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FULL-TIME FACULTY/STAFF

Wendall C. Braniff, JD
Director, Insurance & Rish Management Center

University of Houston Downtown
Office:  (713) 226-5552 Cell: (512) 924-2216
Email: braniffw@uhd.edu

JD, University of Houston 1985 - Law
MSSW, University of Texas Arlington 1979 - Social Work
BA, University of Texas 1973 - Sociology

IRM 3300 Introduction to IRM (CPCU 500)
IRM 3399 Directed Study
IRM 4305 Special Projects
IRM 4380 Field Experience

Christopher H. Ketcham, PhD, CPCU, CRM, CIC, CISR, CFP® ,
Visiting Assistant Professor

Cellphone: (646) 418-5028
Email: chrisketcham@msn.com

PhD, University of Texas 2010 – Curriculum & Instruct.
MBA, St. John’s Univ. 2004 – Risk Management
BS, Union College 1974 - Psychology


IRM 3300 Introduction to IRM (CPCU 500)
IRM 3303 IRM Finance (CPCU 540)
IRM 3304 Insurance Operations (CPCU 520)
IRM 3306 Legal & Political (CPCU 530)

 

ADJUNCT LECTURERS

LIFE, HEALTH & BENEFITS

Dennis A. Baker, MS
Principal

Capstone Consulting Group, LLC
Office: (713) 275-4044 Cell: (713) 201-7857
Email: dbaker@capstoneconsultllc.com

MS, American College 2002 – Financial Services
BS, American College 1980 – Financial Services


IRM 3312 Group Benefits (CLU/RHU/REBC 325)

Naomi J. Hall, MS, CEBS, RHU,
Benefits Manager

Plains Exploration & Production
Office:  (713) 579-6431 Cell: (713) 503-7192
Email: naomijhall@hotmail.com

MS,University of NC at Chapel Hill 2004 – Healthcare Administration
BA, Wake Forest University 1993 - History


IRM 3301 Life & Health (CLU 311)

Steven L. Halterman, MPH, CEBS, CHES, LCDC
Project Manager

Memorial Hermann
Office: (713) 329-7351 Cell: (832) 655-8053
Email: steven.halterman@memorialhermann.org

MPH,UT School of Public Health 2010 – Public Health
BBA,City University of NY 2000 – Bussiness Communication

 

IRM 3301 Life & Health( CLU 311)
IRM 4301 Adv. Employee Benefits (RHU/REBC 340)
IRM 4305 Special Projects

David A. Jackson, JD
Attorney

Kennedy & Associates
Office: (713) 783-7444 Cell: (713) 858-6570
Email: djackson@houstonestateplanning.com

JD, University of Houston 1999 - Law
BA, University of Texas 1994 - Government


IRM 3310 Estate Planning Insurance (CLU 330)

Erik G. Konicki, MBA, AVA, CFE
Valuation Principal

Prather Kalman, PC
Office: (713) 461-1038 x305 Cell: (713) 303-7430
Email: ekonicki@pratherkalman.com

MBA, University of St. Thomas 2002 – Finance
BBA, Univ. of Houston 1995 – Finance


IRM 3311 Business Owners Planning (CLU 331)

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

 

Stéphanie Gaffon, MBA, CRM
Senior Risk Analyst

Swift Energy Operating, LLC
Office: (713) 461-1038 x305 Cell: (713) 303-7430
Email: ekonicki@pratherkalman.com

MBA, University of St. Thomas 2002 – Finance
BBA, Univ. of Houston 1995 – Finance


IRM 3311 Business Owners Planning (CLU 331)

 

PROPERTY AND CASUALTY

Tiffany Barnes, MBA, AIS
Risk Management- lsurance Supervisor

Halliburton
Office: (281) 575-5043 Cell: (832) 326-1027
Email: tiffany.barnes@halliburton.com

MBA, LeTourneau University 2007 – Management
BA, Rice University 2002 – Economic & Managerial Study


IRM 3303 IRM Finance (CPCU 540)

Robert L. Snyder II, JD, ARM
Senior VP - South Region

Healthcare Practice Willis of Texas, Inc.
Office: (713) 625-1197 Cell: (713) 202-3241
Email: Bob.Snyder@willis.com

JD, South Texas College of Law 1977
BA, Lycoming College 1973


IRM 3304 Insurance Operations (CPCU 520)


Fred L. Shuchart, JD
Attorney

Cooper & Scully, PC
Office: (713) 236-6810 Cell: (713) 385-6013
Email: fred.shuchart@cooperscully.com

JD, Washington University School of Law 1985 – Law
BA, Duke University 1982 – Economics/German


IRM 3306 Legal & Political (CPCU 530)
IRM 4304 Advanced Liability (CPCU 552)

 

GUEST LECTURERS

Thomas M. Braniff, JD, CPCU
President

Texas Insurance Consulting
Office:  (713) 644-6424 Cell: (713) 254-3900
Email: tomas@texins.net

JD, St. Mary’s University 1971 – Law
BBA,St. Mary’s University 1967 – Business Administration


IRM 3304 Insurance Operations (CPCU 520)
IRM 3306 Legal & Political (CPCU 530)
IRM 4303 Advanced Property (CPCU 551)

Robert E. Holloway, CIC, CPIA
Senior Vice President

USI Southwest
Office:  (713) 490-4515 Cellphone: (713) 299-3758
Email: bob.holloway@usi.biz

BBA, Univ. of Texas El Paso 1972 - Finance



IRM 3300 Introduction to IRM (CPCU 500)

 

For further information, please contact Wendall Braniff, Director, Insurance and Risk Management Center at 713-226-5552.

 

 

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