Santa Ana, CA – CompWest recently announced that it has promoted Dave McGowan to managing director of Claims.
McGowan is a 26-year veteran of the insurance industry. He began his CompWest career in 2009, serving as claims manager and claims director. Prior to joining CompWest, McGowan worked for Safeco in various claims positions and was a claims supervisor with Nordstrom Risk Management.
“Over the last decade, Dave has been a great asset to CompWest,” said Al Gileczek, president of CompWest and Accident Fund. “His experience and leadership has helped the company grow in a very challenging market. We are excited to have him guiding our future claims initiatives in the western U.S. and working with Gene Simpson, vice president of Underwriting and Marketing, and the rest of our local leadership team as we continue to expand our footprint in the region.”
McGowan holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Irvine. He earned his Certified Authority in Workers’ Compensation (CAWC) designation and also has Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrator (WCCA), Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP) and California Self- Insurance Administrator designations.