Donald W. Bendure has an M.B.A. in corporate finance from the University of Dallas. The emphasis is on treasury operations, mergers and acquisitions, forecasting and planning, and arbitrage pricing models for risk assessment.
B.A. in chemistry, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX.
Quantum Leap Solutions, Houston, TX
2000 to present - Commercial insurance consulting, including underwriting for commercial and professional liability and expert witness services nationwide.
Robert Hughes Associates, Inc., Richardson, TX
1996 to present - Associate and independent consultant for matters pertaining to risk management, insurance, and insurance litigation support.
TIG Insurance Co., Inc., Irving, TX
1998 to 2000 - Assistant Vice-President and Product Manager for the National Support Center’s umbrella, excess casualty, and professional lines. Responsibilities included field office audits, audit and underwriting standards, oversight, and product development for umbrella, excess, and professional lines of insurance.
1997 to 2000 - Assistant Vice-President for TIG (Bermuda) Ltd. Formed and implemented the first liability offshore captive-based risk transfer for TIG excess casualty accounts countrywide. Completed legal and administrative start-up processes and profitably placed business through the new captive market through controlled access for TIG accounts worldwide.
1994 to 1998 - Underwriting Manager for umbrella and excess liability lines production for the National Support Center. Clients targeted within the Fortune 2000 companies. Successfully implemented numerous training and development seminars and workshops. Coordinated contract wording and coverage enhancements, treaty reinsurance, capacity utilization, underwriting standards, development and implementation of underwriting authority, audit standards, and underwriting audit reviews for offices countrywide.
1993 to 1994 - Executive Underwriter for the Dallas Region’s umbrella and excess liability lines. Marketing responsibilities included production from wholesalers, retailers, and national brokerage houses, primarily in Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta.
American International Group, Dallas, TX
1992 to 1993 - Regional Casualty Manager with Commerce and Industry for liability lines on environmentally sensitive accounts. Coordinated casualty coverage with pollution liability exposures. Successfully grew department, gross revenue, and profitability and developed personnel.
1991 to 1992 - Senior Underwriter for AI Global (American International Underwriters - AIU) for global casualty insurance and risk management programs. Implemented U.S. domestic underwriting operations for global accounts.
RFC Intermediaries, Inc., Dallas, TX
1989 to 1991 - Vice-president and Branch Manager for reinsurance and structured settlement annuity operations. Introduced alternative risk and finite risk programs.
1984 to 1989 - Assistant Vice-president and broker for reinsurance products. Spearheaded risk retention and risk purchasing groups.
CIGNA Special Risk Facilities, Dallas, TX
1981 to 1984 - Account executive dealing with national and multinational accounts for casualty risk management programs. Established oil and gas underwriting unit for Dallas Region.
Hartford Group of Insurance Companies, Dallas, TX
1980 to 1981 - Casualty underwriter for a broad range of primary programs. Umbrella specialist and training supervisor for underwriter trainees.
Sentry Group of Insurance Companies, Dallas, TX
1977 to 1980 - Commercial lines and large account underwriting for property and casualty accounts. Product liability and Advanced Property Underwriting specialist.
American Institute of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Continuing Professional Development
Society of CPCU - Coverage, Litigators, Educators & Witnesses Interest Group
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU)
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
Global Risk Management Institute - RIMS Fellow (RF)
Canadian Risk Management Designation (CRM)
International Center for Captive Insurance Education
Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI)
Vermont Captive Insurance Association
Insurance Institute of America
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
International Risk Management Institute
Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
Forensic Expert Witness Association
Court Certified Mediator in Texas
Sigma Iota Epsilon, National Honorary Graduate Business Fraternity
Publications and References
Available upon request.
Last revised: January 1, 2023