Officers & Directors

President

James Curbeam

CPCU, ARM, AIC, MBA

Contact: jcurbeam@cox.net

702-971-1753

James Curbeam has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry.  He began his career with Liberty Mutual as a multi-line claims adjuster, later worked for Sedgwick North America, and then spent 11 years as risk manager at a Midwest utility company.  James worked 4 years for Las Vegas Sands as Director of Global Claims Administration, managing both domestic and international claims handling for the organization.  In March 2016, James joined Las Vegas Valley Water District as its Risk Manager.

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Jeffrey M. Downey

CPCU, ARM, AAI, AIS

Contact: jdowney@markelcorp.com

702-294-7972

Jeff Downey, CPCU, ARM, AAI, AIS is a 29 year veteran of the insurance industry and a third generation insurance geek. He has held many roles including retail agency account manager, producer, underwriter, territorial marketing manager, senior underwriter, underwriting supervisor, and underwriting manager. Jeff is currently the Director of West Region Sales for FirstComp and Markel Specialty.

Jeff was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up on CA’s Monterey Bay. Jeff has a BA in Political Science from UCLA, and a MBA from Texas State University, San Marcos. He now resides in Las Vegas, NV and enjoys golf, hiking, and traveling

Immediate Past President

Thomas Fitzgerald, Jr.

CPCU, AAI, CRPC

Contact: thomas.r.fitzgerald@ampf.com

702-839-6317

Tom Fitzgerald is a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He has worked in risk management, insurance, and financial services since 1975. Before moving to Las Vegas in 2001, Tom lived and worked on Maui. He received his CPCU designation in 1992, and also holds Life, A&H, Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and received his CRPC designation in 2015.  Tom also serves as Past President of the University of Hawaii Alumni Association - Las Vegas Chapter.

Director

Terry Keltz

CPCU, AINS, AIC-M

Terry is a Claims Supervisor with CSAA Insurance Group and has held multiple roles since joining them in 2007.  She has 27+ years in the insurance industry including Sales, Underwriting and Claims all in Leadership roles. She currently holds the CPCU, AIC-M and AINS designations.  Before moving to Las Vegas in 2007, she lived in the State of Illinois and is very happy in this much warmer climate.

Director

Blair Wachob

CPCU, AINS, ARM, MBA

Blair is a Service Manager with CSAA Insurance Group having begun his career with them in 2011.  He earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from UNLV and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Frostburg State University.  He currently holds his CPCU, ARM, ARC, and AINS insurance designations.  Although he has lived in las Vegas for 16 years, he still considers Seattle to be his hometown.

Director

Stuart Tewksbury

CPCU, ARM, AIM, AIS

Stuart Tewskbury is a 29 year veteran of the insurance industry.  He spent the first 26 years of his career in San Diego and Orange Counties, CA before moving to Las Vegas in Feb 2016.  He was a Package, BOP and Umbrella underwriter at Safeco for 17 years and then a Senior Specialist in Excess/Umbrella at Fireman's Fund.  He is currently a Sr. Underwriting Specialist, Excess Casualty at Tokio Marine Specialty/Phly E&S. 

He graduated from Cal State University, Hayward in Business with an emphasis in Marketing.

Stuart enjoys teaching and has taught 40 semesters of IIA courses as well as being a lead trainer wherever he has worked.

Director

Robin Rachel Rider

CPCU

Contact: robinrrider@gmail.com

617-594-7703

Robin has 19 years of insurance experience. She started her career at her father’s insurance agency, Rider Risk Specialists Insurance Agency on Cape Cod, MA. She spent the next 18 years working as a broker, most of which was with Willis Towers Watson working on International Real Estate clients. She is currently a Senior Marketing Representative for Philadelphia Insurance Companies.

Robin is originally from Wareham, Ma on Cape Cod and graduated from Emmanuel College, Boston MA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.