On Friday, Crum & Forster announced that Anthony R. Slimowicz will join the firm as senior vice president and chief claims officer effective June 30, 2014.

He will report to Doug Libby, chairman and CEO of C&F, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey.

Degrees in accounting and law provided the background for a career that started in accounting. Following his early experience as a staff accountant with Ernst & Young, Slimowicz worked at the Superior Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Leonard Sachar, and a year later at the U.S. District Court for the Honorable Robert Zampano.

In 1993, he joined AIG as a director of staff attorneys, providing advice on all aspects of corporate, insurance, environmental, and construction law.

In 1996, he joined Zurich Financial Services and served as vice president and director, eventually reporting to the head of global claim corporate services. In this capacity, he was responsible for claim and risk engineering for environmental, general liability, and surety for both the United States and United Kingdom. He also worked with a wide range of business segments.

Most recently, Slimowicz served as chief legal officer for Coordinated Health in Allentown, Pa., and as chief operating officer for AJS Capital Holdings in Warren, N.J.

Slimowicz is also active in the community. He was appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as vice chairman of the board of trustees at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and previously served on the governor’s transition team for the Department of Environmental Protection.

Source: Crum & Forster