Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker, Cory Candelario

The Evolution of Claims Leadership: Wednesday August 29, 2018 8:30-9:30 am

Cory Candelario – Executive Vice President – Claims

Pacific Specialty Insurance Company / The McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies

Cory Candelario is the Executive Vice President for the Claims operation at Pacific Specialty Insurance Company and the McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies. Cory started his career in 1994 with Progressive Insurance where he spent 16 years. He was a claims rep, supervisor and branch manager prior to becoming the Northern California Claims Director, a position he held for a half decade. He subsequently joined Liberty Mutual as a California Field Property Claims Manager with responsibilities throughout the state. He later joined Pacific Specialty as Field Claims Director and Vendor Manager, helping to revamp and reinvent the Claims organization. In 2017 he assumed responsibility for the entire Claims organization. He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. Cory and his family reside on acreage in the Northern California foothills. In his spare time, he loves spending time at home with family and doing work on the property, teaching his daughter to debate, and is an avid Golfer. He brings a quarter century of Property and Casualty Experience/Leadership knowledge and is excited to share some of his stories, insight and strategies for success.

As the Property and Casualty Industry has proliferated during the past two decades, Claims Leadership has been required to evolve. The focus in years past is no longer the centerpiece today. To motivate and succeed, today’s leaders are required to be more dynamic, relatable and committed to today’s workforce. What motivated most before, doesn’t today.

Key Learnings will include:
  • Self Awareness as a Leader and the perception of you and your Leadership approach/style
  • The importance of Emotional Intelligence while leading others
  • Preferred communication strategies for Driving Results and Organizational Objectives
  • Investment in your internal customers and how success ties to Work Environment and Culture
  • Motivating others to believe in their worth and recognize how they impact and add value to the Big Picture


Keynote Speaker, Shawn Fair

Fair to Greatness: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Shawn Fair
CEO  – Keynote Speaker
FAIR Consulting Group
Shawn Fair is the CEO of Fair Consulting Group. He is a training expert and leading motivational speaker in the areas of leadership, consultative sale, vision, time mastery, coaching and business development. With over 22 years of experience in different high level sales and marketing positions, he is now a master of speaking with power and passion, his teachings based on years of personal experiences. Shawn has a strong passion for helping people accomplish their goals and objectives and as a result of this he has been able to impact countless lives across the United States and Canada both in the area of business and personal growth. He has a unique ability to engage, motivate and inspire leaders at every stage, to achieve their vision. 

Shawn is the founder and developer of one of the largest non-profit sports and fitness programs focusing on young athletes between the ages of 8-18 in the State of Michigan. Today, he has been able to impact about one million people through his programs, keynotes and presentations and has helped numerous people reach the highest potential in their family, work and social life. His presentations are directed toward educating people to understand that change is essential. As a business advisory board member for the University of Phoenix, he has been a great inspiration for employees working for companies like IMAAC, USAA, Farmers and others. Shawn has been seen on diverse platforms like Fox 2 news Detroit, Dallas, Philadelphia, Memphis, National Clothes Line,, WFTC TV, MY 29 and the Oakland Township Patch.

Presentation Summary:
The goal of this presentation is to help managers and executives at all levels, make the leap from boss to coach, from leading by their position to connecting with their employees.This is obtained by learning how to provide developmental coaching as a part of everyday contact. Becoming a coach begins with the manager understanding the coaching process and using it to move their employees and managers to self and peer coaching, so that everyone on the team becomes a coach and leader.
A boss controls, exercises authority and mostly consumes themselves with their own personal and professional growth.A coach trains, instructs and develops his or her team’s capacity in all facets of the industry. This allows their employees to see their job, their industry and the company’s vision through the lens of binoculars. Ironically, the toughest person to lead is yourself. If you do not lead yourself well, there is a high probability you won’t lead others well. The same principals that are necessary to develop others are the same principals needed to develop yourself.
There is an old saying that goes something like this, “If I could kick the person that was most responsible for my failures, I wouldn’t be able to sit down for a week.”

Please note:

ALL classes are approved for RPA and “selected classes” approved for MCLE.

CCNC is pleased to present, once again, CE credits for both the California and Texas Departments of Insurance for adjusters, agents and brokers for this year’s event. As many as eleven (11) CE credits may be earned. Additionally, RPA credit is pending approval (Registered Professional Adjuster designation), as well as MCLE credits.