MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leslie is past president of NASP and has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance, subrogation and legal industries. She was previously the national subrogation manager for Crum & Forster Insurance and has worked in multi-line claims for both personal and commercial lines carriers. She earned a paralegal degree in 1993, specializing in insurance litigation and was instrumental in creating subrogation initiatives and client development strategies for several subrogation companies. Leslie has spoken at many insurance conferences and has conducted numerous training classes for carriers and risk managers on benchmarking, best practices and the benefits of subrogation.
"Leslie's appointment follows a very extensive and in-depth evaluation by the Board of Directors regarding the responsibilities of this position and the background to fulfill it," said Elliott Feldman, president of NASP. "Leslie is superbly qualified to assume this important role, and with Leslie's appointment, NASP now will be in a position to provide on-site training for our membership and the broader insurance community."
In her new position, Leslie will leverage her experience to expand NASP's set of educational services focused on subrogation:
Subro College(TM), a comprehensive six-hour course on the basics of subrogation, had previously only been offered to attendees at NASP's annual conferences. Due to the overwhelming demand for education in the subrogation industry, Subro College is now being offered to insurance carriers, the self insured, third-party administrators, and insurance vendors as an on-site seminar.
Certified Subrogation Recovery Specialist (CSRP)
CSRP is the professional designation for subrogation professionals. It is a statement that those possessing the designation have met stringent experience requirements, have agreed to be bound by the Code of Professional Ethics of Certified Subrogation Recovery Professionals and have passed a comprehensive exam. CSRP preparation classes are also now being offered as an on-site seminar.
"Increased productivity needs continuous learning, and my previous roles have helped me understand those needs of insurance claims professionals," said Ms. Wiernik. "I look forward to ramping up and expanding NASP's educational offerings to further the Association's mission."
Annual Educational Conference
This year's conference being held November 4-7, 2007 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA, will offer 75+ certified continuing educational sessions and more than 120 speakers in Auto, Property, Workers' Compensation, Management, Health and General tracks. More than 1,200 subrogation professionals plan to attend.
Litigation Skills Conference
This educational event, created in response to requests from our members, is designed to provide training to enhance the litigation abilities of subrogation attorneys. The next Litigation Skills Conference will be held March 27-28, 2008 at The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV.
About NASP (http://www.subrogation.org)
The NASP mission is to enhance the stature and effectiveness of subrogation and recovery professionals through education, training and the exchange of information.
Gloria Isackson, Executive Director
Leslie Wiernik, Director of Education
|SOURCE National Association of Subrogation Professionals|
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