Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
(GAPIA)

President's Letter

Greetings fellow GAPIA Members:
 
I write you today from San Antonio, Texas while attending NAPIA’s Annual Meeting. I am proud to advise you that as of Wednesday, June 21, my firm became NAPIA's newest member. While attending this incredible event, I had the pleasure of meeting with the President of the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, who was amazed when I advised him that GAPIA was 50 plus members strong in only our fourth full year of existence. Many other Public Adjusters and attorneys from around the country came up to congratulate us on our unprecedented growth. It was also nice to see some new faces from Georgia and GAPIA attending their very first NAPIA event. NAPIA is looking at becoming more involved with the regional associations in 2018 so I encourage you and your associates to apply for NAPIA membership as the future or our profession has never been brighter.

 
Membership has its benefits:  I wanted to take a moment to remind you all that we have our first annual GAPIA mixer at TOP GOLF in Alpharetta on July 18th, from 1-4 pm. We are grateful to the Merlin Law Group for being our official sponsor.  This event is FREE to all members of GAPIA, so please make sure you sign up with Margie, as space is limited. The board and I are excited to have some one-on-one time with our members to discuss our profession and how we can all work together as one to protect consumers and educate our profession here in Georgia.
 
Get those UPPA brochures on the street:  The Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting is a pervasive problem that is growing nationwide. We need your help in educating the consumers and marketplace that this practice is illegal and intolerable. Please get with Margie to be sure you and your firm’s associates have our custom-made UPPA brochures.
 
Now how about that rain: We are only halfway through 2017 and this year has seen some incredibly erratic weather causing havoc around our state. If you have losses, clients, or claims with unique issues, please don't hesitate to reach out to Margie and she will have one of our board members get with you to see if we can answer any questions or point you to someone who can.
 
Let's get ready to run into summer, as it is sure to remain busy while we all look to expand our community and advocate for policyholders in Georgia.
 
Kind regards,
 
Brandon Lewis
President