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About GKCCA

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SERVING THE CLAIMS ADJUSTING NEEDS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

The purpose of this not-for-profit organization is to establish the art and craft of claims handling as a profession. In general, the association shall:

  • Regulate the activities of the members in a manner that will dignify our profession 

  • Help establish standards of conduct and technical ability 

  • Improve adjuster methods 

  • Encourage and foster cordial relationships among our members and others 

  • Promote the general welfare in the handling of claims

  • Further the fortunes of the members

Founding Members & Our History

The Greater Kansas City Claims Association was founded in January of 2012.  The organization was originally the Northeast Chapter of the Kansas Claims Association, which was around for decades in Kansas, but was disbanded in 2009 across the state. 

 

George Waldron, then of Crawford & Company, along with Sonya Drake of Haren Laughlin Restoration banded together to lead a rejuvenation of the NE Chapter of the KCA by moving it from Topeka to Overland Park. 

 

From that humble beginning of a dozen members to a few dozen in 2011, the Board made the decision to remove its association with the completely disbanded KCA and formally changed its name to the Greater Kansas City Claims Association, reaching across the state line into Missouri for the first time.

Our Board of Directors

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Destiny Smith

PRESIDENT

Owner/Operator

Frontier Adjusters

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Janae Thompson

SECRETARY

Risk & Claims Specialist

University of Kansas Health System

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Kimberly Midkiff

VICE PRESIDENT

Senior Claims Consultant

Lockton Companies

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Miller

LEGAL ADVISOR

Attorney

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

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George Waldron

TREASURER

Director of Business Development

Zipco

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    Nick Verzani

    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

    Claims Manager

    Travelers Insurance Company

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