New Director of Transportation Claims Joins North American Risk Services

By Newswire | June 22, 2011

Altamonte Springs, FL, 6/22/11 – Timothy Kirk joins North American Risk Services (NARS) in the newly created role, Director of Transportation Claims. Kirk brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including serving as a former director of the Trucking Industry Defense Association(TIDA). His hiring is reflective of NARS commitment to having industry-specific claims experts on staff to meet client needs.

Throughout his career, Kirk has held claim management positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as branch claim manager for USF&G and vice president of claims for Lincoln General Insurance. While at Lincoln General, he restructured the claim department to handle the bulk of claim volume internally and created strong customer service teams.

“Tim is a great addition to the NARS team,” says Robert Ruryk, President and CEO of NARS. “He has demonstrated excellent customer service and leadership skills throughout his career and we are thrilled to be able to offer his expertise to our transportation clients.”

Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Fla., NARS ( provides nationwide claims, data and risk management TPA services to businesses, insurers, reinsurers and brokers throughout the United States. NARS is known for the experience and expertise of its employees and the application of those skills in controlling its customers’ loss and administrative costs. NARS also provides its customers with a diverse array of ancillary services including auditing, medical cost management, recovery specialization and a state-of-the-art, web-based information system that is easily shaped to meet each customer’s specific needs.

Jamie Bernardo, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

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