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Scott Simmons

About Scott


Client Services


Managing Director of Risk Solutions




501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 403
Spokane, WA 99202

As the managing director of Client Services, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of PayneWest’s Alternative Risk division, as well as the agency’s Claim, Risk Control and Quality Assurance teams. Scott also directs the operations of PayneWest’s workers’ compensation program, Preferred Risk Alliance. Under his leadership, the PayneWest Client Services team of talented individuals works directly with our clients to provide risk management-focused advocacy along with a wide array of customized risk management, insurance and risk financing solutions.

Scott’s insurance industry experience spans three decades. Prior to joining PayneWest in 2006, he began his insurance career with Safeco Insurance. Scott has worked in a variety of industry roles during his career including Alternative Risk, Underwriting, Claims, Risk Control, Marketing/Business Development and Quality Assurance.

He currently serves as a director of Assurex Global Reinsurance Ltd. Scott is past president of the Spokane Chapter CPCU Society and also served as director of the Liberty School District School Board for eight years. Scott earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2008.

He lives in Spokane County, Washington, with his wife, Julia, and the last of three boys living at home, Mason. As a staunch basketball fan, Scott can usually be found in a gym on his weekends, cheering on Mason’s team.

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