Assistant Vice President of Keenan & Associates
Stacey Gunn joined Keenan & Associates in 2002. Since joining Keenan, Stacey has been recognized for her strong technical abilities in claims handling and expertise in workers’ compensation fraud. Stacey manages Keenan’s Special Investigation Unit, working closely with The Department of Insurance and district attorneys throughout the state of California. As the assistant vice president of the Special Investigation Unit, Stacey is responsible for leading the SIU/Fraud Unit, PRIDE (defense legal cost containment program), training and development, computer system integration, and vendor management. Stacey has served in various management roles. Stacey has been in the industry for over 28 years, has achieved her Insurance Education Association (IEA) Certification and is a certified Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP), and is certified by the Department of Self Insurance Plans. She is currently pursuing her Certified Professional Fraud Investigation Certification (CPFI).
Stacey leads many of Keenan’s education and information webinars on a wealth of topics that benefit local communities and the insurance arena at large. Because of her extensive knowledge and expertise, she is often called upon to lead and organize several conferences a year to also include co-presentations on workers’ compensation and healthcare fraud with the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, the San Bernardino District Attorney and Riverside District Attorney offices.
Stacey received several recognition awards for fraud investigation in 2008; she was honored as Manager of the Year in 2016 & 2017, and she received the Fraud Fighter of the Year Award. Stacey serves as an advisor and member of several organizations: Employer Fraud Task Force, We Tip, and California Coalition of Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) which provides legislative support to the worker’s compensation industry.
In her role as Keenan & Associates assistant vice president, Stacey spearheads the mentorship with the Los Angeles SPARK Program to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities for middle school students. In her own time, Stacey volunteers with the Inglewood Girl Scouts Troop 8355 encouraging girls to explore other cultures, food, dance, that allow them to learn fun facts about other countries and build self-esteem in the process as well. Stacey also volunteers every year at A Place Called Home (APCH) in South Central Los Angeles, The Cinderella and Prince Charming Project, which donates prom dresses, suits, and shoes for high school students not able to afford prom attire. Further, at APCH, Stacey participates in the Back to School Project, assembling backpacks for elementary school children, and she Adopts a Family every year during the Christmas holidays to provide food, clothing, or toys to family in need. AAWCP is honored to call Stacey its vice president.