MEET OUR SENIOR STAFF
R. Figlin, SPPA FPPA - Founder \ CEO
Nicole S. Figlin,
SPPA - Senior Adjuster \ Director
Catastrophe Management / Director MIS
W. Earl Jones - Adjuster \ Estimator
Ross J. Figlin - Specialist \ Claims Preparation
Stephen A. Mekanik - Staff Accountant
Joel B. Kipphut, RPA - Senior Adjuster
R. Figlin, SPPA FPPA (Founder / CEO)
Stephen R. Figlin has been in private practice
as a Public Insurance Adjuster since
1966. After attending Temple University
and the University of the State
of New York, he began his career
in the insurance industry. Mr. Figlin
founded Stephen R. Figlin &
Associates, Inc., of Philadelphia in 1976.
Figlin serves the National Association
of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA),
of which he served as President,
as a member of the Board of Directors
as well as a member of several committees
including Grievance, Professional
Certification, Professional Education,
and the Liaison for Coalition Against
Insurance Fraud. In 1987 the National
Association named him to its highest
honor as Senior Professional Public
Adjuster (SPPA). In 2000, Mr. Figlin
was named by NAPIA a Fellow in the
Profession of Public Adjusting (FPPA).
In addition to the service he has
given to the national association,
Mr. Figlin is currently serving
the Pennsylvania Association of
Public Insurance Adjusters (PAPIA)
as its Secretary, and has been a
member of various other state associations.
Mr. Figlin is constantly sought after
as a lecturer and has lectured to
a myriad of professional groups
throughout the nation. He has also
written widely on the subject of
Public Insurance Adjusting for many
business and consumer publications.
Visit Mr. Figlin's Curriculum
Vitae to see specifics about
his lecture and written adjusting
His hobbies include boating, reading,
and hockey, as well as involvement
in many philanthropies, contributing
to a body of knowledge and experience
that expands the quality of professional
representation to the clients of
Stephen R. Figlin & Associates.
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Nicole S. Figlin, SPPA
Adjuster / National Director of
Nicole S. Figlin is a second generation
Public Insurance Adjuster. She began
her insurance career in 1989, following
in her father's footsteps. Ms. Figlin
is a Cum Laude Graduate of Temple
University with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Elementary and Early Childhood
Ms. Figlin has made many milestone firsts in her career. In June 2008, Nicole was elected the first female President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA), an office she has been working towards ever since June 2002 when she became the first woman to ever serve as an Officer. In 1996, Nicole became the first elected female member of the Board of Directors of NAPIA,where she also serves as a member and/or chairman of many committees.
In 2001, the National Association named her to its highest honor as Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA). In addition to her service to the national association, Nicole served from 1998-2000 as the first female President of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (PAPIA), of which she has also served as the first and only female member of the Board of Directors, and now sits as a permanent member of the Board as a Past President.
Ms. Figlin has been involved in coordinating
research and data systems.
Following severe hailstorms in Bowling Green, Kentucky,
she served as Director of Catastrophe
Operations. She has organized
and prepared highly complex claims
involving all aspects of property
insurance coverage on losses exceeding
millions of dollars throughout the country.
Nicole adds a unique perspective to claims
handling by adding her understanding
and sensitivity as a woman in situations
where patience and understanding
are sometimes required.
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