PLM names John Kennealy VP of claims

PHILADELPHIA— Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company (PLM) has announced the hiring of John Kennealy as vice president of claims. An industry veteran, Kennealy brings years of experience in insurance claims and risk management to the PLM claims team.

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In his new position, Kennealy will be responsible for the overall management of the claims operation, including handling complicated litigation, analyzing insurance contracts, and developing new strategies for keeping loss adjustment expenses down.

“John’s considerable background in the industry and leadership experience make him an excellent addition to our team,” said John Smith, president and chief executive officer of PLM. “We are looking forward to the valuable insight and fresh perspective he has to share with PLM’s highly-qualified claims team.”

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Prior to joining PLM, Kennealy served as director of the major litigation unit for commercial claims at CNA Insurance Company. Kennealy is a graduate of Rutgers University and has his ARM designation through the Insurance Institute of America. He serves as a faculty member of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.