Committee

We're pleased to introduce your Interest Group leadership team!

Chair

Paul M. Rosner

J.D., CPCU

Contact: rosner@sohalang.com

(206) 654-6601

Paul Rosner, J.D., CPCU, has worked in the property and casualty field since 1989.  He is a former casualty adjuster, large loss property adjuster, claims supervisor, and claims manager.  In 2005, he received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Southwestern Law School, where he served as Lead Articles Editor for the Southwestern Law Review.  As an attorney, he focuses his practice on property and casualty insurance coverage and bad faith litigation in both Washington and Oregon.  He has also served as an expert witness on insurance bad faith and claims handling. 

Committee Member

Charles M. Adams

Esq., CPCU

Committee Member

Neal Bordenave

J.D., CPCU, ARM, AIC

Webmaster

Vincent "Chip" Boylan, Jr.

CPCU, RPLU

Committee Member

J. Phillip Bryant

J.D., CPCU

Phillip Bryant, J.D., CPCU is an attorney and principal with Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. He handles cases throughout Missouri and southern Illinois. Phillip’s experience brings a unique perspective to his law practice, having previously held a variety of positions in an insurance claims operation.  He has authored articles and presented on topics including land owner liability, bodily injury litigation and innkeeper liability.  Phillip has tried several lawsuits to verdict in cases involving insurance coverage, product liability, premises liability and transportation liability.

 

Committee Member

Elise M. Farnham

CPCU, CPIW/M

Elise M. Farnham, CPCU, ARM, AIM, CPIW has 40+ years of experience in the risk management and insurance industry including multi-line adjuster, branch manager, regional manager, and senior executive for TPA and independent adjusting firms.  As owner of Illumine Consulting, she provides expert testimony, professional development and continuing education programs.  Past President of the Atlanta CPCU Chapter and the International Association of Insurance Professionals, she currently serves as a director for the Society of Registered Professional Adjusters.  She has been recognized for her service to the industry and is a guest author for many industry publications. 

Committee Member

Michael Gay

CPCU, AAI, AIS, ARM, CRIS

Michael Gay, CPCU, AAI, AIS, ARM, CRIS, has 35 years of experience in specialty program design, underwriting, and managing insurance programs. He currently manages the insurance programs in the US for Volvo Financial Services. He also consults as an expert witness, specializing in agent/agency E&O cases. Michael has written more than 60 course guides and taught more than 6,000 insurance and legal professionals over the past 27 years. Gay also works with retail agencies to develop sales management, E&O Prevention, and Best Practices programs.

Committee Menber

Tommy R. Michaels

CPCU

Tommy Michaels, CPCU, AIC, ARM, ARe, SCLA has over 45 years of experience in all lines of Property and Casualty Claims.  He was with a major insurer for 36 years retiring as a Home Office Claim Executive.  He is the principal at T. R. Michaels Claim Consulting, LLC providing consulting and expert witness services to policyholders and insurers.  After obtaining his CPCU designation in 1976, he has served as an officer in three different chapters.  He was previously the newsletter editor for the  CLEW interest group and member  of the Publications Committee of the CPCU Society. 

Committee Member

Lawton Swan III

CPCU, CLU

Committee Member

Akos Swierkiewicz

CPCU

Akos Swierkiewicz is a former insurance and reinsurance underwriting executive. He is Founder and Principal of the Insurance & Reinsurance Consulting & Outsourcing Services (“IRCOS, LLC”).  Akos’ practice consists consulting, arbitration and expert witness engagements. He is also Founder and Principal of the Insurance Expert Network, LLC (“IEN”), an expert witness referral service. Its membership consists over 75 insurance experts, many with CPCU and other designations, certificates and licenses.

Committee Member

James P. Nolan II

J.D., CPCU

Committee Member

George Wallace

J.D., CPCU

Committee Member

Christine A. Sullivan

CPCU

Christine A Sullivan, MBA, CPCU, AIM is the President/Owner of CAS Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing subject matter expertise in claim handing.  Chris began her insurance career at Allstate in 1976 and was a Vice President in Claims from 2000–2011.  In September 2004, Chris was named Claims Professional of the Year by the Editorial Advisory Board of Claims Magazine.  Chris is member of the Chicago CPCU Chapter and has also served in the Claims and Regs & Legs Interest Groups.  She is faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and ISU Katie School of Insurance, teaching finance and risk and insurance courses.    

Committee Member

Rachel C. Nies

Esq., CPCU

Committee Member

Harold A. Weston

J.D., CPCU

Liaison

Frank M. Chmielewski

CPCU

Frank Chmielewski, JD, CPCU, ARe, RPLU, is a graduate of Drexel University and the Dickinson School of Law.  Following a judicial clerkship in Philadelphia, he worked as a litigator for several years.  Frank’s career next took him into the insurance industry as a claims attorney for a major insurer, followed by various technical claims specialist positions with medical and legal malpractice insurers. Today, he is a Director of Assessments for The Institutes, where he also serves as the liaison to the CLEW Interest Group.