Mar 3

68th Annual All Industry Day

03/03/17 8:15am to 2:00pm
524 Post Street
San Francisco,CA 94102

We are thrilled to host our 68th Annual All Industry Day again in 2017 at the beautiful Olympic Club.

Registration is now open:

Attendees will have the option of attending one of two concurrent, 1-hour CE Credited sessions for the early morning and the late morning sessions!  Many of this year's speakers are CPCUs themselves.

See below for the day's schedule. 

Time   CE Credits
8:15am Guest Arrival, Networking and Continental Breakfast  
9:00am - 10:00am 1A: Terrorism Modeling Overview - Challenges & Opportunities 1 hour approved
9:00am - 10:00am 1B: Investigating and Defending Catastrophic Automobile Events 1 hour approved
10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break & Networking  
10:30am - 11:30am 2A: Risk Management and Insurance Issues for Green Buildings 1 hour approved
10:30am - 11:30am 2B: Insuring Unmanned Aircraft Systems 1 hour approved
11:30am - 12:15pm Networking and Hosted Bar & Hors d'hoeuvres  
12:15pm - 12:45pm Plated Lunch  
12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch Speakers, Charity Raffle & CPCU Chapter Business  

Lunch Keynote:

Dr. Neil Walshe - University of San Francisco

"Moral Minefields: Ethical Conversations from Dark Places"

What’s so good about being ethical?  Traditionally, the field of management and organizational research has paid great attention to the role (and apparent importance) of ethics in the workplace. However, the majority of what is known about why and indeed how people perform ethical behaviors is derived from our understanding of traditional white-collar occupations and the assumption that ethics actually has a positive contribution to the workplace. But what if it doesn’t? What if your work involves (or even requires!) an absence of ethical behavior? Do the same moral boundaries apply? Can there be an ethics of the unethical?

Session 1A: Terrorism Modeling Overview - Challenges & Opportunities Terrorism is difficult to insure – it involves a rapidly changing global threat environment and the risk is often highest in areas where the exposure base is highest (big cities), making it difficult to diversify.  To price the risk, and model terrorism scenarios, and monitor exposure accumulations, underwriters and portfolio managers use catastrophe models that simulate thousands of terrorist attacks and measure their damages.  Since 2001, the terrorism insurance market has grown to an estimated $3 billion in direct written premiums and most large insurers use these models to some extent.  This course covers the discipline of terrorism modeling, the scientific underpinnings of the models, and their application in the insurance and reinsurance sectors.
Session 1B: Investigating and Defending Catastrophic Automobile Events This presentation will provide insight on when employers may be found vicariously liable, and instances where the employer may be found liable for negligent hiring, negligent entrustment, and failure to adequately train and supervise. Insurance professionals can learn from actual accidents involving trucks and buses, which offer significant opportunity for the plaintiffs’ bar, as injuries relating to these accidents are frequently catastrophic and negative evidence concerning company practices can be very damaging, leading to large recoveries. This interactive session will address the need to establish best practices, the transient nature of the physical evidence, the use of technology, including drones, and defense strategies, to name a few, all with the goal of early resolution. 
Session 2A:  Risk Management and Insurance Issues for Green Buildings Green buildings have become mainstream for both new construction and renovation of existing buildings.  This session will highlight the current sate of the art green building coverages and review the new sets of risks and variations of existing property and general liability risks that green buildings and sustainable operations entail.
Session 2B:  Insuring Unmanned Aircraft Systems This presentation will serve as a general introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems and will discuss the unique risks that risk presented by this new technology. The presentation will cover the historical background of unmanned aircraft, the current FAA regulations that govern their operation, the types of insurance coverages available today and specific exposures that pose unique risks.


Chris Folkman, CPCU, ARM, AIS

Senior Director of Product Management

Chris Folkman is a Sr. Director of product management at RMS, where he is responsible for specialty lines and data, including terrorism, casualty, life, marine cargo, and builders' risk.  He has extensive experience on the broker and carrier sides of insurance, where he has led many aspects of P&C operations including underwriting, pricing, predictive analytics, and regulatory affairs. Prior to RMS, he was a managing director at CompWest, a workers’ compensation start-up that was acquired by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Chris holds a BA from Stanford University. He is a licensed insurance broker and a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

Anne Gritzer, Esq. & CPCU

Senior Counsel
Walsworth WFBM, LLP

Anne Gritzer’s practice includes the defense of general liability claims, including toxic tort/environmental litigation. For over 20 years, she has successfully defended public entities, premises owners, manufacturers, and contractors in a variety of disputes, resolving many cases through dispositive motions and mediation. Anne has taken several cases to favorable verdict at trial and has a growing appellate practice. Anne was previously an insurance broker negotiating third party liability and excess coverage for a petrochemical corporation, financial institutions and local municipalities. She is presently affiliated with the GG CPCU Chapter & the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

Randall J. Lee, Esq.

Partner & Shareholder
Walsworth - WFBM, LLP

For more than 25 years, Randy Lee has represented corporations, businesses, partnerships, and public entities in trials, arbitrations, hearings, and mediations in federal, state, and administrative courts.  His practice includes environmental and pollution, construction, product, and premises claims.  He has extensive experience working with federal, state, and local agencies on claims.  Randy is fluent in Chinese and Japanese.

James Van Meter, J.D.

Aviation Practice Leader
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

James Van Meter, J.D.,  is the Aviation Practice Leader for AGCS. Heserves as the Regional Coordinator for the Eastern Region and the Product Line Leader for General Aviation Hull & Liability. In this role, James serves as the SME and Product Head for UAS.   He is also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and an active licensed pilot.

Neil D. Walshe Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco

Neil is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at USF. His research provides a controversial and often irreverent look at the role that ethics can play in contemporary occupational life and encourages us to revisit and challenge many of the assumptions we hold dear all in the hope of fostering greater tolerance around the difficulty of actually doing the “right thing” as part of our jobs. 

The Olympic Club - City Clubhouse
524 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

The Olympic Club is located at 524 Post Street (between Taylor and Mason Streets)

Note:  "House rules" at the Olympic Club prohibit jeans and cell phone conversations (texts and emails are ok).

BART/MUNI - nearest stop is Powell Street Station:  0.4 miles / 10 minute walk

UBER/LYFT accessible

Convenient Parking Garages:

  • Union Square Garage: 333 Post Street
  • 569 Post Street (acrosss from the club)
  • Mason/O'Farrell Garage:  325 Mason Street