Faculty NameJohn Neal
John Neal has over 20 years' experience in insurance company operations with specific emphasis in the areas of analysis and financing of risk. Over the past five years John supported the eastern expansion plans with Farmers Insurance. As Manager of Analysis for Risk Management Solutions, he managed a team of ten Risk Management Consultants responsible for supporting Liberty Mutual's Commercial Market Distribution and Service Management Department. John provided analytical support for consulting projects, risk financing design and structuring, finite (financial) insurance products, cost allocation projects, loss analysis, captive support, and industry benchmarking. John has also held positions as a Senior Risk Financing Analyst and Risk Management Consultant. Prior to entering the insurance and risk management field, John worked ten years in the pollution control and medical device industries as a chemical and manufacturing engineer, accountant, and financial manager. John's academic background includes a BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his CRM designation in 2005 and has been included among the CRM National Faculty for The National Alliance.
Faculty NameTimothy Wander
Timothy Wander is the Risk Manager for GEICO Insurance Company since 2005. He has been with GEICO since 1989, holding management positions in Underwriting, Claims, Product Development, and Product Management. Previously he was with Fireman's Fund Insurance company.
Tim holds the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. He also holds the RIMS Fellow (RF) designation from the Risk and Insurance Management Society, and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Finance, and has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has been teaching CPCU courses since 1996, and was recognized as an Outstanding Course Leader by the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.
Tim was past President of the District of Columbia CPCU Society Chapter, also past President of the Insurance Professionals of the Rappahannock (IPRA) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has presented at the Virginia Business Education Teachers conference on personal insurance topics, and as President of IPRA, presented educational workshops to the public on personal insurance. He is a member of the CPCU Society, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, and the National Alliance.