Blake Adjusters, Inc. prides itself on the effective use of teamwork between adjusters and support staff. Functioning in such a way allows for the most productive environment to produce the highest quality of work product.
KIMBERLEE BLAKE LABELL
President & Adjuster
Ms. LaBell is a Paralegal who began her career at Thomas J. Rivers Adjusters, Inc. in 1994. Kimberlee served as Vice President of Blake Adjusters, Inc. from its inception in 1997 to 2007, at which time she assumed the Presidency as Owner. Kimberlee conducts the investigation of all firm Casualty assignments and supervises daily operations. Kimberlee specializes in in-depth claimant investigation and claimant attorney negotiations.
Kimberlee currently serves as President of the New York State Association of Independent Adjusters, Inc. (www.nyadjusters.org) after having served as Vice President 2018-2019, Secretary / Treasurer 2017-2018, Western Regional Vice President 2015-2017 and Executive Committee Member 2012-2015.
EILEEN E. BLAKE
Vice President & Adjuster
Ms. Blake began her career under the tutelage of Thomas J. Rivers in 1980. Eileen is licensed for Fire and Allied Lines and has served on the Board of Directors as a member of The Crossroads Professional Insurance Association, a Division of the Federation of Insurance Professionals. She was appointed Manager of Thomas J. Rivers Adjusters in June 1995 and soon after assumed the ownership of Rivers Adjusters and established the successor corporation, Blake Adjusters, Inc. in 1997. In 2007, Eileen passed the Presidency to her daughter and colleague, Kimberlee Blake LaBell. Eileen retired from the firm in 2015, but continues to provide her expertise by assisting field adjusters in an advisory capacity as needed.
PAUL R. CULLINAN
Mr. Cullinan joined the Blake team in 2009 after over 40 years in the property and casualty claims industry, operating in a supervisory capacity for various insurance carriers. Paul possesses a long history of senior-level experience across all aspects of the insurance industry. Paul has expertise in management, technical applications, employee development and retention. Paul has an extensive background with evaluations and negotiations of high exposure umbrella/excess casualty claims. Paul adjusts claims in the Syracuse and Central New York areas.
PETER M. VAN ALLAN
Mr. Van Allan has been an adjuster with the firm since 1988, licensed for Fire and Allied Lines. Peter acquired extensive experience in general contracting and major construction projects over a 16 year period prior to coming to Thomas J. Rivers Adjusters and is highly skilled at adjusting large fire losses. Peter retired in January 2018; however he remains available to handle Property investigations in the Rochester Office as needed.
CHET A. YANNI
Mr. Yanni is the newest member to the Blake Adjusters adjusting team, coming onboard in February 2015. Prior to beginning his adjusting career, Chet spent 25 years as a general contractor as Co-Owner of Universal Builders, Inc. performing local, state and federal construction projects ranging from custom home building to large scale federal roofing projects. Chet now utilizes his extensive construction knowledge as the main Property claims adjuster in both our Rochester and Dansville Offices.
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