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 Deimling 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 Kentucky. 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.
Craig is a Senior Consultant in Malecki Deimling Nielander & Associates, LLC.
He has enjoyed a wide variety of role since joining the insurance industry in 1977. Craig founded an independent insurance agency from scratch and operated it successfully for nineteen years. He also served State Auto Insurance Companies in Columbus, Ohio as a commercial insurance production underwriter, the manager of all underwriting and sales operations in a major Midwestern state, and the leader of commercial product development in State Auto’s corporate commercial staff underwriting division.
Craig has also been an active insurance teacher for over thirty-five years. Besides leading the technical coverage component of State Auto’s award-winning “PaceSetter” program for new producers for many years, he has also made commercial insurance presentations for the annual meeting of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies; the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ Commercial Lines Seminar; the Insurance Journal/Academy of Insurance; the Indiana State University Networks Financial Institute; the Insurance Board of Northern Ohio; the Federation of Insurance Women of Texas; The National Alliance; and PIA affiliates in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and South Carolina. His article on data breach exposures and solutions for small business was published in The Standard, the monthly New England insurance journal, in January, 2015.
He has appeared as expert witness at trial and in deposition in multiple legal actions involving commercial insurance coverage, including disputes involving Commercial Property, Commercial General Liability, the Businessowner Policy, Commercial Auto, Garagekeepers Insurance, and Commercial Umbrella. He has also worked with multiple law firms as coverage expert in the defense of errors and omissions actions against insurance agents.
Craig is a graduate of Indiana University, a U.S. Navy veteran, and an Eagle Scout. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), a member of The Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and its Coverage, Litigators and Expert Witness (CLEW) Interest Group. He is past president of Grand Lake Chapter of The Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and past president of Underwriting Executives Council. He is currently an associate member of the American Association of Insurance Management Consultants.
Besides the CPCU, Craig has also earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI), Associate in Commercial Underwriting – Management (AU-M), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM), and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) professional designations awarded by The Institutes. He has earned The Institutes’ “Award for Academic Excellence” for both the AMIM and ASLI designation programs. In 1996, Craig become the first recipient of The Jack V. Hedges “Instructor of the Year” Award presented by PIA of Ohio.
Prior to joining Malecki Deimling Nielander & Associates, Craig operated Andrews Risk Advisory, LLC, a consultancy founded in 2016 to provide expert witness services to law firms and coverage form expertise to property-casualty insurers and agencies.
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?