Thursday, October 1st Noon-1pm (pacific)
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Lanie R. Clark, CPCU, ACSR, AIC 
Pacific Northwest CPCU Society Chapter 

Save the Date - Upcoming Luncheons/Meetings

October 8th Regional Virtual Happy Hour (post Annual Meeting - All Invited)

November 10th I-Day VIRTUAL
December – Holiday Happy Hour w/GSIP (pending)

Please note that at this time all planned events are pending.  We will let you know when we make decisions regarding in person vs. virtual events.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the board if you have questions or specific concerns. Thank you! Your PNW CPCU Society Chapter Board


PNW CPCU October Virtual Luncheon

Invited: CPCUs and co-workers, etc. to join us to discuss Vehicle Fire Investigations - Don't Get Burned

Speaker: Ulises Castellon, CPCU, RPA - Fire Cause Analysis       

We will be joined by PNW favorite Ulises Castellon and discuss some practical tips to manage various issues that vehicle fire claims frequently present. 

This program utilizes visually compelling fire cases to illustrate effective vehicle forensic fire investigation involving:  Private Passenger Vehicles, Recreational Vehicles, Trucks, and Heavy Equipment.

The insurance claims professional’s responsibilities include the demanding challenge of evaluating the technical abilities of experts.  The investigation, evaluation, and resolution of coverage, liability and, damages require good judgment to discharge their contractual responsibilities to their customers.  They aren’t expected to be experts.  They are expected to use good judgment and working with evaluating experts.

This webinar is designed to provide thoughtful understanding among claims professionals to provide some tools and perspective to cost effectively utilize experts in the context of the overall claim resolution goals.

1 hr WA CE Credit Available: Course Number 625839Please note, in order to recieve course credit you must provide your OIC number and participate in the polling questions during the meeting.  Are you joining from another state where your Chapter Leaders sent this meeting out?  Check with Chapter Leaders for available credit in your state.


Speaker Bio

Ulises CastellonCPCU, RPA Chief Executive Officer, Fire Cause Analysis

Ulises Castellon, CPCU RPA, has worked as a claims professional for over thirty-five years. In 1996, he associated with Fire Cause Analysis, a premier forensic investigation and engineering firm, and is currently Chief Executive Officer. He is also the principal of a consulting business, serving clients as an insurance consultant and expert witness in claims handling and coverage matters.

Ulises regularly teaches courses on issues ranging from Arson and Fraud Investigation to Fair Claims Practices. He has presented at various statewide & national organizations on numerous occasions and presented "Bad Faith Nightmares - Trends & Themes" at the 2018 CPCU Society's Annual Conference in San Diego. Ulises is also a co-author of Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony, Chapter 6 - Origin and Cause of Fire and is a contributing author of The Institutes Associate In Claims (AIC) 31 Insurance Designation on Investigating Losses Caused by Fire, Lightning, Smoke, and Explosion, The Fire Investigation Team and Investigating a Suspicious Fire Loss.

Ulises is bilingual and has acted as a media spokesperson for local news and information programs, including Spanish-speaking television. Ulises earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1989 and is a past president of the Sacramento Valley Chapter.

More Information

Watch for additional South Sound, New Member, & other Good Works events!  South Sound Events will be scheduled in February/March and Sept/November. 

Want to get involved? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available. Commitments range from a few hours a month to a few hours a year. Email pacificnorthwestchapter@cpcusociety.org and tell us what you would like to do! 

WAOIC CE Provier details: PACIFIC NW CHAPTER OF CPCU (Provider number 1944)

Pacific Northwest CPCU Society Chapter PO BOX 4103, Bellevue, WA 98009