Course Information

Program: RGS
Event: Ruble Graduate Seminar
Delivery Method: Webinar
Instruction Hours: 16*
Metro Area:
Available Seats: 65
Start Date: Oct 21, 2020
End Date: Oct 23, 2020
Price: $445

*CE Hours vary by State


IA&B of PA MD & DE Webinar Event
Oct 21, 2020

IA&B of PA MD & DE Webinar Event, WB 17055

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Topic Date Time Speaker
Join Webinar Oct 21, 2020 07:30-08:00
Contract & Agreement Analysis for the Insurance Professional A Look at the Basics Oct 21, 2020 08:00-12:00 Allen Messer
Anatomy of a Construction Injury Claim Oct 21, 2020 08:00-12:00 Richard S. Pitts
Join Webinar Oct 21, 2020 12:45-13:15
Rules of Engagement in Workplace Violence Oct 21, 2020 13:15-17:15 Lance J. Ewing
Liquor Liability Exposures and Coverages Oct 21, 2020 13:15-17:15 Allen Messer
Join Webinar Oct 22, 2020 07:30-08:00
Keep on Truckin' Oct 22, 2020 08:00-12:00 Bettye Davis Hutchison
The Exposures of E-Business and Insurance Solutions Oct 22, 2020 08:00-12:00 Richard G. Clarke
Join Webinar Oct 22, 2020 12:45-13:15
Fiduciary Liability, ERISA Bonding and Employee Benefits Liability Oct 22, 2020 13:15-17:15 Richard G. Clarke
General Liability Coverage and Endorsements - The Fine Print Oct 22, 2020 13:15-17:15 Bettye Davis Hutchison
Join Webinar Oct 23, 2020 07:30-08:00
Financial Death by Business Auto Oct 23, 2020 08:00-12:00 Robert Ford
Employment Practices Liability Insurance - How It Works Oct 23, 2020 08:00-12:00 Richard S. Pitts
Join Webinar Oct 23, 2020 12:45-13:15
Ethical Issues Oct 23, 2020 13:15-17:15 Robert Ford
Emerging Risks in Changing Times Oct 23, 2020 13:15-17:15 Lance J. Ewing

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Pacific Mountain Central Eastern

Allen Messer | Bio

Allen Messer began his insurance career in March of 1971. He has worked for several different insurance companies in various capacities and has been involved in the independent agency system as a producer and agency owner. Allen currently consults agencies, companies, risk managers, and attorneys as well as instructs various seminars and live webinars. He earned his CPCU designation in 1981 where he received the Distinguished Graduate Award for attaining the highest academic average in the Nation. He earned his CIC designation in 1977 and serves as an Educational Consultant and is a National Faculty member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. 6/3/20

Bettye Davis Hutchison | Bio

Bettye Hutchison is President of Central Insurance Services, Inc. in Adelphi, Maryland, and former Vice President of Truckwriters of Colorado, Inc. in Lakewood, Colorado. After long years of "commuting" across the country on a regular basis, Bettye is taking a break from her ownership and leadership roles in the agency business and will focus on teaching and consulting. Bettye has a long list of accomplishments and contributions to The National Alliance and to the state associations for which she instructs. Bettye has served on the Board of Governors for the Society of CISR, as well as the Board of Governors for the Society of CIC. She is a member of Insurance Agents & Brokers of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware and has been a long-standing instructor for the association. Bettye is a National Faculty member for the Society of CIC, teaching at CISR courses, William T. Hold Seminars, CIC institutes, Ruble Seminars, and CRM courses. She is an instructor for other risk management and insurance associations and companies. She has written several articles and develops educational material on Insurance and Risk Management. Rough Notes magazine has featured Bettye in their marketing agency of the month and awarded her the "Marketing Agency of the Year." Accomplishments and contributions like these have earned her a place as a Charter Member of the "Distinguished Faculty" of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

Daniel Lawyer | Bio

Dan Lawyer began his insurance career in 1974 as a claims adjustor for Erie Insurance, and then later as a district sales manager. He started his own independent insurance agency in 1981, and operated as Lawyer Insurance Agency in Hermitage, Pennsylvania for 25 years. In 2007 Dan merged with Reinhardt's Agency Inc. until his retirement in March 2017. Dan earned his CIC designation in 1986 and his CSRM designation in 2012. He served on the board of directors of Insurance Agents & Brokers of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware as well as on The National Alliance Board of Governors of CISR. Both organizations managed to somehow survive his tenure. He began his teaching career in 1989 and still teaches many different classes for both organizations today.

Jerry Rhinehart | Bio

Jerry Rhinehart graduated from the University of West Florida in 1970 (College of Education). After teaching at the high school level for a brief time, he moved into the insurance industry. He worked for a property and casualty direct writer for several years. In 1983, he and his wife opened an independent insurance agency in Tallahassee, Florida. While there he focused primarily on the life, health, and financial services area. Additionally he began working in the Continuing Education field as a speaker and writer. The property and casualty division was sold in 1995. Today Jerry continues to operate Rhinehart & Associates located in Panama City, Florida, where he works with clients concerning life insurance, long-term care, and annuities. Jerry serves on the National Faculty of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. He attained his CIC designation in 1986, CLU in 1987, ChFC in 1988, and RHU in 1997. He is a Director and Past President for the Tallahassee Chapter of CLU and ChFC. He also served as Director and Secretary/Treasurer for Professional Insurance Agents of Florida and is a past Agent of the Year for that organization. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (Austin, TX). Since 1986 Jerry has conducted more than 1,500 programs to insurance, CPA, attorney, and Human Resource groups on topics that range from Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, Life Insurance, Annuities, Business Perpetuation, and Health Insurance. He frequently writes articles for various insurance trade magazines on the above topics. Additionally, he serves as an expert witness in legal proceedings regarding life and health insurance matters.

Lance J. Ewing | Bio

Lance J. Ewing has extensive executive experience in the field of risk management and insurance including his role as EVP Global Risk Management for Cotton Holdings, Inc. Previously he was the VP Real Estate and Hospitality & Leisure Industry Practice Group Leader at AIG with a portfolio of $1.4B of GWP. Prior to this position he served in senior global risk management capacities for Caesars Entertainment, GES Exposition Services/VIAD and for the City of Philadelphia School District. Mr. Ewing additionally worked for various insurance companies including Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance, Pennsylvania Hospital Insurance Company (PHICO) and New York Lumberman's Insurance Trust in risk management, underwriting and risk control capacities. He also was President of three insurance captives. Mr. Ewing received his Master's degree in Law & Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his second Master's degree in Occupational Safety Engineering. In addition to his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and his International Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, he is a matriculated Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) candidate and has completed his Enterprise Risk Management Professional designation (ERMP). Lance was National President in 2003-2004 for the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and was also their Chief Risk Officer (CRO). He teaches risk management as a faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He also served as a Board member for the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Board. In 2004, he was privileged to have a scholarship in his name (Lance J. Ewing Educational Scholarship) for the Certified Risk Management International designation which grants educational scholarships. He serves on the University of Mississippi Business School (Risk Management) Advisory Board, where a scholarship was created "Ewing Endowment for Business Excellence in Risk Management and Insurance". Mr. Ewing was honored as the Real Estate Insurance Leader in 2014-2015 for Globe Street and was the 2008 Risk Innovator of the Year. In 2007, Lance was named Risk Manager of the Year (Business Insurance). He has authored several articles on insurance, risk management, crisis management, and workers' compensation. He is a frequent speaker on enterprise risk management, global claims, disaster recovery, and risk financing issues for organizations including Claims Litigation Management (CLM), USLAW, Harmonie Legal Group, RIMS, Willis Real Estate Symposium, and AON Conference. Mr. Ewing is an expert witness as part of the Insurance Expert Network. Lance has worked and spoken internationally to promote insurance and risk management as well as developed unique risk transfer and claims settlement opportunities for his companies and clients. Mr. Ewing continues to be a strong and outspoken supporter of the risk management/insurance profession.

Richard G. Clarke | Bio

Dick Clarke is a veteran of the property/liability insurance industry, having worked as underwriter, broker and consultant through hard and soft market cycles. He was formerly Senior Vice President with the regional brokerage, J. Smith Lanier & Co. headquartered in Georgia, having retired late in 2016. He publishes articles and teaches on a variety of executive liability, cyber and E&O subjects, and functions as an expert witness, a consultant to buyers of commercial insurance, and to insurance companies concerning product development. He is a teacher in CE programs for several professional insurance organizations. His books are listed for purchase on, with the most recent, Executive Liability Insurance: From the Basics to an Advanced Approach having entered its fifth edition in 2012. (This work is currently being updated, with a revised, sixth edition available late in 2019.) Additionally, this book was translated into Japanese for the Risk Management community in Japan, in 2013. Clarke provided content and editing for The National Alliance's on-line course on Directors and Officers Liability insurance (2015 to present), and was an original recipient of the CPCU Society's "Distinguished Instructor in Insurance" award, in 1996. He holds several professional designations.

Richard S. Pitts | Bio

Richard S. Pitts is Vice President and General Counsel to Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc., an insurance brokerage and managing general agent headquartered in Indianapolis. Rick also serves as general counsel to the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc. As counsel to the "Big I," Rick speaks annually at the association's Agency Compliance Seminars and teaches various seminars on insurance and employment related matters. Rick has also presented continuing education seminars to insurance professionals nationally. Rick is a 1983 graduate of Wabash College and a 1986 graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Patrick D. Sullivan, a judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals in 1986-87. Rick is admitted to practice before Indiana state and federal courts, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is a member of local, state, and national bar associations. He has tried cases and participated in over seventy appeals. Rick has served as a panelist and lecturer on a variety continuing education subjects, including cyber-related risks, the Americans with Disabilities Act, "Mold: Issues Under the Microscope" for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), and "Insurance Issues for Builders" for the Indiana Builders Association. Rick has also served as chair of several ICLEF seminars, including "Advanced Corporate Practice," "Privacy Law," and "Insurance Coverage Issues." Rick has also presented seminars on "Insuring Fiduciary Exposures," "Insurance Coverage Disputes," and "Agency Succession and Perpetuation." He has co-authored articles appearing in the Indiana Law Review.

Robert Ford | Bio

Robert Ford is Senior Vice President, and Director of the Claims Division for American Insurance Center. Bob started in the insurance business at age 19, when he was hired by Nodak Mutual Insurance Company as a territory producer in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and later transferred to Dickinson North Dakota. Bob returned in 1978 to Devils Lake, North Dakota to work in and purchase the family run agency. He has been with Ford Insurance Agency ever since. Bob has since involved himself in the insurance industry participating in several programs. Early in his career he started training with the IIAA of Iowa at the University of Iowa on an annual basis with their agency management school. These sessions were led by nationally known Dr. Emmett Vaughn. Those sessions helped Bob to lay the foundation for a good understanding of the insurance industry and the agency company relationships. Bob was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for North Dakota PIA (Professional Insurance Agents), and served in that position for 13 years. During that time his favorite activity was chairing the education committee. He held that position for eight years. Bob especially enjoyed chairing the education committee because in his view education is critical to a successful career. He has been privileged to serve as North Dakota PIA President and has also served as North Dakota PIA National Director. In trying to further his education, Bob completed his CIC designation in 2001, and his CISR designation in 2006. In addition, he has earned the following insurance designations, CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent), CLCS (Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist), MLIS (Management Liability Insurance Specialist), and CRIS (Construction Risk Insurance Specialist). Enjoying education so much, Bob continues his educational pursuits by teaching many insurance workshops each year around the country, and is also a member of the national faculty for the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Thomas R. Humphreys | Bio

In 1989, Tom began his insurance career by creating a scratch agency in Michigan. Selling the agency in 1997, he became a district manager for a captive insurance company, recruiting and training small business owners. In addition to his management role, in 2006 Tom became an instructor for Kaplan Financial teaching property and casualty and life, accident and health licensing courses, and continuing education courses across the country. In 2010, he opted to get back into sales as an independent insurance agent while continuing to teach at Kaplan Financial. Tom left Kaplan in 2015 and began teaching at the collegiate level at Olivet College which is home to a nationally recognized Risk Management and Insurance degree program. In addition to teaching, he is the Director of The Risk Management and Insurance Center at Olivet College. A member of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, he serves on its Education Committee. Tom was appointed by the Director of Insurance to the Michigan Auto Insurance Placement Facility Board of Governors, which is the auto assigned risk pool. To demonstrate his dedication to continued education and professionalism, Tom earned his CIC designation in 1996. He has also earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations. Tom holds a bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University.