Team Promotions

Kim Paff promoted to Divisional Senior Vice President

In her new role, Kim will become Property & Inland Marine’s first Strategy Officer. She will lead the Division through the corporate strategic planning and implementation processes.

Kim will continue in her role as Program Profit Center Officer, and she will continue to support operations by overseeing the Division’s Technology, Marketing, and Operations support teams. Kim is an active mentor and advocate for P&IM’s LEAN Advisory Group as well as the P&IM Emerging Professionals.

Kim joined Great American in 2001 as a co-op in Product Data Compliance (PDC). After graduation, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri to work as an underwriting trainee for Property & Inland Marine. Since that time, she held roles of increased responsibility within the Division, including moving to Denver, Colorado, as Territory Manager before returning to Cincinnati in 2011.

Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in the Lindner Honors-PLUS program at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Finance with a focus in International Business. She holds several designations, including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM), Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF), Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), and Associate in General Insurance (AINS).

Matt Beaver promoted to Divisional Assistant Vice President

Matt began his career with Great American in 2008 as a Claim Representative in our Denver office. He has earned several promotions since then, most recently in 2021 when he was promoted to Claims Director. Matt routinely receives compliments from our customers and internal partners for his exceptional customer service efforts and was recipient of the Outstanding Claim Professional Award at the 2018 PLRB Claims Conference. In addition to managing a claims team, Matt’s duties include heading our vendor relations initiatives and working closely with internal and external customers.

Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina Asheville. He also holds several professional designations, including: CPCU, AIC, AIC-M, AMIM, AINS, PTC 1, 2 & 3, CRIS, and FRCS. Matt is always willing to help with any issue or question that presents itself, is active in PLRB, and has worked on numerous projects outside of the claims field in an effort to build relationships.

Brady Grimm promoted to Divisional Assistant Vice President

Brady joined Great American Insurance Group and the Property & Inland Marine division in 2014 as a Production Underwriting Specialist for Excess Property, after spending time at other various insurance companies in claims and marketing roles. In 2020 he joined the Residential Construction team in both an underwriting and leadership capacity. He currently oversees the Residential Construction Canadian team and is highly involved in our annual reinsurance treaty renewal process.

Brady earned his bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and has added the CRIS and SCLA Gold designations. He is actively involved in the community, recently joining the Board of Directors for Insuring the Children and is a member of the Fort Thomas Lions Club, formerly serving on the board as membership chair and had responsibility of the Social Committee.

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