Utica, New York (PRWEB) November 8, 2010
Adjusters International has hired John Agostino, M.B.A., as Deputy Director of their Disaster Recovery Consulting Division. In this position, Agostino will be working with state and local governments, not-for-profit organizations, and Tribal Nations, assisting them in creating disaster readiness and preparedness plans. Agostino's primary focus will be working with these groups to develop their hazard mitigation capabilities.
Agostino brings over 30 years of federal and state disaster relief program experience to Adjusters International. Most recently he was Deputy Director of Administration for the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM). As Deputy Director, he was responsible for overseeing public assistance, hazard mitigation and individual assistance programs for the state and its applicants, as well as its finance and budgeting operations. He is a retired Major of the New York Army National Guard.
"In joining Adjusters International, I look forward to applying my years of experience initiating and overseeing a successful, advocacy-based delivery model for the FEMA Public Assistance Program to assist other states in improving their own process," said Agostino. "Whether its hazard mitigation or public assistance, the goal is to get those dollars to the communities that need them as efficiently and effectively as possible.”
"John Agostino is a true advocate for the applicant," said John Marini, Adjusters International's Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. "His experience and perspective are invaluable. We’re enthusiastic about the benefits of John joining our team."
Adjusters International is one of the nation’s largest public adjusting organizations and a leader in disaster recovery services for FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Public adjusters work on behalf of insured clients—not insurance companies—to prepare and settle their property damage claims. FEMA’s Public Assistance program assists states, local jurisdictions and other eligible applicants to rebuild and recover after a disaster. Adjusters International’s public adjusters and disaster recovery consultants work side by side, combining insurance and FEMA recovery grants to achieve the best financial recovery for their clients. The company’s in-depth knowledge of insurance adjusting and the FEMA Public Assistance program is a direct result of their management of claims resulting from the nation’s most serious disasters, such as the Oklahoma City bombing, World Trade Center bombing, 9-11-2001 event, and every major hurricane, earthquake and flood of the past quarter century. Adjusters International has more than 40 offices nationwide.