EXPERIENCE.ADVOCACY.EXPERTISE. THE HALLMARKS OF BPAG
With a staff of combined insurance industry experts who have over 110 years of combined policy, settlement and estimating experience under one roof. Our firm boasts associates who have the highest level of experience at previous top insurance companies such as Travelers, Allstate and State Farm. This coupled with our esteemed executive teams highest level of designations makes BenchMark one of the nation’s premier public adjusting groups and advocacy firms.
The proprietary forensic approach to claims maximization. BPAG utilizes its core team of industry veterans to engineer a fool proof claim that is built on the detail needed to maximize the insureds recovery in every area of the policy. Our team of building experts, inventory specialist, Business interruption and extra expense strategists, will provide the documentation to support your claim.
TEAM OF EXCELLENCE
Founder and CEO of BenchMark Public Adjusting Group. Judith Vickers has been working with Real Property since 1994. She began her career by performing complex consulting work for several construction companies and businesses in three states.
Judith assimilated into the Public Adjuster (P.A.) profession after being mentored by one of the first professionals in the state of Georgia to hold a PA license. Judith has since attained the Associates in Claims (AIC), Certified Professional Public Adjuster (CPPA) , the Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) accreditation in her field. From 2012 to 2014 Judith was the Chairman of Professional Education Committee for the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) as well as a founding member and an officer of the Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (GAPIA). As of June of 2014, Judith has been serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA).
Director of Client Relations, Jennifer Critchett is a licensed public adjuster with over 25 plus years’ experience in the insurance industry. Before coming to work for BenchMark Public Adjusting Group, she spent 1999 – 2009 with Allstate Insurance Company as a personal lines underwriter and a commercial territorial risk manager. Prior to her employment with Allstate, she was a licensed insurance agent in North Carolina. Jennifer graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2003. She recently completed her Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) and continues to strive for excellence in everything she does for BenchMark’s Clients and her profession.
Manager of Real Property. Mike Huckeba is a licensed general adjuster with over 25 plus years’ experience in the insurance industry. Before coming to work for BenchMark Public Adjusting Group, he spent 1988 – 2010 with several insurance companies as an outside residential and commercial property field adjuster. He has an extensive background in scoping, estimating and settling large commercial and residential property losses. Mike also has an extensive background in working catastrophe events both as a large loss field adjuster and as team coordinator overseeing and managing a team of field adjusters. Mike graduated from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL with a B.S. degree in Human Resource Management and Computer Science. He is currently working towards completing his AIC designation.
2016 Windstorm Insurance Network Certified Appraiser and Umpire.
Contents Specialist. Marissa Hart has been with BenchMark Public Adjusting Group since April 2013. Prior to working with BenchMark, Marissa worked for many years with a non-profit organization. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a degree in Communications and Psychology.
Executive Assistant. From diving with sharks to organic chemistry, Rachael has had a wide range of job experiences. She is a recent graduate of the University of Guam with a Bachelors degree in Consumer and Family Science and a minor in Nutrition. Rachael serves as Judith Vickers’ assistant.
Administrative Assistant. After graduating from PIT with a degree in Data Processing and Programming, Chris decided her passion was best served developing people one on one through a career in customer care working as a Director of Customer Care. She has worked for two major corporations in the catalog industry covering over 25 years. Her passion is taking new companies, breaking down their processes and improving them to impact the bottom line surpassing customer expectations. She was able successfully integrate a multitude of acquisitions, start-ups, partnerships and projects throughout her tenure. Chris has retired from the full-time workforce and enjoys working at BenchMark part-time as the receptionist and enjoys playing tennis with her friends.
Public Adjuster. 18 years of progressively responsible experience in military managing personnel in the United States and abroad. Greg has been on combat tours in Kuwait, Egypt, and Afghanistan. He joined with Benchmark in July 2014 and began working at the firm full-time in Nov 2015 after retiring from the US Army as a Major. Greg also has a BS in Criminal Justice (1997) from GA State University, a MS in Environmental Management (2001) from Webster University and a MM in Military Art and Science (2011) from Air University. He is passionate, treats people with dignity and respect, and create an environment for others to achieve excellence.
Public Adjuster. Jack Taylor is a member of our real property team. He has over 25 years experience in the construction industry and he has obtained extensive skills and experience estimating losses. Before coming to work for BenchMark Public Adjusting Group, he was a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of North Carolina. Jack continues to hold his law enforcement certification current. From November, 2012 – April, 2014, Jack worked as a Public Adjuster during Hurricane Sandy handling both residential and commercial losses. He is a licensed Public Adjuster in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia (D.C.).
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Public Adjuster. Greg had worked dual careers between civilian and military industries before joining the Benchmark team in 2015. His work experience encompasses a variety of different professions that include an architectural firm, automotive (Chrysler and GM), and various security companies. Greg was also a partner and trainer as a mortgage consultant with Gateway & Superior Mortgage. His dual career as a Civil Affairs military officer dedicated 37 years of service until his recent retirement. Greg’s primary responsibilities were building trustworthy relationships between the army, civilian authorities, and populations. Greg has extensive experience traveling abroad, including working in the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. He possesses degrees in Architectural Construction Technology, a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, and a Master’s in Global Business Management.