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    Rhonda Grant Named Top Ten Lobbyist Rhonda Grant Named Top Ten Lobbyist

    Rhonda Grant Named Top Ten Lobbyist

Rhonda Grant Named Top Ten Lobbyist

Washington, D.C. Political Insider an underground watchdog newsletter reporting on the truth and positive within the political process recently named Rhonda Grant as a top ten individual multi-client lobbyist in Michigan. The political publication surveyed legislators directly for fair and creditable  results. Based on those results they have released  the Top Ten Individual Mulit-Client Lobbyists, Multi-Client Lobbying Firms, Association Lobbyists and Associations. Grant Consulting Group continues to provide incomparable strategic and tactical guidance on critical issues confronting business and industry. Taking a 21st century approach, Grant Consulting Group has firmly established themselves in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols across the country as trusted advocates representing large financial services companies, non-profit entities, insurance companies, burgeoning technology firms, modeling and simulation companies, engineering firms, private land developers, architectural firms, energy companies and trade associations.

By |March 22nd, 2011|Blog, News|Comments Off
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    Florida Works to Address Property Insurance Crisis “Moving the Market Forward” Florida Works to Address Property Insurance Crisis “Moving the Market Forward”

    Florida Works to Address Property Insurance Crisis “Moving the Market Forward”

Florida Works to Address Property Insurance Crisis “Moving the Market Forward”

Orlando, Florida The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation yesterday hosted a Public Symposium to generate reasonable ideas and solid recommendations for stabilizing, improving and growing the private Property Insurance marketplace in the State of Florida. Entitled “Moving the Market Forward,” the Symposium was held concurrently with the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC) Fall National Meeting with the intent of bringing together thought leaders from the academic community as well as those directly involved in the underwriting and financing of catastrophic risk in Florida. Dr. Ray Spudeck of Spudeck Consulting, LLC coordinated the meeting with Florida OIR Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty to examine the current state of and outlook for the residential and commercial property insurance markets in the state.  “In light of the property insurance crisis that Florida has experienced in recent years, regulators, industry and academia must come together to identify appropriate solutions to ensure not only the solvency of companies participating in the market but also broad and affordable access for Florida consumers,” said Dr. Spudeck. The Symposium included special sessions to address topical areas including Rates, Rating Laws and the Insurance Contract; Reinsurance Capacity, Stability and Alternative Risk Transfer Techniques; Role of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance and; The State and Outlook for the Residential and Commercial Property Insurance Markets. In his opening remarks, Commissioner McCarty noted, “Florida’s property insurance market is wholly unique and adequately calculating and addressing the catastrophe risk each property insurer has in this state is challenging.  Efforts to ensure a robust and stable private insurance marketplace are my number one priority.” Recommendations identified in the Moving the Market Forward Symposium will be issued in a report authored by Dr. Spudeck for the […]

By |October 22nd, 2010|Blog, News|Comments Off
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    Grant Consulting Group Expands Grant Consulting Group Expands

    Grant Consulting Group Expands

Grant Consulting Group Expands

Lansing, MI Grant Consulting Group today announced an increased presence in Tallahassee, Florida and Washington, DC.  The seven-year-old government and public affairs consulting firm founded in Lansing, Michigan by Rhonda Grant has expanded locations, personnel and focus to meet the demands of clients and new markets.  The group’s reputable financial services practice has further broadened expertise into the defense, energy, technology and education fields. Dr. Ray Spudeck joins Grant Consulting Group as an affiliate organization based out of Tallahassee, Florida.  Dr. Spudeck brings a strong regulatory background from experience with the Securities Valuation Office in New York, many years with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and as the Chief Economist for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Sean Grant joins Grant Consulting Group in the new Washington, DC location on Capitol Hill.  As Vice President, Sean will play a key role at Grant Consulting Group, providing defense, technology and energy clients with strategy guidance that is informed by in-depth experience working with governments at the international, federal, state and local levels. Prior to founding Grant Consulting Group, Rhonda Grant headed the government, public and investor relations for Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Prudential Portfolio Managers of America.  While the firm’s initial focus was financial services, today Grant Consulting Group represents a wide range of organizations from large financial services companies, non-profit entities, insurance companies, burgeoning technology firms, modeling and simulation companies, engineering firms, private land developers, architectural firms, energy companies and trade associations. After years of leading the financial services industry Rhonda Grant noted the additions to the firm, “Will strengthen our business model of positioning our clients to achieve high-impact results working with the government.”  In addition to new locations and staff, […]

By |October 13th, 2010|Blog, News|Comments Off

Grant Consulting Group Adds Former Chief Financial Services Regulator

Dr. Raymond Spudeck, Chief Economist for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR) and top regulator in the international regulatory reform debate, is leaving his post at FLOIR and will be opening a consulting firm. His firm will be affiliated with Grant Consulting Group, LLC, a multi-client government relations firm with offices in Washington DC and Lansing, Michigan. His office will be located in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to his role and responsibilities with FLOIR, Dr. Spudeck has been an active leader within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) initiatives, and has been a key representative for US insurance in the global regulatory reform effort within the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and as one of the US insurance sector representatives at the Joint Forum. Dr. Spudeck has also served as a technical expert for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on issues of regulatory standards compliance and catastrophe risk. In 2009, the NAIC awarded Dr. Spudeck their highest individual honor, The Robert Dineen Award, for being the nation’s top insurance regulator. A former university professor, Dr. Spudeck taught finance, economics and statistics at the masters and doctoral level. Dr. Spudeck earned his Ph.D. in Finance at Texas Tech University and his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas-El Paso. Upon hearing of Dr. Spudeck’s intention to leave the Department, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty expressed his deepest gratitude for Dr. Spudeck’s leadership and contribution to state, federal and global financial services regulatory initiatives. “Dr. Spudeck has provided invaluable service, not only to this Office and the people of Florida, but also to the national and especially international financial regulatory debate,” said Commissioner McCarty, adding “While we will miss his talent, dedication and […]

By |October 12th, 2010|Blog, News|Comments Off