April 20th-21st, 2023 | Philadelphia PA

Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager Association Annual Conference

37th Annual EECMA Conference

EECMA’s 37th Annual Conference took place at Convene at CityView on April 20-21, 2023. We enjoyed welcoming everyone back to our first live conference since 2019.

Convene at CityView
30 South 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA

7:30-8:00 AM


  • Complements of our Sponsors

8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Gregory Kelder, Esq., President of EECMA; Environmental Division SVP, Great American Insurance Group, Exton PA

8:15-8:45 AM

Environmental Justice from an EPA Standpoint

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Samantha Phillips Beers, USEPA Region 3; Director, Office of Communities, Tribes, and Environmental Assessment

8:45-9:35 AM

Sediment Cleanup and Shoreline Development – Cost Considerations and Lessons Learned

  • Moderator: Clark Davis, Esq., Davis Law Offices, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Mark Davis, Esq., Davis Law Offices, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Emerald Erickson-Mulanax, Senior Geologist, Farallon, Issaquah, WA
  • Carl Forsberg, Esq., Forsberg & Umlauf, Seattle, WA
  • Silje Roalsvik, Senior Account Manager, Resolute Management, Boston, MA

9:35-10:20 AM

A glimpse into the Crystal Ball: A Short List of True
Emerging Environmental Regulations and Issues of
2023 - Excluding PFAS

  • Moderator: Kathleen Olear, Esq., AVP Claims Counsel, Sompo International, Missoula, MT
  • Sarah Mangelsdorf, Esq., Goldberg Segalla, St. Louis, MO
  • Erin Miter-Scanlon, Esq., Goldberg Segalla, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carol Murphy, Senior Engineer, Trihydro Corporation, Chesterfield, MO

10:20-10:40 AM


  • Coffee in Sponsor Hall

10:40-11:25 AM

The Hidden Costs of Clean Energy

  • Majda Rabah, Ph.D., Roux Associates, Somerset, NJ
  • Robert Walsh, Esq., White and Williams LLP,
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Marcel Ricciardelli, SVP, Allied World Assurance,
    Philadelphia, PA

11:25-12:15 AM

Environmental Justice from Federal to State
Regulation: A Legislative and Environmental
Insurance Perspective

  • Adam Berardi, Esq., White and Williams LLP,
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Representative Terry M. Brown JR, Esq., District 92
    North Carolina House of Representatives
  • Helen Eichmann, Esq., SVP, Allied World, NY, NY
  • Scott Recker, Senior Consultant, Antea Group, Charlotte, NC

12:15-1:15 PM


  • Complements of our Sponsors

1:15-2:00 PM

Looking at Environmental Exposures to Chemicals
through Different Lenses: Case Study of How the
Scientific, Legal, and Insurance Communities View
Ethylene Oxide

  • Sara Brothers, Divisional Vice President, Sr. Claims
    Consultant at Great American Insurance, San Diego, CA
  • G. Scott Dotson, Principal Health Scientist, Insight
    Exposure & Risk Services Group, Cincinnati, OH
  • David A. Goldman, Esq., CMBG3 Law, Boston, MA

2:00-2:45 PM

Climate Change Claims: From CO2 to CGL

  • Rebecca DuBoff, Esq., Senior Claim Specialist, AXIS, NY, NY
  • Konrad R Krebs, Esq., Clyde & Co, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yvonne Schulte, Esq., Clyde & Co, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dean Seman, Esq., Bardsley Law, LLC, Paoli, PA

2:45-3:05 PM


  • Coffee in Sponsor Hall

3:05-3:50 PM

Vapor Intrusion in California: Regulation, Litigation, and Coverage

  • Elizabeth Brockman, Esq., Partner, Selman Leichenger Edson Hsu Newman Moore LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Robert Burkholder, Esq., Claims Counsel, Berkley
    Environmental, West Chester, PA
  • Thomas F. Vandenburg, Esq. Partner, WSHB, Glendale, CA
  • Alborz Wozniak, CEO, Veritas Environmental Consulting, Inc., Pleasant Hill, CA

3:50-4:35 PM

Coverage Law Update: What Every Insurer Needs to Know

  • Laura Foggan, Esq., Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC

4:35-5:20 PM

Resilience Reduces Risk: Avoiding litigation in the Built Environment as the Climate Changes

  • Catherine Pierce, EVP, The Vertex Companies, Apex, NC
  • Jessica Mederson, Esq., Stafford Rosenbaum LLP,
    Madison, WI
  • Mónika Serrano, Resilience Program Manager, Turner Construction Company, NY, NY

5:20 PM


  • Jen David, AVP Claims Counsel, Sompo International Insurance, NY, NY

5:30-6:30 PM


  • Wine & Beer Reception, Complements of our Sponsors

7:00-9:00 PM


Complimentary CLE and CE credits for select states

Continuing Education (CE) Adjuster Credits are approved in Florida and Texas. Attendees must attend the full conference to receive CE credit (no partial credit available).

Complimentary registration comes with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in one state and will be available in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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Committed to Green

We’re committed to minimizng our use of natural resources and energy by eliminating paper agendas, using products made from post-consumer recycled materials and more.

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