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We Provide Earthquake Insurance for Californians

Quotable Experts

California Earthquake Authority (CEA) leaders are subject matter experts in insurance, engineering, government, finance and other areas that serve the public. Below are several CEA experts who may be available for interviews. 

Media Contacts

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

CEA Media Relations Manager Sarah Sol 
Email: ssol@calquake.com
Office: (916) 661-5502
Cell: (916) 425-1225
 

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

CEA Community Relations Manager Joe Orlando 
Email: jorlando@calquake.com
Office: (916) 661-5508
Cell: (916) 761-6831

 

Glenn Pomeroy, Chief Executive Officer, B.S., J.D. Glenn Pomeroy, CEA Chief Executive Officer, B.S., J.D.

Topics of Expertise:
  • All areas related to California earthquake insurance and CEA programs
Read Glenn’s bio here.
Chris Nance, Chief Communications Officer, B.A., M.A. Chris Nance, CEA Chief Communications Officer, B.A., M.A.

Topics of Expertise:
  • CEA organization and policies
  • Household education on earthquake preparedness and recovery
Read Chris’ bio here.
Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer, B.A., M.S. Janiele Maffei, CEA Chief Mitigation Officer, B.A., M.S., S.E.

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
Read Janiele’s bio here.
Shawna Ackerman, CEA Chief Actuary, B.A. Shawna Ackerman, CEA Chief Actuary, B.A.

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
Read Shawna’s bio here.
Todd Coombes, CEA Chief Information Officer, B.A., M.B.A. Todd Coombes, CEA Chief Insurance and Technology Officer, CPCU, FLMI, CCP

Topics of Expertise:  
  • CEA insurance operations and supporting technology
  • CEA information technology initiatives
  • CEA’s centralized policy processing program
Read Todd’s bio here.