Afni Welcomes Kevin Shumate as Executive Director of Business Development
Kevin Shumate has joined Afni as Executive Director of Business Development and Insurance Strategy.
In this role, Shumate will focus on leading the company’s subrogation growth strategies. Prior to joining Afni, he built a successful 23 year career in Insurance Claims at Nationwide Insurance with the last 13 years as Associate Vice President of Claims.
“With Kevin joining the Afni team, we get valuable and extensive claims expertise to help expand our solutions for companies in the insurance industry,” said Vice President John O’Donnell. “Kevin brings a unique understanding of the challenges insurance companies face and can quickly identify their needs and develop customized solutions to exceed goals.”
Adding Shumate is part of an Afni strategic initiative to further strengthen its position as the leading provider of high-value subrogation solutions to the insurance industry. He will be responsible for maintaining and growing existing partnerships, identifying and cultivating new relationships with providers and the companies they partner with while assisting in the development of new solutions and services.
“Joining this fantastic team is exciting,” Shumate said. “One of the first things that stood out to me about Afni was the people. I’m blown away by the expertise we have across our solutions suite. I’m confident we can build on the success Afni has experienced in subrogation solutions, and I’m excited to drive growth into new companies and sectors.”
In his time at Nationwide Insurance, Kevin played several key roles including Director of Vendor Management, Associate Vice President of National Recovery, and most recently leading a zone operation as the Associate Vice President of Claims. Shumate earned a bachelor degree in Management from North Carolina State University, served as Champion of a Six Sigma program, and is a past committee member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).
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