Joseph Jones - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jones, a licensed attorney, was in private practice for over fifteen years with a large southeastern U.S. law firm specializing in corporate and employment law, banking and real estate. In 1998, he became general counsel for an Alabama holding company consisting of various companies specializing in communications, technology, real estate and claims administration.
In 2002, Mr. Jones joined one entity of the holding company, Allied American Adjusting Company and shortly thereafter was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jones later helped re-organize Allied American Adjusting Company and merge it with a telecommunications company creating what is today Allied American.
Throughout his career, he has served on numerous business, civic, and association boards. As Allied Americanís CEO, he uses his experience in legal and corporate management to create a full range of business and insurance services for Allied Americanís customers while being involved in a significant amount of day-to-day activities of the company.
Rebecca J. Fussell - Executive Vice President of Business Services
Becky joined Allied American in February 2007. Becky has 25 years experience in insurance industry, inclusive of Executive Director of the Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association and Chief Financial Officer with Citizens Property Insurance Company. Additionally, Becky served as Chief Executive Officer of Continental Systems, a full service provider of call support services and adjuster staffing for the insurance industry.
Becky has extensive experience in public affairs, insurance regulation, finance and legislative interaction, having been involved with the Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance and the Florida House Committee on Insurance. Additionally, Becky has served in various capacities with Property Insurance Plans Service Offices, Windstorm Insurance Network and Residual Property Insurance Market Coordinating Council.
Mike Minogue - Daily Claims Manager
Mike Minogue has extensive experience in the insurance claims industry as a general adjuster
handling commercial, residential, and complex losses.
Beli Karamovic - Daily Claims Examiner
Beli has 11 years of insurance claim experience. He worked for Allstate Insurance Company for 8 years. Beli worked both inside and outside, as a field claims adjuster at the beginning of his tenure with Allstate. In 2004, Beliís role included team lead with Allstate's National Catastrophe Team (NCT), servicing the Florida hurricane season. In 2005 Beli was involved in the Flood Management Group that handled over 55,000 flood claims and continued his involvement with the Flood Group through most of 2007, being directly involved with development of Allstateís current Flood Group hierarchy and process workflow creation. Additionally, during his tenure with the Flood Group, Beli served as liaison between Allstate and NFIP, ensuring proper claim handling of all flood claims reported nationwide. In 2007, Beli was assigned to Allstate's NCT Vendor Oversight Team, responsible for monitoring vendor efficiencies, with operations located in Mobile, Alabama, and acted as a Claims Consultant overseeing the large loss unit of inside adjusters.
Richard Mount - Team Lead/General Adjuster/Commercial File Examiner
Rick joined Allied American in the spring of 2012. He is a General Adjuster with over 14 years of claims handling experience. Rick has worked in various aspects of the industry including Field Support, Lead Field Support, Trainer, Commercial Desk Adjuster, Commercial File Examiner as well as QCR Reviewer and Re-inspector for CAT events. He has over 30 years' experience in the construction industry and was active in residential and light commercial construction as a Florida State Licensed Building Contractor.
Dennis J. Bessey - Liability Claims Manager
Dennis Bessey attended the University of South Florida where he received his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Administration in 1995; Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 1998; and Walsh College where he received his Master of Science in Taxation in 2004. Mr. Bessey has extensive background in land development and construction matters and has testified as an expert witness in numerous cases. He is a licensed adjuster in Florida and Texas. He currently works as an all lines adjuster for Allied American Adjusting Company, LLC. He has worked on numerous commercial claims including liability such as slip and falls, personal injuries, accidents, and even death cases. He has been involved in numerous trials and also mediation and arbitration proceedings. Mr. Bessey holds a state license as a building contractor, underground utility contractor and real estate broker in Florida and he has been a licensed building contractor in Michigan for over 20 years. Mr. Bessey was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1999, the District of Columbia Bar in 2000 and The Florida Bar in 2001. He is a member of the Lee County Bar, The Florida Bar, Twenty-Third Circuit Bar and the American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan and the District of Columbia Bar.
Grizelle Jimenez - Team Lead/File Examiner
Grizelle joined Allied American in 2009 as a Field Adjuster for several preferred Carriers. Grizelle's area of expertise includes residential, commercial, liability claims, and large losses. In 2012, Grizelle was moved into the position of a File Examiner reviewing claim submissions where she eventually took over the Team Lead position for Citizens Property Insurance Company. Grizelle is also involved in the training of new adjusters to the specific protocols required by the Carrier.
Richard Hawkins - Claims Examiner
Richard joined Allied American in 2011. His insurance industry experience began in 2005 with Travelers as a commercial lines property adjuster after spending approximately 7 years in law enforcement. Richard spent approximately 4 years in the field for a large National Insurance Company handling property claims for Commercial, Homeowners, Inland Marine and Builder's Risk. In addition, he worked in the field as an independent contractor estimating loss damage to residential dwellings. In 2010, Richard moved out of the field to an inside Claims Examiner position for another Insurance Carrier. Richard is working as an Allied American Examiner in our Tampa, FL office.
Diane Marston - Claims Examiner
Diane joined Allied American in the summer of 2010. Her work experience in the
insurance industry started in 2005. Diane was deployed to Louisiana for Hurricane
Katrina and Rita to determine and dispense additional living expenses, scope flood losses,
and write estimates. Diane is a certified National Flood Insurance Adjuster. She worked
with Insured's regarding the Costs of Compliance portion of their flood policy. In
addition, Diane worked closely with municipalities and engineers toward the compliance
of flood regulation compliant homes.
Laurie Mount - Accounting Representative
Laurie joined Allied American in the spring of 2012. She has over 10 years of catastrophe claims handling and desk adjusting experience. This includes field support and storm management assistance involving over 650 adjusters. Laurie has an extensive customer service and accounting background from 16 years at an electric and gas utility company, leaving the company as a Customer Service Supervisor to relocate to Florida in 2003. In addition, she has over 30 years' experience in accounting and small business advisement, specializing in auditing and cost containment.
James Rohmer - Chief Information Officer
James Rohmer joined Allied American in 2005. James brings with him twenty six years of experience in the Information Technology field. James has both owned and managed businesses in all areas of technology. Prior to joining Allied American, he was the Vice President of Operations for an Internet and computer services company. James is an accomplished network administrator as well as a programmer with a special emphasis on VoIP, network security and R&D.