I am very pleased to announce several promotions.
Chuck Williamson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Controller, of Topa Insurance Company. During Chuck's four years with us, he has been an integral part of the finance function. Chuck joined Topa in 2011 as Controller, and has had responsibility for financial reporting, accounts payable, regulatory filings and collections for all the companies within Topa Insurance Group . With the transformation of Topa, Chuck is assuming greater responsibilities to ensure that Finance is positioned to strategically meet the new challenges we face going forward.
Tina Epstein Abrams has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Wholesale Brokerage, of Topa Insurance Company and is responsible for leading the wholesale underwriting team. Her role includes the development of marketing strategies, referrals and underwriting guidelines, and facultative reinsurance purchasing. Tina joined Topa in 2014 during a challenging time for our company. She has shown outstanding leadership in the department since joining us. With Topa's renewed focus on commercial business, Tina is a tremendous asset. She is well-versed in market dynamics, has strong relationships, and brings a wealth of underwriting experience and knowledge.
Tyna Baran has been promoted to Operations Manager, Commercial Wholesale Brokerage. Since joining Topa in 2001 as a Junior Underwriter, Tyna has progressively grown. She has been instrumental in our turnaround for excess and general liability business, she is a "go to" for policy and endorsement processing, systems support, including the on boarding ImageRight, and training. We frequently receive her praise from the clients she serves and she is our top producing underwriter. In addition to her senior underwriting duties, Tyna will be responsible for managing the Technical Assistant team and ensuring Topa continues to provide excellent service in all facets of our commercial wholesale business.
Please join me in congratulating our newly appointed AVP's, Chuck and Tina, as well as our Operations Manager, Tyna Baran. Thank you for doing business with us.
Topa Insurance Company