AI/BLC Chief Operating Officer Earns CFF Credential

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Stephen Surace, CPA, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro, has achieved the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The CFF Credential is granted to qualified CPAs with significant business experience in the area of financial forensics.

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro

Stephen Surace, CPA, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro (AI/BLC), has achieved the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CFF Credential, established in 2008 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with demonstrated expertise and extensive professional experience in financial forensics.

The AICPA's CFF designation is only granted to members in good standing who possess significant business experience in the area of financial forensics and have completed a substantial amount of focused continuing professional education in forensic accounting. A Certified Public Accountant, Surace is a licensed public adjuster specializing in business interruption/extra expense insurance claims. He also has an extensive background in all accounting-related aspects of property damage insurance claims.

"Financial forensic accounting affects many aspects of our client's commercial insurance claims," said Surace. "I am pleased to be able to offer our clients an additional level of confidence in the services and technical expertise provided by Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro."

Surace is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is President of the Utica Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Accounting from Utica College of Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting from SUNY Institute of Technology.

About Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro
As the nation's premier disaster recovery consulting organization, Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro's focus is maximizing and expediting policyholder's financial recovery from property damage claims. For more than a century, AI/BLC has been guiding clients through the unpredictable territory of preparing and settling insurance claims. In 1985 Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result. Adjusters International is one of the nation's largest public adjusting organizations and a leader in disaster recovery services for FEMA's Public Assistance program. Public adjusters work on behalf of policyholders-not insurance companies-to prepare and settle their property damage claims. FEMA's Public Assistance program encompasses grants to eligible participants whose losses are not covered by insurance. AI's public adjusters and disaster recovery consultants work side by side, combining insurance and FEMA grants to achieve the best financial recovery for their clients. The company's in-depth knowledge of insurance adjusting and the FEMA Public Assistance program is a direct result of their management of claims resulting from the nation's most serious disasters. Adjusters International has handled such claims as those resulting from The Oklahoma City Bombing, Kuwait War Reparations stemming from Iraq's invasion, World Trade Center bombings and 9-11.

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro has New York offices in Albany, Springville, Syracuse, and Utica as well as Portland, Maine and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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