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NRRDA's Mission

NRRDA’s mission is to advance and protect the interests of the retail and restaurant industry. By providing members with information, strategies and tools, NRRDA works to reduce claims and better manage risk; mount effective defense strategies against claims and litigation; and foster and encourage a cooperative relationship among the members of the Association. Membership in the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association is open to anyone engaged in the defense of the retail and restaurant industries, employed by a restaurant or retail establishment, insurance company, third party administrator, claims adjusting company, structural settlement company or anyone else with an interest in the retail and restaurant industries. To review  NRRDA's Bylaws, click here.

NRRDA Board of Directors 2016-2017

Robert J. Kopka, Esq.- President 
Kopka, Pinkus, Dolin PC                        
100 Lexington Dr, Suite 100
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-549-9611
 

Brian M. Chance - President-elect
ECBM Insurance Brokers & Consultants
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 405
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
610-664-8299 x. 1325
 

Renée D. Ramirez - Immediate Past President
Claims Analyst
Risk Management
American Airlines Group
4333 Amon Carter Blvd
Mail Drop 5558 HDQ1
Ft Worth, TX 76155
817-967-2685
 

Dena Abdallah - Secretary
US Foods
9399 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-720-1689
 

John Kemppainen - Treasurer
Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion
500 North Broadway, Suite 1550
St. Louis, MO 63102
314-421-4430
 

Scott Bermack - General Counsel
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC
750 Third Avenue, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
646-454-3266
 

Michael L. Amaro, Esq.
Amaro Baldwin LLP 
180 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 850 
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-912-4157 
 

Madeline S. Baio, Esq. 
Goldberg Segalla
1700 Market Street, Suite 1418
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3907 
267-519-6825 
 

Tracy Hurst
865-679-7161
transahu@gmail.com

Joe Hassinger, Jr.
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith
701 Poydras St., 40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70139
504-525-6802
 

Zach T. Mayer
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
1601 Elm Street, Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
214-777-4271
 

Britt Roarx, CP-FS
Texas Roadhouse
6040 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
502-515-7301
 

Caryn Siebert, JD
Vice President of Claims
Knight Insurance Group, A Hankey Company
4751 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
323-692-8869 (office)
714-240-6599 (cell)
 

G. Jeffrey Vernis
Vernis & Bowling of Palm Beach, P.A.
884 U.S. Highway One
N. Palm Beach, FL 33408
561-775-9822
 

Brian A. Cafritz - Past President
Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith, PC                      
901 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23236
804-320-6300
 

Ian Neil Matthes, Esq. - Past President and Founder-Emeritus
Vernis & Bowling of Atlanta, LLC                                
30 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30341
404-846-2001
 

Jacqueline H. Canter, Esq. – Founder-Emeritus
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
2000 Market St., Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-575-2600
 

 


 

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