Joseph S. Harrington, AAIS director of corporate communications recently published two articles in insurance industry publications.
In July, Joe published an article on fire loss in the Summer 2015 edition of Your NY Connection, the magazine of the New York Insurance Association.
In the article, "Fewer Fires, But More to Burn," Joe describes how the severity of household fire losses has grown, even though improvements in fire safety have reduced the frequency of fires. Among other things, the proliferation of flammable synthetic furnishings allows house fires to grow faster and hotter than in the past.
In September, Joe was co-author of an article on insurance price optimization that appears in the Fall 2015 edition of Insights, the professional journal of the CPCU Society. Joe serves on the society's Publications Task Force, and co-authored the article with Arthur Schwartz, FCAS, MAAA, associate actuary of the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
As communications director for AAIS, Joe writes and edits Viewpoint magazine, plans the business program for the annual Main Event conference, and handles other communications responsibilities.
Before coming to AAIS in 1994, Joe was a writer and editor for newspapers and business publications. While at AAIS, Joe has been active in the CPCU Society and served on a national committee advising The Institutes on changes to the CPCU curriculum.
He has a bachelor's degree from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., and a master's degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
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