SACRAMENTO – The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and California Association of Fraud Investigators (CAFI) offer a warm congratulations and best wishes to CSLEA Director and CAFI President Bruce Todd as he retires from more than 19 years of service as a California Department of Insurance (CDI) special investigator.
Upon retiring, Todd will also say goodbye to his post as a director on the CSLEA Board and as president of CAFI, both of which he served for three years. In addition, Todd served on the CAFI Board for 12 years and has been a licensed private investigator since 1992.
“It was an honor and pleasure being part of such a professional Board. I have fond memories of my work with the other CAFI and CSLEA Board members and am confident that they will continue to strongly represent our members,” said Todd. “I am proud of the voice I provided for the CDI Investigators to CSLEA in our efforts to solve workplace issues, introduce legislation and input on collective bargaining. I also am glad that as president of CAFI I was also able to represent the other 14 State agencies that fall under CAFI.”
“Bruce’s commitment to his CAFI members and all members of CSLEA has been second to none,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “He has spent countless hours representing members and fighting the good fight for benefits, wages, and retirement security. CSLEA thanks Bruce for his passion, dedication and service. We will miss working with him and receiving his valuable insight. We wish him the very best in his retirement, he has definitely earned it!”
As a union representative and leader, Todd has testified at the negotiations table, met with legislative leaders, considered political endorsements, participated in Joint Labor Management Meetings, and held union meetings at workplaces throughout California.
As a CDI special investigator, Todd conducted criminal and administrative investigations of premium theft and violations of the insurance code committed by agents and unlicensed carriers and individuals. These included investigations of elder financial abuse including inappropriate sales of annuities and life policies. In addition, he was responsible for investigating illegal activity committed by public adjusters and bail agents. He also served as a member of the CDI Computer Forensics Team.
Todd began his career in law enforcement with the CDI in 2002. Prior to that, he had more than 20 years working in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster, both for independent adjusting firms and insurance companies.
Daniel Schmidt, criminal investigator with the Employment Development Department (EDD), will be the acting president of CAFI effective October 1, 2021 until the CAFI Board formally elects new officers at their next Board meeting which is scheduled for December, 2021. Daniel may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.