2016 Speaking Engagement Update

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

National Events

Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Annual Conference
April 7, 2016 - Orlando, Florida

"Carbon Nanotubes: Current State-of-the-Science and the Potential Litigation Threat" presented by Annette B. Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Kevin Mayer, Esq., Crowell Moring.

The Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Annual Conferenceis a three-day educational experience where attendees have the opportunity to earn an estimated 8-10 hours of approved continuing education and continuing legal education credits. Click here for more information.

DRI Trucking Law Seminar
April 14, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois

"Truck Drivers and Pot Heads - Can the Two Ever Be Friends?” presented by Annette B. Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Patrick E. Foppe, Lashly & Baer PC.

The DRI Trucking Law Seminar is designed to educate both the seasoned industry professional as well as those new to trucking. Presentations will include a live tractor demonstration, new technologies penetrating the industry, how to pick a trucking jury, and various hot topic trucking risk issues. Click here for more information.

Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo
April 18, 2016 - San Antonio, Texas
"Roofing Code Upgrades: Knowing What's Covered"  presented by Mark A. Rhodes, MS, PE, Eastern Region Senior Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Low-Speed Vehicle Collisions: The Biomechanics" presented by Richard V. Baratta, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, Biomechanical Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo delivers about 100 educational classes to update attendees on the latest information on critical claim issues and challenges, which earn continuing education credits in a number of states. Nearly 300 different service providers will represent all segments of the industry at the Insurance Services Expo. Click here for more information. \

ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar
May 19, 2016 - Amelia Island, Florida
"The Hazard Analysis Card: What's In Your Company Wallet?" presented by Gary L. VanderMolen, MS, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Matthew J. Stanczyk, Plunkett Cooney, Ellen Kaines, National Bulk Equipment, and Matthew D. Jacobson, Whitfield and Eddy Law.

The ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar presents trending topics in product liability and complex torts. Every topic presented covers either an up-and-coming issue for companies or includes a new spin on an older issue. Click here for more information.

Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Western Regional Conference
June 21, 2016 - Sacramento, California

“HVAC Hail Damage: Repair vs. Replace”presented by Jeffrey H. Peters, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, MAC, CEICC, CSDS, CMCC, Vice President, MEP Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) Western Regional Conference is a two-day event which provides industry professionals the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of CE credits. Regional critical claims topics will be presented and give the attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge to broaden professional development skills. Click here for more information.

America's Claims Event
June 22, 2016 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Rising Risks of Fracking” presented by Philip R. Watters, MBA, PE, LEED® AP, Senior Vice President, Environmental and Energy, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Michael Diggin, Esq., CPCU, ARe, ARM, Vice President, Swiss Reinsurance.

The America's Claims Event is a three-day educational event offering interactive sessions and panel discussions for claims professionals. Click here for more information.

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Boston Conference
July 14, 2016 - Boston, Massachusetts
“Lead Issues” presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Automotive Equipment Failure, Evidence Gathering and Preservation” presented by Mark H. Nelson, PE, ACTAR, CFEI, CVFI, LEED® AP, Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Boston Conference is a two- day educational experience where students are offered sessions in four tracks - Municipal Law, Professional Liability, Transportation, and Claims/Litigation Management. Click here for more information.

Regional Events

Cooper & Scully 23rd Annual Insurance Symposium
April 8, 2016 - Dallas, Texas

"Residential/Light Commercial HVAC Construction Defects”presented by Michael C. Lamp, BA, Surety Division Manager/Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Cooper & Scully 23rd Annual Insurance Symposiumwill educate attendees on the practical and ethical aspects of evaluating, defending and litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims. Click here for more information.

Rimkus 6th Annual Continuing Education and Live Burn Seminar
April 15, 2016 - Austin, Texas

“Structural Evaluation Following a Fire” presented by Mickey D. Parker, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Electrical Fire Investigations” presented by Dennis L. Rasco, PE, CFEI, Senior Consultant., Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Identifying and Classifying Arson” presented by Nick J. Olson, AAS, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Rimkus Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“How to Select and Use Consultants” presented by Micayla M. Brooks, Marketing Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Lightning Damage to HVAC” presented by Bryan L. Skelly, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Product Liability and Subrogation” presented by Jason D. Jupe, MS, PE, Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Damage Analysis for Consistency and Detecting” presented by Eric J. Mayes, MS, BSME, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Ethics" presented by Felix Arambula III, Jones, Andrews and Ortiz, P.C.

“Proper Handling of Evidence” presented by Nick J. Olson, AAS, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Rimkus Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Using Video Graphics in Insurance Claims” presented by Chris A. Cuellar, AAS, Animator/Graphic Artist, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus 6th Annual CE Seminaris a one-day event which will include a variety of topics such as fire investigations, ethics, and property-related matters. Up to 7 hours of Texas CE credits and 1 hour of ethics CE credits are available. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Live Burn Seminar
April 21, 2016 - Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

“Fire Origin and Cause” presented by Jonathan K. Sivils, IAAI-CFI, FIT, CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Structural Evaluation Following a Fire” presented by Benjamin T. Irwin, PE, CXLT, LEED® AP, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Live Burn Seminaris a one-day event which will consist of classroom training on fire cause and origin and post-fire structural assessment in addition to two live staged demonstrations of structural fires. Click here for more information.

Sacramento Valley CPCU Annual All Industry Day
May 5, 2016 - McClellan Park, California
"California Earthquake Risk” presented by Wayne B. Deming, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and DeShaune Williams, Marketing Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Sacramento Valley CPCU Society Chapter Annual All Industry Day includes a panel of industry, engineering, and government experts discussing California Earthquakes from an Underwriting and Claims perspective. Click here for more information.

Rimkus 6th Annual Continuing Education Seminar
May 6, 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana

“Marijuana and Driving: Can a Blood Test Determine Impairment?” presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Video Enhancement and Analysis" presented by Barbara M. Worsham, PI, Vice President, Animation, Video and Graphics Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Bed Bugs, Skunks and Other Varmints in my Closet" presented by Dale Velez, CRDN.

“Tornado Damage Assessment" presented by Scott A. Schroeder, PE, LEED® AP, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Handling Contents Properly" presented by Shawn Folk, Guarantee Restoration Services.

“Ethics" presented by Hannah Salter, Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles, LLP.

The Rimkus 6th Annual CE Seminaris a one-day event which will include a variety of topics such as toxicology, ethics, and property-related matters. Up to 6 hours of CE credit are available. Click here for more information.

Rimkus 7th Annual Continuing Education Seminar
May 13, 2016 - Greenwood Village, Colorado
“Commercial Cooking Fires: Investigation, Codes, Responsibilities and Potential Litigation” presented by Joseph R. Filas, CFI, CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Construction Defects: After the Finger Pointing, Who is at Fault?" presented by Steven Boyd, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Swimming Pools - Defects, Damages, and Disasters" presented by TJ Cate, PE, SE, Western Region Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Bicycle Accident Reconstruction: This Isn't Just Kid Stuff" presented by Garrick F. Mitchell, MS, PE, Western Region Forensic Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Trips and Falls: A Look at Code Applicability" presented by Scott Nunnery, RA, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"You Want the Truth? You CAN Handle the Truth" presented by Rob Foster, JD, Marketing Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus 7th Annual CE Seminaris a one-day event which will include a variety of topics such as trip and falls,& aquatic investigations, bicycle accident reconstruction, fires, construction defects and ethics. Up to 6 hours of Colorado, Florida, Texas, Utah and Wyoming CE and Colorado CLE credits are available. Click here for more information.