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Jeff Lenhart

Jeff Lenhart, CPCU, SCLA, CLMP, CRIS, AINS, ASLI, AIC, AIC-M, API, AIS, PTC, Director of Claims Litigation, Builders Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, NC. I am seeking membership as an "affiliate" who handles claims in Virginia from North Carolina where we have no local chapter. I am an experienced claims professional with nearly 34 years in the insurance industry. I have handled large-value and complex first-party and third-party claims and litigation as a staff claims representative and as an independent consultant, and my experience spans commercial and personal lines property and liability coverages. In my current role, I direct all claim-related litigation and panel counsel relations for Builders Mutual Insurance Company, a North Carolina-based insurer of contractors and construction related trades and suppliers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. My team of 10 Litigation Specialists and two Litigation Claims Managers is responsible for handling all litigated matters involving the company’s insureds and suits filed by and against the company arising from claim related activities and decisions. Due to the nature of Builders Mutual’s exclusively construction-related portfolio, this involves mostly construction defect related lawsuits, but also includes other commercial general liability and commercial auto related litigation. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. I hold an executive certificate in law from Vanderbilt University Law School and I have obtained several other professional certifications, most notably the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA); Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP); Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS); Associate in Claims (AIC) and the Associate in Claims Management (AIC-M) designations. As for professional affiliations, I am a member in good standing of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters; a fellow of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance; a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; and a member of the Society of Claim Law Associates.