Claims People: Allianz, Accūrō Solutions, ATF Medical

By Claims Journal staff | June 11, 2021
Cristina Schoen
Allianz Appoints Aviation Claims Head

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality promoted Cristina Schoen as global head of aviation claims in New York.

Schoen previously was director of airline claims, a role she retains in her new position. She reports to Jim Turano, regional head of long tail claims, North America, and Jörg Ahrens, global head of key case management (long tail).

Schoen first worked for AGCS as senior coverage counsel and moved into roles ofincreasing responsibility, the company said in a press release. Prior to joining Allianz, she led the airline claims division of United States Aircraft Insurance Group and held associate positions at Archer & Greiner P.C. and Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. law firms.

Schoen is recognized as an industry expert in airline emergency response protocol from the insurer’s perspective, AGCS said. She frequently presents at aviation industry events nationwide, including those hosted by the American Bar Association, the Aviation Insurance Association and the Regional Airline Association. Most recently, she was a keynote speaker at the America’s Claims Executive Leadership Forum.

Schoen is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the US Supreme Court. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received her juris doctor from Villanova University School of Law.

George Furlong
Accūrō Solutions Hires Chief Strategy Officer

Accūrō Solutions, a medical bill review provider based in Sarasota, Florida, has appointed George Furlong as chief strategy officer.

Furlong previously served as senior vice president of managed care for Sedgwick Claims Management. Before then, he was the chief business intelligence officer for Universal Smart Comp. He previously served as the senior vice president, program development and analytics for Bunch & Associates, and earlier as vice president of business development and analytics for Choice Medical Management Services. He started his workers’ compensation career in information management and analysis with MetraComp, a United Healthcare subsidiary.

Furlong holds a degree in Finance and Management from Rutgers University and is the vice chair of the Board of Directors of URAC.

ATF Medical Appoints Catastrophic Care Manager

ATF Medical, a workers’ compensation medical equipment and housing vendor for workers’ compensation insurers, has appointed Reneé Espiritu as manager of catastrophic care.

Espirtu will coordinate all medical equipment and supplies and adaptive housing needs for seriously injured workers, the Woodbridge, Virginia-based company said in a press release. The position is newly created.

Espiritu has 20 years of healthcare experience, with 15 years of that in workers’ compensation managed care, the company said. She most recently served as catastrophic team lead fir MTI America. She previously worked for TechHealth, continuing on with the company after it became One Call.

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