Karl Denison, C.P.P.A., Executive Vice President and Principal of Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International (GGG/AI), has been elected as President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) for 2014-2015. Since joining NAPIA in 1983, Denison has served on numerous committees and has taken many leadership positions within the Association, most recently serving as First Vice President for the past year. As President, Denison will be active in all facets of NAPIA, including the legislative, education and membership committees.
As a licensed public adjuster, Denison has been handling property insurance claims on behalf of policyholders since 1982. He attained the designation Certified Professional Public Adjuster (C.P.P.A.) from NAPIA in 1990. In addition to his role as Executive Vice President of GGG/AI, Denison is also the GGG/AI Catastrophe Team leader and in this capacity organized their response to many large property loss events, including the 2004 hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan & Jeanne; the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita; the 2008 hurricanes Gustav and Ike; and Super Storm Sandy in 2012.
Over the past 63 years, three generations of GGG/AI principals have served in leadership roles within NAPIA, starting with William Goodman—founding member of GGG/AI—who served as the first NAPIA President from 1951-1957. Since then, six others from GGG/AI have served: Norman Goodman, Myron Schwartz, William R. Goodman, Harvey Goodman, Randy Goodman, and now Karl Denison. From the very beginning of NAPIA, GGG/AI has worked hand in hand with the Association to create continuing education opportunities for its members, to support legislation regarding licensing criteria, and to elevate the public adjusting profession as a whole.
"I am pleased to be voted in as President of NAPIA," says Denison. "This is a very high honor, especially considering I have been elected by my peers, and in some cases my competitors, in the public adjusting field. I look forward to serving all the members for the next year."
Founded in 1951, the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters promotes the highest standards of professional education, conduct and ethics in the field of public insurance adjusting. NAPIA's members are committed to working in the best interest of their client—the policyholder—and to conducting business with honesty and integrity.