Sedgwick CMS Names Paul Posey COO for Claims Services

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13 /CNW/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services,
Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), the largest independent U.S. provider of third party
claims administration services, has announced the appointment of Executive
Vice President Paul J. Posey as chief operating officer.  As COO, Posey has
responsibility for all Sedgwick CMS operating groups engaged in the direct
delivery of claims services on behalf of clients.
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    Leading the business areas that report to Posey are Bradley F. Johnson,
executive vice president and director of disability operations; Steven E.
Penman, executive vice president and director of casualty operations; Donald
F. Sloan, executive vice president and director of medical management
services; and Robert A. Johnson, senior vice president and director of
specialty operations.
    "Paul Posey is well prepared to continue our traditions of managerial
accountability and exceptional responsiveness in all client facing activities
as our company continues to grow," said David A. North, president and chief
executive officer of Sedgwick CMS.  "He brings to his new assignment a
thorough knowledge of our client relationships, business practices and values
gained through twelve years with our organization.  An attorney by training
and general counsel of Sedgwick CMS until 2007, he has also been extensively
involved with operations, corporate management and strategy, and the public
policy issues affecting our clients and our industry.
    "Paul has focused most recently on the company's specialty operations and
on corporate matters as our senior legal officer," North continued.  "He will
continue to report jointly to me and Executive COO James B. Wiertelak in our
shared responsibility for the firm's executive office.  Paul is succeeded as
our senior legal officer by Sedgwick CMS General Counsel Kimberly D. Brown,
who has joined the company's executive committee."
    Posey has served as both chairman and president of the American
Association of Independent Claims Professionals.  He holds a J.D. from The
University of Memphis School of Law and an M.B.A. from Christian Brothers
University.  Prior to joining the Sedgwick organization in 1996 he was in
private practice.
    Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American
provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions.  Sedgwick
CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration,
medical management, risk consulting and related services to clients through
the expertise of 6,400 colleagues in a hundred and fifty offices in the U.S.
and Canada.  The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability,
FMLA and other employee absence; and general, automobile and professional
liability claims services.  Sedgwick CMS and its affiliates design and
implement customized programs based on proven practices that meet client
needs.  For more see .
    Contact: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President, Corporate
Communications, 901-415-7548,

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For further information: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.,
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