On Thursday, April 26, Franklin & Prokopik (F&P) principal Tamara Goorevitz co-presented the second Robert T. Franklin Award to Stephen Winborn of National Interstate Insurance Company at the DRI Trucking Conference in Chicago, Il. The Award is named in honor of Bob Franklin, co-founder of F&P and founder of the DRI Trucking Law Committee, who passed away in November of 2013. The nominations are judged based on commitment to the trucking industry, education of the industry, and loyalty to the industry, aiming to select an individual who is a true champion of the trucking industry, as was Bob.
The 2018 recipient, Stephen Winborn, is the Senior Vice President of Claims and Risk Management for National Interstate, a nationwide premier provider of traditional insurance and innovative alternative risk transfer products. Steve has been involved in the defense and operation of insurers and transportation companies for over 25 years, and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career.
The first Robert T. Franklin Award was received by Judy Burckhalter of Old Dominion Freight Line in 2016 and will be given by DRI’s Trucking Law Committee at their biannual seminars, which will next occur in 2020.