CEA’s Press Room provides information intended to assist reporters covering earthquake-related topics. Read below for contact information, fast facts, quotes and links to helpful documents.
For interviews with CEA experts, or for help getting information about earthquakes and earthquake insurance, please contact:
CEA Media Relations Manager Sarah Sol
Office: (916) 661-5502
Cell: (916) 425-1225
For information about CEA's community outreach efforts and upcoming events, please contact:
CEA Community Relations Manager Joe Orlando
Office: (916) 661-5508
Cell: (916) 761-6831
Reporters looking for information about the Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program, established by a joint powers authority created by CEA and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, can find additional media support here.
- CEA has more than 930,000 policies in force, and CEA policies are now more than 76 percent of all residential earthquake insurance policies sold in California.
- CEA is not-for-profit, privately funded and publicly managed.
- California created CEA in 1996 to address a home-insurance market crisis.
The below resources are intended to provide information helpful to reporters covering the California Earthquake Authority, earthquakes in California and residential earthquake insurance.
CEA Expert Quotes
CEA’s experts are available for interviews. Learn more.
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 CEO 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
Public Affairs and Testimony