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Executive Vice President

EDUCATION: B.S. Business Administration/Marketing, Truman State University Kirksville, MO


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance – President, Greater St. Louis Chapter
  • St. Louis Claim Managers’ Council – Past President
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Risk Insurance Management Society
  • Property Loss Research Bureau
  • Loss Executives Association
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • International Institute of Loss Adjusters
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices

Jim Abbott, Executive Vice President, is part of the Provencher & Company Executive Team.

With over 30 years’ experience in the property & casualty insurance industry, Jim has managed client relations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia with active responsibility spanning more than five countries. Most recently, Jim operated as President and Chief Operations Officer of a multi-national third party administrator (TPA) and Independent Adjusting firm.

Jim began his career with the Aetna Insurance Company, where in a 15 year career throughout the Midwest and Southwest he rose from adjuster-trainee to Assistant Vice President. Jim’s responsibilities included overall management of the southwest regional property and casualty claim operations as well as the nationwide catastrophe response program and special investigation units.

Following his company experience, Jim assumed the role of Vice President and Claim Manager for a leading brokerage house and an international TPA and adjusting firm managing the operations and advisory claim staff with direct responsibility for establishing and maintaining key client relationships.  This ultimately led him to his role of President and COO of the multi-national TPA and Independent Adjusting firm.

Jim’s expertise in managing the technical and relationship aspects of property and casualty claim programs for domestic/ foreign insurers and program administrators enhances his role as Executive Vice President.

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