People News: TDIC, GEICO, 24 Services

July 25, 2018

The Dentists Insurance Company Names Spinelli Chief Executive Officer

The Dentists Insurance Company, Northwest Dentists Insurance Company and Dentists Benefits Insurance Company boards of directors announce the appointment of Bob Spinelli as their new president and chief executive officer. In addition to leading all operations serving current TDIC, DBIC and NORDIC policyholders, Spinelli will oversee the growth strategy for these companies.

Spinelli most recently served as president and chief executive officer of the California Dental Association’s new subsidiary, The Dentists Supply Company. He led the creation and highly successful launch of TDSC’s online dental supply purchasing program and e-commerce site,, which saved CDA members a million dollars in dental supply purchases in its first year. Prior to leading TDSC, Spinelli served as CDA’s chief financial officer since 2005.

With a focus solely on protecting dentists, TDIC provides exceptional insurance products, including professional and dental business liability, commercial property and workers’ compensation.

Prior to joining the CDA organizations in 2005, Spinelli served as chief financial officer for EMSource LLC, a billing and management service organization for emergency medicine physicians, and as controller for Vision Service Plan, an employee benefits company offering vision insurance products. Spinelli began his career with PriceWaterhouse and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He replaces Peter DuBois as CEO as part of strategic leadership reorganization intended to position a strong leadership team during a significant organization-wide growth phase for CDA and its subsidiaries. DuBois continues to serve as CDA executive director and president of the CDA holding company over TDIC, DBIC and NORDIC.

GEICO Promotes Connor to Regional Vice President

The GEICO Board of Directors promoted Jeremy Connor to vice president of the company’s regional office in Buffalo, New York, and claims office in Marlton, New Jersey.

GEICO Regional Vice President Jeremy Connor. (Photo: Business Wire)

Connor had served as assistant vice president of claims in Buffalo since 2016. He began his GEICO career in 1995 as a part-time claims information center associate at the company’s Woodbury, New York, regional office. He then became a full-time claims service representative.

After progressing through all of the technical areas in liability claims, Connor was named a claims service representative supervisor and later a telephone claims representative supervisor at GEICO’s Tucson, Arizona, office.

He next relocated to Buffalo to help establish its claims department and supervise telephone claims representatives. He later became a section manager. In 2007, Connor returned to Woodbury to manage planning and operations; he became regional liability director a year later. He was named director of personal injury protection for the region in 2010.

Connor was elected a GEICO officer in 2012, when he was named assistant vice president of claims at the Fredericksburg, Virginia, regional office. In 2014, he assumed that same title at GEICO’s Lakeland, Florida, regional office.

24 Services Hires Former BELFOR Office Manager

24 Services, a New England disaster restoration company, announced it hired Jennifer Lofgren as office manager. In this role, Lofgren will collaborate with 24’s project managers to oversee home and business restoration projects – ensuring compliance with company systems, procedures and proper client/customer documentation.

Lofgren comes to 24 Services from BELFOR Property Restoration, where she was a critical member of its team, serving as office manager for six years. Lofgren also spent one year leading financial and marketing efforts at BELFOR. She brings more than 25-years of industry experience to 24 Services.

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