Sedgwick names Jay Potter chief financial officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick) announced today that W. Jay Potter will join the company as chief financial officer, treasurer, and a member of the executive committee, effective September 10, 2012.

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Potter brings to Sedgwick nearly 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, operations management, risk management, and business development and expansion. He most recently served as CFO of Masco Cabinetry, a division of the Masco Corporation. Potter has also served in financial leadership roles for premier corporations including EFW Inc., St. Jude Medical, and AlliedSignal.

He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University. Potter is a Certified Public Accountant and earned the Six Sigma Green Belt designation.

"The addition of Jay Potter to our executive committee enhances the already-deep bench strength of our management team," said David A. North, Sedgwick's president and chief executive officer. "His extensive and varied experience in financial organizational leadership will be invaluable as we navigate the next stages of our company's growth and development."

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting, and other services to clients through the expertise of more than 10,000 colleagues in 195 offices located in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile, and professional liability; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare compliance solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. For eight years in a row, Sedgwick has been awarded the distinguished Employer of Choice® certification, the only third-party administrator (TPA) to receive this designation. In 2011, the company was named the Best Overall TPA by buyers of risk services through an independent survey conducted by Business Insurance. For more, see

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