Public adjuster Paul Yemm of Action Adjustment Service was elected President of the American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (AAPIA). An AAPIA press release announced his election:

‘I’m excited to get involved on a national level to further the public adjusting industry,’ Yemm said.

Yemm has been involved with AAPIA since 2009 and began as a public adjuster in 1984. Yemm is also the president of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Public Insurance Adjusters [MAPIA], which term of office ends Spring 2020. As president of MAPIA, Yemm provided the leadership to expand and professionalize the organization, and AAPIA looks forward to Paul applying those talents to AAPIA.

‘Back in 1984, there were under 100 public adjusters in Pennsylvania and today there are several thousand,’ Yemm said.

Yemm is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida and is making strides to expand this list.

Dr. Michael Capilli served as AAPIA president for three years and will now be taking over as Chief Legislative Officer. In his new role, Capilli will work with policyholder attorneys, state regulators, state legislators and United Policyholders to advocate for legislation and regulation that benefits policyholders.

‘This is a critical time to take on this engaging role,’ Capilli said. ‘We want to be as active as possible in a time where insurance companies are offering new policies that deceive the public into thinking they have the best policies while removing coverages that policyholders think they have.’ With these recent moves, AAPIA looks forward to the ongoing success of all of its projects in the coming year.

Paul Yemm, Chip Merlin, Holly Soffer, and Tony DiUlio

The above photo is me next to Paul Yemm, Holly Soffer, and Tony DiUlio at a Mid-Atlantic Public Insurance Adjuster Association meeting in Pennsylvania last year. Yemm is an extraordinarily hard-working person with an energetic personality. The bartender who I ordered the drink from after the meeting happened to be a client of Yemm. He did not have to pay for his drink. She said the most complimentary things about Paul that any public adjuster would love to hear.

If Paul Yemm’s stewardship with AAPIA is anything like the experience he has with that client, AAPIA is in great hands.

Congratulations are also in order to outgoing AAPIA President Mike Capilli who I now often run into in Florida and who has been very active working on the Board of the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.

Thought For The Day

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
—Joshua Marine