Thursday, October 7th, 11:30am to 1pm
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Maggiano's Bellevue

Lincoln Square

10455 NE 8th St,

Bellevue, WA 980044


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A VIRTUAL option is available for those who cannot attend in person, including Alaska chapter members and CPCU's from other Chapters. Please select "virtual attendance" during registration. 


Lanie R. Clark, CPCU, ACSR, AIC 
Pacific Northwest CPCU Society Chapter 

Upcoming Events 2021!

November 4th - I-DAY with Portland (save the date)(virtual only)
November 16th - November meeting (virtual only) 
December 3rdHoliday Happy Hour 


Watch for additional South Sound, Alaska, New Member, & other Good Works events!  

South Sound Events will generally 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; most can be remote only if wanted.
Email pacificnorthwestchapter@cpcusociety.org and tell us what you would like to do! 

What do you get when you volunteer?
 We hold a volunteer only event annually to honor our volunteers. If you are on the board, we send a couple of board members to In2Risk (annual meeting) and to the Leadership Summit. Earn the volunteer & leadership experience you need to advance with your company!


PNW CPCU October 7th Luncheon

Earthquake Risk in the Pacific Northwest

From the desk of PNW CPCU Society Chapter President, Jennifer Drum,

Not only do we have our first in person luncheon event of 2021 to discuss, but we also want to Welcome Alaska CPCUs! 

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is happy to welcome Alaska CPCUs to the chapter!  As we navigate the remaining months of 2021 and plan for 2022, Pacific Northwest Chapter is committed to a virtual option for chapter events, educational, networking and social events wherever possible

The virtual format had some bumps in the road....  Zoom crashers, random family members and my favorite virtual meeting crasher - pets of all kind however, we have all navigated those with few interruptions. Meeting CPCUs from other cities and states is an unexpected benefit of our new "normal".

We welcome our fellow CPCUs in Alaska!

Our other big news for this email is that we will have our 1st In-Person Meeting option since February 2020. Appropriately enough, we have selected to have this event at the same location our very last one was and our topic is especially relevant to anyone in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho. 

When: October 7th, 2021

Time:  11:30-1pm

Place:  Maggiano's Bellevue (In Person) 

Zoom for those needing to join us virtually.

Subject:  Earthquake Risk in the Pacific Northwest

Speaker:  Mark R. Pierepiekarz 

Anyone who has been around the Seattle area for very long has heard it: "The big one is coming." 

Mark will walk us through a quake that occurred in Mexico back in 2017 and how it impacted areas differently due to variations in construction, soil conditions, etc.  What are the vital variables to focus on during underwriting for both carriers and agents. 

We will wrap up with discussion on rapid recovery of operations.

CE for CPCU: 1 hr

CE for WA State approval 1 hr, course # 627018
CLE for WA State pending 


  • PNW Chapter member - in person or virtual: Free
  • Non-PNW Chapter member - in person: $35 
  • CPCU paid member, but home chapter is not PNW - virtual: Free
  • Non-CPCU and Non-Chapter member - virtual: $15   

Speaker Bios: 

Mark Pierepiekarz, PE, SE, has over 30 years of professionalexperience focusing on structural and natural hazard engineering. He hasconsulted with a number of international organizations on managing theirearthquake exposures. In addition to extensive experience performingstructural analysis and proactive retrofit design, he has personallyperformed post-earthquake damage investigations and writtenreconnaissance reports following a number of earthquakes worldwide.He also performed damage investigations following the 2005 Katrina andRita hurricanes. Actual strong-motion earthquakes have tested hisstructural designs with successful results.He is actively involved in the development of structural engineeringtechnologies, codes, and standards. He was one of the lead authors of the“Seattle Fault Scenario” project, and has served as President of the Structural Engineers Associationof Washington, Seattle Chapter. Mark currently serves as a Director of the Washington State Chapterof Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, with a goal toward achieving a more earthquake-resilientregion. 

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

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