Edward McKinnon, having recently been discharged from the United States Army Intelligence Corps, began his claims career in 1969 as a property adjuster with GAB. Since then, Ed’s career has spanned from multiline claims adjuster, to Senior Vice President of Harbor Insurance Company and, by 1988, to President and Founder of Claims Resource Management, Inc. (“CRMI”).
Ed has dedicated himself to sharing his knowledge and experience with CRMI's staff, ensuring the same high standards set for himself are met by all who contribute to the success of CRMI.
University of Maryland and Merrit College, Oakland, California
1966 - 1967
U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, 1966-1969. Including service in Vietnam, 1968.
Claims Resource Management, Inc. 1988-Present
President and founder
Harbor Insurance Co., 1973-1988
Assistant Branch Manager, 1974-1977
Home Office Property Claims Manager, 1977-1978
Assistant Vice President, 1978-1980
Vice President and General Claims Manager, 1980-1987
Senior Vice President, 1988
Member, Board of Directors, 1988
GAB (General Adjustment Bureau), 1969-1973
Multi-line claims adjuster, handling all types of claims from auto and homeowners to large commercial property and casualty losses.
Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association
Member, Board of Directors, 1984-1987
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Committee on Alternate Fee Arrangements, 1993
Litigation Management College Faculty, 1994-1996
Vice Chairman - Excess/Surplus Lines Section, 1996-1998
Litigation Management College Advisory Council, 1997-1998
Chairman - Excess/Surplus Lines Section, 1998-2000
Vice Chair - Technology and E-Commerce Committee, 1999-2003
Chair - Technology and E-Commerce Committee, 2003 - 2006
Insurance Institute of America
Fox & Co., Certified Public Accountants, Los Angeles.
Speaker on Business Interruption Claims Evaluation, June 1980.
Law Offices of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, Los Angeles.
Speaker on Insurance Company Operations, August 1988.
Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association, Marco Island, Florida.
Panelist, Panel on Current Reinsurance Issues, September 1988.
Law Offices of Sheft & Sweeny, New York.
Conducted Seminar on Current Trends in Directors & Officers Claims, March, 1989.
Property Claims Forum of Sacramento, California.
Panelist, Contamination Seminar, May 1989.
Property Loss Research Bureau, San Diego, California.
Panelist, Contamination Workshop, March 1990.
Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association, Sandestin, Florida.
Panelist, Panel on Alternatives to Lawyers for Claim Work, October 1990.
FICC Claim College
Mealey Publications, Inc., Conference, Laguna Niguel, California.
Speaker on Recent Trends in Directors and Officers Insurance, February 1997.
Home Builders Association, Seminar, San Luis Obispo, California.
Panelist, Responding to the Mold Menace, May 2002.
Pismo Coast Association of Realtors, Seminar, San Luis Obispo, California.
Panelist, Responding to the Mold Menace, July 2002.
Atascadero Association of Realtors, Seminar, Atascadero, California.
Panelist, Responding to the Mold Menace, November 2002.
San Joaquin Environmental, Inc., Seminar, Fresno, California.
Panelist, on Mold and Insurance, August 2003.
Joint International Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
Speaker on International Product Safety, May 2004.
American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona.
Speaker on Insurance Expert Witnesses, March 2005.
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 46th Annual Seminar, Los Angeles, California
Panelist, Handling Professional Liability Claims, February 2007.
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 52nd Annual Seminar, Los Angeles, California
Speaker on How Come My Case Never Gets to Trial?, February 2013.
Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, San Diego, California
Panelist, Current Issues in Construction Defects, September 2014.
National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Panelist, Emerging Issues Forum, November 2015.
CLM National Construction Claims Conference, San Diego, California
Speaker on Northwest Region - Coverage and Extra-Contractual Claims: A Construction Defect Perspective, September 2016.
Registered Professional Adjuster, register number 170
ARIAS U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Licensed Insurance Adjuster in:
Alaska, license 33891
Arizona, license 1039675
California, license 2772917
Connecticut, license 995443
Florida, license E078596
Idaho, license 311435
Nevada, license 84179
New Mexico, license 157821
North Carolina, license 394822
Oklahoma, license 100178719
Oregon, license 745003
South Carolina, license 369563
Texas, license 1232983
Utah, license 206857
Washington, license 116436