Rob Howard of Farmers Insurance.

Rob Howard of Farmers Insurance.

Farmers Insurance has promoted Rob Howard to the position of chief claims officer, effective June 11.

Howard joined the Woodland Hills-based insurer in 1987 as a claims representative in St. Louis, Mo. He relocated to Southern California in 2000. Since 2014, he has worked as head of claims shared services.

“Rob has a deep knowledge of claims, driving positive results for the company throughout his decades of service with Farmers,” Chief Executive Jeff Dailey said in a statement.

Farmers Insurance has more than 19 million active individual policies nationally, sold and managed through the efforts of more than 48,000 agents and 21,000 employees.