Matt Havens joined Der Manouel Insurance Group (DMIG) in July 2009. He is the Workers’ Compensation Claims Advocate on the DMIG 365 Team. He began his career in Workers’ Compensation in 1991 in San Jose, Calif. Since that time he has handled claims, supervised a unit of claims professionals, and managed a claims office. He is experienced in agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and construction injury claims. Additionally, he has handled public entity and law enforcement claims. Havens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Fresno State, a Self Insurance Administrator certificate from the State of California, and the designation of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional from the Insurance Education Association. Havens understands the importance of controlling the costs of claims after they happen, and welcomes the opportunity to work directly with employers as their advocate.