Topa in California Names Yates Assistant Vice President of Claims

Topa Insurance Co. has named Kelly Yates assistant vice president of claims.

Yates will be located in Topa’s Calabasas, Calif. office. Yates has oversight of Topa’s property and commercial auto business and its special investigations unit.

He has more than 18 years of multiline claims experience. Yates joined Topa five years ago as a claims examiner, and was later promoted to claims manager. Yates was previously with State Farm Insurance, and State Auto Insurance before that.

Topa is one of the wholly owned subsidiaries of Topa Insurance Group, an insurance holding company based in Calabasas.