Preparing for A Hurricane

As of September 10, we are now at the peak of the Hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30th each year. Hurricanes are unpredictable and can result in strong winds and in many cases severe flooding. Often strong winds arise from tornados that spin off of hurricanes. Flooding can occur both along the coast and from rivers overflowing inland.

From the Director

Welcome to our website. Beginning August 2017, I was hired as Director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center (which I???ll refer to as Storm Center or Center). It has been an honor to be named Director and deal with the many challenges the Storm Center offers. For over 10 years since the creation of the Storm Center, I served on the Center???s Advisory Council and have become very familiar with its mission.

William T Hold

Dr. William T. Holdis the co-founder and president of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He was name to the prestigious Insurance Newscast???s annual list of the ???100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry??? six years in a row, and in 2011, he received the Dr. Henry C. Martin Award of Industry Achievement.

Due to Dr. Hold???s generosity and long term support, on February 28, 2012, the FSU???s risk management and insurance program was named the Dr. William T. Hold Program/National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance.

The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center

The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007. Housed within the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate &Legal Studiesin the FSU College of Business, the Center supports the state's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from catastrophic storms. Specifically, the Center:

  • Coordinates and disseminates research efforts that are expected to have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to catastrophic storm preparedness.
  • Coordinates and disseminates information related to catastrophic storm risk management, including but not limited to research and information that benefits businesses, consumers and public policy makers.
  • Facilitates Florida's preparedness and responsiveness to catastrophic storms and collaborates with other public and private institutions.
  • Creates and promotes studies that enhance the educational options available to risk management and insurance students.
  • Publishes and disseminates findings primarily related to risk management.
  • Organizes and sponsors conferences, symposia and workshops to educate consumers and policymakers.

Upcoming Events

FSU The Future of Insurance Forum
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Florida State University- Augustus B Turnbull Conference

Sponsored by

Personal Insurance Federation of Florida, Holland and Knight, and Raymond James

The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center has scheduled a conference entitled ???FSU Future of Insurance Forum??? to be held onWednesday, May 8, 2019in Room 108 of the Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University. The conference will begin with a breakfast at 8:00 a.m. The program will start at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided at noon. There is no registration charge for the event. Free parking will be available at the Turnbull Conference Center.

All conference attendees are invited to a reception the evening before the conference onTuesday, May 7, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Turnbull Conference Center in Room 103.

The topic of the conference is ???The Future of the Insurance Industry.??? Of interest is how the insurance and reinsurance industries are expected to change in the future or perhaps undergo a major disruption.

If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. byWednesday, May 1, 2019.

Dr. Jack Nicholson, the Director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, is the organizer. The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center is housed in the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance in the Florida State University College of Business.

Any questions please contact Dr. Jack Nicholson atjnicholson@business.fsu.eduor Lauren Del Toro

2019- Forum Presentations

Opening Remarks-

Topic #1 Industry-

Topic # 2 Technological Change and the Impact on the Insurance Industry

Topic #3 Insurance Catastrophe Regulatory Issues for the Future

Topic # 4 Climate Change and the Impact/Implications for the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry

Topic #6 Catastrophe Response Involving Insurers/Reinsurers

Topic #7 Convergence of the Capital Markets with Traditional Reinsurance

Topic #8Panel Discussion -- EmergingIssues and Trends: Cyber Risk, Marijuana, Fire, Flood, Legal Issues, and Regulatory Issues

2019- List of Speakers & Biographies

2019- List of Attendees