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Insurability of the Coast
4th Presidents’ Forum on Meeting Coastal Challenges

June 16, 2008 Forum:

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4th Presidents’ Forum on Meeting Coastal Challenges - Archived Webcast
Part 1 - A.M. Session Part 2 - P.M. Session

The Fourth Presidents’ Forum focused on the insurability of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and welcomed new partners into the lecture series. Held in New Orleans, Forum topics included flood insurance, reinsurance, floodplain mapping, public and private insurance providers, and comprehensive planning as it relates to natural hazards.

New partners for the fourth Forum included the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the America's Wetland Foundation. Among those addressing Forum participants was Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and insurance officials from other coastal states, including Commissioner Mike Chaney of Mississippi, Commissioner Kevin McCarty of Florida, Deputy Commissioner Billy Kenny of West Virginia, Deputy Commissioner David Parsons of Alabama, and Hector Cora Cadiz, Executive Aide to the Puerto Rico Insurance Commissioner.

Download: agenda.pdf (51KB PDF)
Download: speakerbios.pdf (50KB PDF)

(The presentations below are in Adobe PDF format)

Session II— Insurance Overview
  • John Wortman (931KB PDF), CEO, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
  • Cory Schilling (172KB PDF), Senior Vice President, Benfield Incorporated
  • Rock Davis (37KB PDF), Director, USDA Risk Management Agency- Jackson Regional Office
Session III — Flood Insurance
  • Joe Sloan (1.06KB PDF), National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) specialist, FEMA
Session IV— Hazard Mitigation
  • Mike Hollier (350KB PDF), Planning Manager, Lafayette City-Parish
  • Leslie Chapman-Henderson (425KB PDF), President & CEO, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Incorporated - FLASH
  • Dr. Nicholas Flores (655KB PDF), Professor and Department Chair of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Tina Horn (597KB PDF), Cameron Parish


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