Global Ag Insurance Services, a California-based crop insurance provider focused on western specialty crop producers, is pleased to announce that Chris Clausen has joined the team as a Senior Claims Adjuster in the Central Valley region. Along with his agriculture upbringing Clausen brings a decade of crop insurance claims adjusting experience to the position. “I am excited to join a team focused on western specialty crops. Having grown up in the Central Valley, I understand the unique challenges that growers in the State face. I’m excited to be a part of the only crop insurance company based in California and I’m pleased there is finally an opportunity to address the needs of growers in this region.”
Clausen started as an Adjuster with Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) in 2004 and has experience working with a broad range of crops in the Central Valley including Almonds, Cherries, Citrus, Grapes, Raisins, and Stonefruit. Clausen has experience working with both Multi-Peril and Named Peril claims. Doug Ollenberger, Vice President of Claims and Loss Adjusting, commented on Clausen’s addition to the team: “Undoubtedly Chris adds to our specialty crop expertise. He also brings a unique understanding of the challenges the water situation poses in California. His knowledge and track record in crop insurance, specifically in California, gives Global Ag an edge in providing superior service.”
Clausen is proud of his roots in California agriculture. Having grown up in the Merced area farming almonds and walnuts and raising livestock, he recognizes the need for improved risk management solutions in the western region. An avid outdoorsman in his downtime, Clausen enjoys fishing, hunting and going off-road with his 1968 Ford Bronco. “I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time in the field working with growers in the Central Valley, and I think my experience and unique perspective will contribute to the important work that Global Ag is doing to improve crop insurance programs in the western United States,” said Clausen.