Raymond A. Altieri, Jr, CPPA, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altieri Insurance Consultants.
Ray moved to Florida in mid-1986 with his wife and two sons, as a property insurance adjuster with The Hartford Insurance Company. By January 1, 1988, Ray opened for business as a Florida Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster. Competing with several other public adjusting firms at the time who were established years ahead of his arrival, Ray built his business one claim at a time, employing naturally learned skills from his blue-collar parents: work hard, protect your reputation, and be true to your word.
Today, Altieri Insurance Consultants is one of the top public adjusting firms in the United States.
During his career, Mr. Altieri became President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA), from June 2011 to June 2012. He is the only Public Adjuster from Florida to ever serve in that capacity. NAPIA elected Mr. Altieri to the “Officer’s Ladder” in 2004, where he has held every Office during his rise to the Presidency. Ray has also served on NAPIA’s Board of Directors since 1991. NAPIA was founded in 1951 and remains the preeminent industry organization for public adjusters today. Mr. Altieri has earned the respected designation of Certified Professional Public Adjuster (CPPA) from NAPIA and in December 2017, was honored by NAPIA as their “Person of the Year.”
In early 1993, after Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida, the insurance industry and Florida Legislature was moving to eliminate public adjuster licenses in Florida. To combat that effort, Florida’s public adjusters formed a new organization and voted Mr. Altieri as the founding President of the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA). Ray led a contingent of public adjuster colleagues, attorneys, and lobbyists to Tallahassee to craft legislative oversight designed to reign in unseemly conduct and preserve public adjuster licensing. His leadership in the Association continued for the next 25+ years and has been instrumental in the organization’s success where he was honored by FAPIA in 2006 with its Distinguished Service Award. In 2002, Mr. Altieri was asked by FAPIA to serve as President for a second term. Ray has served on FAPIA’s Board of Directors since its inception in 1993.
Mr. Altieri has been actively involved in Florida State Legislative efforts for public adjusting since late 1992. During these years he has enjoyed productive working relationships with many of Florida’s Senators, Representatives, CFO’s, and Insurance Department personnel. In his years progressing to President of NAPIA, the organization achieved licensing for multiple states including the production of the Public Adjuster Model Licensing Bill through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Ray has been an instructor at NAPIA and FAPIA educational conferences and a presenter at Windstorm Network conferences sharing his 40+ years of property insurance adjusting expertise with attendees.
Ray began his property-adjusting career in 1980 with Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company in Syracuse, New York.
Ray married his wife in 1980 and they have four boys and four grandchildren.