26 Jan Katherine DedrickPartner, Childress Duffy, Ltd.
Ms. Smith Dedrick is a partner at Childress Duffy, Ltd, a law firm headquartered in Chicago. She is also one of the founding members of Risk Worldwide, LLC, a consulting company focusing on insurance matters for policyholders, with offices in the US, New Zealand and Australia. She has over 30 years of experience in insurance coverage and claim recovery matters. For the first 20 years of her career, Ms. Smith Dedrick worked as national coverage counsel for an insurance company in the U.S., and gained extensive knowledge about the industry, coverage matters, the resolution and payment of claims, captives and reinsurance. For the last 10 years she has worked solely with policyholders. Ms. Smith Dedrick is also an author and speaker focusing on motivating women. Her new book is titled, The 10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me.
In December of 2008, Ms. Smith Dedrick was honored by Business Insurance as one of its 2008 “Women to Watch” for her outstanding accomplishments in insurance and risk management. Katherine has written numerous publications and participated in many speaking engagements; the most recent in Dresden, Germany, where she spoke on Preparing For and Responding to Natural Catastrophes.
Listed below are just a few of the numerous publications she has written and speaking engagements in which she has participated.