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Let's Get Surety

By: National Association of Surety Bond Producers
  • Summary

  • If you have ever gone to a school or a park, attended a large sporting event, rode on a bus, driven on a highway, bought imported goods, or sent a wire transfer, you have been protected by the surety product. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month Kat Shamapande, the host of Let's Get Surety will be joined by fun co-hosts and exciting and engaging guests who will share their stories, insights, and expertise on the world of surety and how it affects our everyday lives! If you are interested in learning more about surety and surety bonds, this is the podcast for you!
    2022 National Association of Surety Bond Producers
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Episodes
  • #110 Unlocking the Mysteries of Surety Bonds for Owners and Other Decision-Makers
    Apr 9 2024

    On this episode of Let’s Get Surety®, we talk with Corban Enns of Gallagher Affinity Insurance Solutions, shedding light on the complexities of working with state agencies and navigating through the nuances of bonding. Corban shares his journey getting into surety, discusses the CSBS and NMLS, and addresses the confusion about the surety product that you might encounter. Most importantly he shares stories and insight on how to be proactively advocating for the benefits and significance of the surety product with owners and obligees. Join us as we uncover the secrets to successful collaboration and advocacy in the world of surety.

    With special guest:

    Corban Enns, Area President & Director of Surety, Gallagher Affinity Insurance Solutions

    Hosted by:

    Kat Shamapande, Director, Professional Development, NASBP and Mark McCallum, CEO, NASBP

    Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Surety!

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    31 mins
  • #109 Decoding Customs Bonds
    Mar 26 2024

    Are you familiar with customs bonds? On this episode of Let’s Get Surety®, we welcome John Sheppard, of C.A. Shea and Company, to share his expertise in this specialized area of the surety industry. John provides insight into common terms, and bond types, and defines who qualifies as an importer. He also explains the role and guarantees of a customs bond, including cover for duties, taxes, and fees and compliance with federal regulations. From traveling abroad to enforcing intellectual property rights, you'll learn the surprising instances where customs bonds come into play. Get more information on NASBP's Commercial Surety School Level 1 and Level 2 classes, view the NASBP Virtual Seminar titled, "Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duty: An Overview" and the recent blog post on customs guidelines updates.

    With special guest:

    John J. Sheppard II, Executive Vice President, C.A. Shea & Company, Inc.

    Hosted by:

    Kat Shamapande, Director, Professional Development, NASBP and Mark McCallum, CEO, NASBP

    Sponsored by Merchants Bonding Company!

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    33 mins
  • #108 Pursuing the CCIFP Credential
    Mar 12 2024

    Have you ever considered getting a CCIFP? On this episode of Let’s Get Surety®, we are joined by Damien Strohmier, CCIFP of DSP Insurance Services as we explore the value of the CCIFP certification and how it can give producers, underwriters, and CPAs a competitive edge in the construction industry. We discuss the certification, its components, and what it means to earn your CCIFP, as well as the cost to take and maintain this certification. Check out the Surety Bond Quarterly article, "Certification Savvy" for more CCIFP stories, and find out more about the CCIFP!

    With special guest:

    Damien Strohmier, Surety Bond Producer, DSP Insurance Services

    Hosted by:

    Kat Shamapande, Director, Professional Development, NASBP and Mark McCallum, CEO, NASBP

    Sponsored by Merchants Bonding Company!

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    18 mins

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