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I-CAR expands leadership team with new insurance director

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 09:00
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I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair,  welcomes Elise Quadrozzi, CPCU, AIC, AIM, AU, ARP to I-CAR as Director, Segment Development – Insurance.

Quadrozzi joins I-CAR after serving two terms as Board Chair on the I-CAR International Board of Directors and was previously Director of Claims for Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG). In her new role with I-CAR, Quadrozzi will focus on development of broader training options for the insurance segment, introduction of additional insurance specific roles in I-CAR’s flagship Professional Development Program and engaging new insurers beyond the “Top Ten.”

John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO & President stated, “To strategically focus on each of the key industry segments we serve, I-CAR uses a segment-based approach to managing and expanding support in the Collision Repair, Insurance, OEM and Education segments.” Van Alstyne continued, “Our success with this strategy since 2011 has confirmed its effectiveness and we are thrilled to welcome Elise to the team leading our insurance segment initiatives.”

With over 20 years of industry experience, Quadrozzi has held several senior executive and management positions and has extensive experience in claims and operations management. Prior to her role at Houston International Insurance Group, Quadrozzi worked at Crawford & Co. as Director of Channel Management where she focused on Crawford’s education business. She has also served as Senior Vice President - Claims and Operations for Assurance America and previously led development of an Accident Management business unit for Akzo Nobel Coatings. 

“Elise’s extensive industry knowledge and experience, as well as her understanding of the critical roles that safety and training play in the collision repair industry, supports I-CAR’s vision and organizational goals. Elise will certainly be a valuable asset to our leadership team and the industry,” explained Van Alstyne.

Quadrozzi holds a BSBA and MBA degree from Shorter College in Atlanta and has several professional designations from The Institutes, including Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Research and Planning (ARP), Associate in Management (AIM), Associate in Underwriting (AU) and Associate in Claims (AIC).

Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. www.i-car.com

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