Board of Directors

Chair of the Board

Mark A. Pizzi, CPCU
President and COO of Direct & Member Solutions
Nationwide Insurance

Vice Chair

Edward T. Collins
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
Allstate Insurance Company



Gavin Blair
Vice President, Chief Product Officer – Personal Lines
The Hanover Insurance Group

Brian Braddock
Vice President
Head of Public Policy Research and Development, Government and Industry Affairs
Farmers Insurance Group

Steven Brown, CIC, CRM
Senior Vice President ACIA Insurance Operations 
The Auto Club Group

Richard Burt
EVP, Products, Office of the President
Erie Insurance

Stephanie Colegrove, CPCU
Operations Vice President P&C Underwriting 
State Farm Fire and Casualty Company

Robert A. DiMuccio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amica Mutual Insurance Company

J. Smith “Smitty” Harrison, Jr. CPCU, ARe
Secretary & Executive Director
South Carolina Wind and Hail Underwriting Association

Eric Nelson
VP Enterprise Catastrophe Strategy and Analysis

Mike Neubauer, CPCU, SCLA, AIC
Vice President, Claims
MetLife Auto & Home

Monica Ningen
Head of Property Underwriting, US & Canada
Managing Director – Property & Specialty Underwriting
Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation

Steven Peeters
EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Main Street America Group

Randall Poole 
Vice President – Claims 
Property and Catastrophe Central Operations – Personal Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jerry Rekowski
Chief Business Integration Officer
American Family Insurance

Jon Riekse, CPCU, ARM
Senior Vice President
Personal Lines Underwriting
Auto-Owners Insurance Group

Julie A. Rochman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

James Salek, CPCU
Vice President, Property & Casualty Underwriting

Tim Smith, CPCU, ARe, API, AIS, AFIS
Senior Vice President Underwriting
American Agricultural Insurance Company

Bill Thornton, CPCU, CLU
Senior Vice President
W.R. Berkley Group

Craig Tillman
WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.,
an affiliate of RenaissanceRe

Gary Vallo
Chief Executive Officer of MiddleOak &
Vice President of North East Operations
COUNTRY® Financial

James D. Whamond, Jr.
Senior Vice President
General Re Corporation

Immediate Past Chair

Carl Hedde, CPCU
Senior Vice President, Head of Risk Accumulation
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Chair Emeritus

Wilson C. Cooney