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Chairman of the Board - Native American Bank

Board of Directors - Chairman of the Personnel Committee - Pueblo of Tesuque Development Corporation/Cottonwood Gaming Enterprise

President/CEO, K & L Risk Consulting, LLC – 2012 to Present.  Owner and operator of a boutique risk management consulting company providing services to governmental self-insurance risk pools and captives

CEO, AMERIND Risk Management Corporation – 1999-2012.  A non-profit member association providing risk management and financial services to federally recognized Indian Tribes, Tribal enterprises and individual Tribal members.  Recruited to “turn around” the company, build innovative products and services, recruit and train Native Americans to provide professional services in marketing, underwriting, claims administration and loss prevention.  Managed a staff of 55 professionals and an operating budget of $30.5 million.  Responsible for full strategic operations, board interaction, and product development for U.S. operations.  

VP, Insurance Management Associates Inc. – 1989 -1999.   Reporting to the division President, directed all marketing, customer service and product development responsibilities for a privately held, full service insurance brokerage firm providing products and services on an international basis.   Provided strategic and operational guidance on all insurance company relationships and customer relationship strategies.   

Earlier:  Regional Underwriting Manager, Unigard Insurance Company – 1984 to1989; Casualty Underwriting Supervisor, North Pacific Insurance Company – 1980 to1984.  Multi-line Underwriter, United Pacific Insurance Company – 1976 to 1980.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

Professional Designations- Associate In Management, Insurance Institute of America; Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Insurance Institute of America; Associate in Underwriting (AU), Insurance Institute of America. Bachelor of Science - Police Science and Administration, Washington State University.


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