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Crawford’s 2020 Catastrophe Conference

February 24-28 | Dallas, Texas

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Crawford’s 2020 Catastrophe Services Conference gives attendees exclusive access to our world-renowned training modules, catastrophe response experts and adjuster network. Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of sessions covering catastrophe-related topics taught by industry-leading professionals, and the opportunity to network with industry leaders from across the country.

The conference provides an exciting lineup of industry speakers eager to share their knowledge with attendees, including Rohit Verma, Crawford Global COO, and Griff Rogers, President of Crawford Catastrophe Services. Our keynote speaker, Jason Caldwell, has accomplished many feats, including being a successful business owner and world-renowned athlete. Jason famously completed The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000-mile unassisted rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean, and he cannot wait to share his experience and motivation with adjusters and insurers alike.

Join us in our mission to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities, and as we strive to deliver tailored solutions to clients and policyholders. See you at the conference!

Date and Location
February 24-28
Doubletree by Hilton
4099 Valley View Lane Dallas, TX 75244

Registration fees
Regular Registration: $150
On-site Registration: $200

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Jumpstart your career with Crawford by attending the 2020 Catastrophe Services Conference. Listen to Crawford leadership speak on what it takes to work at Crawford while also networking with other adjusters just like you from across the country. Earn CE credits from our industry-leading courses offered over the 4-day conference.

Agenda & Courses

Pre-Conference: Sunday, February 23

9 am-11 am | Interviews

1 pm-4 pm | Interviews

Day 1: Monday, February 24

7:30 am – 8:30 am | Registration

8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Opening session

Opening Remarks – Griff Rogers
Special Guest Speaker – Rohit Verma
Keynote Speaker – Jason Caldwell

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Building Codes, Code Upgrades, and Law & Ordinance (1 HR TX, FL, GA CE)

1:30 pm - 5 pm | Adjuster’s Guide to Policy (3 HR TX, FL, GA CE)

1:30 pm - 5 pm | Adjuster 101

1:30 pm - 5 pm | Citizens of Florida Accreditation

1:30 pm – 5 pm | CA Earthquake Certification (3 HR TX, FL, GA, IN, OK CE)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Top 10 Errors in Building Loss Estimates (1 HR TX, FL, GA CE)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Stephen’s Engineering Presents Thermal Imaging (1 HR TX, FL, GA CE)

5 pm - 7 pm | Evening Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, February 25

7:30 am – 8:30 am | Registration

8:00 am - 10:00 am | HAAG’s Composition Roofs Damage Assessment (2 HR CE)

8:00 am – 12 pm | FPI Accreditation

8:00 am – 5 pm | Sketch for Beginner/Intermediate Users (7 HR TX, FL, GA, IN, OK CE)

10:00 am - 12 pm | HAAG’s Wood Roofs Damage Assessment (2 HR CE)

1:00 pm – 3 pm | Halliwell Engineering Presents Wind vs. Water

1:00 pm – 5 pm | SIU Training

1:00 pm – 5 pm | Environmental Claims

3:00 pm – 5 pm | Lloyd’s of London/Penn National Accreditation

    Day 3: Wednesday, February 26

    7:30 am – 8:30 am | Registration

    8:00 am – 12 pm | Water Loss Training (1 HR TX, OK CE)

    8:00 am - 5 pm | Carrier Fire Certification Part I

    8:00 am - 5 pm | Xactimate Overview (5 HR TX, FL, GA, IN, OK CE)

    8:00 am – 12 pm | Citizens of Florida Accreditation

    8:00 am – 12 pm | Intro to Auto Total Loss (3 HR TX, FL, GA, CE)

    1:00 pm – 5 pm | Intro to Auto Total Loss (3 HR TX, FL, GA, CE)

    1:00 pm – 5 pm | Adjuster’s Guide to Policy (3 HR TX, FL, GA, CE)

    1:00 pm - 5 pm | Wind/Hail Training (4 HR TX, FL, GA, CE)


    Day 4: Thursday, February 27

    7:30 am – 8:30 am | Registration

    8:00 am – 12 pm | Carrier Fire Certification Part II

    8:00 am - 5 pm | Sketch for Beginners/Intermediate Users (7 HR TX, FL, GA, IN, OK CE)

    8:00 am – 5 pm | How to Handle a Flood Loss: Flood Overview

    Day 5: Friday, February 28

    8:00 am - 5 pm | NFIP Workshop (6 HR TX, FL, GA, IN, OK CE)

    Featured Speakers

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    Rohit Verma, Global Chief Operating Officer

    Rohit Verma is the global chief operating officer of Crawford & Company where he is responsible for all of Crawford’s global business, including sales and IT. He has more than 20 years of international strategic expertise and a proven track record for creating momentum and growth wherever he turns his focus. He is known as a dedicated leader with a gift for communicating a vision and inspiring action.

    Prior to his role at Crawford, Verma served as the regional executive for the south region of Zurich North America, where he was accountable for profitable growth and market execution. During his tenure at Zurich, Verma also served in a number of executive management positions across underwriting, finance, strategy, and general management. Verma also served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and Deloitte Consulting with a focus on insurance and financial services.

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    Griff Rogers, President of Crawford Catastrophe Services

    Griff has been with Crawford for 19 years; his positions have ranged from service center manager for the New Mexico, Georgia and Alabama service centers to assistant vice president and vice president of the South East Region. Griff's background consists of multi-line claims handling, operational management, business development, performance management, and account management within the insurance industry.

    Griff graduated from the University of South Carolina and is a dedicated family man. He has been married to his wife Jenny for 16 years; they have three children Tyler (12), Olivia (10) and Lucy (5). In his spare time, Griff enjoys watching sports and outdoor activities.

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    Jason Caldwell, President, and Owner of Latitude 35

    Jason Caldwell is a world-record-holding athlete, a professional adventurer, and founder of Latitude 35 leadership, an organization that engages in leadership development for the world’s top business schools and private organizations.

    Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason was introduced to the sport of rowing while attending Sonoma State University. His success in rowing at the collegiate level earned him an invitation to row for Vesper Boat Club’s prestigious Elite team in Philadelphia, upon graduation. During his three years at Vesper, Jason won two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze at US Nationals, amongst others.

    Upon retirement from Vesper, Jason began a career in leadership development, using the sport of rowing to teach managers and other influencers how to lead effectively. Using a curriculum that sees participants spending half their time in a unique experience, and the other half in a rich academic deconstruction of that experience, Jason created a program that is not only indelible but has earned recognition and acclaim by organizations and Business schools around the world. In his 12-year tenure, Jason has personally delivered this successful leadership and team-building programs to more than 100 companies in over 20 countries.

    With years of leadership training under his belt, Jason became inspired to put into practice his leadership philosophy and decided to recruit and train a four-man team for the world’s toughest race. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC) is a 3,000-mile unassisted rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean. Starting in the Canary Islands and finishing in Antigua, this race is held every year with teams representing countries from around the world.

    Thanks to our sponsors

    Crawford and Company would like to give a special thanks to Bully Bag and our sponsors for their support and contributions to the 2020 CAT conference.

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