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2018 AIA Conference Files

Thank you for attending our 2018 Conference! Please see below for the final attendee list, photos and presentations from the event.

Final Attendee List

Click here for the 2018 Attendee List.

Photos from the Conference

Please click here to access all of the photos from the conference.

Attendees can download any of the pictures for free.


The Pilot Shortage: If it’s real what can we do about it?

  • Mitchell Young, USAIG
  • Katie Pribyl, AOPA

Claims Presentation – Claims Gone Bad

  • Paul Leonard, Charles Taylor Aviation
  • Keith Brown, Brown and Company USA, Inc.
  • Dave Kraus, KrausAero

Space Insurance Update

  • Scott Ross, Global Aerospace

E & O Claims from Beginning to End

  • John Scott Hoff, Cremer Spina

Insurance and the Rise of the Drones

  • Anthony Mormino, Swiss Re Management
  • Gerald Deneen, Swiss Re Management

Power Down or Fire Up: Lithium Battery Risk at Altitude

  • Ted Dunlap, RTI Forensics
  • Dana Schulze, NTSB
  • John Deleeuw, Allied Pilots Association
  • Vickie Toman, American Airlines

SMS Panel Featuring USC Safety

  • Raymond L. Mariani, Murray, Morin & Herman
  • Mark Pestana, USC Aerospace Safety Program
  • Priscilla Kehoe, BBA Aviation

Bad Faith Decision

  • Deborah Elsassser, Clyde & Co


2018 Kenynote Presentation

  • Doris Höpke , Munich Re
  • John B. Hoff


To Be or Not to Be: The Aviation Additional Insured Question

  • Glenn Vallach, USAIG


Air Show Panel

  • Paul Lange, Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC
  • Alan L. Farkas, SmithAmundsen

Experimental Aviation Claims and Releases

  • Laura Heft, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP
  • Steve Teller, Aviation LS
  • Jim Anderson, Starr Aviation

An Approach to Evaluating and Litigating Traumatic Brain Injuries in Aviation

  • Kerry A. Mahedy and Brandon A. Woodard, Montgomery Rennie Jonson