Raymond A. Altieri, Jr., CPPA, is the Chairman and Founder of Altieri Insurance Consultants.
In 1986, Ray moved to Florida from Syracuse, NY with his wife and two sons, as a property insurance adjuster for The Hartford Insurance Company after working with Aetna Life and Casualty since 1980.
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 serve in that capacity. NAPIA elected Mr. Altieri to the “Officer’s Ladder” in 2004, where he held every Office during his rise to the Presidency and has served on its Board of Directors since 1991, while earning the respected designation of Certified Professional Public Adjuster-CPPA. NAPIA was founded in 1951 and remains the preeminent industry organization for public adjusters today. Mr Altieri was also honored by NAPIA as its “Person of the Year” in 2017.
Prior to his NAPIA rise, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida. In February1993, the insurance industry and Florida Legislature moved 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 rules of conduct to preserve public adjuster licensing. His leadership in the Association continued for the next 25+ years, 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, CFOs, and Insurance Department personnel.
As Ray progressed to NAPIA’s Presidency, the organization achieved licensing for multiple states, and helped pass the Public Adjuster Model Licensing Bill through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Ray has been a presenter at NAPIA and FAPIA conferences and at Windstorm Network Conferences sharing his 40+ years of property insurance adjusting expertise with attendees.
Ray married his wife in 1980. They have four sons and five grandchildren.