Michael Caputo joins leading national public adjuster firm

(St. Petersburg, FL) – Stone Claims Group announced today that Michael R. Caputo has joined the company as Director of Strategic Accounts. A 35-year veteran of tough assignments at the highest levels of global government and politics, Caputo most recently served from 2020 to 2021 as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re delighted to bring Michael on board…

as we continue to build the most effective team a client can have in their corner to assure they receive a fair claims process in the wake of insured events,” Stone Claims Group chief executive officer Tara Stone said. “His unique understanding of the government and commercial landscape, complemented by his years of experience in disaster recovery, make him an ideal addition to our roster.”

A third generation son of a western New York insurance family, Caputo has worked in public affairs for victims of every US hurricane since Katrina. With his guidance, a nationally-ranked law firm grew into a powerhouse fighting to assure insurance companies paid thousands of clients what they were owed in the wake of many devastating storms.

“I’m excited to join Stone Claims Group and work alongside some of the industry’s leading public adjusters with decades of experience fighting for clients being shortchanged by their insurance companies,” Caputo said. “With coworkers I’ve known for decades and new colleagues with advanced knowledge of the arena, I’m eager to get started working for our clients.”

At HHS, Caputo was the most senior staff communicator in the cabinet department at the center of the Trump Administration Coronavirus response. He has appeared over 100 times on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CNBC, ABC News, CBS News, and has been interviewed by dozens of national and local newspapers and radio shows.

Caputo also directed several statewide campaigns defending the taxpayers of states like Florida, where he ran communications for the 1996 campaign against the Sugar Tax and the 2007 fight against an initiative to curb statewide development called Hometown Democracy. He’s worked on dozens of local, state and national campaigns in many different countries.

Caputo will lead strategic account relationships for Stone Claims Group in the government and commercial sectors. He is a US Army Infantry veteran and a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Since 1993, Stone Claims Group has combined the country’s most experienced insurance claims professionals with proprietary processes & technologies to get policyholders the money they are owed for property damage claims. Currently led by CEO Tara Stone, a renowned advocate for owners fighting insurance battles, the Florida-based firm represents clients across the United States and has settled hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial claims. Please visit for more information.


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