Allianz Names New Head of Aviation Claims

NEW YORK, October 22, 2013 – Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) today announced the appointment of Rocie Park to Head of Aviation Claims North America, effective January 1, 2014.

In this position, Rocie will be responsible for developing and executing the aviation claims operations in North America, leading a team of 18 highly specialized aviation claims experts across the spectrum of Airlines, Aerospace and General Aviation. She will replace Tim McSwain who will retire at the end of December 2013.

Rocie joined Allianz in 2006 and has been in charge of Airline claims, working in close collaboration with clients from the leading airlines on safety management procedures, developing emergency response plans, conducting emergency response drills and handling claims. With over 30 years of experience in the Aviation industry, she has managed numerous accident investigations and the resulting litigation on behalf of major aviation clients worldwide. 

She is a member of both the New Jersey and Colorado Bar Associations and is a licensed pilot. As an active member of the International Aviation Women’s Association, Rocie volunteers with the chapter of Women in Aviation in New York and is an advocate for young women entering the aviation field.

Joe Strickland, Global Head of Aviation Americas, said, “I would like to thank Tim McSwain for his great achievements in building an outstanding Aviation claims team in the Americas and congratulate Rocie who will continue and expand upon Tim’s work. Our Aviation Claims experts are recognized today for their world-class technical knowledge and customer service. I look forward to working closely with Rocie to ensure that we continue to build on the strong legacy that Tim is leaving.”  

Allianz is one of the leading Aviation insurers in the United States. The Aviation Claims group is active in raising awareness of aviation risks and routinely hosts training presentations for clients, brokers and industry associations to improve the industry’s overall safety awareness.