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Christopher R. Mason, Esq., Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Mason earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of Oswego, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law (cum laude). He is a member of the New York State and Connecticut Bar Associations. Formerly Vice President of Central New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, he is named in A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. Prior to joining USA-TPA, he was a partner at Wolff, Goodrich, & Goldman.

Tony D’Amato, Vice President
Mr. D’Amato holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations and has an MBA from Syracuse University. Tony has more than 15 years of workers’ compensation experience in various roles at both state and national levels.



Ed Coombs, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Coombs earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from The State University at Oswego, and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State since 1993. Ed is also a member of the American and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has over 20 years of progressive financial management.


Cathy Marsden, Claims Manager
Ms. Marsden has 33 years of workers’ compensation claims experience at all levels. She currently is licensed as a New York State Adjuster & New York State Casualty Consultant.



David Bierschied, CPCU, Sales Manager
Mr. Bierschield holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. David has been in the insurance industry for 40 years. He was the Syracuse Branch Vice President for a National Insurance Company for 10 years, and most recently was employed as a Senior Vice President of an insurance company in Massachusetts.

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