The NASBP Virtual Seminar program is now in its sixth year. We have offered over 100 of these live telephone presentations to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates. In 2013 we will offer at least 24 seminars on topics of immediate interest to the membership. Under the direction of the Professional Development Committee and led by an Editorial Board, NASBP Virtual Seminars focus on timely and important topics of broad interest to our industry. Upcoming Seminars are listed below.
Each Seminar is one hour in length, including time for Q&A. Supporting documentation is provided for reference to supplement the topic under discussion. We are pleased to offer an impressive line-up of presenters, including but not limited to surety professionals, attorneys, academics, and consultants.
At $69 per phone line this program is priced to make it accessible to all NASBP members and affiliates. We encourage you to gather as many people around a speaker-phone for each presentation to maximize your organization’s benefit. If you cannot be in the office the day of the seminar, you can easily participate from your cell phone or listen to the recording of the presentation soon afterwards.
As we face changing and growing business challenges, NASBP seeks to add value to your membership by communicating timely information on issues, trends, and strategies. Topics for Virtual Seminar are identified to help you through these challenging times. I believe everyone should consider including Virtual Seminar participation in their organization’s plan for success. If you have not yet participated, I recommend you register for a Seminar in the near future.
Lawrence F. McMahon, NASBP President
NASBP Virtual Seminars
Telephone briefings are an economical and effective way for you and your staff to get up to the moment information on the issues of the day and hear from experts about items critical to your business success -- without anyone having to leave the office. All you need is a phone. Or, if multiple people at your location plan to participate, all you need is a speakerphone and enough chairs for everyone to gather around.
- Cost Effective – $69 per phone line per Seminar
- Convenient – Information, expertise, and practical insights come directly to you
- Time Saving – Eliminates travel and time out of the office
- Need-to-know information you can benefit from immediately
- Presented by recognized authorities in their fields
- Useful presentation materials highlighting main ideas and key points
- Live Q&A - the experts answer your questions
- Real-time insights that give you a competitive edge
- Very accessible to everyone in your organization –a low cost, no travel professional development opportunity
Who Should Participate
- Only NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates may register for Virtual Seminars
- Agency/Company Management
- Claim Representatives
- Account Administrators/Customer Service Representatives
Previously held Virtual Seminars - recordings available
Navigating The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book: An Invaluable New Resource for Surety Professionals
Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
This complimentary 30-minute Virtual Seminar is a primer to using The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book, a web-based publication developed by members of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee. Chad Schexnayder and Mary Alice McNamara are the editors of this compendium of contract surety laws for all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada, and they will demonstrate how to navigate this material so that you can quickly and easily find the information you need. Participants will receive a link to the publication so that they can navigate along with the presenters.
Mary Alice McNamara is 2VP & Counsel for the National Accounts unit of Travelers Bond & Financial Products. She came to Travelers when she joined a predecessor company, USF&G, in 1997 as a Surety Claim Attorney. In 2000 she became Senior Corporate Counsel for St. Paul Surety providing legal services and advice to the surety group on regulatory, agency, and contract/transactional matters. In 2004, after the merger of St. Paul and Travelers, she began working with the National Accounts unit of Travelers Bond and was promoted to 2VP & Counsel for the National Account unit in April 2010. Ms. McNamara is a frequent presenter and is a Vice Chair of the ABA/TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, a Co-Chair of the Underwriting and Risk Management Subcommittee of the ABA/TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, and Co-Editor of The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book.
Chad L. Schexnayder is a partner with Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP. Consistent with his firm’s more than 75 year history of service, his practice emphasizes representation of sureties. In addition his practice includes creditor representation of surety clients before the United States Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Schexnayder is an author of American Bar Association publications, including the Law of Payment Bonds (1st and 2nd ed.), Law of Performance Bonds(1st and 2nd ed.), Law of Miscellaneous and Commercial Surety Bonds(1st and 2nd ed.), and The Surety’s Indemnity Agreement: Law and Practice, 2nd Ed. He is the editor of the Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law (WSSC 2012), and a co-editor of The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book (ABA 2013). Mr. Schexnayder is a frequent presenter and he currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section and is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.
Introduction to Key Aspects of Large Commercial Accounts
Tuesday, June 11 at 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
What are large commercial accounts and how do they differ from the transactional commercial surety business? If you currently handle large commercial accounts or would like to begin to, and if you are looking for insight into how these accounts are handled and underwritten, join us for an overview presentation of this class of highly desirable business. In this Seminar we will explore the following:
- What makes an account a large account?
- Primary underwriting information and focus of large accounts
- Bond programs for large accounts and how their risk is managed
- Indemnity structure and considerations of large accounts
Elizabeth J. Bottemiller is with The Hartford Fidelity & Surety. As National Underwriting Manager, Commercial Surety she has a national leadership role for commercial surety business and is responsible for training, marketing and underwriting at the Home Office level for the Commercial Practice. Ms. Bottemiller handles a large territory, including Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver. She serves on the NASBP Commercial Surety Committee and most recently has been a key contributor in the development of curriculum for the NASBP Angell-Curtin Advanced Surety School, at which she will teach in August 2013.
Jeff Broyles is National Surety Manager with Beecher Carson Insurance Agency LLC. His responsibilities include primary contact for customer service issues, managing all surety operations, consulting, underwriting, and placing of surety risks. He is involved in preparing specifications, marketing, and negotiating with surety companies, effecting coverage and pricing of surety products. Mr. Broyles has experience in the surety and insurance industry and has held positions as a surety company underwriter, surety manager, account producer, and agency principal. He is an active member of the NASBP Commercial Surety Committee and took the lead in developing the curriculum for the commercial surety class at the NASBP Angell-Curtin Advanced Surety School, at which he will teach in August 2013.
When you register but find you are not able to
participate in a live presentation, you will be emailed links to the recording within a few days.
CLICK TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL SEMINARS
UPCOMING VIRTUAL SEMINARS:
- Tribal Bonding 101 - June 25
- Subcontractor Default Insurance - July 9
- How Does Your Organization Compare? - July 23
- Private Equity - August 13
- Bonding and Regulation of Property Broker Bonds and Surface Freight Forwarders - August 27
Online Registration and Information
Before each Virtual Seminar, call-in instructions and supporting documents/handouts will be emailed to registered participants.
Online: Click here to register online.
Virtual Seminars registrations are non-refundable
Please call NASBP Professional Development at 202-686-3700.