Robert A. Travis, CIRMS, CPIA
Risk Management Matters, LLC
Bartonsville, PA. 18321-0635
Robert formed Risk Management Matters, LLC in April of 2019 to address a void in the availability of consultants within the Community Association industry for Insurance and Risk
Management issues. Prior to forming Risk Management Matters, LLC Robert had been Vice President/Director of Marketing/ National Marketing Director/RegionaI Marketing Director for Community Association Underwriters (CAU) for more than 24 years, where he drew upon 41 years' experience in the commercial insurance industry. Robert has been the insurance agent for well over 1 ,500 community associations since 1986. He has been licensed in forty-four states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Robert has done consulting and educational work for Community Associations, Community Managers, Management Companies, Developers, Legislators and Insurance Professionals throughout the United States.
Prior to joining CAU Robert held various positions at Engle, Hambright & Davies (EH&D), C.M. Stauffer Insurance, Western Employers Insurance, Rasmussen Administrators, Crum & Forster Insurance and Continental Insurance.
In addition to his local community work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Pocono Family YMCA and the Pocono Mountain East All Sports Booster Club, Robert has been a very active volunteer member within his industry. He is a former member of both Community Associations' Institute's (CAI) National Board of Directors and their National Business Partners Council Board. Robert has served on his local CAI Chapter Boards for many years including serving as President for three separate terms. Most recently he was the President of the CAI Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter in 2013.
His work with CAI has been recognized, with Robert earning several awards including the CAI Chapter Distinguished Service to Communities Award in 2003, CAI Chapter Volunteer of the Year in 2000, CAI Council Business Partner of the Year in 2004 and the Robert H. Wise, Sr President's Award in 2014. Robert was also the recipient of the American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) Ace Innovator of the Year in 2001.
He has been a member of the Community Associations' Institute (CAI) National Faculty for 21 years teaching basic and advanced Insurance and Risk Management classes. He was named the CAI Educator of the year in 2001 and 2009. As an educator Robert also teaches classes that have been recognized by Departments of Insurance in twenty-one states for Continuing Education Credits for Insurance Agents. Robert also currently sits on the national board of the Foundation of Community Association Research.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. and he did his post-graduate work at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.