Our Principals are available for training and speaking engagements and can be contacted by email for scheduling and terms.
Kathleen is a senior consultant in Malecki Deimling Nielander and Associates, LLC.
Ms. Robison is a Property and Casualty Insurance Professional with documented senior management experience in the United States and Canada. Kathleen has been active in the insurance industry for over 35 years. She began her career in 1971 as a claims loss taker. Her career steadily progressed taking her through all levels of claims adjusting and management. Kathleen served as Vice-President, Claims and Operations at DaimlerChrysler Insurance Company from 1994 to 2004.
Prior, she held the position of Vice-President of Claims for Bankers & Shippers a subsidiary of Travelers specializing in non-standard auto and property and Vice-President of Claims for Tri-State Insurance Co a member of the W.R. Berkley Group concentrating on grain elevators and schools in the mid-west. Ms. Robison has served on numerous national insurance boards and committees . Currently she is on the CPCU Society Regulatory & Legislative Interest Group Committee after serving on the Board of Governors, the Budget and Finance Committee and chairing the Claims Section Committee. She has written articles for the Claims Quarterly and the Claims Magazine where she is a member of the editorial board. She has spoken and provided training courses throughout the United States on various claims topics and coverage issues.
Kathleen earned her B.A. from Western College and studied at the graduate level at the University of Illinois and Miami University. She has earned the designations of CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter), ARM (Associate in Risk Management), AIU (Associate in Underwriting) and AIC (Associate in Claims).
Kathleen Robison has been a featured speaker and an accredited CE instructor at various insurance venues in the following areas:
Understanding the Language of Property Casualty Policies
- Commercial Building & Personal Property
- Business Income + Extra Expense
- Workers Comp
- Business Auto
- Personal Auto
Improving the Claims Investigative Process
- Quality Statements
- Reservations of Rights
- Bodily Injury Evaluation
- Auto Physical Damage
- Homeowners’ Thefts
- Litigation Management and Mock Trials
Additional Courses and Presentations:
- Employees as Insureds
- Curious Mindset/Critical Questions
- Thinking About Thinking (a 30 minute luncheon talk)
Greg is a principal in Malecki Deimling Nielander and Associates, LLC.
Mr. Deimling brings a unique set of skills and abilities to each assignment. He is well versed and competent in a variety of fields. This unique combination of hands on learning, formal training, volunteer and civic involvement coupled with life experiences provides the client a solid return for their consulting investment.
He has been in the insurance and risk management industry as an agent and consultant for over 35 years. Mr. Deimling provides Risk Management and General Management services to a diverse group of both public and private firms and individuals covering a wide range of subject matter and assignments. He provides litigation support and assistance as an expert witness regarding insurance coverage interpretation, policy formation, technical analysis of insurance contracts and agent, broker and insurer standards of conduct. Many of his assignments involve his negotiation and problem resolution skills and techniques, whether in a business setting or in the support of pending or actual litigation.
Mr. Deimling began his insurance career in 1970, upon his discharge from active duty with United States Air Force. He spent the next twenty three years associated with a family owned independent insurance agency, Globe Insurance Agency, Inc. eventually serving as president until 1993. As an insurance agent, he sold and serviced accounts from the smallest to large, both individual and commercial enterprises. He is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Ohio and a licensed Insurance Consultant in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Currently, he maintains an affiliation with agency as a principal and a member of the management team.
In 1989 he founded Globe Business Services, Inc a risk, insurance and management firm to provide consultative services to wealthy individuals, public and private concerns on a wide variety of insurance and management topics. This firm became the predecessor to Gregory G. Deimling and Associates.
Mr. Deimling received his CPCU Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation in 1976 and has a history of twenty years volunteer involvement at the national level. A member and past president of the Society’s Cincinnati Chapter, and a member of the CLEW Consultants, Legal, and Expert Witness Section, he has also served nationally as Secretary-Treasurer, regional vice president, East Central Region, national governor, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, and chairman of the Interest Sections Governing Committee and Budget and Finance Committee. In addition to earning the CPCU designation, Deimling also holds the AMIM Associate in Marine Management and ARM Associate in Risk Management designations from the Insurance Institute of America and is a graduate of the National Leadership Institute and an instructor for the Institute. He also maintains qualification in the Continuing Professional Development Program.
Mr. Deimling is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an insurance major. He received his Masters of Business Administration, majoring in Finance from Xavier University in 1980.
Additional professional affiliations include the national and Ohio Association of IIAA, the Risk Education Society, Cincinnati Insurance Board, and ACORD.
Greg Deimling has been a featured speaker and an accredited CE instructor at various insurance venues in the following areas:
- Commercial Property
- Flood Insurance
- General Liability
- Risk Management
- General Management Consulting
- Litigation management and mock trials
- The MCS 90 coverage
- Condominium insurance
- General property and casualty insurance topics
Paul is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
Immediately after college he joined the Safeco Insurance Companies as a Personal Lines Underwriter and then as Commercial Casualty Underwriting Trainee in Cincinnati Ohio. He spent 3 years with Safeco and progressed to a Senior Casualty Underwriter at Safeco before leaving to join Chubb.
He served as a Commercial Casualty Underwriter, Underwriting Manager, Regional Underwriting Manager and Branch Manager/Vice President in his 24 years at Chubb. These positions were in numerous Chubb offices in New Jersey, Chicago and Cincinnati.
Paul joined the Netherlands Insurance Companies in 1996 and restructured their Commercial Lines book in Indiana and returned it to profitability.
He joined Kemper in 1998 to head up the $300 Million+ KSA (Small Business Group) part of Kemper’s Business Customer Group. In 2001 he became President of the Professional Customer Division of Phico Insurance, a medical malpractice company.
For both Kemper and Phico a major part of his responsibility was to develop breakthrough new products and artificially intelligent underwriting systems.
Before becoming a principal in Malecki Deimling Nielander and Associates, LLC, Paul operated his own insurance consulting business, Paul B. Nielander and Associates for 9 years where he worked with numerous clients as an expert witness and designer of coverage and systems.
Paul Nielander has been a featured speaker and an accredited CE instructor at various insurance venues in the following areas:
- Insuring data
- Coverage for contractors
- Copyright and patent infringement
- Homeowners valuation
- Internet based artificially intelligent underwriting systems
- General property and casualty insurance topics
Our Senior Consultants
Joan Fitzsimmons has over thirty years experience in the insurance industry in policy rating, customer service and claims. She has been responsible for the supervision of policy issuance, commercial rating both liability and property as well as worker’s compensation and customer service. Joan’s customer service knowledge and skill set benefits clients in managing customer accounts and office management.
Joan has adjusted insurance claims under Homeowners, Farm/Ranch, Flood, Commercial Property and Third Party Liability policies. As a result, she has extensive coverage and policy forms knowledge to assist her clients in facilitating claims and identifying risks.
Joan has earned both the CPCU designation and the CLU designation. She is a licensed claim adjuster in Texas and Florida. Joan has been active in industry organizations serving in the role of chapter treasurer, president and chair of All-Industry day and nationally on committees of budget/finance and professional experience resource.
Pam began her insurance career with the U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Company in 1970 as a claim representative. She then joined Thomas E. Wood, Inc. in May 1972 where she was an Assistant Vice President and Claim Manager for the largest independent insurance agency in Cincinnati for nearly 30 years.
While with Thomas E. Wood, Inc., as a member of the management team, she and her staff of 6 employees handled claim activities for the top 100 accounts, developed customer service standards for the agency, served as an coverage consultant, resolved coverage disputes between the client and insurer, and instructed in house seminars on pending legal topics.
In 2002 Pam joined Insurance Claims Facilitators a newly established company owned by Thomas J. Klinedinst, Jr. prior President and CEO of Thomas E. Wood, Inc. ICF was merged with the Louis A. Hellming Company, an Insurance Consulting and Risk Management firm. There she specialized in full risk management of primary and secondary school districts, universities, public entities, municipalities, and manufacturers.
Pam became a Consultant with Malecki Deimling Nielander and Associates, LLC in January 2006 when they began handling the Louis A. Hellming Company clients. She has continued her risk management activities and added new clients.
Miss Gossett is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Ohio. She is also a Certified School Risk Manager. Professional affiliations include the Risk Education Society, Cincinnati Claim Association, and Cincinnati Insurance Board.
Thomas J. Klinedinst
Thomas J. Klinedinst, Jr. after graduating from Georgetown University began his insurance career in 1965 as a surety bond underwriter. In 1967 Tom joined a Cincinnati agency, Thomas E. Wood, Inc. During his career, Mr. Klinedinst became President, Chairman and CEO, and the agency grew to become one of the largest regional agencies in Tri State area.
Tom is a past President of the Cincinnati Insurance Board, a Director of the National Association of Casualty and Surety Agents, and President of Ohio CAP Insurance Co. Ltd., a Bermuda based reinsurance company. He also served as a National Consultant to Airport Operators Council International for 15 years.
In 2000, he retired from the brokerage business and acquired the Louis A. Hellming Company, a risk management and insurance consulting firm. In 2006 the Louis A. Hellming Company joined Malecki Deimling Nielander and Associates.
In addition to a distinguished business career, Mr. Klinedinst remains active in the greater Cincinnati community serving on numerous Boards and Charities. He has served as Chairman of the Franciscan Health System of the Ohio Valley and the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau. Further, he has served as a director of Star Bank, Firstar Bank, Employers Resource Association. Tom currently is involved as the Chairman, the Greater Cincinnati Arts Education Center, Archbishop’s Finance Council for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Xavier University and a member of the Franciscan Friars Finance Council as well as other local charitable organizations.
Donald S. Malecki | Principal, CPCU
1933 – 2014
Don is a principal of Malecki Deimling Nielander & Associates, LLC. an insurance, risk and management consulting firm in Erlanger, Kentucky. He also is president of Malecki Communications Company, publisher of Malecki on Insurance, a monthly newsletter on commercial insurance subjects. He has been in the insurance and risk management business for more than 48 years as a broker, claim consultant, consultant, supervising underwriter, teacher, and writer. Don is currently on the examination committee of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters; the Consultants, Legal and Expert Witness Section Committee of the Society of CPCU; and active member of the Society of Risk Management Consultants. He is past president of the Cincinnati Chapter of CPCU (1975) and past member of the Commercial Lines Industry Liaison Panel of the Insurance Services Office, Inc.
He was given the Standard Setter Award of the Society of CPCU in 1998, and the Insurance Professional of the Year by various insurance groups in the Cincinnati, Ohio area in 2004.
Don is the author and coauthor of 10 books, including three textbooks used in the CPCU curriculum. In addition to The Additional Insured Book (1991), two of his books, Insuring the Lease Exposure (1981) and The CGL Book (1986) were Cincinnati Chapter research projects. His latest book is The MCS-90 Book: Truckers Versus Insurers and the Government Makes Three (2004). Review more books written by Don.
Don is a graduate of Syracuse University, served four years with the U.S. Air Force and holds the Korean Service Medal.
Don Malecki has been a featured speaker and an accredited CE instructor at various insurance venues in the following areas:
- Gaps in Commercial Property Policies
- Evolution of Commercial General Liability
- Course of Construction Policies and Installation Floaters
- Contractual Liability, Additional Insured and Certificate of Insurance Issues
- Certificate of Insurance and Memoranda of Insurance
- Builders Risk and Wrap-Ups
- The Nuts and Bolts of Commercial Liability for Professionals
- Professional and Errors and Omissions Liability Exposures and Insurance
- Troublesome Property and Casualty Insurance Provisions
- Contractual Risk Transfer: Nots andBolts for the Insurance and Risk Management Professional
- The CGL Policy: Tips, Tricks and Other Essentials
- Additional Insured: Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t One?