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Board of Directors

GREGORY CASSELS, TREASURER

Public Insurance Adjuster, Second Opinion Public Adjuster, L.L.C.
Fort Worth, Texas Area

Works for policyholders that have disputes with the carriers in regards to the amount of damages to the property.  Licensed in TX, OK and GA with most of the work currently in Texas and Oklahoma.  

RON FOSTER


Senior Prosecutor at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Austin, Texas Area


His responsibilities include prosecuting cases involving violations of program law or rules for industries and occupations regulated by TDLR. As Senior Prosecutor he also serves as a resource to Enforcement Prosecutors and a liaison to the Division Director and senior management.


KENNETH HORNE  


FIRM MANAGER
Chad T. Wilson Law Firm



ROBERT KITTO


PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER

Rob Kitto started his claims career in 1990 with State Farm Insurance in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where he learned how to estimate building damage and apply coverage to all types of homeowners’ claims. While at State Farm, Rob also assisted the Special Investigative Unit in investigations of arson, suspicious thefts, and other fraudulent claims. In 1998, Rob became an independent adjuster. For the next 13 years, he adjusted all types of losses on behalf of numerous insurance companies losses, including hurricanes, hail storms, fires, floods, liability claims, and even an earthquake in New Zealand. 


During his time as an independent adjuster, Rob noticed that all of the carriers seemed to be transitioning from “Good Neighbor” to “Antagonistic Acquaintance.” Having grown up around his dad’s State Farm agency office, this new attitude really bothered Rob. He had seen and heard his dad make the State Farm promise many times and, in his career as an adjuster, Rob always felt it was his job to make sure that he followed through on the insurance company’s promise to pay claims properly. 


At the end of 2011, after much soul searching and maintaining his strong belief in doing the right thing, Rob left the carrier side of the claims equation and began his career as a public adjuster. Since making the leap, Rob has handled hundreds of claims of all sizes. From the small claims he handles pro bono to multi-million dollar losses, Rob works tirelessly to get his clients everything they are owed under their insurance policies.


When he not is pursuing his passion for insurance claims, Rob enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Julie, like to travel and spend as much time as possible with their families in the Midwest.


SHANNON LOYD


Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law Attorney
The Loyd Law Firm, PLLC
San Antonio, Texas Area



SCOTT TARPLEY


President and CEO of Disaster Equipment, Inc.
Scott Tarpley is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of The Drying Team Inc. and Disaster Equipment, Inc. which are both international leaders in the restoration industry. For more than 25 years, Scott has serviced property owners, and restoration companies with insurance losses with outstanding success. In his years of leadership, the companies have grown from performing local residential work to assisting other companies with the drying and equipment needs both nationally and internationally. He loves his career and working during catastrophic events.


Scott Tarpley offers more than thirty five years of proven experience in the property restoration industry. Throughout his career, Scott has managed multiple large-loss commercial projects including a $4.7 million dollar loss for the Bay St Louis School District following severe damage from Hurricane Katrina, the Bridgestone – Firestone Corporate Headquarters located in Nashville, Tennessee in excess of $1.1 million dollars, the Warwick Mall Rhode Island $2.9 million flood loss, the South Lake Tahoe personal residence of Charles Schwab and hundreds of other commercial projects.

 

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