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History, Background and Interview information on
 Ron Alford

The DISASTER MASTER Ron Alford provides....

Solutions for people who suffer from  DISPOSOPHOBIA. The fear of getting rid of stuff.
One on one coaching services for Crisis in homes and offices
Personal and Corporate Contingency Planning and Risk Management Services
Consumer Insurance Education Workshops
Disaster Prevention - Management - Recovery Coaching
Financial Recovery Management for Insurance Victims
30 plus years of wisdom from helping thousands of clients recover from events.
One-on-one coaching services

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How to Keep the Fleas out of Your Insurance Security Blanket
Five important tips you need to know BEFORE you commence your insurance  claim.

    

    
     

   Ron Alford
       Consumer Advocate
    Professional Speaker, Author

 Home Base  New York City
 Speaking  Call 718 939 5800 
Interviews  Bradley Gallo 
 718 939-5800 x202
        
     Ron Alford, The Angry Consumer's  Advocate Speaking to a VP Claims
     In 1957 Ron Alford started his career in the crisis management business as team member in the United States Coast Guard. When disasters happened or the weather turned bad Alford and his team went to sea to search and rescue victims in the worst of circumstances.

Over the years as he grew and learned some difficult lessons from his clients Ron Alford received public, media and personal recognition and awards from the Prudential Insurance Company, Contractor of the Year from the Greater NY Contractors Council and in 1985 Businessman of the Year.

The Print Media such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Good Housekeeping, The Daily News, Mechanix Illustrated have written feature articles on Alford and his work. He has been interviewed on over 400 radio and TV shows as a subject matter expert and hosts like Janice Lieberman of CNBC "Steals and Deals", Ben Dover Dallas Am News, Regis and Kathy Lee Live, Nancy Glass,  Barry Farber, Charles Kuralt BET, NBC, CBS, ABC.  They have all made glowing remarks about him and his work to enlighten consumers.  Alford is the founder of DISASTER MASTERS (R) the oldest disaster prevention and recovery Firm in the USA. Today he is a Director and the lead project manager.

Alford provided 3 months of intensive lecturing for the Miami Children's Hospital at the University of Miami  following Hurricane Andrew where he taught victims and their families how to select and manage contractors and more importantly how to get insurers to pay legitimate claims base on what needed to be done, not what insurers thought that they should pay.

From those days to now, Alford is still in the business of saving people and organizations time, money and grief by using his 3+ decades of experience.

Alford, educates people to prevent serious stress, additional loss of dollars and time by making simple daily checks around them.

Alford's "get real"  recommendations to personally take charge of your possessions and life  started with his first book in 1988 and now Dr. Phil has become famous for the same methodology with personal issues.  After you have read Alford's books or attended one of his workshops, you will never see aggravation management and insurance companies in the same light.

Alford's message is simple. If you don't learn to manage your life and stuff, your stuff will manage you.

After helping several thousands of victims of fire, floods, hurricanes, car wrecks, and just stupid human errors, Alford provides insight and wisdom which is truly valuable and unique. He still focuses his skills to provide ordinary people with simple tools to avoid all sorts of stress.

Alford clearly demonstrates that yesterdays consumer training given by insurance agents and insurers is almost never in your best  interest.

The Point.  Who does the insurance company president call when his home has a flood or wind damage?

TV and Radio talk show hosts often refer to Alford as "The Professor of The College of Emergency Knowledge" or the Man with ThePlan.   His humor about this serious subject provides consumers with a fast start to relearn how to deal with stressful situations such as wrecks, disability, floods, injuries and even death claims. He also teaches large and small companies how to reduce the cost of insurance by being ProActive rather than reactive.

He teaches and preaches that people and companies are still using outdated or inappropriate risk management information so he invented a ProActive  strategy designed to reduce risk and insurance costs so that dollars can be use in better ways. He then shows principals in companies how to redesign their thinking and  systems to avoid out-of-course events which in turn creates more productivity and less downtime.

Ron's long term goal is to educate consumers on the critical issues that he has found  provide individuals and  companies with superior management capabilities as well as ensure better staff relationship.   

Alford's program " Think Before Insurance" Is new economic Information. It makes no financial sense to buy insurance unless you know how to collect the money. Alford sees the internet as a new way for insurers to continue to train consumers to fill out forms online to save money.

What good is a parachute that is filled with holes and has a few parts missing?

In today's fast world of change anyone who still believe that insurers and their Agents will come to their rescue are simply living in a dream. This new economy is causing insurers to be more stringent now than they have ever been. Alford is also a founding member of Consumers Against Insurance Abuse.

Each year millions are involved in car wrecks, hurricanes, explosions, disasters which occur to companies, celebrities and ordinary people.  Alford delivers to audiences who want to "get real" and be ProActive rather than wait till it hits the fan and then be force to learn from the "College of Emergency Knowledge" which is the most expensive tuition anywhere.

  
 
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