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IASIU HISTORY 

The insurance industry responded to insurance fraud by creating specialized teams within their respective companies, known as Special Investigation Units or SIU’s. Discussion among these early SIU operations was fragmented at best. It became evident that a better, more organized and focused structure was needed to address and suppress a wide variety of fraud schemes. 

In the early 1980’s a small handful of these investigators met informally to begin talking as a group to discuss how to best address this issue and agreed on some basic goals and objectives. 

In October 1984, that small group gathered in a conference room at the Henry VIII Hotel and Conference Center in St. Louis, Missouri to formalize their efforts and formed the National Association of Special Investigation Units (NASIU). The mission was put in place to: 

  •  Promote a coordinated effort within the industry to combat insurance fraud;
  •  Provide education and training for insurance investigators;
  • Develop greater awareness of the insurance fraud problem;
  • Encourage high professional standards of conduct among insurance investigators;
  • and Support legislation that acts as a deterrent to the crime of insurance fraud. 

Since then, the organization has expanded internationally, hence a name change to the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). Today we have more than 4,100 members from 27 countries representing more than 600 different companies.

We’ve come a long way since 1984 and we’re proud of what the association has accomplished. We continue to support individuals in the SIU community and thank everyone who has played a part in our journey.    

IASIU timeline:

Researched and Prepared by:

 Robert J. (Bob) Smith

1984/1985

Founders: National Association of Special Investigation Units

President:              William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

Vice President:      Kenneth (Ken) Goodnight (State Farm Insurance)

Secretary:              Harold (Matt) Mattingly (J.C. Penney Insurance)

Treasurer:              John Daily (Cimarron Insurance)

Directors:              Harold (Bud) Burke (Co-op of Vermont)

                                Patrick (Pat) Corr (USAA Insurance)

        Glenn Roewe (Farmers Insurance)

        Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Omaha Property/Casualty)

        Jay Williams (CNA Insurance)

  • SIU representatives from nine (9) different companies of varied size, business models and geographic presence/penetration met at the Henry VIII Hotel/Conference Center in St. Louis, Missouri and drafted the original Constitution and Bylaws for a new organization to be  named: National Association of Special Investigation Units(NASIU)
  •  Association formally founded in 1984 and incorporated in the State of Delaware
  • First seminar co-hosted by ASIS, November 6 - 8, 1985 in Arlington, VirginiaNewsletter “In-House” established, Editor: Ken Kempenaar (Allied Insurance)

 

1985/1986

President:                    William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

Vice President:            Kenneth (Ken) Goodnight (State Farm Insurance)

Secretary:                     Harold (Matt) Mattingly (J.C. Penney Insurance)

Treasurer:                    John Daily (Cimarron Insurance)

Directors:                     Harold (Bud) Burke (Co-op of Vermont)

               Patrick (Pat) Corr (USAA Insurance)

               Glenn Roewe (Farmers Insurance)

               Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Omaha Property/Casualty)

               Jay Williams (CNA Insurance)

  • 1st Annual Seminar (stand-alone) held at: Henry VIII Hotel/Conference Center, St. Louis, MO, September 8 - 10, 1986
  •  Seminar Attendees: 105
  • Membership: 51
  • First Annual Business meeting
  • First open election of Officers/Directors held during seminar

 

1986/1987

President:                    Vincent (Vinnie) Rapp (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:           Harold (Matt) Mattingly (J.C. Penney Insurance)

Secretary:                    John Daily (Cimarron Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Omaha Property/Casualty)

Directors:                     Anthony (Tony) Ciprian (Keystone Insurance)

               Frank Krzeszowski (Continental Insurance)

               William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

               Michael (Mike) Minella (CNA Insurance)

               Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: Denver, CO – September, 29 - October 1, 1987
  •  Membership as of 10/86: 156 members
  • Name of organization changed from “National” to “International”

 

1987/1988

President:                    Harold (Matt) Mattingly (J.C. Penney Insurance)

Vice President:           Carol Lamparello (Continental Insurance)

Secretary:                    James (Jim) Pomeroy (Great American Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Omaha Property/Casualty)

Directors:                     Anthony (Tony) Ciprian (Keystone Insurance)

               John Daily (J.C. Penney Insurance)

               William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

               Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

               Vincent (Vinnie) Rapp (Erie Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: Columbus, OH – September 21 - 23, 1988
  • Seminar Attendees: 173

 

1988/1989

President:                  Anthony (Tony) Ciprian (Keystone Insurance)

Vice President:         Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Omaha Property/Casualty)

 Secretary:                 James (Jim) Pomeroy (Great American Insurance) Resigned

Patrick (Pat) Pastirik (GEICO Insurance) Appointed/Resigned

            Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance) Appointed

Treasurer:                 Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Directors:                  Edward (Ed) Faley (State Farm Insurance)

            Carol Lamparello (Continental Insurance)

            William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

            Harold (Matt) Mattingly (J.C. Penney Insurance)

            Russell (Russ) Winsett (Colonial Penn Insurance) Resigned

            Kesley Merry (Ins. Corp. of British Columbia) Appointed

  • Annual Seminar: Atlanta, GA – September 18 - 22, 1989
  •  1st Investigator of the Year: Steve Runfola (USAA Insurance)
  • Seminar attendees: 225

 

1989/1990

President:                    Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Omaha Property/Casualty)

Vice President:            Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

Secretary:                    Kesley Merry (Ins. Corp. of British Columbia)

Treasurer:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Directors:                    Anthony (Tony) Ciprian (Keystone Insurance)

              Edward (Ed) Faley (State Farm Insurance)

             William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

             Vincent (Vinnie) Rapp (Erie Insurance)

             George Stavropoulos (Progressive Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: Seattle, WA – September 17 - 21, 1990
  •  Investigator of the Year: Louis (Lou) Neidich (Keystone Insurance)
  • Membership: 450
  • Member companies: 95
  • Seminar attendees: 252

 

1990/1991

President:                    Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

Vice President:           Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Secretary:                    Kesley Merry (Ins. Corp. of British Columbia)

Treasurer:                    Edward (Ed) Faley (State Farm Insurance)

Directors:                     Anthony (Tony) Ciprian (Keystone Insurance) Resigned

              Scott Conley (Aetna Life & Casualty) Appointed

              Mark Kleine (Omaha Property/Casualty)

              William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

             Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

             George Stavropoulos (Progressive Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: San Antonio, TX – September 9 - 13, 1991
  •  Investigator of the Year: Donald (Don) Brown (Ins. Corp. of British Columbia)
  • Membership as of June, 1990 at 537
  • Seminar attendees: 300
  • Membership in November, 1990: 612
  • Companies represented by membership: 100

 

1991/1992

President:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Vice President:           Kesley Merry (Ins. Corp. of British Columbia)

Secretary:                   Scott Conley (Aetna Life & Casualty)

Treasurer:                   Edward (Ed) Faley (State Farm Insurance)

Directors:                   William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

            Sherri Miller (Transamerica Insurance)

            Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

            Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

            George Stavropoulos (Transamerica Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: Baltimore, MD – September 13 - 18, 1992
  • Investigator of the Year: James McAvoy (Aetna Insurance)
  • Membership as of November 1991: 630
  • Companies represented by membership: 107
  • Constitutional amendment approved allowing IASIU Chapters

 

1992/1993

President:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Vice President:           George Stavropoulos (American International)

Secretary:                   Scott Conley (Aetna Life & Casualty)

Treasurer:                   Louis (Lou) Neidich (Keystone Insurance)

Directors:                    Katherine (Kate) Dermody (SAFECO Insurance)

              Edward (Ed) Faley (State Farm Insurance)

             Timothy (Tim) Goggin (Nationwide Insurance)

             William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

             Sherri Miller (Transamerica Insurance) Resigned

             Douglas (Doug) Ashbridge (Farmers Insurance) Appointed

             Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

             Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Administrator:         Richard (Rick) Gilman (Insurance Information Institute)

Counsel:                     David O. Brink (Smith & Brink)

  • Annual Seminar: San Francisco, CA – September 27 -30, 1993
  • Investigator of the Year: Mark Stolle (GEICO Insurance)
  • Seminar attendees: 550
  • Paid Members (as of December, 1993): 1,217
  • Companies Represented by IASIU Membership: 200
  • Two (2) additional Board of Director positions approved by membership
  • Administrator and Counsel added

 

1993/1994

President:                    Scott Conley (Aetna Life and Casualty)

Vice President:           Timothy (Tim) Goggin (Nationwide Insurance)

Secretary:                   Douglas (Doug) Ashbridge (Farmers Insurance Group)

Treasurer:                   Louis (Lou) Neidich (Keystone Insurance)

Directors:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

              Lawrence (Larry) Henning (Nationwide Insurance)

              William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

              John McHale (CIGNA Insurance)

             Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

             Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

             John Swedo (Continental Insurance)

Administrator:         Richard (Rick) Gilman (Insurance Information Institute)

Counsel:                     David O. Brink (Smith & Brink)

  • Annual Seminar: Minneapolis, MN – September 12 -15, 1994
  • Investigator of the Year: Michael Zyrkowski (Country Mutual Insurance)
  • Constitution and By-laws completely re-vamped

 

1994/1995

President:                    Scott Conley (Aetna Life and Casualty)

Vice President:           Timothy (Tim) Goggin (Nationwide Insurance)

Secretary:                   Douglas (Doug) Ashbridge (Farmers Insurance Group)

Treasurer:                   Louis (Lou) Neidich (Keystone Insurance)

Directors:                   Terry Bradford (USAA Insurance)

             Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

             Lawrence (Larry) Henning (Nationwide Insurance)

            William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

            John McHale (CIGNA Insurance)

            Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

            Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Administrator:        Richard (Rick) Gilman (Insurance Information Institute)

Counsel:                    David O. Brink (Smith & Brink)

  • Annual Seminar: Naples, FL – September 10 - 14, 1995
  • Investigator of the Year: Robert (Bob) Croce (USAA Insurance)
  • 1st Life Memberships Awarded: Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty), William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family), Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)
  • Award to IASIU for the 1st ever “Tailgate Party held in lobby of a Ritz-Carlton”

 

1995/1996

President:                    Lawrence (Larry) Henning (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:            John McHale (CIGNA Insurance)

Secretary:                    Timothy (Tim) Goggin (Nationwide Insurance) Resigned

               Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty) Appointed

Treasurer:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Directors:                     Douglas (Doug) Ashbridge (Farmers Insurance)

              Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO Insurance)

              Carolyn Ericson (HP Group Insurance)

              Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental Systems)

              William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

              Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

             Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

             Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance) Appointed

Administrator:         Richard (Rick) Gilman (Insurance Information Institute)

Counsel:                     David O. Brink (Smith & Brink)

  • Annual Seminar: Tucson, AZ - September 8 - 12, 1996
  • Investigator of the Year: Martin (Marty) White (The Hartford Insurance)
  • Life Membership: Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

 

1996/1997

President:                    John McHale (CIGNA Insurance)

Vice President:           Marcy Schuld (National Insurance Crime Bureau)

Secretary:                   Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Nationwide Insurance)

Treasurer:                   Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Directors:                   Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO Insurance)

             Carolyn Ericson (HP Group Insurance)

             William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

             Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

             Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

             Jay Williams (State Farm Insurance)

             Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Royal Insurance)

Administrator:         Carol Hannan (Clemons & Associates)

Counsel:                     David O. Brink (Smith & Brink)

  • Annual Seminar: Charlotte, NC – September 14 - 17, 1997
  • Investigator of the Year: John Huber (Liberty Mutual Insurance)
  • Life Memberships: Vincent (Vinnie) Rapp (Erie Insurance), Mark Kleine (Omaha Property/Casualty), Louis (Lou) Neidich (Keystone Insurance)
  • IASIU introduces its website
  • 1,365 attendees and 57 exhibitors at the annual training seminar

 

1997/1998

President:                     John McHale (CIGNA Insurance)

Vice President:            Marcy Schuld (National Insurance Crime Bureau) Resigned

               William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance) Appointed

Secretary:                     Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Nationwide Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Directors:                     Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO Insurance)

              Carolyn Ericson (HP Group Insurance)

              Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental Systems)

              William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

              Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

              Jay Williams (State Farm Insurance)

              Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Royal Insurance)

Administrator:          Carol Hannan (Clemons & Associates)

Counsel:                      David O. Brink (Smith & Brink)

  • Annual Seminar: Toronto, Ontario, Canada – September 13 - 17, 1998
  • Investigator of the Year: Richard Wong (Allstate Insurance)
  • Administrator” title changed to “Executive Director
  • IASIU receives first of several awards for “SIU Awareness” magazine

 

1998/1999

President:                    John McHale (CIGNA Insurance)

Vice President:            William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance) Appointed

Secretary:                     Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Nationwide Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Dale Cordy (Metropolitan Property/Casualty)

Directors:                     Carolyn Ericson (HP Group Insurance)

               Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

               Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental Systems)

              William (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance)

              Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

             Michael (Mike) Powell (National Insurance Crime Bureau)

             Jay Williams (State Farm Insurance)

             Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Royal Insurance)

Executive Director: Carol Hannan (Clemons & Associates)

Counsel:                     David O. Brink (Smith & Brink) 

  • Annual Seminar: Dallas, TX – September 14 - 17, 1999
  • Investigator of the Year: John Montalbano (GEICO Insurance)
  • Life Membership: John McHale (Farmers Insurance) 

 

1999/2000 

President:                    Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

 Vice President:           William J. (Bill) Lundy (American Family Insurance) Resigned

  Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO) Appointed

Secretary:                   Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Nationwide Insurance)

Treasurer:                   Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental System, Inc.)

Directors:                    Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO) Appointed VP mid-term

              Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford)

             John McHale (Farmers Insurance)

             Donald (Don) Nettle (USAA Insurance)

             Michael (Mike) Powell (National Insurance Crime Bureau)

             Jay Williams (State Farm Insurance)

             Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Executive Director: Carol Hannan (Clemons & Associates)

Counsel:                     David O. Brink (Smith & Brink) 

  • Annual Seminar: Orlando, FL – September 10 - 14, 2000
  • Investigator of the Year: John Huber (Liberty Mutual Insurance)
  • Life Memberships: Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO), Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental System)
  • William J. (Bill) Lundy retires and recognized in Orlando for his vision and leadership as “Father” of NASIU/IASIU
  •  SIU Awareness” continues to receive awards for excellence

 

2000/2001 

President:                    Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:            Douglas (Doug) Blank (SAFECO)

Secretary:                    Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Nationwide Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental System)

Directors:                     Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

              Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

              M. Kathryn (Mik) Kelly (Prudential Insurance)

              John McHale (Farmers Insurance)

              Jay Williams (State Farm Insurance)

              Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

              Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Royal & SunAlliance)

Executive Director:  Carol Hannan (Clemons & Associates)

Counsel:                      David O. Brink (Smith & Brink) 

  • Annual Seminar: Palm Springs, CA – September 9 - 13, 2001
  • Investigator of the Year: L. Dennis Chambers (Allstate Insurance)
  • Life Memberships: Jay Williams (State Farm) & Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Royal)
  • IASIU introduces new logo better reflecting global (International) membership
  • 9-11 tragedy strikes midway through seminar. With heavy hearts and some minor delays, seminar continued with some attendees acquiring alternative transportation home 

 

2001/2002 

President:                     Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:             Douglas (Doug) Blank (City of Seattle)

Secretary:                     Robert J. (Bob) Smith (Nationwide Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (National Car Rental System)

Directors:                     Frederick (Fred) Dickens (The Hartford Insurance)

               Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

               Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

               M. Kathryn (Mik) Kelly (Prudential Insurance)

               John McHale (Farmers Insurance)

              Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

              Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Bristol West Insurance)

Executive Director:  Carol Hannan (Clemons & Associates)

Counsel:                      David O. Brink (Smith & Brink) 

  • Annual Seminar: Albuquerque, NM – September 8 - 12, 2002
  • Investigator of the Year: L. Dennis (Dennie) Huggins (National Insurance Crime Bureau)
  • Public Service Award: John Massucco (San Diego District Attorney’s Office)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Patrick (Pat) McCann (Progressive Insurance)
  • European IASIU contingent convenes seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark

  

2002/2003 

President:                    Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:            Douglas (Doug) Blank (Progressive Insurance)

Secretary:                     Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (United Health Group)

Directors:                     Robert (Bob) Dean Unum Provident Insurance)

               M. Kathryn (Mik) Kelly (Prudential Insurance)

               Patrick (Pat) McCann (Progressive Insurance)

               Dennis Schulkins (State Farm Insurance)

               Steven (Steve) Sims (GuideOne Insurance)

               Parks Stearns (Unitrin Insurance)

               Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Bristol West Insurance)

Executive Director:   Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                       John McHale (Nelson, Levine, de Luca and Horst) 

  • Annual Seminar: Orlando, FL – September 14 - 18, 2003
  • Investigator of the Year: Nicolas (Nick) Bogdan (Victoria Insurance)
  • Public Service Award: Brian Flood (Dallas County District Attorney’s Office)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Thomas (Tom) Welsh (National Insurance Crime Bureau)

 

2003/2004 

President:                    Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

Vice President:           Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

Secretary:                    Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Bristol West Insurance)

Directors:                     Matthew (Mart) Cole (State Farm Insurance)

               Robert (Bob) Gravier (GMAC Insurance)

               Kenneth (Ken) Jones (St. Paul/Travelers Insurance)

               M. Kathryn (Mik) Kelly (Prudential Insurance)

               David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

               Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

               Parks Stearns (Unitrin Insurance)

Executive Director:   Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Co-Counsel:                John McHale (Nelson, Levine, de Luca and Horst)

                Donna Darroch (State Farm Insurance/Sharon Ware) 

  • Annual Seminar: Pittsburgh, PA – September 12 - 15, 2004
  • Investigator of the Year: John DiMinno (Liberty Mutual Insurance)
  • Public Service Award: Vickie Neal (National Insurance Crime Bureau)
  • Outstanding Service Award: John Butchko (New Jersey Office of Insurance Fraud)
  • Life Memberships: Tommy Short (Nationwide) & Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual)

 

2004/2005 

President:                    Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

Vice President:           Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

Secretary:                    Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Gerald (Jerry/Zap) Zappolo (Bristol West Insurance)

Directors:                     Matthew (Matt) Cole (State Farm Insurance)

               Robert (Bob) Gravier (GMAC Insurance)

               Kenneth (Ken) Jones (St. Paul/Travelers Insurance)

               David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

               Tommy Short (Nationwide Insurance)

               Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)

               Dennis Toomey (Liberty Mutual)

Executive Director:   Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Co-Counsel:                John McHale (Nelson, Levine, de Luca and Horst)

               Donna Darroch (State Farm Insurance/Sharon Ware) 

  • Annual Seminar: Phoenix, AZ – September 7 - 10, 2005
  •  nvestigator of the Year: Nancy Keech-Brown (Farmers Insurance)
  • Public Service Award: Lt. Alan Carpenter (Louisiana State Police)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

 

2005/2006

President:                    Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

Vice President:           Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

Secretary:                    Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (AIG Insurance)

Directors:                     Matthew (Matt) Cole (State Farm Insurance)

              Robert (Bob) Gravier (GMAC Insurance)

              Aaron Quarterman (Progressive Insurance)

              David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

             Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

             Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)

             Dennis Toomey (Liberty Mutual)

Executive Director: Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                     John McHale (Nelson, Levine, de Luca and Horst)

  • Annual Seminar: Palm Springs, CA – September 10 - 13, 2006
  • Investigator of the Year: Jon Coachman (GEICO Insurance)
  • Analyst of the Year: Andrew Marane (Progressive Insurance)
  • Public Service Award: Det. Patty Smallwood (Westmont, IL Police Department)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Jimmie Jeter (National Insurance Crime Bureau)
  • Life Memberships: Dan Fitzgerald (Hartford) & Cathy Gicker (Allstate)

 

2006/2007

President:                    Daniel (Dan/Fitz) Fitzgerald (The Hartford Insurance)

Vice President:           Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

Secretary:                    Glenn Wolf (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (AIG Insurance)

Directors:                     Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance)

               Lou Larose (AMICA Insurance)

               Aaron Quarterman (Progressive Insurance)

               David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

               Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

               Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)

               Norm Weisenfluh (Great American Insurance)

Executive Director:   Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                       John McHale (Erie Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: Las Vegas, NV – September 8 - 12, 2007
  • Investigator of the Year: Ed Welch (State Farm Insurance)
  • Analyst of the Year: Diann Williford (National Insurance Crime Bureau)
  • Public Service Award: Det. Henry (Tommy) Clark (Florida Fraud Bureau)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Fred Burkhardt (National Insurance Crime Bureau)
  • Life Membership: Mik Kelly (Hartford)
  • Membership: 3,922

 

2007/2008

President:                    David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:           Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

Secretary:                    Aaron Quarterman (Progressive Insurance)

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (AIG Insurance)

Directors:                     Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

               Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance)

               Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

               Gertrud Lehman (Lansforsakringar AB)

               Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)

               Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

               Norm Weisenfluh (Great American Insurance) Resigned

               Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance) Appointed

Executive Director:   Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                       John J. McHale (Erie Insurance)

  • Annual Seminar: Atlanta, GA – September 7 - 10, 2008
  • Investigator of the Year: Beth Shroat (Progressive Insurance)
  • Analyst of the Year: Candace (“Candy”) Taylor (Nationwide Insurance)
  • Public Service Award: Det. Alex Gilinets (Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Don Howell (National Insurance Crime Bureau)
  • Life Memberships: Dave Rioux (Erie), Mary Sadousky (MetLife), Tom Welsh (NICB)
  • Membership: 3,974

 

2008/2009

President:                    David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:           Catherine (Cathy) Gicker (Allstate Insurance)

Secretary:                     Aaron Quarterman (Progressive) Resigned

                                       Ellen Withers (State Farm) Appointed

Treasurer:                    Donald (Don) Howell (AIG Insurance)

Directors:                     Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

               Adam Featherling (Unitrin Insurance) Appointed

              Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance)

              Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

              Gertrud Lehman (Lansforsakringar AB)

              Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)

              Norm Weisenflugh (Great American)

              Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

              Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

Executive Director:  Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                      Robert (Bob) Horst (Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst)

  • Annual Seminar: Palm Desert, CA – September 20 - 23, 2009
  •  Special Awards presented to several NASIU/IASIU forefathers in honor of 25th anniversary of the organization: Dale G. Cordy, William J. (Bill) Lundy, Robert J. (Bob) Smith
  • Investigator of the Year: Tom Cockerill (State Farm Insurance)
  • Analyst of the Year: Michelle Bergeron (Esurance)
  • Public Service Award: Michael Vergon (BATF)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Michael (Mike) McKee (NICB)
  • Membership: 3,498

 

2009/2010

President:                  David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:         Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Secretary:                  Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                  Adam Featherling (Unitrin Insurance)

Directors:                   William (Bill) Augello (Travelers Insurance)

                                     Andris Berzins (Federated Mutual Insurance)

             Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

            Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance)

            Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

            Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

            Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)

Executive Director:Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                    Robert (Bob) Horst (Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst)

  • Annual Seminar: Orlando, FL – September 12 - 15, 2010
  • Special celebration to commemorate the 25th Annual IASIU (NASIU) Seminar
  • Investigator of the Year: John Halliday (Sentry Insurance)
  • Analyst of the Year: (Not Awarded)
  • Public Service Award: Deputy Robert Gogolin (Hillsborough County FL)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Cathy Gicker (Allstate Insurance)
  • Life Memberships: Douglas (Doug) Ashbridge (Farmers), Lars Skaar (Vesta Forsikring AS)
  • Membership: 3,756

 

2010/2011

President:                   David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:          Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Secretary:                   Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                   Adam Featherling (Unitrin Insurance)

Directors:                    William (Bill) Augello (Travelers Insurance)

                                      Andris Berzins (Federated Mutual Insurance)

              Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

              Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance)

              Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

              Ryan O’Rear (Permanent General Assurance)

              Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

Executive Director:  Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                      Robert (Bob) Horst (Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst)

  • Annual Seminar: San Antonio, TX – September 11 - 14, 2011 (JW Marriott)
  • Investigator of the Year: Pamela Stiefel (State Farm)
  • Analyst of the Year: Anna Kotsovos (NICB)
  • Public Service Award: Dave Klimek (FBI)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Miles Watters (State Farm)
  • Life Memberships: Ellen Withers (State Farm), Lou Larose (Amica)
  • Membership: 3,570

 

2011/2012

President:                   David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:           Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Secretary:                   Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                   Adam Featherling (Unitrin Insurance)

Directors:                    William (Bill) Augello (Travelers Insurance)

                                     Andris Berzins (Federated Mutual Insurance)

             Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

             Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance)

             Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

             Ryan O’Rear (Permanent General Assurance)

             Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

Executive Director: Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                     Robert (Bob) Horst (Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst)

  • Annual Seminar: Palm Desert, CA – September 9 - 13, 2012 (JW Marriott)
  • Investigator of the Year: John Boatwright (Travelers)
  • Analyst of the Year: Mary Durden (GEICO)
  • Public Service Award: Wendy Derzaph (Los Angeles County D.A.’s Office)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Walter Swett (Nationwide)
  • Life Membership: Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide)
  • Membership: 3,517
  • Seminar attendance: 620

2012/2013

President:                    David (Dave) Rioux (Erie Insurance)

Vice President:            Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Secretary:                    Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                   Adam Featherling (Unitrin Insurance)

Directors:                    William (Bill) Augello (Travelers Insurance)

                                     Andris Berzins (Federated Mutual Insurance)

             Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

             Christopher (Chris) Gormley (Nationwide Insurance) Resigned

             Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

             Ryan O’Rear (Permanent General Assurance) Resigned

             Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

             Walter Swett (Nationwide Insurance) Appointed

             Brent Walker (Travelers Insurance) Appointed

Executive Director: Dawn Lipsey (Management Alliance)

Counsel:                    Robert (Bob) Horst (Nelson, Levine, de Luca & Horst)

  • Annual Seminar: Atlanta, GA – September 8 - 11, 2013 (JW Marriott)
  • Investigator of the Year: Megan Hall (GEICO)
  • Analyst of the Year: Shana Marks (NICB)
  • Public Service Award: Det. Dwight Murphy (Florida Division of Insurance Fraud)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Ralph Burnham (Pennsylvania Fraud Prevention Authority)
  • Life Membership: Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie)
  • Membership: 3,390
  • Seminar Attendance: 540

2013/2014

President:                   Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:           Sean Zavala (Farmers Insurance)

Secretary:                   Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                   John Kloc (Sentry Insurance)

Directors:                     Dallas Barnes (Farmers Insurance)

                                     Andris Berzins (Federated Mutual Insurance)

             Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

             Steven (Steve) Piper (Travelers Insurance)

             Mary Sadousky (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

             Walter Swett (Nationwide Insurance)

             Brent Walker (Travelers Insurance)

Executive Director: Bill Elliott (Association Acumen) 1/1/2014

Counsel:                    Gary Reinhardt (Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith)

                                     Dennis Kass (Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP)

  • Annual Seminar: Greensboro, NC – September 14 - 17, 2014 (Sheraton)
  • Investigator of the Year: Phil Battin (Nationwide)
  • Analyst of the Year: Mike Haug (Farmers)
  • Public Service Award: Don Howell (NICB)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Mary Sadousky (MetLife)
  • Celebrated IASIU’s 30 year anniversary with varied acknowledgements and memorial book
  • Membership: 3,757
  • Seminar Attendance: 689

 

2014/2015

President:                   Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:           Sean Zavala (Farmers Insurance)

Secretary:                   Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                   John Kloc (Sentry Insurance)

Directors:                   Dallas Barnes (Farmers Insurance)

                                     Andris Berzins (Federated Mutual Insurance)

             Rob Bodoni (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

             Margaret Fleming (South Carolina Farm Bureau)

             Steven (Steve) Piper (Travelers Insurance)

             Walter Swett (Nationwide Insurance)

             Brent Walker (Travelers Insurance)

Executive Director: Bill Elliott (Association Acumen)

Counsel:                    Gary Reinhardt (Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith)

                                     Dennis Kass (Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP)

  • Annual Seminar: Orlando, FL – September 13 - 16, 2015 (J.W. Marriott)
  • Investigator of the Year: Jessica Turner (Direct General)
  • Analyst of the Year: Kimberly Meguiar (Esurance)
  • Public Service Award: Reed Kartchner (Utah Insurance Fraud Division)
  • Outstanding Service Award: James Hammonds (GEICO)
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Excellence Award: NC Department of Insurance, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Allstate, Alpha, American Reliable, Foremost, GEICO, GMAC, Markel American, Nationwide, NC Farm Bureau, Progressive, Rep West, State Farm, Travelers and USAA
  • Membership: 3,701
  • Seminar Attendance: 756
  • IASIU introduces the Claims Representative membership type and Certified Insurance Fraud Representative (CIFR) designation
  • IASIU offers two webinars to members

 

2015/2016

President:                   Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

 Vice President:         Dallas Barnes (Farmers Insurance) Appointed

 Michael Skiba (Interboro Insurance) Resigned     

Secretary:                  Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                  John Kloc (Sentry Insurance)

Directors:                   Rob Bodoni (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

             Margaret Fleming (South Carolina Farm Bureau)

                                     Kim Kuster (Grange Insurance)

             Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

             Walter Swett (Nationwide Insurance)

             Brent Walker (Travelers Insurance)

             Leslie Wagner (Liberty Mutual)

Executive Director: Bill Elliott (Association Acumen)

Counsel:                    Gary Reinhardt (Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith)

                                     Dennis Kass (Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP)

  • Annual Seminar: Las Vegas, NV – September 11 - 14, 2016 (Red Rock Resort)
  • Investigator of the Year: Todd Haltaufderheid (American Family)
  • Analyst of the Year: Elizabeth Somers (Farmers)
  • Public Service Award: Wesley Rowe (NICB)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Dennis Kass (Manning & Kass)
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Excellence Award: National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), California Board of Pharmacy, California Department of Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Los Angeles Police Department, Medical Board of California, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office
  • Chapter of the Year: New York State
  • Life Membership: Andris Berzins (Federated Insurance)
  • Membership: 4,106
  • Seminar Attendance: 789
  • SIU Today switches to an all-digital format, with an expanded winter issue that’s mailed to members
  • The CIFI exam becomes available online
  • IASIU offers four webinars to members

 

2016/2017

President:                     Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:            Dallas Barnes (Farmers Insurance)

Secretary:                    Ellen Withers (State Farm Insurance)

Treasurer:                    John Kloc (Sentry Insurance)

Directors:                     Rob Bodoni (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

                                     Celeste Dodson (State Farm) Appointed

             Margaret Fleming (South Carolina Farm Bureau)

                                     Kim Kuster (Grange Insurance) Resigned

              Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

              Walter Swett (Nationwide Insurance)

              Leslie Wagner (Liberty Mutual)

              Brent Walker (Travelers Insurance)

Executive Director:  Bill Elliott (Association Acumen)

Counsel:                     Gary Reinhardt (Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith)

                                      Dennis Kass (Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP)

  • Annual Seminar: New Orleans, LA – September 10 - 13, 2017 (New Orleans Sheraton)
  • Investigator of the Year: Julianna Hyde (Farmers Insurance)
  • Analyst of the Year: Mary Durden (GEICO)
  • Public Service Award: Sgt. Ada Cruz and Sgt. Raul Cruz (Houston Police Department)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Ellen Withers State Farm), Lori Person (NICB) and Vince Cook and Peter Schoonmaker (Condon & Cook)
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Excellence Award: Georgia Fraud Division State Insurance Commissioner, GEICO and Progressive Insurance
  • Chapter of the Year: North Texas
  • Life Membership: John Kloc (Sentry Insurance)
  • Membership: 4,158
  • Seminar Attendance: 852
  • Website upgrade including an online member community and new Career Center
  • IASIU expands webinars to a monthly offering with 13 webinars presented in 2017; viewed more than 2,400 times
  • IASIU begins offering quizzes to earn CEU credits good towards CIFI, CIFA and CIFR designations for viewing webinars and reading SIU Today
  • SIU Today wins APEX Award for Publication Excellence
  • Kansas City welcomed as newest chapter

 

2017/2018

President:                   Wade Wickre (Nationwide Insurance)

Vice President:           Dallas Barnes (Farmers Insurance)

Secretary:                   Ronald (Ron) Bryant (Erie Insurance)

Treasurer:                   Rob Bodoni (MetLife Auto/Home Insurance)

Directors:                    David Borum (Swiss Re)

             Celeste Dodson (State Farm)

             Margaret Fleming (South Carolina Farm Bureau)

                                     Lou Larose (Amica Insurance)

             Walter Swett (Nationwide Insurance)

             Brent Walker (Travelers Insurance)

             Sean Z. Serafin (USAA) Appointed

Executive Director: Bill Elliott (Association Acumen)

Counsel:                    Gary Reinhardt (Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith)

                                     Dennis Kass (Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP)

  • Annual Seminar: Baltimore, MD – September 9 - 12, 2018 (Baltimore Marriott Waterfront)
  • IASIU SocialLink mobile app launched
  • Expected Seminar Attendance: 1,000

 

 

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