Jean O'Donnell Saporita (1926 - 2018)15-Jan-2018
Jean O’Donnell Saporita joined the independent adjustment firm of Prentis B. Reed & Company as a secretary in the 1940’s. Prentis B. Reed was considered
the “Dean” of the independent adjusters-not only in the New York market but nationally as well. He authored the book-Adjustment of Property Losses
as well as being a founding member and first president of the New York Association of Independent Adjusters and was instrumental in the passage of
the current adjusters licensing law in the state of New York.
Upon the retirement of Prentis B. Reed-the firm was reorganized as the McAndrews Adjustment Company by Jack & Felix McAndrews-where Jean continued
as secretary and later moving to their Long Island Office to work for Felix McAndrew. It was during this time that the New York Association of Independent
Adjusters needed a dedicated Corresponding Secretary-with Jack McAndrews volunteering Jean for the position.
Jean acted as the Corresponding Secretary for the NYAIAI for over (50) years and was a valuable resource for the Associations Presidents and Executive
Committees she worked for-playing a large part in establishing the reputation the NYAIAI enjoys today.
Her service to the adjusting profession and to the NYAIAI in particular was noteworthy and will leave a legacy that will be remembered by all that knew her and worked with her.