Consumer Business Enhancement Session in Gurnee

Paul Tait has a passion for the home school community.  He is retired after spending 18 years at Christian Liberty.  He is organizing a workshop series designed for High School students and their teaching adult.  The workshops will focus on consumer business issues that he feels are applicable for “real life” training.

The details of this workshop are listed below.

The Veritas Center invites

high school age home schoolers and their teaching parents to a


Saturday, June 26th at 1:00pm.

The speaker will be Frank O’Connell who has 40 years experience in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance industry.  He has held five Senior management positions both marketing and underwriting of commercial accounts with a major insurance carrier.  He retired in 1994 and then worked three years as a consultant conducting underwriting examinations of insurance companies for an East coast reinsurer.  Frank holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Designation which is awarded only after completion of five years of studies and examinations.  He will discuss the personal automobile and Homeowners policies as well the purpose of insurance and its regulation by the state insurance departments.

A question and answer period will follow in which current events, government’s policies/actions as well as hidden and unintended consequences may be discussed.

The goal of this, and future sessions, will be to better prepare students for civic responsibilities and challenges while maintaining personal time and fiscal stewardship in accordance with biblical teaching.

Teaching parents are urged to attend so they can better integrate the materials presented with their academic studies and discussions.

Mr. O’Connell has graciously waived the standard speaker fees and is willing to take whatever funds are raised after covering the expenses at the Center.

Suggestions are requested for future sessions which will be announced over the next few months.

Please RSVP to: Please provide Participant first and last names, address, and phone number.

Please refer any questions about the series to:

Paul Tait   847-298-6595 or

Please register by June 22.