Dean Gutierrez Executive General Adjuster at McLarens
Dean began his adjusting career in 2004, when he became a Multi Line Adjuster with Crawford & Company until 2006 where he specialized in general liability losses, truck accidents, cargo losses and homeowners property losses.
He continued as a Multi Line Adjuster with Sweet Claims Company for the next 6 years where he determined cause and origin of causation on first and third party claims including: Construction Defect, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident including cargo losses, Property Loss (Commercial and Residential), and Liquor Liability. He then became a General Adjuster for York Risk Services Group from 2012 to 2019 where he was responsible for the investigation, evaluation, negotiation, and resolution of property claims which are the most complex in coverage and represent the company’s largest damage exposures. Losses include Hospitality, Condominium, Apartment Complex, Commercial Risks, Large Industrial Properties, Churches, Retail Outlets, Inland Marine and Cargo, Builder’s Risk, Products Liability, Premises Liability, slip/trip and fall, DRAM Shop/Liquor Liability, and Business Interruption. Dean was also heavily involved in the response to Superstorm Sandy as well as Hurricanes Irene, Irma, and Michael. He joined McLarens in 2019 as an Executive General Adjuster. Wayne Hosking Construction Systems Group, Inc. Wayne Hosking Construction Systems Group, Inc.
Mr. Hosking has more than 25 years-experience in the engineering and construction field.
His work involves the coordination of engineering projects from pre-design through construction and final acceptance. His practice includes an array of commercial development, repositioning, preservation and capital maintenance projects. In this role Mr. Hosking maintains a strong communication link between his clientele, his staff, design team and project engineers. Prior to joining CSG Mr. Hosking served as a Vice President of The Allied Defense Group, Inc. where he ran the corporate strategy and merger and acquisition shop for this publicly traded holding company. Mr. Hosking held this position until finalizing the sales of each of the company’s globally distributed assets. Prior to joining The Allied Defense Group Mr. Hosking worked for two different engineering and construction firms. His engineering and construction work included commercial development and infrastructure projects as well as industrial, power, and natural resources. Ellen Throop Partner at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny LLC Ellen Throop Partner at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny LLC
Ellen Throop has been representing Community Associations for over twenty-three years. Licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia, she represents condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives. Ellen guides community associations through all aspects of the operations such as:
Community association governance Governing document interpretation and amendment Contract review and negotiation Assessment collections Rules and covenant enforcement Community association litigation in District, Circuit, and Appellate Courts Developer transition She has served as insurance defense counsel for personal injury cases and community associations Ellen lives in Anne Arundel County, Maryland with her husband, son, a dog, and two cats. Ellen is a competitive tennis player, enjoys the warm beaches, animals, cooking, roasting coffee, and crafting on Cricut. Chad Toms Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Mr. Toms is a Partner with Whiteford Taylor & Preston practicing in the areas of complex business litigation, community associations and business reorganization. He frequently handles litigation matters involving common interest communities, corporate governance, fiduciary duty and bankruptcy issues. Mr. Toms is licensed to practice law in Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland and is also a Certified Public Accountant, currently inactive. He heads up the firm’s Community Association practice in Delaware and the Eastern Shore and manages the firm’s Bethany Beach, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland offices. In that capacity, Mr. Toms advises common-interest community association boards on day-to-day business operations including compliance with governing documents, operating procedures, meetings (including quorum, voting and proxy issues), insurance matters, director issues and disputes, member issues and disputes, financial and real property matters. He also serves on the Advisory Council to the Delaware Common Interest Community Ombudsman.