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Donald Bieda

Vice President

412-794-8070 (Work)
412-459-8183 (Mobile)
215 Allegheny Ave, Suite 210
Oakmont, PA 15139

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Donald M. Bieda has more than 40 years of professional experience in the surety industry while employed by various surety companies in several positions, including Surety Bond Claim Specialist, Western US Surety Claim Manager, Worldwide Surety Claim Supervisor, and Assistant Vice President-Global Head of Surety Claims.

As a surety claim employee, Don has handled large complex multiple project defaults including but not limited to, wastewater treatment plants, hydroelectric dams, federal detention centers, hospitals, schools, rapid transit systems both domestically and internationally, underground utility, multi-family housing, hi-rise housing, tunnels, highways, office buildings, subdivisions, and hotels.

Don has drafted and negotiated surety completion agreements, takeover agreements, prepared exposure analysis, maintained internal cash flow projections, evaluated and negotiated payment bond claims, prepared corporate exposure reports to corporate management, supervised surety claim counsel both internally and externally and managed surety claim departments.

Don has acted as an Arbitrator and has been qualified as an expert providing testimony at trial and mediation in the areas of surety claim handling.