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Welcome to the NAIIA Southwest Region website : The site has been developed for the entire region to enjoy and hopefully participate. It is in a constant state of change, so don't hesitate to supply your ideas. All reasonable suggestions will be reviewed and implemented if possible.


Okay folks, the registration page for the

2019 NAIIA Southwest Regional Meeting

is now live. Click on the tab above.

Dates: Wednesday February 27 to Friday March 1, 2019

Location: Watermark Hotel  - Baton Rouge

150 Third Street

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

(225) 408-3200

$159.00/night for a King or Double Queen. Please go on line or call to make your own reservation.

Ask for the NAIIA – Southwest Region Block.

Use this link to: Book your group rate for NAIIA Regional Insurance Adjuster Meeting



Fellow SW Region Members,

If you've read the opportunity below and you and/or members of your adjusting staff are interested in attending the Appraisal Certification Class being held at our regional meeting February 27th at the Watermark Hotel in Baton Rouge, please let Bill Schulenberg know as soon as you can. 

Joel Moore

Hello NAIIA Southwest Region member,


We have an opportunity to provide training for our NAIIA members to receive Certified Insurance Appraiser and Certified Insurance Umpire designations.  It can be offered at the Southwest Regional Conference in February, pending interest from members.  Joel Moore has provided the below description:



The National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA) in partnership with the Society of Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA) is pleased to announce a national certification program for training property appraisers and umpires throughout the United States. This program is open only to NAIIA members and successful completion of the training will result in the participants receiving the Certified Insurance Appraiser (CIA) and Certified Insurance Umpire (CIU) designations.


Training in the appraisal process and promulgation of the NAIIA approved forms will be conducted by Kevin Hromas – JD, RPA, PLCS, CPIU - Houston, TX. This portion of the program will encompass the first 2 hours of training.


Training in the current laws governing the appraisal process in each state will be conducted by noted attorneys from various regions of the country who are recognized experts in the appraisal process and how the legal climate has addressed the various issues surrounding the legal aspects of the process. This portion will encompass 4 hours of the training. 


The attorney who have agreed to assist in this program is Ron Tigner with Cozen & O'Conner, Houston, Texas.


We would be looking at adding this training seminar to the beginning of the conference - having the training Wednesday, February 27th at the Watermark. That would mean for most of you who are traveling would need to check in on Tuesday February 27th, 2019. The cost of the certification is $200.00. Following completion of the course and upon successfully passing the test at the end of the class, your name will be added to a designated tab on the NAIIA website that allows for a searchable function to find state-specific qualified individuals as appraisers or umpires.


Please reply as soon as possible if this training is something you'd be interested in or not.  We are working with The Watermark to confirm the reduced room rate would apply for check in on February 26th. Based on the response, we will let everyone know if this will be offered at our meeting in February.



Bill Schulenberg

NAIIA Southwest Regional Vice President       


June 28, 2018

Dear NAIIA Southwest Region Members:

We just returned from the NAIIA’s 81th Anniversary Conference, June 11-14, 2018. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort was another exceptional location. It was very nice to visit with NAIIA members and clients from all over the country. In my view, participation in the national and regional conferences is the best way to create value in your NAIIA membership.

At the conference, we celebrated Brenda Reisinger’s retirement with Sheri Csom taking over the reins as Executive Director. We also celebrated Susan Daniels turning over the NAIIA Presidency to David Hausch. All are extraordinary people.

I will continue as the Southwest Regional Vice President until July 1, 2019. I look forward to meeting as many of you in person as possible during my tenure. David McCullough of Central Adjustment Corp of Arkansas is the top runner for my replacement.

I am proudly announcing that one of our own, past SW RVP - Mr. Joel Moore of Gulf Coast Claims Service became the NAIIA President Elect at the conference. Joel is an 18-year adjusting professional serving at Gulf Coast Claims for the past 8 years. Everyone send Joel a big thank you email when you have a few minutes.

I also proudly announce that Cathy Hester, past SE RVP of CJ Hester became the NAIIA Secretary- Treasurer at the conference. Everyone send Cathy a big thank you email when you have a few minutes.

Our new NAIIA National officers are:

  • 2018-2019 President David Hausch of Hausch and Company
  • 2018-2019 President Elect, Joel Moore of Gulf Coast Claims
  • 2018-2019 Secretary-Treasurer, Cathy Hester of CJ Hester Inc.
  • 2018-2019 Past President Susan Daniels of Northern Adjusters
  • 2018-2020 Eastern RVP Alan Young of FOCUS Claims
  • 2018-2020 Southeast RVP, Richard Brown of Vision Claims.
  • 2018-2020 Western States RVP David LeNorman of Alaska Adjusters LLC
  • 2017-2019 Mid-States RVP John Henderson of Wickizer & Clutter
  • 2017-2019 Southwest RVP Bill Schulenberg of Apple Adjusters, Inc

Upcoming 2019 NAIIA Southwestern Regional Conference


Dates: Wednesday February 27, 2019 to Friday March 1, 2019


WATERMARK - Baton Rouge

A Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel

150 Third Street

Baton Rouge,  LA  70801 

Phone: (225) 408-3200

Please book your room for NAIIA Regional Insurance Adjuster Meeting Now:

We have committed to 30 rooms and will have to pay even if we do not book all the rooms. Please stay at this hotel with the group. Rate available 02/27/19 to 03/01/19

Book by 02/06/19 at 149.00 USD/night

Use this link to book your room:

Book your group rate for NAIIA Regional Insurance Adjuster Meeting



We will have a NAC Meet & Greet and a NAC Q&A Session along with several education classes. We will have a nice off-site dinner to show off some local Baton Rouge cuisine.

Sponsorships for the meeting are available by contacting Bill Schulenberg at

We will post registration forms, room and payment information on  in August.






Bill Schulenberg

Owner/Claims Manager

Apple Adjusters, Inc.

3032 Old Forge Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 929-9777 ext 3502

(225) 929-9888 fax