Kazemi and Paff Promoted
Katie Kazemi has been promoted to Divisional Senior Vice President within P&IM. In her new role as Divisional Underwriting Officer, Katie will work closely with the operations team and product management staff to set strategy, establish underwriting guidelines, and oversee all quality control and compliance. She joined the company in 1990, and has a breadth of experience in underwriting and product management. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Cincinnati. She also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.
Kim Paff has been promoted to Divisional Vice President within P&IM. In her new role as Divisional Vice President of Operations Support, Kim will support underwriting and the field offices by overseeing the division's resource group and marketing services. She will continue to serve as the liaison between business teams and IT. 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 a Bachelor of Business Administration in the Lindner Honors-PLUS program at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in finance with a focus in international business. She also holds several insurance-related designations, including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM), Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in General Insurance (AINS).