SLA MANAGEMENT: Jim Podesva
James Podesva, RPA, is an Executive General Adjuster and Vice President of York SLA. His
experience includes more than 24 years adjusting and managing in the insurance industry.
Mr. Podesva has been a successful practitioner to the industry and a mentor to a number of members
in York’s SLA team. His leadership and contributions will continue to advance York SLA’s reputation
as the rising preeminent large loss adjusting practice in the industry. Mr. Podesva will manage the
technical quality of York SLA’s product and delivery as it relates to a number of the practitioners in our
group, as well as continue to manage key national accounts.
Mr. Podesva has handled large loss claims spanning several lines of business, including chemical
processing, energy and mining, financial institutions, microelectronic manufacturing, pulp and paper,
retail and general industry, and steel and heavy manufacturing.
He has studied several types of coverage, including business interruption, commercial property, boiler
and machinery, inland marine, and employee dishonesty.
Mr. Podesva studied archaeology at the State University of New York.