Leadership Team

Dana Keir

Senior Vice President, Head of Claims

Dana Keir joined Golden State Claims Adjusters in 2018. Mr. Keir has over 24 years of insurance industry experience in a variety of lines.

He began his career in 1994 with State Farm Insurance handling personal and commercial property & casualty lines. In 1998, he started with Lancer Claims Services (a Brown & Brown Company), a nationally recognized third party administrator that specializes in professional liability and general liability programs. Over his 20 years with Lancer, he played key roles in developing and implementing the strategic plan for the organization, the policies of the organization and maintaining and advancing the company philosophy. His diversified insurance experience includes the areas of Legal Malpractice, Insurance Agents Errors & Omissions, Broker/Dealer Errors & Omissions, Real Estate Agents Errors & Omissions, Title Agents Errors & Omissions, Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability and Commercial General Liability. He is a key and integral asset and partner for program administrators, account executives and brokers in managing program business. During his tenure at Lancer, he was instrumental in managing relationships and claims for over 12 insurance companies, many of which are global insurers (example: Lloyd’s, Allianz, AIG, Zurich, Munich Re).

Mr. Keir obtained his Bachelors Degree from UCLA. He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), where he has been a guest speaker for the local chapter.

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Donald Zeman

Claims Supervisor

Don Zeman joined Golden State Claims Adjusters in 2018. Mr. Zeman’s insurance experience spans over 24 years along multiple lines of coverage.

He began his insurance career in 1995 with Arrowhead General Insurance Agency as a Litigation Specialist for auto insurance claims across multiple states. In 1997, he joined Anchor General Insurance Agency, which was a startup company at the time. He was instrumental in developing the claims department, which grew from 9 to over 100 employees in just a short few years. He continued his insurance career with Federated Insurance, a major nationwide mutual insurance company. Here he specialized in assessing the risk for large commercial policies, including Workers Comp, Building and Contents, and General Liability lines of business. He also worked with Brown & Brown Company subsidiaries, running departments for auto, commercial trucking, cross-border auto; as well as managing the homeowners, commercial, tribal, errors & emissions, and auto subrogation departments. Over his years in the insurance industry, he has played integral roles in creating and streamlining the claims processes and procedures to achieve high functioning claims handling and recoveries divisions. His background with various sized operations; from startup companies to large nationwide companies; has enabled him to make continual improvements in claim handling and efficiencies.

Mr. Zeman obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Management from UC Davis. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. In addition to his insurance experience, he has taught courses in Criminal Justice, Business Law, and Economics as a professor at both Park University and ITT Technical Institute for over a 4-year period.

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Scott Struble

Senior Claims Manager

Scott Struble joined Golden State Claims Adjusters in 2014. His experience encompasses the areas of Construction Defect, Construction Injury and Property Damage claims for Golden State.

Prior to joining Golden State, Mr. Struble was Assistant Vice President/Claims Director for Zurich North America, as well as supervisor at EMC Insurance and CNA Insurance. His experience includes over thirty years handling and supervising General Liability, Auto (Commercial and Personal Lines), Inland Marine, Garage Keepers and First-Party Property claims.

Mr. Struble attended Arizona State University and has been a panel member on various Construction Defect Panels over the past 10 years.

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John Daybell

Claims Manager

John Daybell joined Golden State Claims Adjusters in 2014. His experience encompasses all areas of general liability claims, with a specialty in construction defect litigation.

John began his claims career in 1994. During this time, he has worked for several insurance carriers, mostly in the excess/surplus lines arena. John has handled a variety of lines of insurance including construction defect, employment liability, professional liability, NY Labor Law, and commercial trucking. John has held many positions throughout his career, including adjuster, supervisor, field representative, quality auditor and manager.

He graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1992 with a B.S. in Business Management. He holds an Associate in Claims (AIC) and is licensed as an adjuster in over 30 states.

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