Marina Paniara

Title: Claims Examiner

Phone: 703-993-2549

Marina Paniara joined Operational Risk Management in October 2011 as a Claims Examiner. In this position, she is responsible for accident and incident investigations, auto and property claims investigation and processing, and the management and annual update of the Commonwealth’s auto and property databases determining Mason’s annual auto and property policy insurance premium renewal. In addition, Marina serves as the Action Officer for the University’s Accident Review Committee and supports the University’s Safe Driver Program reviewing and processing motor vehicle record checks for Mason’s drivers. Marina also assists the Risk Management team with special projects.

Marina holds the Associate in Insurance Data Analytics (AIDA) designation and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation awarded by The Institutes. Marina has also completed Property Technical Certificate I, II, and III, Introduction to Claims, Introduction to Risk Management and Ethics in Risk and Insurance courses offered by The Institutes.

Prior to joining Mason, Marina worked in the public accounting industry as a Staff Accountant specializing in tax-exempt organizations and in the travel and tourism industry as a travel consultant.

Marina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Mason’s School of Business and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Travel and Tourism from Northern Virginia Community College.