20 November 2018

Speaking Engagement Update, November 2018


Rimkus is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff will continue to present a number of continuing education seminars throughout the balance of the year. These definitive lectures embrace a variety of topics focusing on forensic investigations to help meet the continuing education needs of risk managers, attorneys, and claims professionals.


Upcoming Presentations

TIIAA's Annual CE Seminar
November 30, 2018 - Houston, Texas


"Unmanned Aircraft Systems" presented by Ron W. Baker, AAS, Graphic Artist, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Texas Independent Insurance Adjusters Association (TIIAA) Annual CE Seminar is a one-day seminar with presentations covering a range of topics pertaining to the professional insurance industry such as property restoration, unmanned aircraft systems, thermal imaging, and more. Click here for more information.


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. C.A.R.S: Crashing Auto Rimkus Style CE/CLE Seminar
November 30, 2018, Clearwater, Florida

"Vehicle Accident Overview: On the Road and Under the Hood Analysis" presented by Zyad Jabal, PE, Senior Consultant, Tony J. Myers, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Ian M. Zeller, PhD, Senior Consultant, Jason Jupe, MS, PE, ACTAR, Transportation Division Manager, and Jason P. Zeitler, MSBE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. C.A.R.S: Crashing Auto Rimkus Style CE/CLE Seminar will include a five-station workshop consisting of auto and commercial related risk exposure scenarios. Topics such as low-speed and damage consistency analysis, biomechanics, human factors, event data recorder downloads, ECMs, and airbrakes will be discussed. Two live crash demonstrations will follow the workshop and offer a total of three adjuster optional CE credits and Florida CLE credits. Our seminar is offered free of charge and will include continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited so please register soon to guarantee admission. Click here for more information.


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
Currently On Demand!

“Electrical Facts, Myths, and More”presented by Joe Nowikowski, MS, MBA, PE, NAFI-CFEI, Electrical Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Electrical Facts, Myths, and More CE/CLE Webinar is a one-hour seminar that provides participants with a basic understanding of how electricity is produced, delivered to the home or business, and subsequently used. On-demand viewing is now offered through February 12, 2019. Participants can earn CLE Home Study credit for Colorado (766058), Florida (1804467N), Oregon (6528*12), and Washington (1078439). Click here to register and view the on-demand webinar.

Recent Presentations


Perrin National Construction Defect Conference
November 14, 2018 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

“Mock Mediation – Session 2”presented by Paul R. Marsenison, PE, LEED®AP, Eastern Region Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Bruce G. Alexander, Ciklin Lubitz, Henrietta Hinojosa, AIC, Vice President, National Claim Services, Inc., and James J. Orland, Esq., Orland Law Group.

The Perrin National Construction Defect Conference was a two-day conference that covered topics such as condo claims, using technology in high exposure cases, and the anatomy of defects, and more. Click here for more information.


NASP Annual Conference
November 12, 2018 – Orlando, Florida

“When Warnings Don’t Work: Communication Breakdowns May Apply in Product Liability Subrogation”presented by Kuba J. Glazek, PhD, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Residential Sump Pump Failure Claims – A Simplified Strategy” presented by Richard A. Rambacher, MBA, PE, CEM, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual Conference offered more than 60 sessions that covered topics such as; auto, health, management, property, product liability, subro fundamentals, and workers’ compensation. Click here for more information.


CLM Southeast Conference
November 9, 2018 – Atlanta, Georgia

“Weathering the Storm: Effective Mitigation Tools for Environmental Crisis Management”presented by Philip R. Watters, MBA, PE, LEED®AP, Senior Vice President, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., George Buermann, Goldberg Segalla, LLP, Cindy Hunter, Navigators, and Kimberly MacDonald, AXA XL.

“Billions: Mass Loss and Natural Disaster” presented by James W. “Wes” Jordan, PE, SE, Vice President, National Property Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Stuart Mintz, Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc. Mia Lorick, Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey, PC, and James Purpura, WeatherExtreme, Ltd.

The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Southeast Conference offered sessions in six tracks - Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Municipal Law, Property, Subrogation, and Claims/Litigation Management. Participants learned from experts in the field during the interactive sessions. The conference also featured networking opportunities to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships. Click here for more information.


Onshore Energy Conference
November 7, 2018 – London, England

“Wind and Sun – The Risks to Insurers” presented by Roderick Rennison, MA, PE, CSP, CXLT, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Fraser McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer, GCube Underwriting, Ltd.

The Onshore Energy Conference focused on the Power, and Oil and Gas sectors of the insurance industry. This conference aimed to educate, strengthen, and motivate delegates from all parts of the insurance chain, including the buyers of insurance products. Click here for more information.

PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference
October 30, 2018 – Hartford, Connecticut 

"The Role of Biomechanics in Automobile Accident Analyses and Litigation” presented by Leroy R. Waite, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Regional Adjusters Conference was held for two days and allowed participants to explore property and casualty claim insurance topics that provide information on critical claims issues, while earning up to 12 hours of adjuster CE credit. Click here for more information.

WWA Annual Symposium and Trade Show
October 24, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada

“What to do when Foodborne Illness Pops up in your Facility” presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Gaylee W. Gillim, Esq.

The WWA Annual Symposium and Trade Show covered a variety of topics including; several courses and workshops to become certified pool operators, American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructors, and Aquatic Facility Operators. Topics such as avoiding recreational water illnesses, resilience training and the best practices for waterparks under the Americans with Disabilities Act were discussed. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Tulsa and Oklahoma City CE/CLE Seminars
October 18 and 19, 2018 – Tulsa and Edmond, Oklahoma


"Common Compliance Issues Following a Collision Involving a Commercial Motor Vehicle" presented by Noel "Jess" Miller, PI, Associate Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Accident Reconstruction" presented by Scott Haney, ACTAR, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Tulsa and Oklahoma City CE/CLE Seminars were half-day seminars that covered topics on Common Compliance Issues Following a Collision Involving a Commercial Motor Vehicle and Accident Reconstruction. A total of two CE credit hours for Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, and two CLE hours for Oklahoma were offered. Click here to view our upcoming seminars.

Women in Construction Conference
October 19, 2018 – Washington, D.C.


"Aging Infrastructure and What to Do About It" presented by Emily K. Wohlfarth, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Women in Construction Conference provided educational and professional development, and networking for women in the construction industry. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Central Pennsylvania Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar
November 1, 2018 – York, Pennsylvania

"Fire Origin and Cause with Live Burn Demo" presented by Jonathan K. Sivils, IAAI-CFI, FIT, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Identifying and Classifying Arson" presented by Charles W. Feeley, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, PI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Central Pennsylvania Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar featured an outdoor live burn demonstration, as well as presentations on Fire Origin and Cause and Identifying and Classifying Arson. A total of three Delaware, Florida, and Texas CE credit hours, as well as Delaware and Pennsylvania CLE hours were offered. This seminar was provided free of charge. Click here to view our upcoming seminars.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Pittsburgh Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar
October 26, 2018 - Allison Park, Pennsylvania


“Fire Origin and Cause with Live Burn Demo”
presented by Brian L. Balega, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Pittsburgh Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar featured an outdoor live burn demonstration as well as a presentation on Fire Origin and Cause. A total of two Florida and Texas CE credits, as well as Pennsylvania and West Virginia CLE credits were applied for. This seminar was provided free of charge.  Click here to view our upcoming seminars.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Memphis Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar
October 25, 2018 - Millington, Tennessee

"Fire Origin and Cause" presented by Lamar R. Childress, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Product Failure Analysis” presented by Lawrence E. Marley, Jr., PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Memphis Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar featured an outdoor live burn demonstration of a kitchen grease fire and turkey fryer fire, as well as presentations on Fire Origin and Cause, and Product Failure Analysis. Two hours of CE credit for Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas, and two hours of Tennessee CLE credit were offered. This seminar was provided free of charge and lunch was included. Click here to view our upcoming seminars.


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