Claim College FAQs
What is the Claims College?
The Claims College is a multi-level, multi-industry educational experience designed to provide
continuing education for claims professionals. The Claims College educates professionals so they
can do their current jobs better and gain the knowledge they need to advance in their careers.
Why is this different than other educational opportunities?
The Claims College has been developed and will be taught by top industry leaders. It truly is a “by
industry, for industry” undertaking. The Claims College is an intensive educational experience, not
an industry conference. Each course is a combination of pre-course reading materials, in-class
instruction and group projects (that will be completed onsite during the Claims College).
Who should attend the Claims College?
Claims professionals of all levels are encouraged to attend the Claims College. While each
individual will bring their own experience level to the College, participation in all three levels of a
given School will ensure that all graduates share the same core knowledge and skills. Completion
of all three levels of a School is required to receive the designation.
What Schools are being offered?
In our first year, 2013, we will be offering classes in the Schools of Claims Management, Workers’
Compensation, Professional Lines and Transportation. We will add additional schools in
How many levels are there?
Each School will offer three levels of courses. Level I courses will be offered in 2013. Levels II and III
will be offered in subsequent years. Students must attend all three levels to receive their
Do I earn a designation?
Upon completion of all three levels of a School, you will earn the Certified Claims Management
Professional (CCMP) designation, Certified Professional Lines Professional (CPLP) designation, the
Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP) designation or the Certified Transportation
Claims Professional (CTCP) designation.
Can I serve as faculty?
We encourage highly skilled and experienced professionals who enjoy educating others to apply
for a faculty position. Outside defense counsel, vendors and service providers are not permitted to
serve as faculty.
What criteria will you use to select faculty?
Faculty must have extensive industry experience as well as prior teaching experience. The School’s
Executive Councils will review applications looking for those with a solid employment history and
those who have good references. We are looking for dynamic, energetic instructors who will share
their passion and knowledge for the subject with their students.
When is the Claims College?
The first Claims College will be held Sept. 8 to 11, 2013.
Where is the Claims College?
The inaugural Claims College will be held in downtown Philadelphia and future regional locations
will be considered.
Will CE and CLE credits be offered?
Yes. Significant CE and CLE credits will be provided.
How much does it cost?
Registration is $499 for CLM Fellows (claims, risk and litigation management professionals).
Registration is $999 for CLM Members (outside defense counsel; only attorneys with fewer than
five years of experience will be allowed to attend).
When and how can I register?
Registration will open in the spring of 2013 and you may register at www.theclm.org Registration
will be limited to 1,500 for the entire college (500 participants per School). Registration of defense
counsel is also limited to no more than 25 percent of the total student body.
I’m a defense attorney with more than five years of experience, why can I not attend?
The primary focus of the Claims College is education. We want students to be in learning
environment, not one where they are being solicited for business during class.
Who created the Claims College?
Formation of the Claims College is being spearheaded by the Claims and Litigation Management
Alliance (www.theclm.org) in conjunction with top industry leaders. Four Chancellors are providing
the overall strategic direction for the Claims College:
Jane Tutoki, Head of Global Claims Operations, AIG
Frank Lattal, Chief Claims Officer, ACE
Paul Tuhy, EVP - Global Head of Claims, XL Specialty Insurance Company
Dave North, CEO, Sedgwick CMS
Each School also has a Dean and Executive Council who establish the learning objectives for each
course and each level.
School of Claims Management
Vic Marmo, Senior Director, Global Claims, Marriott International, Inc (Dean)
Sandra Lovis, Claim Training Program Manager , QBE
Anne Blume, Attorney, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson
Laura Cornish, Director-Risk Management, Honeywell International Inc.
David Scotto, Senior Vice President, Chief Learning Officer, Sedgwick CMS
Dean Harring, EVP and Chief Claims Officer, QBE
School of Professional Lines
Larry Goanos, Consultant, Andros Risk Services (Dean)
Kim Noble, Senior Vice President, OneBeacon Insurance Company
David Perry, Senior Vice President, Specialty Claim, CNA
Tony Stompanato, Regional Vice President, AIG
Ron Goldstein, Vice President, The Hartford
Donna Biondich, SVP, Colony Specialty Claims, Colony Specialty Insurance
Sally Combs, Technical Director, Professional Liability Claims, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Joseph Kenneth Garcia, Director Professional & Product Liability Claims, Markel Corporation
School of Transportation
Tammy Warn, Vice President of Risk Management, C&K Trucking, LLC (Dean)
Paul Berne, Senior Vice President, Claims, Lancer Insurance
Elizabeth Ganiere, Assistant General Counsel, Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.
Tom McLaughlin, Director of Claims, Transport America
Priscilla Kehoe, Director, Claims/Litigation & Corporate Records, BBA Aviation USA, Inc.
Russell M. Mirabile, Senior Vice President, Head of Specialty Claims, North America
Jonathan O'Hara, Senior Vice President, Marine Claims and Loss Control, Aspen Insurance
Steve Gillen, Head of GI Marine Claims, Zurich
School of Workers’ Compensation
Ann Schnure, VP Risk Management, WC & Systems, Macy's, Inc. (Dean)
John Smolk, Sr Mgr Workers Compensation & Corporate Insurance, United Airlines, Inc.
Scott Clark, Risk and Benefits Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
JoAnn Goff, Executive Vice President , Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Lisa Jurski, Director, Workers' Compensation Programs, HCR ManorCare
Max Koonce, Sr. Director Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.