Claims College Graduates First Class

Was someone at your company the first to earn the Certified Claims Professional designation from CLM’s Claims College?

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The first professionals to successfully complete all three levels of a school in CLM’s Claims College have earned their CCP (Certified Claims Professional) designations. These professionals have shown their dedication to their careers and their continuing education. The CCP designation signifies that a professional is knowledgeable and experienced in their area of study and concentration.

Several hundred other professionals are on the path to earning their CCP designations in the coming years. Students must complete all three levels of a school to earn their CCP designation. The CCP designees and experienced claims professionals also can now choose to continue their studies and earn the Advanced Claims Professional (ACP) designation. Learn more about the Claims College and its eight schools of study at

Please join us in congratulating the following students:

AAA Northern CA, NV, Utah

•              Brett Peters, Senior Casualty Representative


•              Josh England, Claims Representative

•              Craig Freeberg, Claims Associate – Excess

•              Chris Haffner, Claims Representative

•              Lynn Menschenfreund, Senior Vice President, Claims

•              Michael Mulligan, Claims Representative

•              Pau, Presman, Claims Specialist

Affiliated Spartan Insurance

•             Jennifer Buoy, President

Ahold USA Retail

•              Bruce Astrachan, Manager, General Liability

•              Arlene DiCarlo, Senior GL Adjuster

•              Elizabeth, Hill, Sr. Claims Examiner

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

•              Sally Combs, Technical Director, Professional Liability Claims

•              Chris Salamone, Claims Quality Assurance Specialist

Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd.

•              Andrew Solyntjes, Claims Analyst

American Southern Insurance Company

•              Linda Mihyar, Claims Examiner


•              Ron Goldstein, SVP

APRI Group

•              Larry Goanos, President & Chief Underwriting Officer

Argo Group US

•              Kim Noble, SVP

Arrowpoint Capital

•              Robert Baer, Claims Executive

•              Jim Makarewicz, Litigation Director

Artex Risk Solutions, Inc

•              Ellen Sapp, Claims Advocate

Arthur J Gallagher

•              Luanne Funari, Area VP/ Director Claims Management

Ascent Medical Management Inc.

•              Eric Severson, CEO

Berkley Mid-Atlantic

•              Peter Sisserson, Director of WC Claims


•              Natasha Sumter, Claims Manager


•              Kiera Zimmer, Senior Claims Specialist – Property

Central Bancorp Insurance

•             Kris Marshek, Sr. Claims Consultant

CharterSafe JPA (CA Charter Schools JPA)

•              Susan Bedard, Risk and Claims Manager

Claims Management, Inc.

•              Jane Cummings, Workers Compensation Case Manager

•              Adela Daugherty, Worker’s Comp Case Manager

•              Jason Daugherty, Casualty Claims Education Manager

CNA Insurance

•             Anne Aamland, Claim Specialist

•              Michael Brennan, Lawyers Professional Liability Claim Consultant

•              Eric Hansen, Claims Specialist

•              Nathan Litzenberger, Claim Specialist

•              Eileen Margolin-Klein, Claims Specialist

•              Roberta Maynard, Claim Manager

•              James Popp, Claims Consultant

•              Thomas Smith, Claims Specialist

•              Morra Spritzer, Claim Consultant

•              Cleyvis Tucker, Assistant Vice President, Business Process Management

Colony Specialty Insurance

•              Mia Hargrove Mitchell, Claims Examiner

Community Association Underwriters of America, Inc.

•              Charles Spencer, Claims Specialist - Casualty

•              Jennifer Wojciechowski, Casualty Claims Manager

Cozen O’Connor

•              Anne Blume, Shareholder

Crum & Forster

•              Stanley, Greenspan, Director – Coverage

Deasey Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd.

•              Meghan Henry, Attorney

Erie Insurance

•              Philip, Snyder, Director- Field Litigation

Everest National Insurance Company

•              Laura Cornish, VP, Claim Technical Services and Litigation Management

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

•              Amanda Gress, Workers Compensation Claims Supervisor

Fisher Consulting Group, Inc.

•              Frederick Fisher, President

Five Guys Enterprises, LLC

•              Candace Johnston, Workers Compensation Specialist,

•              Brandeon Taylor, Risk Management Assistant

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

•              Martin Heller, Associate Attorney

Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

•              Laura Brettell, Sr. Claims Adjuster

•               Susan Brubaker, Sr. Claims Representative

•              Georgina Carasia, Claims Adjuster

•              Jenn Davis, Claims adjuster

•              Ashley Duffy, Claims Representative

•              Janice Estep, Sr. Claims Adjuster

•              Theresa Anne Faber, Senior Claims Adjuster

•              Velvet Freeman, Sr. Claims Adjuster

•              Shannon Gallagher, Senior Claims Adjustor

•              Cynthia Lamantia, Account Principal

•              Richard Luscher, Senior Claim Representative

•              Denise Miller, Sr. Claims Adjuster

•              Danielle Morrill, Claims Adjuster

•              Dawn Sloan, Senior Claims Representative

•              Patrick VanFleet, Sr. Claims

•              Donna Westervelt, Senior Claims Representative

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith

•              Autumn George, Attorney

Go Self Insured

•              Beverly Hanson, Senior Claims Adjuster

Hartford Financial Products

•              Wendy Millman, Claims Counsel

HCR ManorCare

•              Lisa Jurski, Director, Workers’ Compensation Programs

IFG Companies

•              Michael McMyne, Senior Vice President & Chief Claim Officer

League of Minnesota Cities

•              Derek Krause, Adjuster

•              Phil Trebatoski, Claims Adjuster

Markel Service, Incorporated

•              Jennifer Topolewski, Claims Examiner

Marriott International, Inc

•              Michael Caracoglia, Sr. Claims Administrator

Maverick Transportation, LLC

•              Carole Whitted-Ridgeway, Senior Claims Manager

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.

•              Brent Neumeyer, Attorney at Law

McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley

•              Eddie Fickling, Attorney,

•              Brandon Jones, Attorney, McKay

McMickle Kurey & Branch, LLP

•              Jonathan Kandel, Attorney

Melchiode Marks King LLC

•              James Reeves, Attorney,

Midlands Claim Administrators, Inc.

•              Mike Welsh, Vice President

Millers Mutual Group

•              Michelle Pazdan, Casualty Claims Rep III

Morley Builders

•              Michael Cabrea, Claims Manager

Network Adjusters, Inc.

•             Jennifer Zambrano, Senior Claim Specialist

Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

•              Jayne Spies, Claims Supervisor

OneBeacon Insurance Company

•              Mark Shrode, Team Lead

Ovation Brands

•              Brent Mortensen, Senior Risk Manager

Paradigm Outcomes

•              Chad Beneda, Vice President

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

•              Edward Niewinski, Casualty Claims Consultant

•              Louis Palmarini, Claims Examiner

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust

•              Debra Shore, Risk Management Attorney

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

•               Katherine Klimara, Insurance Coordinator

PURE Insurance

•              Eric Beban, Member Advocate

•              Craig Dickinson, Claims Analyst

•              Catherine Lugo, Claims Analyst

•              Venessa Perkins, Claims Analyst


•              K. Mark Davidson, AVP Senior Claims Manager

•              Keith Everhart, Litigation and Casualty Adjuster

•              Elijah Kellum, Claims Manager

•              Martha Kersey, Claims

•              Edith Wilson, Claims Specialist

•              Gerod Wilson, Claims Examiner

•              Lee Wright, AVP, Senior Claims Manager

RGA Claims Management, Inc.

•              Christopher Wixted, Executive General Adjuster

RiverStone Resources LLC

•              Kim Barber, Case Manager

•              Kristin Rowley, Case Manager

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers School of Law - Camden

•              Peggy DeFina, Executive Specialist, Management & Professional Services Claims

Safelite Glass

•              Jessica Harrison, Risk and Claims Analyst

Secrest Wardle

•              Sante S. Fratarcangeli, Attorney

•              Javon Williams, Attorney

Selective Insurance Company of America

•              Tara Kolk, CMS Supervisor

•              Eugene Lynch, Litigation Specialist

•              Nancy Noetzel, Litigation Supervisor

•              Margaret , Sherlock, VP and Regional Director of Staff Counsel

•              Christina Valenti, Complex Claims Specialist

•              Dawn VanHouten, Litigation Claims Technical Specialist

State Auto Insurance Companies

•              Veronika Johnson, Claims Adjuster

•              John Klump, Claims Compliance Specialist

Texas State Office of Risk Management

•              Todd Holt, Deputy Executive Director

Tyson Foods

•              Mary Fletcher, Senior Manager, Workers’ Compensation

•              Kim Young, Workers’ Compensation Adjuster

Union Standard Insurance Group

•              James Zaleski, Casualty Claims Manager

United Educators

•              Pamela Buchanan, Claims Analyst II

United Fire Group

•              Jennifer L. Miller, Litigation Claims Representative

Xcel Energy

•              Tatyana Dunagan, Risk Analyst

•              Tim Lightfoot, Workers’ Compensation Program Manager

XL Catlin

•              Lorraine Botello, Senior Claims Examiner

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Eric Gilkey

Eric Gilkey is vice president of content at the CLM, and serves as executive editor of CLM magazine, the flagship publication of the CLM.

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