November 2018

We want to start off by thanking all of you who attended our 25th Year Anniversary of Illinois IASIU golf outing. We are very fortunate to be able to keep this going for 25 years, which is a testament to the dedicated hard working people involved with this chapter. The success of our chapter is a result of likeminded individuals coming together to prevent and fight fraud across the industry.

On Friday November 16th, we will be hosting Ronald Taylor of Nederveld Inc. who will present on fire and explosion origin and cause investigations for commercial, industrial, residential, vehicle and product fires as well as fire code inspections for new and existing commercial structures. Mr. Taylor has experience with arson, subrogation, and fatal fires as well as complete investigations from initial site inspections, scene measurement, interviewing, evidence collection, evidence storage, laboratory inspections and leading or attending multi-party inspections.

This is YOUR Chapter and you have a dynamite Board serving you. I know that you all will continue to support the Chapter as we move ahead in the coming years and continue to grow and serve our members.  Thanks to all of you for all that you have done and will continue to do..

The Board asks that if you would like to recommend a training topic/speaker, please make your thoughts known to Chris Block, who is our Training Chair for the Chapter. His e-mail is  It is with such suggestions in the past that our training has stayed on the mark for what the membership needs to be exposed to. The presentation is scheduled from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.  Networking and coffee will begin at 8:30 A.M.

As a reminder, please mark your calendars for the meeting dates shown on the website so you are sure not to miss a meeting. Keep in mind that our bi-monthly meetings are held in January, March and November on the third Friday of the month, that the Annual Seminar is in May and the September Networking meeting is held at the Bloomingdale Golf Course.  The Board hopes to see all of our members at the meetings.

Thanks to ALL who make this Chapter the success that it has been and for your support as we go forward. It is YOUR involvement that makes this Chapter what it is.

As always,
David O’Carroll

If you would like to send David a personal note regarding this President’s Corner, feel free to email him at: