California JPIA logoThe California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) has promoted Abraham Han from management analyst to senior risk manager. In his new role, he will support training, risk management, claims and finance activities for the Authority’s members in Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties.

“Over his eight years at the Authority, Abe’s journey has been characterized by continuous growth, impactful contributions, and a steadfast commitment to supporting member agencies,” said Alex Smith, the Authority’s CEO.

During his tenure at the Authority, Han has managed programs and resources that assist members in sidewalk maintenance, risk technician assignments, fire and law enforcement policy manuals and training updates. He also analyzed and reported on legislative action at the state level. Through the Authority’s ADA Assistance and ADA Financing Programs, Han also helped members obtain funding to develop their ADA transition plans and remove barriers to access.

“As anyone who has worked with Abe will attest, he is kind, thoughtful, and always willing to lend a hand. Abe is also a skilled analyst with the ability to carefully consider alternatives before deciding on the appropriate path forward,” said Risk Services Director Alex Mellor. I am confident Region 4 members will enjoy working with Abe and benefit from his support in identifying and implementing solutions to complex risk management challenges.”

Reflecting on his time at the California JPIA, Han noted, “Every position, every project, every interaction from the time I began until now has represented a meaningful progression.”

Han, who interned with the cities of Garden Grove and Villa Park, joined the Authority in 2015 from the City of La Habra Heights, where he advanced his career from intern to management analyst to senior management analyst. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in public administration from California State University, San Bernardino.California JPIA Senior Risk Manager Abraham Han

“My experience working for smaller cities provided a deep understanding of the trials of managing risk alongside other challenges, such as budgetary constraints,” said Han. “Each decision at the local government level requires a balance. Having personally experienced this, I look forward to helping the Authority’s members, especially when resources such as time and staffing are stretched thin. I want members to feel assured they have someone they can have honest conversations with and lean on.”

“Abe’s impressive professional development over the years has enabled him to deliver valuable support to members and is a source of pride for us,” said Smith. “His promotion underscores our dedication to nurturing and acknowledging outstanding talent within the organization. His expertise and commitment to customer service align well with our goals of operational excellence, innovation and proactive risk management.”

About the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 45 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 125 member cities and other governmental agencies. Members actively participate in shaping the organization to provide important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property and earthquake coverage, as well as extensive training and loss control services. For more information, please visit the California JPIA’s website at