Jeffrey O’Connor Elected NAPIA President; Third Alex N. Sill Company Executive to Lead Premier National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Cleveland, OH (June 19, 2019) — Jeffrey O’Connor, Vice President of Alex N. Sill Company, LLC, has been elected President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) for its 2019-2020 term.
The announcement was made today by David Barrack, Executive Director of NAPIA. NAPIA is committed to establishing and exhibiting the highest standards for public adjusters representing businesses, families and individuals with property insurance claims in their efforts to obtain the maximum rightful payments from insurance companies.
O’Connor, who has attained the industry’s highest professional designation — Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) — is the third Alex N. Sill executive to serve as President of NAPIA. Robert L. Sill served as NAPIA President during the organization’s 1974-75 term and Jack Kunz served in the same capacity in 2010-11. Sill also received NAPIA’s 1998 Person of the Year Award for outstanding service to the association and/or the public adjusting profession.
“It has been my privilege to work with Jeff O’Connor in the many positions he has accepted on behalf of NAPIA . . . committee member, committee chair, director and officer. No matter the challenge, he has been up to the task. He will be a great president and I look forward to supporting him in that role,” said Barrack.
O’Connor joined the Cleveland, OH, based Alex N. Sill in 1992 and today directs the company’s professional teams which provide urgent claim assistance to clients affected by catastrophes throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. He has been a licensed public adjuster for nearly 35 years, serving as a skilled resource and advocate for policyholders seeking maximum benefit from property damage claims. O’Connor will apply his knowledge, expertise and leadership towards helping NAPIA, its 160 member firms and their thousands of professionals provide the highest level of expert representation and advocacy to their business and individual clients.
“I am honored to represent NAPIA as president. I am especially proud my peers throughout the country demonstrated their faith by choosing me to represent the best interests of our organization and our mission to skillfully represent and advocate for those seeking recovery from property damage,” said O’Connor.
“Jeffrey deserves both the recognition as well as the opportunity to apply his outstanding level of insight to aiding his colleagues throughout the public adjusting profession,” added Michael C. Perlmuter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alex N. Sill. “Furthermore, he will raise awareness for the important accomplishments of public adjusters in their efforts to successfully help property owners navigate the insurance process in the aftermath of damage resulting from fire, natural disaster (tornado, hurricane, wind), explosion, vandalism and other calamities.”
NAPIA (www.napia.com) based in Potomac Falls, VA, was established in 1951 to promote a higher standard for policyholder advocacy. Public insurance adjusters are licensed to serve the general public and deliver knowledgeable and experienced representation when filing a claim for property damage. The founding members of NAPIA envisioned an association that would provide the appropriate resources for policyholder advocates in pursuit of successful claims resolution.
About Alex N. Sill Company, LLC
Alex N Sill Company (www.sill.com) is among North America’s leading public insurance claims adjusters, exclusively representing business and property owners since 1928. Sill is dedicated to helping clients successfully navigate the difficult property claims process advocating on the client’s behalf. The company combines the power of its internationally acclaimed resources with personal local support provided through its home office in Cleveland and 15 regional offices across the United States and Canada.