The Garden City Group’s President Neil Zola Speaks to Business Leaders

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Leader in legal administration participates in IMA panel for Long Island Chapter

Neil Zola, GCG's President

"The IMA dinner meeting was one of our largest attended so far, and I believe, the success of it can be largely attributed to our outstanding panelists."

Neil Zola, president of The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG), spoke at The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA) Long Island Chapter’s CEO Panel in Jericho, N.Y., on March 11.

IMA ( is a worldwide association dedicated to helping accountants and financial professionals enhance their organization s’ performance, as well as expand upon their individual skills. The CEO Panel, organized through IMA’s Long Island chapter, is a networking forum that connects professionals with leaders in the industry who share their experience and insight.

Zola gave an overview to professionals about how to motivate colleagues, how to manage change in the workplace, and how to cope with technological challenges. He further discussed the skills that are needed to make a transition from chief financial officer to chief executive officer.

“The IMA dinner meeting was one of our largest attended so far, and I believe, the success of it can be largely attributed to our outstanding panelists,” said John Fodera, IMA board member. “Neil was among one of the three distinguished panelists who offered insights and practical guidance that were extremely beneficial to our IMA professionals.”

With an extensive background in litigation and settlement administration, Zola is a recognized expert in his field. He is consistently praised for his leadership on high-profile, complex administrations. Zola joined GCG in 2000 as the firm’s first general counsel. He became executive vice president & chief operating officer in March 2002 and was promoted to his current position in 2006.

Under his leadership, GCG has experienced tremendous growth and positioned itself to handle some of the most significant class action and bankruptcy matters in our country’s history.

About The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG)
GCG ( is the recognized leader in legal administration services for class action settlements and other claims administration, bankruptcy cases and legal noticing programs, with more than 1,000 employees in offices coast-to-coast. GCG has been named a Best Claims Administrator by the New York Law Journal for three years in a row. The firm has been engaged in many high-profile distribution matters, including the General Motors bankruptcy, the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility and the $7.8 billion Deepwater Horizon Economic Property Damages Settlement, the $6.15 billion WorldCom settlement, the $3.4 billion Native American Trust Settlement and the $3.05 billion VisaCheck/MasterMoney Antitrust settlement.

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions® offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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