President, HealthSmart Casualty Claims Solutions & Government Affairs
Loren Claypool joined HealthSmart in 2013. He was named Chief Operating Officer 2014 and promoted to President of HealthSmart’s Casualty Claims and Government Affairs Division in 2018. Loren has a high level of expertise in strategy development, business operations, information technology and change management. Throughout his career, he has led start-up and established companies in the technology, insurance, healthcare and retail industries in national and international roles.
Prior to joining HealthSmart, Loren served as Managing Director for VCPI and CIO for its sister-company Extendicare Health Services, Inc. He was instrumental in creating VCPI’s innovative product portfolio and its growth strategy to become the leading nationwide provider of outsourced technology solutions to the long term/post-acute healthcare sector. Loren has held executive positions with American Workers’ Assurance, USI Insurance Services, Royal & Sun Alliance / Orion Capital and Acordia / McDonough Caperton.
Loren serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Charleston Area Alliance and Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce and is Chair of the Charleston Area Alliance Economic Development Committee; the Business Advisory Committee for the School of Business & Leadership at the University of Charleston; and as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. Mr. Claypool holds an A.A.S in Computer Science and a BOR B.A. from West Virginia State University.