Robert Kohn, AIC • Director of Risk Management Services
As the Director of Risk Management Services, Robert Kohn joins Preferred with over 25 years of experience with insurance claims operations. Overseeing all aspects of Claims and Loss Control, Robert ensures the continued best practices for our clients.
Prior to joining Preferred Concepts in 2015, Robert served as Claims Manager with Vornado Realty Trust beginning in 2008, where he oversaw General Liability, Property, Pollution, Auto and Workers Compensation files for Real Estate risks primarily located in NY, NJ, and VA. During his tenure with Vornado, Robert’s expertise contributed to significantly lowering the Loss Ratios on multiple programs.
Beginning his career as a Senior Claims Representative with Progressive Insurance in 1989, where he handled and supervised all aspects of multi-line 1st and 3rd party auto losses, Robert quickly came to hold leadership positions handling claims and loss litigation. Serving as Claims Manager with Chatham Re in 1998, Robert was responsible for claims department oversight, financial forecasting, TPA auditing, and MIS integration. Robert later moved to Proformance Insurance, where he served as the Director of Liability Claims for a period of four years. During this time, Robert was responsible for an entire claims unit, handling Bodily Injury for Personal and Commercial lines files with up to 7 Million in policy limits. Rising through positions of increasing authority, Robert was later promoted to Director of Liability for the Litigation and Large Loss Unit of Proformance Insurance. In this role, Robert was responsible for managing all aspects of the claim department’s Trials, Litigated files, Serious Injury/Complex Case/Coverage files, as well as maintaining his own pending of complex litigated files.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts from Farleigh Dickinson University, and an Associate in Claims degree from the Insurance Institute of America. Among his many accolades and certifications, Robert is also a fellow of the Claims Liability and Management Alliance (CLM), where he serves on the Insurance Fraud, Retail/Hospitality and Publication/Magazine committees.
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