20 February 2024news

Davies rebrands Johns Eastern unit

Davies has announced two senior promotions and said it will rebrand Johns Eastern, the specialist third-party administration (TPA) and independent adjusting firm, to Davies, as it continues its expansion of operations in North America.

Davies announced the acquisition of Johns Eastern (pictured left) in September 2022, which included more than 250 employees, and successfully bolstered the firm’s existing capabilities across workers’ compensation, auto, trucking, general liability, property, and motor truck cargo claims. 

The team, which will now operate as Davies, provides end-to-end claims management services and highly technical field adjusting expertise for large insurers, self-insured corporates, and public entities, as well as the specific requirements of clients operating in the Lloyd’s of London market.   

With the rebrand, Beverly Adkins (pictured right) was appointed president of workers’ compensation and property and casualty TPA for Davies in North America. 

Formerly executive vice president of Johns Eastern, her experience in the sector spans 35 years. She will lead her team to provide tailored claims solutions on a local, regional, and national scale.    

Also promoted is Brian Harlow, who will be president of excess & surplus lines/program TPA. 

Harlow, who has over 35 years of experience in the sector, will be responsible for client relationships and making operational efficiencies. He and his team will continue to provide claims solutions in the areas of property and casualty lines of coverage.  Both will report to Don Lederer, chief executive of claims solutions.   

“Today’s announcement is a testament to the smooth integration of the two firms,” said Lederer. “Our talented Johns Eastern colleagues have brought a wealth of technical expertise as we grow our reputation within the market. 

"By rebranding to Davies, we can offer our clients a full range of services and solutions that align under one roof and draw on our broad offering to evolve and stay agile in a fast-paced market.  

“I have no doubt that both Beverly and Brian will lead their teams to deliver an exceptional and personalised service to our wide-ranging clients across North America.”   

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