Scott Steinmetz

Scott Steinmetz

Scott Steinmetz brings broad industry experience coupled with nearly three decades of practical experience in applied engineering and risk management consultancy.

He has been employed by Allianz for more than 23 years, holding positions in claims (forensic engineer and practice group leader), in underwriting (director of catastrophe management), in the risk office responsible for corporate catastrophe management and operational risk, in risk services as leader of MidCorp loss control engineering and as North America regional manager for MidCorp ARC. In these roles, Steinmetz has sponsored and promoted the concept of using expertise and knowledge-based insights to help improve the foundation and information on which organizations base analysis and financial decisions.

Before Allianz, Steinmetz practiced as an environmental engineer at a national environmental engineering company for more than six years, focused on design and implementation of pollution cleanup remedies for a variety of industrial clients.

In addition to these experiences and responsibilities, Steinmetz has served as an appointed international representative to the Allianz working group for sustainable development and the Allianz center of competence for climate change. He was also an appointed technical representative to the governor of California’s Alluvial Fan Task Force. Steinmetz serves as an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as a member of the environmental assessment committee for the American Society of Testing and Materials.

Steinmetz holds a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural engineering and a master’s of engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a registered professional engineer in California.

Recent Articles by Scott Steinmetz

Wildfire Season Off to Perilous Start

It is only the beginning of the 2020 wildfire season, and already there have been 20,351 U.S. wildfires between Jan. 1 and June 12. Compare this with 16,630 fires during the same period in 2019, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). As many as 90% of wildfires in the U.S. are caused by […]

Wildfire Season: ‘The New Abnormal’?

Each year, California burns. With another record wildfire season come and gone, each new season seems worse than the last. While mitigation against firestorms is tricky, evolving technologies like fire-fighting foam—used for pretreatment and suppression sprayed around a property or on combustible building materials—can help businesses avoid peril and keep doors open as long as […]

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