N Main St. Ste. 200, East Peoria, IL, 61611
Mid-States Company Representative
James Delwiche
Claims Manager
Affinity Mutual Insurance
722 North Cable Road, Lima, OH, 45805
Mid-States Company Representative
Brandon Garretson
Vice President Claims
Kentucky National Insurance Co.
PO Box 55108, Lexington, KY, 40555-5108
Mid-States Company Representative
Michael Grubbs
Claims Management Ins.
13205 Manchester Rd. Suite 100,, St. Louis, MO, 63131
Mid-States Company Representative
Scott Mull
Large Loss Property Claims Manager
Central Mutual
P. O. Box 3534, Van Wert, OH, 45891
Mid-States Company Representative
Brian Salm
Manager-Property Field Claims
Secura Insurance Companies
2401 South Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI, 54915
Mid-States Company Representative
Pat Sinnard
Managing Claim Supervisor
Great American Insurance
301 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Southeast Chairman
Maggie Moss
Vice President
Tenco Services, Inc.
783 Old Hickory Blvd., Ste. 263, Brentwood, TN, 37027
Southeast Company Representative
Jeffrey Jones
Senior Claims Supervisor
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
2180 Satellite Boulevard Suite 350, Duluth, GA, 30097-4939
Southeast Company Representative
Lance Kendall
Claims Examiner
American Southern Insurance Company
PO Box 723030, Atlanta, GA, 31139
Southeast Company Representative
Charles Kraemer
Sr. Claims Consultant
The Hartford
3655 North Point Parkway Suite 500, Alpharetta, GA, 30005
Southeast Company Representative
Shawn McHugh
Business Unit Manager
Guideone Insurance
PO Box 14543, Des Moines, IA, 50306-3543
Southeast Company Representative
Angela Newsome
Regional Claims Manager
Federated Insurance
P.O. Box 486, Owatonna, MN, 55060
Southwest Chairman
John "David" McCullough
Central Adjustment Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 25068, Little Rock, AR, 72221
Southwest Company Representative
Jon O'Neal
Claims Supervisor
BITCO Insurance
17300 Chenal Parkway, Ste. 301, Little Rock, AR, 72223
Southwest Company Representative
Todd Wright
Vice President Risk Management
1100 NE Loop 410, Ste. 900, San Antonio, TX, 78209
Western Chairman
Christopher Koning, RPA
Koning & Associates
1631 Willow St., Ste. 220, San Jose, CA, 95125
Western Company Representative
Chuck Katter
Vice President Claims
Oregon Mutual Insurance
400 NE Baker St., McMinnville, OR, 97128
Western Company Representative
Tom Mortland
Vice President
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company
1314 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE, 68102
Western Company Representative
Scott Thornton
Director of Claims
Lowers & Associates
San Diego, CA