Procor Solutions + Consulting hosted its 3rd annual Risk Colloquium at TCP Jasna Polana in Princeton, NJ on June 11th and June 12th. Industry leaders from across the country were invited to this two-day event to promote a candid exchange of ideas and creative solutions to the challenges facing many in the insurance industry.
“The Procor Risk Colloquium was designed to bring together leaders to discuss meaningful ways to improve our industry. Our topics included how to change behavior to embrace innovation, enhancing the work experience to entice more qualified talent to join our industry, and creating platforms for improved communication and collaboration among all stakeholders. The key takeaway, however, was fairly straightforward - the insurance industry needs to become more proactive than reactive. Our leaders unanimously agreed that we, as leaders, need to set the example of “forward thinking” and be the change agents our industry needs. We must be outspoken and consistent messengers that resiliency starts with creative thinking about managing risk. It is ironic to me that in an industry that addresses risk every day, it is so hesitant to take chances on new technology or other solutions to 21st-century issues. Our Colloquium is helping leaders better understand the foolishness in that irony.” - Arnie Mascali, President of Procor Solutions + Consulting
This year’s round table discussion was kicked off by Bill Keegan, founder of HEART 9/11, the designated charity partner of the Procor Risk Colloquium. Mr. Keegan shared his moving personal story and the extraordinary events that inspired him to found HEART 9/11 (Healing Emergency Aid Response Team 9/11) with the group. The non-profit organization is a team of first responders - FDNY, NYPD, PAPD and the NYC Building Trades - that in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 to honor the sacrifices of brave colleagues and family members lost, to continue to utilize their experience and training in service to others and to bring a message of hope to communities affected by disaster. HEART 9/11’s mission is to Respond immediately to natural and man-made disasters; Rebuild community centers in hard-hit areas to meet grassroots needs; Recover by building resiliency for individuals, families, and communities. To learn more about HEART 9/11 visit here>
Risk Colloquium members enjoyed a day of camaraderie on the challenging Gary Player-designed championship golf course that is a member of the Tournament Players Club network operated by the PGA Tour.
Golf was followed by an Americana BBQ in the Jasna Polana Clubhouse, the former 226-acre estate home of Seward Johnson and his wife, Barbara Piasecka Johnson. The following morning, attendees gathered at the Risk Colloquium Round Table. The members pledged to each other, and the industry as a whole, to continue the discussion sparked in the Risk Colloquium to better serve clients, policyholders, carriers and other insurance industry stakeholders.
Risk Colloquium Attendees included:
- Arnold Mascali, President, Procor Solutions + Consulting
- Barry Scanlon, Co-Founder, DCMC Partners
- Bill Keegan, Founder, Heart 9/11
- Blake Berscheid, Senior Property Claims Director, Hays Companies
- Bob Yeadon, Corporate Claims Manager, Turner Construction
- Damien Carlson, Commercial Adjusting Team Leader, ACM
- Dawn Sandomeno, Marketing Director, Procor Solutions + Consulting
- Doug Hayden, President, Wright Public Entity
- Ed Sullivan, Vice President, Terrier Claims
- Fran Brenner, Director of Operations, Procor Solutions + Consulting
- Frank Russo, Executive Vice President, Procor Solutions + Consulting
- James Vendetti, Senior Vice President, Construction Risk Partners
- Jeff Magoon, Partner, Scalable Risk Solutions
- Joe Slane, Executive Vice President, Engle Martin & Associates, Inc.
- Liz White, President, Peachtree Special Risk Brokers LLC
- Mike DeLorenzo, Senior Vice President, Frenkel & Company
- Sheri Pastor, Partner, McCarter & English
- Tim Coumbe, Vice President, Interstate Restoration
- Tracy Saxe, President/CEO, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
For more information on the Procor Risk Colloquium please contact Dawn Sandomeno firstname.lastname@example.org