Profile
Dale C. Crawford
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Self Employed Consultant
  • Address:
    85 Dawn Heath Circle
    Littleton, COLORADO 80127
  • Phone:
    303-979-3770
  • Cell:
    303-949-7686
  • Fax:
    303-973-6541
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Automobile Underwriting, Casualty Underwriting, Excess of Loss Reinsurance Agreements, Facultative Certificates, Homeowners Underwriting, Insurance Underwriting, Liability Underwriting, Property Underwriting, Pro Rata / Quota Share Reinsurance Agreements, Reinsurance Underwriting, Workers Comp Underwriting, Asbestos Claims, Automobile Claims, Homeowners Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Pollution Claims, Property Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Workers Compensation Claims, Accounting, Audit / Records Inspection, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Derivative Contracts, Financial Guarantees, Fronting Arrangements, Industry Loss Warranties, Insolvencies, Offshore / London Markets, Reinsurance Contract Wording, Surplus Relief Contracts
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    National Home Insurance Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President/Chief Operating Officer. Responsible for all operations, claims, underwriting, finance, and regulatory.

  • Company:
    North American Reinsurance Corp.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Facultative and treaty underwriting; risk assessment manager. Casualty underwriting, production, underwriting audits of cedents. Monitored contracts for compliance

  • Company:
    Bellefonte Re Insurance Co.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Treaty, facultative underwriting VP, Regional Manager – underwriting & claims.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Degrees:
    Master of Business Administration Degree,
  • Designations:
    Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter;
    Associate in Reinsurance
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 17 years.
    Underwriting Department: 10 years. Underwriter; Underwriting Vice President
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 3 years. President
    Marketing:4 years. Director of Marketing, Special Programs & Specific Reinsurance
  • Reinsurance Company: 14 years.
    Underwriting Department: 14 years. Underwriting Officer, Risk Assessment Manager, Asst. Vice President
  • Insurance-related Firms: 3 years.
    Broker: 3 years. Executive Vice President , Managing General Agency
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 7 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 7 years. Arbitrator, Umpire, Expert Witness
Breakdown of Experience
  • Commercial Property
    20%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    20%
  • MGA/MGU
    20%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    15%
  • Construction Defects
    10%
  • Workers' Compensation
    10%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    70%
  • U.K. Market:
    20%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    10%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 60/40%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%

ARIAS Experience

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

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 15

As an Umpire: 16

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Appointed as an arbitrator.
5
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
6
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
5
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

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.