Insurance Federal Crop Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Crop Insurance, Federal Multiple Peril Crop Insurance, Crop Insurance Insuring Cut Flowers, Crop Insurance Timber, Crop Insurance Citrus, Crop Insurance Supplier, Crop Insurance Agricultural Supplied Carbon Emission Reduction Credits,Newa


Key Accomplishments
Expert witness for farmer-litigants involving mishandled claims, errors and omissions in program administration, and mistakes in the data processing.
Expert witness for insurance agents involved in claims of errors and omissions and transfers of books of business.
Consultant to primary crop insurers–responding to RMA operational audit findings, compliance findings; responding to DOI queries, and settling large claims.
to reinsurance companies on changes to the Standard Reinsurance Agreement.
Consultant as an Independent Expert Reviewer for FCIC Board of Directors on Apple Price Option, Livestock Risk Protection, Variable Unit Discount, Aquaculture, and APH GrassSeed.
Developed MPCI 508(h) Group Revenue Insurance Plan (GRIP) and 523(c)(3) Premium Discount Plan (PDP). Also, developed insurance programs covering best management practices for insect resistance management, nutrient management, fungicide use (potato blight); supplemental revenue plans (before CRC and RA); agricultural interruption; and “production plan” Crop-Hail.
Developed and underwrote named-peril crop insurance policies for raisins, stonefruit, citrus, tomato, raisin, cut flowers, sugar cane, and canola. Researched sugar beet revenue, GRP-wrap, nutrient management, refuge assurance plan, CRC-Plus, and CoveragePlus.
Developed agri-business production coverage for first processors and handlers (AgPI) and marketing cooperatives (Italy).
Supervised claims adjustment, compliance investigations, and uncovered fraud, conflict of interest, and non-compliance issues.
Farm management specialist involved in cost-of-production budgeting, computerized decision aids, farm-level impacts of government policy, and risk management.

Career History

Consultant, Analyst & Expert Witness CVision Corporation 2003 – Present.
Staff Product Manager, PL Property Nationwide Insurance 2005 – 2006.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer Crop1 Insurance 2001 – 2003.
Co-Founder & Exec. Vice President CQuest Ltd. 2000 – 2001.
Vice President, Product U/W Mkt Analysis IGF Insurance Company 1993 – 2000.
Director, Insuring Services Dawson Hail Insurance Company 1992 – 1993.
Product Mgr./Admin. Mgr Great American Ins. Co.- Crop/Farm Div. 1985 – 1992.
Marketing Manager (Texas) Union Insurance Company 1983 – 1985.
Assistant Professor (T/R/E) Dept. of Agri. Economics, TA&MU 1979 – 1983.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University 1970 – 1973.
Master of Science Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University 1974 – 1975.
(a.b.d) Ph.D. Economics,Iowa State University 1975 – 1979.

Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Exams 1, 5, 7, 8, 9 (five of ten national exams)
Agri-Business & Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS designation) (October 2010).