People News: EagleView, Vanguard Claims Administration, Arbella

EagleView Promotes Cook to Oversee Insurance Claims and Underwriting Technology

EagleView Technologies, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government, insurance and commercial sectors, has promoted Kenneth Cook, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, to senior vice president of EagleView OnSite Solutions. In this role, Cook will lead field services, while collaborating with engineering and product teams to strategically develop advanced solutions for claims and underwriting professionals in the property insurance space. Previously VP of Client Relations at EagleView, Cook has managed functions supporting major EagleView clients which include all major property and casualty insurance carriers.

Cook holds the following designations: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).

Having worked in the insurance industry for 26 years, holding positions with insurance carriers such as State Farm Insurance and Farm Bureau Financial Services, Cook has vast experience in both underwriting and claims management.

Graf takes Helm of Operations for Vanguard Claims Administration, Leads Rollout of Service Expansion

Paul J. Graf, AIC, has joined Vanguard Claims Administration, Inc., as vice president of operations. With more than 27 years of multi-line claims management experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, Graf will oversee the daily operations of both Vanguard and the Vanguard Adjusters Group, Inc.

In addition, he will be responsible for expanding Independent Adjuster operations into the Central Eastern Region, increasing capacity for TPA services in both the domestic and international Lloyd’s marketplace, as well as launching Vanguard Recovery Services – a new entity providing subrogation recovery services.

Graf is a member of the Richmond State Claims Association (former president) and the incoming president for the Virginia State Claims Association. In addition, he is the current northeastern regional vice president and national education chairman for the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA). Graf also is actively involved with the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Virginia Self-Insured Association (VSIA) and the Virginia Public Risk Insurance Management Association (VAPRIMA).

Prior to joining Vanguard, Graf served as the senior vice president of a regional claims management firm that provided third party administrator, subrogation recovery, independent field adjustment and litigation management services. He also filled the role of regional claims manager for Utica National Insurance Company, where he led the regional workers’ compensation, auto/general liability, material damage, property/E&O and professional liability claims activities.

Arbella Promotes Jansky to Director of Application Development in Information Technology

The Arbella Insurance Group named Karen Jansky director of application development in information technology. Reporting to Matthew Postulka, assistant vice president of information technology, Jansky will oversee Arbella’s core insurance systems, as well as agent and consumer applications.

Jansky began her career at Arbella in 1998 as a programmer consultant, working on the Personal Lines Information System (PLIS) application. Soon after, she took on increasing levels of responsibility and quickly advanced to manager of the PLIS team and then manager of the personal lines & commercial lines portfolios. In 2013, she began managing Arbella’s customer and agent portals, as well as the company’s internet presence. By 2016, Jansky was leading Arbella’s CAM, personal lines and commercial lines portfolios.