2VP and Regional Director, Subrogation Major Case
I manage a team of Subrogation Major Case Professionals who sit throughout the country.
In a typical day, I review my team's files that are due for management review and assist my team with questions they may have on their files. I'm also involved in meetings on larger Subrogation and enterprise issues and initiatives, helping to provide strategic insight. Further, I regularly meet with key business partners to find out more about what is happening in their world, and to share feedback on individual matters.
My legal experience has been very helpful, as it gave me the skills to digest and analyze complex issues quickly. My legal background has also given me strong risk assessment tools, so I can assist my team members in making a determination whether to move ahead with a specific action. Communication skills and responsiveness are incredibly important, especially because all of my direct reports are located remotely (i.e., outside of Hartford).
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