2022 Event Schedule

May, 9th

1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Topic: Discharges From Residential Heating Oil Systems

This presentation will focus on the potential risks of residential heating oil tanks and claims as a result of discharges from these heating oil systems. We will cover establishing compliance objectives in the event of a discharge, potential remedial response action options, measuring the effectiveness of remedial methods, and assisting insured parties with pursuing alternate funding.

Matt Martello, MS, LSRP, CHMM

Director, Environmental Engineering Service

Trident Environmental Service

Wednesday, February,  16th

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: PFAS: Understanding the Basics for Risk Management Decision Making

In a sea of headlines about various emerging contaminants, only one really stands out as being as being a significant and cross-cutting current risk that requires everyone’s attention who operates in the world of risk management. You have undoubtedly heard the hype around polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), but make sure you understand the basic facts and science in order to make informed evaluations and smart decisions.

Adam Love, Ph.D

Senior Project Manager 

Roux Associates 

Thursday, November 4th

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: Asbestos Contamination Claims

This presentation is about asbestos contamination insurance claims with a focus on property damage and cleanup. We will discuss common pollution events, potential causes of asbestos disturbance, and investigation techniques to determines the source and timing of a release. We will review the current industry standards and remedial strategies for decontamination and present several case studies. There will be time for questions and answers.

Mark Martin, CIE

Senior Project Manager 

The Vertex Companies

Wednesday, June 23rd

1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Topic: Site Remediation Basics

Join SYEIP for its June Lunch and Learn about Site Remediation Basics with Matt Martello of Trident Environmental.

This webinar will review the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW in the site remediation process!

Matt Martello

Director of Environmental Engineering,

Trident Environmental

Thursday, April 22nd

3:00pm – 4:00pm CST

Topic: Round Table Career Advice and Insights

SYEIP Networking Round Table will include 3 panelists who will speak about their careers in environmental insurance offering advice and insight. Each panelist will have 10 minutes to speak about their career and provide advice to young professionals. We will conclude with a Q&A from the group.


Michelle Dudek – Chief Underwriting Officer at AIG Environmental

John O’Brien – Head of environmental at Ascot

Larry Falbe – Environmental attorney at Miller Canfield 

Dustin Helmenstine


Wednesday, February 10th

1:00 pm EST

Topic: Redevelopment

The presentation will focus on redevelopment sites that have an environmental component associated with the presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. We will discuss the major stakeholders involved in redevelopment, the risks, and lessons learned from environmental claims and underwriting support on redevelopment sites

Tori Wardamasky 

Senior Project Manager, The Vertex Companies, Inc.



More Details on Topics and how to register to come!

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