Athens Expands into Texas Marketplace, Names Vance A. Root Executive Vice President

Athens Administrators, a full-service, third-party claims administration services provider since 1976, recently announced its expansion into Texas, as well as the appointment of Vance A. Root as executive vice president, in charge of driving expansion and operational efforts in the Southern United States Region.

Athens’ move to the Texas market maintains its national growth strategy. With experience operating in the most complex insurance markets, Athens plans to serve as an expert TPA alternative in the state’s thriving business economy and dynamic claims environment.

Essential to Athens’ success will be the newest member of its team, Vance A. Root. Mr. Root has over 25 years of experience in the claims and commercial brokerage arena, and has developed claims programs for some of the largest accounts in the U.S.

In his role as executive vice president, Mr. Root will lead the company’s new business development and expansion initiatives into Texas and surrounding states, as well as provide management and oversight of Athens Administrators liability claims unit.

Athens Administrators is a privately held company that provides superior claims administration and integrated managed care solutions. The company’s clients include public agencies, regional businesses, insurance companies and Fortune 500 corporations. It offers workers’ compensation and liability claim administration services.

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