United Insurance Holdings Corp. has appointed Scott St. John as its new chief claims officer, effective Aug. 22, the company announced today. He is responsible for leading and directing the insurer’s claims operations.

St. John comes to United Insurance by way of Farmers Insurance where he served as eastern property field zone leader, managing personal lines property claims in 27 states. He has more than 25 years of experience in P&C insurance, including stops at Progressive Insurance and Westfield Insurance.

“We’re thrilled to have an executive of Scott’s caliber and experience joining us as our first-ever chief claims officer,” said John Forney, president and CEO of United Insurance, in a statement. “Under Scott’s leadership, our claims department will be a strength of our company as we continue our diversified growth strategy. His leadership skills and broad property claims experience, including running Farmers’ catastrophe operations during some major industry events, will serve Scott well in his new role.”

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