llC and an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, in Akron, Ohio. I hol a Certified Institutional Protection Manager certification through the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection. Previously, I held the position of General Manager and Art Appraiser for Art Recovery Technologies. I have been a property and fine art claims adjuster for over 18 years. I holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University and is currently pursuing his Masters of Art, in Art History. In addition, I am is USPAP trained and hve attended numerous disaster recovery, restoration, and fine art workshops, classes, forums and symposiums presented by FEMA, The Upper Midwest Conservation Association and The Intermuseum Conservation Association, to name a few. I am also a member of the Midwest Art History Society, the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (Heartland Chapter Treasurer), The Association of Contingency Planners, Ohio Preservation Council, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and is an active member of the Alliance for Response (a program of the Heritage Preservation Society). Professional designations include International Society of Appraisers, accredited (ISA AM), Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) and Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM).