To lead the newly created Transportation Liability unit

Avizent, a provider of claims and risk management service, has named Shirley Collinsworth to the position of claims manager for its new Transportation Liability unit.

Ms. Collinsworth will be responsible for managing all aspects of claims handling, regulations, workflow systems and methodology for this new unit, which was created specifically to help existing clients in the transportation industry manage their liability claims.

Ms Collinsworth has over 22 years of experience in the commercial transportation industry, including 13 years providing proactive oversight of complex commercial auto and general liability claims, and nine years serving as a claims manager for a major national transportation organisation.

Most recently, she was assistant vice president and claims manager for Pacer International. Ms Collinsworth’s approach to claims management has helped her to create liability programs that generate annual savings totaling millions of dollars, said the company.

Thomas Watson, CEO of Avizent, said: We recognise that transportation claims management is a highly specialised field. We currently provide workers’ compensation claims services to a growing segment of clients in the transportation industry and recognised that we needed to branch out to meet their liability needs as well. Ms Collinsworth brings insight and experience to help us provide the highest level of service to our clients, while we expand our transportation industry expertise.