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Feature

NASBP Annual Meeting focuses
on the importance of mentoring
and critical industry information
MENTORING WAS THE focus of the first day of the
NASBP  Annual Meeting & Expo held in April in
San Antonio Hill Country. "Take every opportunity to
mentor, because it is our future," said NASBP President
Lawrence F. McMahon during his opening remarks. Later
that day during a panel on the topic, Bobby Reagan of
Reagan Consulting said mentoring, recruitment, and leadership development are "very critical for this industry."
Dick Cummins of the Hollingsworth Leadership
Development Program at Texas A&M University, also
on the panel, said that when developing new talent,
"the leadership clock is never off. You're always being
observed," even in moments of impatience and insecurity.
A major part of leadership development is managing
less experienced workers' expectations, whether they
involve salary or how early in the morning they should
arrive at work, Cummins said.
"Make sure your attitude is worth catching," said
the dynamic keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Elko during his
thought-provoking presentation. "What mentoring isn't,
what leadership isn't, is letting the outside [influences]
drive us."
Additional informative programs at the Meeting
addressed trusts and claims. John Coyne and Marc
Brown, both of Travelers Bond and Financial Products,
described the increased use of trusts and why surety
underwriters need to know whether a trustee is empowered to bind the trust within an indemnity agreement. The
session offered CE credit to bond producers.
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That same day, two informative panels addressed
claims, one on contract surety claims and the other on
commercial surety claims. See both articles on claims
in this issue.
For the first time at the NASBP Annual Meeting,
NASBP posted daily blogs for attendees and for those
back at the office to access from the NASBP Meeting
App. Read these blogs at www.nasbp.org. The blogs
covered the Meeting's educational presentations and
announced the association's new initiatives, such as
the new NASBP magazine, Surety Bond Quarterly, and
NASBP's www.suretylearn.org website that offers a
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014

NASBP Upcoming Meetings and Workshops
2014-2015 NASBP Executive Committee
From the CEO: We have a great story so let's tell it!
Practical Insights: What You Need to Know - Cost charging in government contracts can result in common, but avoidable pitfalls
Strength in numbers: Harness the power of networking
Profile: President Thomas M. Padilla
Proving your worth: Surety bond producers provide value to clients and beneficiaries
NASBP Fall Workshops
Contract surety claims: The promise - Pact or fiction
Commercial surety claims: A case study on the bond producer's role in assisting a client to avoid loss and maintain surety credit through bankruptcy
Develop the techniques necessary to be an effective policy advocate
NASBP Annual Meeting focuses on the importance of mentoring and critical industry information
Index to Advertisers
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - 2014-2015 NASBP Executive Committee
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - From the CEO: We have a great story so let's tell it!
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Practical Insights: What You Need to Know - Cost charging in government contracts can result in common, but avoidable pitfalls
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Strength in numbers: Harness the power of networking
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - 15
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Profile: President Thomas M. Padilla
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - 19
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Proving your worth: Surety bond producers provide value to clients and beneficiaries
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - NASBP Fall Workshops
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Contract surety claims: The promise - Pact or fiction
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - 28
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Commercial surety claims: A case study on the bond producer's role in assisting a client to avoid loss and maintain surety credit through bankruptcy
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - 31
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Develop the techniques necessary to be an effective policy advocate
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - NASBP Annual Meeting focuses on the importance of mentoring and critical industry information
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2014 - Index to Advertisers
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