|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.
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
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
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
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.