Penn. Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority Appoints Executive Director

Thomas A. Donahue III
The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA) in Mechanicsburg, Penn., has appointed Thomas A. Donahue III as executive director, effective August 5. Donahue succeeds current Executive Director Ralph Burnham who plans to retire.

Donahue began his insurance fraud investigation career in 1997 as an investigator and then as manager of AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Group’s Pennsylvania Special Investigation Unit (SIU). In 2005, he became SIU manager for Unitrin Direct Auto Insurance Company’s eastern region, and in 2008 became Unitrin’s national SIU manager.

Since 2011, Donahue has managed Kemper Service Group’s eastern regional SIU. A member of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), he has since 2002 led the Delaware Valley Chapter of IASIU as president.

IFPA was created by an Act of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1995. IFPA is established as an independent state agency whose purpose is to combat insurance fraud throughout the state.