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CRMP Governing Board

The California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) Governing Board provides independent oversight of CRMP's operations. The CRMP Board meets four times a year, meeting at either California Earthquake Authority (CEA) or Cal OES offices. 

Mitch Ziemer - Board Chair / CEA Insurance and Claim Director

Mitch Ziemer

Board Chair / CEA Insurance and Claim Director
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Mitch Ziemer is the Insurance and Claim Director of the CEA. With over 25 years of insurance industry experience with the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies, Mr. Ziemer managed development and implementation of nationwide strategic and tactical business plans to support regional objectives for growth, profit, and service for Fireman’s Fund homeowners and watercraft lines of business. Mr. Ziemer served as a member of the California FAIR Plan governing committee from 2005-2009; he also chaired the Committee. Mr. Ziemer now directs the CEA’s core insurance-business functions, including claims. Mr. Ziemer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences degree with a concentration in Economics.
Christina Curry - Vice Chair / Cal OES, Acting Chief Deputy Director

Christina Curry

Vice Chair / Cal OES, Acting Chief Deputy Director
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Currently the Acting Chief Deputy Director, Christina Curry was appointed by Governor Brown in 2012 and has held multiple positions for California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, including appointments as Assistant Director in 2005 and Deputy Director of Preparedness and Training in 2008. Ms. Curry’s areas of oversight include state-level Planning and Preparedness programs for all hazards. She also held multiple positions at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services from 1991 to 2001.
Alex Pal - CRMP Governing Board / Cal OES, Chief Counsel

Alex Pal

CRMP Governing Board / Cal OES, Chief Counsel
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Alex Pal is the Chief Counsel for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). He was appointed to this position by Governor Brown in 2018 and was reappointed by Governor Newsom in 2019. Prior to serving as Chief Counsel, Alex served in various attorney positions at Cal OES since 2013, including Assistant Chief Counsel and Senior Counsel. Alex has provided legal counsel to Cal OES on many disasters that have struck California, including 11 federally-declared Major Disaster Declaration events and nearly 100 state-only events for which the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency. Alex earned his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Dan Dyce, CPU RPA - CRMP Governing Board, Board Member

Dan Dyce, CPU RPA

CRMP Governing Board, Board Member
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Dan Dyce is a consultant specializing in residential earthquake claim handling. His forte is the ability to train claim adjusters on earthquake policy coverage and claim handling in a humorous and memorable way. For 14 years prior to 2015, he was the Claim Manager for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), the largest residential earthquake insurance company in the USA. In that capacity, he oversaw the earthquake claim handling of the 17 member insurance companies who take and process CEA residential earthquake claims. He was previously a claim manager with CIGNA insurance company where he supervised property claims in seven Western states. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University and has worked in the insurance industry his whole career. He has held positions in underwriting, insurance operations and claims. He is a CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) and a past president of Sacramento Valley Chapter of CPCU. He has also earned the RPA (Registered Professional Adjuster) designation. He has written articles for Claims Magazine as well as CPCU News. He is an accomplished public speaker and has given key note speeches on the topic of converting and investing TV time toward your own personal self-development. He has presented at the CPCU Annual Meeting and Seminars, and is a regular part of the earthquake coverage panel at PLRB's (Property Loss Research Bureau) Annual Claims Conference.

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