THE MAGELLAN GROUP, INC. was founded in 1991 as a full-service consulting firm offering technical support to the insurance, business and legal communities. We offer qualified independent advice in the areas of risk management, litigation support and organization development. Our mission is to help individual and corporate clients solve problems, make informed decisions and discover their full potential.
George E. Krauss, D.Ed., CPCU, CLU, ChFC, ARM is President of THE MAGELLAN GROUP, INC. Dr. Krauss holds a B.S.B.A. from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. and D.Ed. in adult education from The Pennsylvania State University. His academic research has centered on how insurance practitioners learn and develop in their practice setting. His insurance career includes a wide range of positions at both agencies and companies with experience in the sales, marketing, underwriting and claim fields. Dr. Krauss holds the professional designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Associate in Risk Management (ARM) from The Institutes, and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from The American College. He is a former board member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, former board member of the Pittsburgh Life Underwriters Association (NAIFA), past president of the Allegheny Chapter of CPCU and former National Governor of the East Central Region of the CPCU Society.
In addition to his academic background, Dr. Krauss is an active member of the insurance educational community. He is a frequent instructor at various colleges and insurance education associations. He has also acted as an expert witness and consultant in over 300 legal cases involving various aspects of insurance agent, broker and insurance company practices as well as policy interpretation. He has authored numerous insurance reference manuals including Homeowners Analysis, Personal Auto Analysis, Dwelling Policy and Personal Umbrella Policy and the Businessowners Policy Guide. In addition, his property casualty, life, accident and health and public adjusting study manuals are the most widely used source of producer and adjuster licensing preparation in Pennsylvania.