Holiday Social Recap

We had another fun holiday social this year. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the scholarship awards to App State and UNC-Charlotte. Due to the generosity of our sponsors for the golf tournament and the annual conference, the Carolinas RIMS chapter presented checks for $15,000 to each university. Ben Reiter, Chapter Treasurer, presented checks to university representatives shown below.

App State

App State

When Dick Oelhafen, a great RIMS champion, passed away, we designated a scholarship in his honor.  This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to an exemplary student with an interest in claims.  Sarah Scott, a Senior Risk Management and Insurance student at UNC-Charlotte, was the recipient of this year’s scholarship.  She possesses excellent analytical, project management, communication and leadership skills. Sarah is due to graduate in May 2019. Congratulations Sarah!

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte

Our sincerest thanks for everyone that brought a coat to the event, making this a warmer winter for those in need. I am humbled by your contributions. The number of coats outweighed my expectations, so a sincere thank you!  For those that missed the event, we had our first wine swap.  We had great participation with 15 bottles of wine exchanged.

From the board, we wish all of you the very best this holiday season!


Carolinas RIMS Luncheon on October 25, 2018

J. Phillip Dempsey II  |  McLarens    National General Adjuster

J. Phillip Dempsey II | McLarens

National General Adjuster

Join us for lunch on Thursday, October 25 at Atrium Health (Carolinas HealthCare System Training Center) at 5039 Airport Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208 - Bldg K - Classroom 10. Phillip Dempsey from McLarens will be presenting “Storm Claims: Streamlining Your Property Insurance Claim Submission and Settlement”. Following his honorable discharge from the US Army in 1999, he obtained an Associates in General Studies from Barton County Community College in Kansas and then a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. 

He then began his adjusting career in 2006 as a Property Trainee with RJMW Claims Services, handling Personal Line Claims. In 2007, he transitioned to Engle Martin & Associates, where he spent the next 9 ½ years handling large-loss commercial claims. In early 2017, he began working at McLarens Global Claims Service and continues there today. He has adjusted large-loss commercial, liability, personal lines, builder’s risk, and various other types of claims across several industries in North and South Carolina as well as several Catastrophe locations over the last 13 years.