Joan Zerkovich has been named senior vice president of operations for the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a national advisory organization that develops policy forms and manuals used by more than 700 property/casualty insurers in the U.S.
Before coming to AAIS, Zerkovich served as chief technology officer at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and as chief financial officer and CIO of Veterinarians Without Borders. Prior to that, she was chief information officer for ICAT Holdings, LLC, an intermediary specializing in catastrophe risk. At ICAT, her team developed web-based applications for supporting real-time data exchanges between diverse systems, and for providing customized catastrophe insurance products. Zerkovich also spent more than 13 years in information technology positions with the University of California system, which included work on projects that contributed to the initial public access to the Internet, and to the digitalization of the university’s library system statewide.