Lowers Forensics International Announces Launch of New Energy & Mining Team, Resource Center to Address Market Gap in Complex BI Claims Resolution
May 3, 2022

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As BI claims in the Energy & Mining sector continue to rise, Lowers Forensics’ team of subject matter experts will collaborate with industry thought leaders to provide insurance professionals relevant technical insight, continuing education, and peer-to-peer best practices solutions.

May 3, 2022 (Purcellville, VA) – Lowers Forensics International (LFI), a Lowers Risk Group company, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Energy and Mining team and resource center. Led by LFI’s Chief Strategy Officer Joe Scarlato, and Senior Vice President Danielle Gardiner, the team will provide support services and education to insurance professionals being asked to manage a noticeable increase in complex business interruption claims to rise in the Energy and Mining sector.

This new Energy and Mining team will continue to offer core forensic accounting services but will now be able to apply specialized energy and mining expertise more robustly, creating greater efficiency and a broader knowledge base for LFI clients and their insureds.

“By empowering our team to provide ongoing content, engaging the marketplace in roundtable discussions, and leading the thought leadership discussion, Lowers Forensics International can utilize the expertise in our ecosystem to provide a better experience for our clients,” remarks Scarlato.

With Scarlato as lead sponsor, Gardiner will be charged with curating content from the LFI team of experts for the resource center, which will include regular insights from President Marc Johnson, VPs Monika Perez, Carlos Rivera, and John Andrew, as well as contributions from Gardiner herself.

“I’m excited to lead this team and also begin to develop the homegrown talent we have at LFI. Business interruption in Energy and Mining is incredibly complex and nuanced, and we’re fortunate to have so many individuals with large-loss experience mentoring the younger members of the team and also providing key thought leadership to our clients trying to manage the finer points of a complex BI loss,” explains Gardiner.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to bring this concept to reality,” Johnson said. “Joe and Danielle have identified a real market gap that LFI has the expertise to fill in spades. I’ve traveled the world managing claims calculations for complex losses and I look forward to participating in the panel discussions we’re putting together, reconnecting with colleagues, and digging deeper into a trend that, while not ideal, is one we only expect to continue growing in the years to come. We would prefer the market and our clients to be able to meet that challenge head-on, and now is the time to begin that process. The Energy and Mining team and resource center is just a start.”

LFI will host its first virtual round table event May 12th “Unearthing Hot Topics in Mining Business Interruption Claims,” featuring panelists from LFI (Perez, Rivera) and outside experts. Register for the webinar event here:

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