About US

Meet the people of Repwest

Doug Bell

President & Chief Executive Officer

Doug was promoted to his current position on February 1, 2013. Previously Doug was the Vice President of Underwriting and U-Haul Insurance Programs with the company since 2002. Prior to 2002, he was the Director of Marketing for Repwest. In 2012, Doug also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Repwest, Doug has worked in the insurance industry for over 27 years in a number of roles including Chief Financial Officer, Director of Product Development and Marketing, Senior Financial Auditor and a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Group of Coopers & Lybrand. Doug was licensed as CPA in Pennsylvania in 1982. Doug received his bachelors of science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee.

Katherine L. Zappavigna

Vice President of Claims Support

Kathy has worked in the insurance environment since 1989. She began her career with Repwest in January of 1996 as a Senior Claim Adjuster in the Litigation department. She has also held the positions of Nebraska Regional Field Claims Manager and Vice President of Claims. In her current role as VP of Claims Support, she is responsible for overseeing the Catastrophe Team, Claim Support, Desk Review, Subrogation and Equipment Damage departments.

Bob Pirmann

Vice President of Claims

Bob has worked in the claim industry since 1982 and joined Repwest Insurance in August of 1997. Bob worked in various management positions including Fraud, Subrogation, Claims Management, Appraisal and General Liability Operations. In his current role, Bob is responsible for overseeing all claims handling activity for the United States and Canada. The claims division consists of 4 regional office and over 125 staff members.

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