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Ronald A. Cuccaro, SPPA

Executive Chairman

Mr. Cuccaro is the founding president, and he currently serves as Executive Chairman of Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation and its family of companies.

More than 30 years ago, Ron worked to bring together the best regional public adjusting firms to form Adjusters International, a corporation with the capacity to react to widespread natural disasters with the highest level of resources and professional expertise and a core commitment to its clients for excellence and integrity.

Adjusters International has provided disaster recovery assistance resulting from the Mexico City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles earthquakes; 1993, 1997, and 2008 floods in the Midwest; and every hurricane to have struck the U.S. and Caribbean since 1985. Cuccaro coordinated the team of Adjusters International professionals named to the Governor’s Task Force on Damage Assessment for Oklahoma City following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building; coordinated Adjusters International’s role as consultants to the Government of Kuwait with respect to war reparation claims submitted to the United Nations; and led the Adjusters International consulting teams that assisted the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey following both the 1993 and the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

In 2016 Cuccaro coordinated Adjusters International’s acquisition of Tidal Basin to offer diverse comprehensive Disaster Preparedness and Recovery services to clients, both pre-and post-disaster.

The merger of the two companies was followed by the organization of their parent company, Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation.

Ron is the author of the Adjusting Today article titled, ‘Expecting the Unexpected Part of the Unexpected: Surviving Disasters – Natural or Otherwise’ and was featured as an expert panelist on the Property Insurance Roundtable podcast in the corresponding episode based on his article.


  • B.S., Contracting & Construction, Utica College

Disaster Experience

  • New York – New Jersey Port Authority – 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 1995 Bombing
  • New York – New Jersey Port Authority – 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
  • Government of Kuwait, Kuwait City – 1991 Gulf War Reparations

Professional Involvement

Cuccaro is certified as a Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) by the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA). He is a past president of the Association, and has served as a member of the Professional Certification Committee and as Professional Education Chairman.

Cuccaro is the publisher of Adjusting Today, a technical publication on property insurance claims with a distribution of approximately 37,000, and Disaster Recovery Today, a technical newsletter that focuses on processes related to the FEMA Public Assistance Program, with a distribution of approximately 15,000.

He has given numerous lectures and conducted seminars in disaster preparedness for various organizations. He graduated from Utica College in 1966, majoring in Contracting and Construction, and in 2007 was elected to the Alumni Hall of Distinction by the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities. He also served as Chairman of Utica College’s Board of Trustees.

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