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FAPIA Is Celebrating Its thirtieth Anniversary On October 20-23 | Property Insurance coverage Protection Regulation Weblog


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It’s astonishing how swiftly 30 years can go, seemingly within the blink of an eye fixed. I’ve intimate data of the Florida Affiliation of Public Insurance coverage Adjusters (FAPIA) historical past as a result of I used to be approached to help in its formation. Ray Altieri, Jr. knowledgeable me that veteran adjusters desired the creation of a Florida Affiliation and questioned if I may take the lead in establishing the group. The historical past of FAPIA is documented on their official web site:

In December of 1992, NAPIA moved its Mid-12 months Conference to Miami in an effort to accommodate its members who have been working in South Florida. The DOI’s Company Director had come to the assembly as a visitor speaker. He warned the complete group of impending doom for public adjusting in Florida as soon as the following Legislative session opened in a couple of quick months. After this gentleman spoke, Ray Altieri’s accomplice (on the time) and very long time public adjuster, Jerry Levin, of Utica, New York, got here to him whereas he was speaking with lawyer, William “Chip” Merlin and steered that we have been going to want a state public adjusters affiliation to combat this off.  Instantly, they went to work. We contacted all of Florida’s PAs and lawyer Doug Grose. We set a gathering for all Florida Public Adjusters in Orlando.

The inaugural assembly passed off in February 1993 on the Marriott World Middle in Orlando. At dinner the evening earlier than the assembly, Chip Merlin and Doug Grose, as our authorized advisors, proposed a slate of Officers, which was to be voted on the following day by the general public adjusters who have been in attendance. Raymond A. Altieri, Jr. of Tampa was nominated because the group’s first President, Steven Lesser of Miami Seaside as President–Elect, Stephen Sarasohn of Boca Raton as Vice President, Chuck Howarth of Tampa as Treasurer, and Allan Brodsky of Hollywood as Secretary. The Administrators have been James Toukatly of Orlando, Craig Tanner of Clearwater, Ron Livingstone of Orlando, and Ira Sarasohn of Boca Raton.

The formation of the group pre-dated the web and private cell telephones. Your complete formation course of would appear terribly sluggish by right now’s requirements when anyone can begin a webpage and a trigger in a couple of hours. 

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I can be sharing info and ideas in regards to the historical past of FAPIA over the following a number of weeks main as much as the conference, which begins on Friday, October 20. For public adjusters, it is a great occasion to attend. I’ve been engaged on a speech you’ll not wish to miss, which can be given on Saturday morning, October 21. 

Hope to see you there. Here’s a hyperlink for the registration

Thought For The Day 

How did it get so late so quickly? It’s evening earlier than it’s afternoon. December is right here earlier than it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so quickly?

—Dr. Seuss