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Designation helps clients of hazard insurance claims provider meet their DEI goals

October 11, 2022  —  San Diego, CA — Rutledge Claims Management, Inc. (RCM), a leading provider of hazard insurance claims management for the mortgage industry, announced its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“We are proud to receive our WBENC certification, as it symbolizes our strong commitment to being an industry leader in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said RCM Chief Executive Officer Allison Rutledge. “As a WBENC-certified business, I look forward to helping our clients and business partners meet their own DEI goals while accessing our world-class claims management services. I’m also eager to build relationships with other woman-owned businesses and help expand opportunities for future women leaders and entrepreneurs.”

RCM is a nationwide provider of hazard claims management services for mortgage servicers and investors, including dispute resolution, negotiations, loss draft, and other services.

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

“As man-made and natural disasters that are typically covered under hazard insurance continue to grow, today’s mortgage lenders and servicers face great uncertainty when it comes to protecting their assets,” Rutledge added. “With our new WBENC certification, our clients are able to leverage our decades of expertise in claims management to meet these challenges and support diversity and equity at the same time.”

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 About Rutledge Claims Management (RCM)

Formerly known as The Law Offices of Thomas W. Rutledge, Rutledge Claims Management, Inc. (RCM) provides world-class hazard claims management services to mortgage servicers and investors nationwide. Along with Vester & Associates, Attorneys at Law, RCM offers claims management, dispute resolution, negotiations, regulatory compliance, litigation monitoring, loss draft and other support services. RCM is based in San Diego, California. For more information, visit  


About WBENC:

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit