The Robert Troutt Humanitarian Award was presented by ProNet International, Inc. and Mr. Troutt's son, Mr. Travis Thacker to Michael A. Schlatman on April 25, 2009 in recognition for his outstanding contributions, continued support, and active involvement in the insurance industry, community, and country.
A former veteran of the USAF Air Police and former police detective in St. Louis County municipalities, Mr. Schlatman owns and operates Fire Consulting & Case Review International, Inc. Just a few of his many accomplishments include being a former member of MO/KS Anti-Vehicle Crime Association and Past President of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
Mr. Schlatman was a delegation member and teaching delegate for the IAAI in the People's Republic of China and host to the Chinese Fire Delegation of the four-city tour in the USA. Additionally, he was on the Executive Committee for the Eastern Kansas Multi-County Task Force, was the first Private Industry Chairman for the Kansas City Arson Task Force, Director of the Kansas City Metro Insurance Fraud task Force, and former Director of the Missouri Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. More recently, Mr. Schlatman was the co-editor of Fire and Arson Investigator, the official publication of the IAAI and is also the past President and Director of the Kansas Chapter of the IAAI.
In 2002, Mr. Schlatman was elected to the Second VP position of the IAAI, became First VP in 2003, and became President of the IAAI in 2005. He is the Past Chairman of the IAAI Ethical Practices and Grievances Committee, responsible for the completion of training entitled Ethics for Fire Investigators Course. In 2006, Mr. Schlatman was appointed to chair the IAAI Expert Witness Testimony Revision Committee.
In 2008, Mr. Schlatman was elected to become the first VP of ProNet International Gifts & Scholarships and has been instrumental, supportive, and very active in helping to build a charitable organization whose noble cause is to assist US Military Veterans and their families accomplish their academic and professional goals.
Mr. Schlatman continues to serve his profession, his community, and his country with pride, dignity, compassion and a true sense loyalty.