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TWCA Risk Management Fund Seminar


Each year the Texas Water Conservation Association Risk Management Fund (TWCARMF) holds a risk management seminar inconjunction with the TWCA Fall Conference. The seminar is comprised of educational presentations focused on a variety of risk management topics. This year the sessions will be held online the day before the TWCA Fall conference begins.

There will be two sessions held virtually on October 19, 2021. The first session begins at 10:00 AM and the second session begins at 1:00 PM. Below is a description of the sessions:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Property Loss Control Best Practices, Jeremy Wade, Risk Services Manager, TWCARMF

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Insights on the Texas Open Meetings Act, and Making Reasonable Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Joel Geary, Waddell Serafino Geary Rechner Jenevein, P.C.

For more information regarding the seminar topics and presenters, and to register to attend either or both events, please visit the TWCARMF website at the link below. Note: there is not an additional cost to participate.


Speaker Bios

Jeremy Wade, TWCA Risk Management Fund

Mr. Wade is the Risk Services Manager for the TWCA Risk Management Fund with fourteen years’ experience in the areas of safety, risk reduction, property appraisals and quality management. Mr. Wade grew up in New Braunfels and attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Along with his Risk Services Manager duties, he continues to provide loss control consulting to Fund clients in the South Texas Region and coordinates the Fund’s property appraisals and loss exposure evaluations. In addition to loss control consulting, Jeremy provides safety training on site, as well as, in workshops, seminars and webinars. Jeremy has prior loss control consulting experience with a large municipal and special district (water authorities, fire districts, school districts and park and recreation departments) self-insurance risk pool in Oregon state.

Joel Geary, Waddell Serafino Geary Rechner Jenevein, P.C.

A native Tennessean, Mr. Geary has been practicing litigation and providing general counsel to clients in Texas and throughout the United States, as well as globally, for over a decade. His practice has taken him from corporate boardrooms to state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals in many U.S. states, Europe, and Asia. His practice is substantively and geographically diverse - ranging from class action litigation in Texas to commercial disputes in Indiana to technology arbitrations in Belgium. The type of matters Mr. Geary has handled and resolved in his career range from bet-the-company lawsuits to individual employment discrimination disputes.

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