While most strive to stretch the envelope, Dick Goff says, "Why does it have to be an envelope?" Then he fashions an entirely new metaphoric delivery system with contents no one would have thought possible if all they could use was an envelope.
Creative innovation has been the guiding principle of Dick's professional life in the insurance industry. Since 1968 as producer, underwriter, manager and broker for firms in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chicago, and for the last 15+ years as a managing member of The Taft Companies, he has devised new and beneficial risk funding and management methodologies.
Dick is a highly respected professional on risk management issues and has held industry leadership positions as the co-chairman of ASAE's Board's Associate Member Committee's Technology Subcommittee; has sat on the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) National Workers Compensation Committee, on whose behalf he has testified to the U.S. Senate, and SIIA's Government Relations Committee; was instrumental in organizing an ART section; and is SIIA's past President and Chairman. He was a Founding Director of the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association, the Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia, and the Montana Captive Insurance Association, of which he is still a Director; and is the Founding Chair of the American Risk Retention Coalition’s Steering Committee. Dick is a Fellow of the Council on Litigation Management, a nonpartisan alliance committed to furthering the highest standards of litigation management, and sits on its Workers' Compensation Committee.
Dick has served on the Board of Directors of eMERGE, a 501(c)(3) organization, serving people with developmental disabilities who are in need of services in order to live a more meaningful and complete life. He is a past Trustee of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.
Dick is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is married, has a daughter, a son, a grandson and two granddaughters.