Andrew Castaldi is now an independent consultant who provides insurance executives, state oﬃcials, NGOs and solopreneurs with insights on how to solve a variety of complex problems surrounding the economic, physical, regulatory, delivery, and political aspects of natural hazard insurance, reinsurance, and consumer resilience. His resume spans four decades of senior level experiences within the insurance, reinsurance, and catastrophe risk consulting industries where he worked in a variety of roles including underwriting, operations, catastrophe risk management, capital markets, residual markets, legislator/regulator relationships, consumer groups, and NGOs. In addition Andy also runs photography workshops modelsandlandscapes.com.
Andrew has been quoted in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, PBS, NPR, CNN and many insurance trade publications. He is known for his honesty, integrity, and knowledge while doing so in an easy to comprehend manner. He has provided testimony to both federal and state legislative bodies, government agencies, and regulators on a variety of topics. He has been the technical advisor on a number of state and federal tasks forces looking into the residual markets, insurance costs, and consumer needs. He has authored or co-authored publications on natural disasters, held board positions or collaborated with NIBS, IBHS, RAA, AGU, CEA, PERILS, The
Nature Conservatory, USFS, The Hurricane Center, World Bank, UN, NGOs, ISCM, NCAR, numerous universities, and state regulators. He was a founder of the International Society of Catastrophe Modelers (ISCM), was the ﬁrst architect of the RAA Catastrophe Modeling Workshop, and has done numerous presentations on topical issues here and abroad.