FEMA names new underwriting branch chief
John Hintermister has been selected as the Branch Chief for the Underwriting Branch in the Product Delivery Division of the Federal Insurance Directorate, according to a March 30, 2018 announcement.
Hintermister started his FEMA career as an Insurance Examiner in the Underwriting Branch in 2008 and became an Underwriting Team Lead in 2017. Prior to coming to FEMA he worked for 18 years with an NFIP vendor. While there he served in numerous capacities that supported the NFIP including underwriting, marketing, sales, business analysis and compliance. He has worked on several major NFIP projects and served in multiple field deployments over the past couple years. His expertise, background and recent field experiences have provided him with the knowledge and practice to lead the Underwriting Branch through a transformation, making it more streamlined, simplistic and customer centric.
Hintermister filled a vacancy left when Jhun de la Cruz, who after several decades of working in the flood insurance industry, retired at the end of 2017.