2/7/2012

Secret Ingredients

We count among the CLM ranks a wide range of talent, including an admiralty law-focused attorney who previously helmed a 100-ton vessel.

By Eric Gilkey

Ditching a recipe and cooking from the gut is a dicey proposition. You can end up with a dish worth exalting or a half-baked wreck.

Putting together the first issue of Claims Management required an original recipe with three ingredients: a vision, a talented staff, and the CLM membership. To see it emerge from the oven fully cooked—as some of us did on a visit to the magazine’s printing press last month—was an unrivaled feeling of accomplishment. However, it’s the diners’ reviews that count, not the chefs’. Here is what a few of you thought:

“Congratulations on a great publication; it’s a great read, with great information on a number of important topics.”

“I’m a guy from the big city, New York, and I know first class when I see it. You have created a first-class publication and there is no doubt in my mind that this will be the top magazine in the insurance industry in the very near future.”

Those previously mentioned harmonic ingredients once again mixed to produce this month’s cover story on the Costa Concordia. We count among the CLM ranks a wide range of talent, including an admiralty law-focused attorney who previously helmed a 100-ton vessel. Former Captain Kathleen Carr and her two associates worked quickly to provide an analysis of this appalling disaster, and showed once again that CLM is a diversity buffet. We’re all smarter and more sated because of it.

Thanks for reading, and bon appétit.



Eric Gilkey is executive editor of CLM Magazine, a publication of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. He may be reached at 513-273-8025, eric.gilkey@TheCLM.org.

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