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,
Expert Witness No.982
Executive Consultant & Principal, A Private Company, W Des Moines, IA 04/2003 – Present
Adjunct Instructor, A Private Company, West Des Moines, IA 06/2006 – Present
Staff Product Manager, Nationwide Insurance Co, Des Moines, IA 01/2005 – 10/2006
Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, Crop1 Insurance, Urbandale, IA 11/2001 – 04/2003
Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, CQuest Ltd., West Des Moines, IA 04/2000 – 11/2001
Vice President, Product UW & Strategy, IGF Insurance Co, Des Moines, IA 10/1993 – 03/2000
Director, Insuring Services, Dawson Hail Insurance Co, Fargo, ND 04/1992 – 03/1993
Product & Admin. Manager, Great American Insurance Co, Kansas City 06/1985 – 03/1992
Marketing/Claims Manager (TX), Union Insurance Co, Lincoln, NE. 09/1983 – 05/1985
Doctoral Study – Economics
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 06/1975 – 07/1979
Master of Science – Agricultural Economics
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 01/1974 – 05/1975
Bachelor of Science – Agricultural Economics
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 09/1970 – 12/1973
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS
Iowa Insurance Agents License (Crop, Life, Health, Accident) Inactive.
CPCU Exams 1,5,7,8,9
AFIS Part 1 & 2
CROP INSURANCE EXPERTISE
MPCI and Crop-Hail Product Development (GRP, GRIP, LRP, LGM, MP-DD, MP-RC, Production Plan Hail, Best Management Practice, Catastrophic Weather)
RMA Expert Underwriter (Apple Price Option, LRP, Variable Unit Discount, Aquaculture, )
Reinsurance Fund Underwriting, Plan of Operations, MPCI Delivery (PDP/PRP)
Agri-business Production Interruption Insurance (AgPI)
APH history, unit structure, and claims analysis.
Named Peril and Crop-Hail product management, pricing, state filings, and reinsurance.
Experienced with all U.S. production areas and major crops, including California specialty crops.
MPCI and Crop-Hail claims adjustment, APH audit, and field supervision.
Vice Chairman, NCIS Actuarial & Statistics Committee (standing), 1986-2001.
Available Upon Request
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Outstanding Senior – Agricultural Economics, OSU
National Champion FFA Livestock Judging Team, Gold Emblem Member