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Bob Kowalski

Bob Kowalski

Columbus, OH 43026


OH 43026

I work as a Wildfire Catastrophe Risk Manager for a Fortune 100 property insurance provider. My job centers on managing and monitoring the wildfire risk across the U.S. and working to provide wildfire mitigation information to our members and agents – helping to make their homes and businesses more resilient to wildfire. I provide risk assessment and defensible space consultation for our members.

I am a member of NFPA and serve on the Technical Committee for Wildland and Rural Fire Protection. The committee is responsible for NFPA 1141, 1142, and 1144.

I also work closely with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) on wildfire topics, and serve as a member of their Residential Committee.

In September 2015 I participated on the pilot for the USFS- Community Mitigation Assistance Team assigned to the Chelan Complex Wildfire in the state of Washington.