Susanne Sclafane has joined property/casualty insurance media company, Wells
Media Group, as Senior Editor. In her new position, Sclafane will be
in charge of improving the company's content and services to meet the
information needs of high-level property/casualty insurance company
Sclafane is an experienced insurance journalist who spent 16 years at
National Underwriter Co., rising from staff writer to managing editor of
that company's flagship property/casualty magazine.
Most recently, Sclafane was with the professional services firm,
Advisen, where she had sole responsibility for several quarterly digital
journals on management liability, employment practices liability and
Prior to entering insurance journalism, Sclafane, who has a degree in
Mathematics, worked for the National Council on Compensation Insurance,
The Atlantic Mutual Companies and Coopers & Lybrand in actuarial
consulting and supervisory positions. She is a fellow of the Casualty
Actuarial Society and member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
"She brings a unique combination of journalism and insurance knowledge
and experience to our team," said Mitch Dunford, CEO of the insurance
media firm. "With her help, we will be able to focus on meeting the
specific information needs of the P/C carrier C-suite like never before,
while also continuing to serve agents, brokers and other professionals
in the P/C industry."
Wells Media Group is best known for its flagship Insurance Journal
national and regional magazines and web site, www.InsuranceJournal.com,
which is the highest trafficked property/casualty insurance web site in
the world, according to alexa.com and compete.com.
The company has been growing in the past few years even as the economy
and the publishing industry have struggled.
Wells Media Group opened its popular Academy
of Insurance in 2011, re-launched its http://www.ClaimsJournal.com
web site and debuted its Claims Journal magazine in 2011, and recently
unveiled a redesign of its insurance product web site, www.MyNewMarkets.com.
Mark Wells, chairman of Wells Media Group, said the addition of Sclafane
is in keeping with his firm's track record of investing in its content
and technology at a time when other publishers are pulling back.
"We are constantly striving to improve the quality and relevance of the
content we provide. We are never satisfied and always looking to
improve," Wells said. "We are also proud to be a leader in providing our
information wherever insurance professionals want it, whether in print,
online, their smartphone or iPads."
Sclafane, who will work out of New York, said she has observed Wells
Media Group's growth and innovation for years.
"I am excited be joining a team of talented editors whose work I have
read and admired for years, and to be associated with an executive team
that has put Wells Media out in front with its groundbreaking launches
of daily email newsletters and video news for insurance professionals,"
San Diego, Calif.-based Wells Media Group serves the property/casualty
insurance industry. Its services include national and regional Insurance
Journal magazines; the global and U.S. P/C insurance industry's
leading web site, InsuranceJournal.com; a web site www.ClaimsJournal.com
and Claims Journal magazine for P/C claims professionals; an online
database of available P/C markets, www.MyNewMarkets.com;
a new media site featuring insurance industry videos and podcasts, www.InsuranceJournal.tv;
and the Academy of Insurance, an online learning center for P/C
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