2023 Event Schedule

September 20th

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: 5 Ways to Build Credibility When You Don’t Have Experience

Join our upcoming webinar designed exclusively for young professionals seeking to establish credibility without extensive experience. In this engaging session, we’ll explore five strategic methods to effectively build trust and credibility with your clients, as a young professional.

In a short hour, you will gain invaluable insights and actionable tips to navigate client relationships with confidence and authenticity. The five strategic methods you will learn in this webinar set the foundation of your professional brand and can be applied throughout your entire career.

Kari Kohal

President, Career and Leadership Coach

American Risk Management Resources Network, LLC

May, 17th

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: Water Intrusion and Mold Claims

The presentation will review weather events that can cause catastrophic water intrusions and regions we are seeing these events occur. Learners will explore topics including, water loss management, insurance considerations, and what to do when you find mold.

Rachel Paterno

Hillmann Consulting, LLC

March, 7th

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: Pollution Claims Arising from Controlled Substance Releases

This presentation will focus on what methamphetamine and/or fentanyl claims look like from a “boots on the ground” perspective. Despite a decline in domestic production and/or clandestine labs, the dangers of methamphetamine and fentanyl residues left by drug users pose a serious concern. While inherently dangerous, these claim sites are easily managed and should not be burdensome when your service providers have the skills and training to manage them properly.

Phillip Ball


2022 Event Schedule

November, 8th 

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: Hydraulic Fracturing and Production Fluid Losses

This presentation will focus on hydraulic fracturing and the associated environmental concerns, including produced water and an introduction to “TENORM”. We discuss the typical impacts, strategies for remediation, and the common challenges associated with these types of losses. Real-life case studies will be reviewed.

Jamie Miller


August, 18th

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Topic: Environmental Loss Control

Please join Courtney Ciapciak and Lauri Fern Glinsky from VERTEX as they discuss the nature of environmental loss control and how it can support underwriting for site pollution liability coverage. The presentation will cover common environmental red flags, how risks are evaluated, understanding pollution conditions, and typical environmental exposures.

Courtney Ciapciak 


Lauri Fern Glinsky



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!

  • Pollution Claims Arising from Controlled Substance Releases – March 7 at 12pm ESTMold and Water Intrusion Claims – May 10thChemical Fire Claim Management – July 12th.

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Due to COVID- 19, all in-person events have been canceled. But social distance doesn’t mean anti-social! 

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