Of Insurance Consumer Advocate To Be Introduced At LSU Shreveport On June 19
Baton Rouge, LA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Louisiana Department of Insurance
Consumer Advocate, Clarissa A. Preston, will be introduced to the residents of northwest
Louisiana at LSU Shreveport on June 19, 2008. The Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and
Financial Services is hosting the event. Preston will address insurance professionals and
the general public at LSU Shreveport in the University Center's Webster Room at 7 p.m.
Preston will discuss important insurance topics including residential property storm
mitigation incentives, top legislative issues, the 2008 storm season and flood insurance,
new insurance companies writing in Louisiana and the depopulation of the Louisiana Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation, and recently reduced Workers' Compensation insurance
The public is invited to attend and those interested in attending are asked to register
with the Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services at (318) 798-4121.
Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon appointed Preston as Deputy Commissioner of the
newly created Office of Consumer Advocacy within the Department of Insurance in September
2007. Prior to this appointment Preston served as Deputy Commissioner of the Department's
Office of Property & Casualty where she oversaw the consumer affairs and insurance
rating and policy forms divisions, along with the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance
Legislation in the 2007 Regular Session created the Office of Consumer Advocacy to
provide direct assistance to consumers with their insurance problems. She knows the
insurance issues facing our state and is a strong advocate for our consumers.
Preston is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she
earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1994. She is a certified insurance
counselor (CIC) and was recently honored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors
for her dedication and leadership in insurance.
Preston holds both a property & casualty and life & health insurance license
(licenses temporarily inactive due to her employment at the Department of Insurance) and is
a commissioned civil law notary public. She is a member of many professional and civic
organizations including the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals and the
Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society. Preston also serves as a board member of the
Kiwanis Club of South Baton Rouge and holds offices in several other community service
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