Mark Blankenship is an Assistant Vice President for Liberty International Underwriters where he underwrites architects and engineers professional liability insurance. Previously, as a Senior Vice President of Willis HRH he was head of the Risk Management Department where he gave risk management presentations to architects and engineers in addition to advising clients regarding their insurance programs.
Mark has 20 years experience in insurance claims ranging from general liability and workers compensation to professional liability for architects, engineers, lawyers and accountants. Prior to joining HRH A&E in 2001, he was a Claim Supervisor for Design Professional Insurance Company where he handled claims on projects ranging from single-family home additions to NFL football stadiums and federal highway projects.
Mark is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation from the American Institute for Property Casualty Underwriters. He also holds an Associate in Claims from the Insurance Institute of American and a Bachelor of Arts with honor from Michigan State University.
AIA National 2006 (rated in top 25 of all speakers), AIA National 2008 (rated top 4 of speakers with attendance over 300)AIA National 2009, AIA Chicago Professional Development Conference 2003- 2006 and 2008.
Mr. Blankenship gives over 50 risk management presentations per year to client firms and professional associations, including the AIA National Convention 2006 and 2008, AIA Chicago Professional Development Conference 2003-2006, ACEC Illinois Environmental Consultants Workshop 2005; NCSEA Winter Conference 2005; Association of Licenses Architects 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 Architecture Conference and Trade Show, Professional Education Systems, Insurance Coverage for Defects in Design and Construction 2004, Half Moon Seminars 2006, 2007 and 2008.