Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
(GAPIA)

President's Letter

Greetings fellow GAPIA Members and Associates,
 
As most of you know, I sent my most recent President’s letter from the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, held in San Antonio, Texas.  It was an incredible event and provided a great many networking opportunities for me as a representative of GAPIA.  I would encourage you and your associates to consider joining NAPIA, as they are looking to become more involved with the regional associations in 2018; the future or our profession has never been brighter.
 
Thank you to all of you who came out to our first annual social event held at Top Golf in Alpharetta last month.  It was a great event and well attended, and we want to thank our sponsors for their support and our Executive Director, Margie Butler for putting it all together.
 
The GAPIA Board is excited about our upcoming Fall Conference, to be held on October 10, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Cobb Galleria.  We will be releasing details sometime next week, however, we already have an incredible list of professional speakers set to present.  Please save the date and be sure to reserve your spot with Margie, as we anticipate selling out and experiencing our largest event to date.
 
We are well into the 2017 Hurricane season, and U.S. forecasters say an Atlantic hurricane season that
started off strong shows no signs of slowing down.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
updated hurricane season forecast predicts 14 to 19 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. Two to five hurricanes are expected to be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 mph (178 kph).
    
Gerry Bell of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center said wind patterns and warmer than average water temperatures that can fuel storm development are expected to persist throughout the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.  Six tropical storms have formed so far this year, including two that hit the United States.  Please be prepared to assist policyholders in the event of landfall in the state of Georgia or elsewhere in the southeast region.
 
As always, the GAPIA board appreciates your continued dedication to advocacy for policyholders in the state of Georgia.  Please do not hesitate to contact any of us at any time with questions or suggestions.
 
Kind regards,
 
Brandon Lewis