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Quotable Experts

California Earthquake Authority (CEA) leaders are subject matter experts in insurance, engineering, government, finance, and other areas that serve the public.

Insurance: “As we move into our third decade of serving California, we are inviting everyone to take another look at what CEA now has to offer. Earthquake risk is real, but so is the value of earthquake insurance. Our new products and tools put every Californian in the driver’s seat to select the policy that meets their own needs and budget.” —CEA Chief Executive Officer Glenn Pomeroy

Mitigation: “After the Napa earthquake, I saw quite a few houses that slid off their foundation. A brace-and-bolt retrofit beforehand could have made the difference." —CEA Chief Mitigation Officer Janiele Maffei

Education: “If a damaging earthquake strikes close to home, repairs and recovery can be costly. Whether you own or rent your home, getting ready before the ground shakes will improve safety, save time and reduce expenses." —CEA Chief Communications Officer Chris Nance

Below are several CEA experts who may be available for interviews.

Media and Speaker Request Contacts

To reach a CEA expert for information or an interview, please contact: 

Sarah Sol
Media Relations Manager / Information Officer II
(916) 661-5502
(916) 425-1225

To request a speaker from CEA for a community event, please contact:

Pamela Diaz
Community Relations Manager / Information Officer II
(916) 661-5508
(916) 291-8519

Glenn Pomeroy - CEA Chief Executive Officer

Glenn Pomeroy

CEA Chief Executive Officer
Topics of Expertise
  • All areas related to California earthquake insurance and CEA programs
Chris Nance - CEA Chief Communications Officer

Chris Nance

CEA Chief Communications Officer
Topics of Expertise
  • CEA organization and policies
  • Household education on earthquake preparedness and recovery
Janiele Maffei - CEA Chief Mitigation Officer

Janiele Maffei

CEA Chief Mitigation Officer
Topics of Expertise
  • Mitigation of vulnerable residential structures against seismic risks and design of new structures
  • Seismic strengthening incentive programs
  • CEA's research program
  • Development and adoption of building codes
  • California earthquake insurance and CEA programs
Shawna Ackerman - CEA Chief Actuary

Shawna Ackerman

CEA Chief Actuary
Topics of Expertise
  • California earthquake insurance and CEA programs
  • CEA rates and rate filings approved by California's insurance commissioner
  • Analyses/research related to CEA products and financial structures
  • Earthquake loss modeling
Todd Coombes - CEA Chief Insurance and Technology Officer

Todd Coombes

CEA Chief Insurance and Technology Officer
Topics of Expertise
  • CEA insurance operations and supporting technology
  • CEA information technology initiatives
  • CEA’s centralized policy processing program
 

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