Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 60/40%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%
Workshops, as Faculty: 1; Fall 2015
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2010
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 4; Spring 2004, Spring 2008, Fall 2011, Spring 2017
Dale Crawford began his career as an underwriter in primary insurance, and shortly after moved to North American Reinsurance Corporation (Swiss Re America) where he had facultative and treaty responsibilities. These duties continued and expanded later at Bellefonte Re Insurance Company. At both companies, he was actively involved in the underwriting process, negotiating, administering, and monitoring reinsurance agreements.
Following fourteen years in reinsurance, he returned to the primary side, with responsibilities in underwriting, claims, operations, supervision, and executive management. For sixteen years, he also negotiated and administered reinsurance agreements, this time from the perspective of the insurer. He also had three years in the managing general agency business.
As an arbitrator and testifying expert, Dale brings his experience from “both sides of the table”-negotiating, administering, and managing reinsurance agreements as both cedent and reinsurer from the 1970’s through the 1990’s. Since then, he has served as arbitrator and umpire, having been appointed over thirty times. Dale has also testified as an expert in numerous jurisdictions in both federal and state courts as well as in several arbitrations.
Some specific area in which Dale had significant responsibilities while employed in the industry are also those in which he has served as a testifying expert and arbitrator or umpire:
• Excess and umbrella liability
• Facultative reinsurance
• Excess and surplus lines
• Managing general agency issues
• Property and construction defect
• Worker’s compensation
Dale has been an ARIAS-US certified arbitrator since 1998, and had the CPCU and ARe designations, and also has an MBA degree in finance.