Jeff joined PayneWest in 2011 and currently leads PayneWest’s Claims and Risk Control departments; two groups of highly-skilled and educated professionals who help clients navigate the complex world of insurance claims, risk management and compliance. These resources are a true differentiator for PayneWest through support of a diverse client base.He began his insurance career straight out of college as a claims adjuster with Safeco Insurance in Seattle. It was there he began building a strong technical foundation while advancing in leadership roles. He had fostered the Safeco-PayneWest relationship for a number of years. Upon moving to Spokane in 1999, Jeff enrolled at Gonzaga University and obtained his Master of Business Association (MBA) degree. He also earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and serves as an officer in the Spokane CPCU Society Chapter. He lives in Spokane and is married to Christi, also an insurance professional. His proudest accomplishment is being “Dad” to his two daughters.