President of Public Affairs
Property Casualty Insurers Association of
Joseph J. Annotti is Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for Property Casualty
Insurers Association of America (PCI). He is responsible for the overall management
of the association’s media relations and grassroots political activities.
He develops and delivers public policy messages on the association’s key
issues to the trade, business and consumer media, and supervises the association’s
grassroots program, known as EMPOWER.
to joining PCI, Annotti served as vice president of marketing communications for
American Business Insurance, a major national insurance broker. He spent over
eight years with Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California as vice
president of public affairs. He has authored a variety of articles for insurance
and journal business publications and has made presentations on media relations
and grassroots political advocacy to groups across the country.
Annotti lives with his wife, Jody, and their two sons
in Golf, Illinois.
New York Insurance Association
Since 1990, Bourdeau has been President of the New York
Insurance Association, Inc. (NYIA) an organization which
traces its roots back to 1882. Today it is an association
of about 75 property/casualty insurers licensed in New
York. The primary objectives of the association are
to keep members apprised of New York regulatory and
legislative developments, which may affect them, and
to lobby the Legislature and the Insurance Department
on issues of importance to our members. In support of
these objectives, NYIA also engages in communications
designed to help the general public better understand
insurance principles, as well as hosting a variety of
seminars on emerging topics of interest.
12 years prior to joining the Insurance Association,
Bourdeau was a senior staff advisor at the New York
State Senate where his field of expertise was insurance,
banking and economic development. He holds a Degree
in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University at Albany.
He has also received the professional designation of
Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American
Society of Association Executives in 1999.
Georgia Insurance Information Service
Colmans is a veteran trade association and marketing
communications executive, and he worked for more than
a decade as an electronic journalist in the southeastern
develop the Georgia Insurance Information Service (GIIS)
in 1994 and became its executive officer in
Colmans has been president of Colmans Communications
Group, Inc., a marketing consultancy focusing on trade
associations management, technology and health care.
specialties include trade association management; healthcare
and technology marketing; and software development for
the marketing communications industry.
Fellow and Director of National Defense and Homeland Security
for American Progress
Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley is a Senior Fellow and Director of National Defense and
Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress.
the Clinton administration, Crowley was Special Assistant to the President of
the United States for National Security Affairs, serving as Senior Director of
Public Affairs for the National Security Council. Prior to that, he was Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. In all, Crowley was
a spokesman for the United States government and United States military for 28
years, 11 of those years at the Pentagon and three at the White House. He served
for 26 years in the United States Air Force, retiring at the rank of colonel in
September 1999. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
During the Kosovo conflict, he was temporarily assigned to work with then NATO
Secretary General Javier Solana.
to joining American Progress, he served as a national spokesman for the property/casualty
insurance industry, focusing on strategic industry issues that included the impact
of terrorism on commercial insurance in the aftermath of the World Trade Center
tragedy and to the effect of asbestos litigation on the broader economy. A native
of Massachusetts, he is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and an avid
Red Sox fan and golfer. He is married to Paula E. Kougeas, also a retired Air
Force colonel and now a teacher. They live in Alexandria, Virginia with their
children, Mary and Christopher.
President and Chief Executive
Officer, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
Csiszar, former director of the South Carolina Department
of Insurance and NAIC President, was elected to President
and Chief Executive Officer of the Property Casualty
Insurers Association of America (PCI), effective October
During his term as insurance director, he served as
the chair of the NAIC's International Insurance Relations
Committee, vice chair of its Race-Based Premium Working
Group and was the NAIC representative for the International
Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and chairman
of the IAIS Subcommittee on Securitization. He also
served as a member of that organization’s Reinsurance
he has represented the NAIC on a variety of development
initiatives at the request of the United States Department
of Commerce and the United Agency for International
from Romania, Csiszar immigrated to Canada in 1966.
He earned his bachelor of law degree from the University
of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Prior to his appointment
as director of insurance in South Carolina in 1999,
he served as the president and chief executive officer
of Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. of Columbia, S.C., from
1995 to 1998. He was a visiting professor at the School
of Business at the University of South Carolina from
1993 to 1995. He also served as managing co-director
of the European investment-banking firm Holborn Holdings
Corporation in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1979 to 1988.
Managing Director, Property & International
Practice, New York
Dalton is a Managing Director and Manager of the New
York Property and International Practice for Marsh,
Inc. Prior to taking this position, she was North American
Property Practice Leader for Marsh Inc. In that role,
she focused on issues surrounding terrorism; both in
the private sector with insurance companies and in the
public sector with the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
of 2002 (TRIA) which was enacted on November 26, 2002.
Marsh in 1985 in the NY operations where she was responsible
for managing the property insurance programs for many
large multinational organizations. In 1997 she moved
to Marsh’s Boston operations where she managed
the Property and International practice until March
2001 when she assumed the position of Practice Leader
which she held for three years until March of 2004.
a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish from
Boston College and a master of business administration
in management from Fordham University.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Larry Forrester has devoted his entire 34-year career to the insurance industry.
In 2003, he retired as the President of the National Association of Mutual Insurance
Companies (NAMIC), the largest property/casualty insurance trade association representing
41 percent of the insurance marketplace.
Forrester approached retirement from NAMIC, he concluded that he was not ready
to turn his attention to fishing and “honey-do” lists. He was approached
by the Insurance Education Foundation (IEF) and asked to join forces to educate
main-street America about insurance. Since Forrester helped form the IEF in 1988,
he quickly signed on as the President and CEO.
Insurance Education Foundation has one mission: to improve the understanding of
insurance and its role in society through the education of teachers and students.
It has been documented that a more informed consumer is a more responsible consumer.
Perhaps most importantly, educating high school students about managing the myriad
of risks they face daily may help them avoid costly mistakes.
graduated from Purdue University, served in Vietnam
and he and wife Diana have two married sons and one
Arizona Insurance Information Association
is executive director of the Arizona Insurance Information
Association. The role of the AIIA is to educate the
public and media about insurance related matters; develop
and disseminate material to expand public knowledge
and effectuate meaningful legislative change; represent
the state's major property and casualty carriers in
public discussions and debate; and serve as an information
resource for media, industry lobbyists, company executives,
company employees and agents. AIIA also administers
an industry speakers bureau and develops and coordinates
industrywide marketing efforts.
joining the AIIA, Frederikson served as public relations
director of the Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma,
Arizona, where he advised division heads, managers,
board members and physicians on community relations
and marketing strategies. Frederikson also was a reporter
for the Yuma Daily Sun and also owned and published
the Banner Journal, a weekly newsletter and offset print
is co-founder and director of the Arizona DUI Task Force,
a member of the Red Means Stop Coalition and a member
of the Governor's Committee on Traffic Safety.
is married with two children.
Insurance Council of Texas
Rick Gentry is the executive director of the Insurance Council of Texas.
Council is a trade association of property and casualty insurance companies operating
in Texas. It represents its members in regulatory matters such as rules and forms
hearings. It also sponsors educational symposium and seminars, publishes insurance
manuals and forms and serves as an information clearinghouse for its members,
the news media, regulatory and legislative staff.
to joining the Council in 1997, Gentry served for 15 years as regional vice president
of the Insurance Information Institute’s Texas office.
extensive public and governmental affairs background includes working for the
former Texas State Board of Insurance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
the Attorney General of Texas, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
and former Congressman Jake Pickle.
holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas
and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public
Consultant and Lecturer
Logos Consulting Group
Barbara Greene is an independent consultant and lecturer. She brings to her consulting
practice nearly two decades of legal counseling and dispute resolution experience.
Additionally, as a result of owning and operating her own business, she possesses
expertise on matters relating to entrepreneurship, marketing and communications
management. She has traveled and conducted business extensively in Asia, Australia,
Europe and South America and is an expert on intercultural transactions and communications.
practiced law actively for 14 years and worked from 1990 to 1998 as a senior legal
advisor at Mitsubishi Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi International
Corporation. While at Mitsubishi, she managed a broad transactional practice focused
on international joint ventures and other long-term investment structures. She
also advised key businesspeople on, and participated directly in, strategic planning,
corporate governance and public relations matters. She became the first woman
to be appointed an officer in the U.S. subsidiary. Greene began her legal career
during the M&A boom of the mid-1980’s and worked as an associate at
three major law firms where she specialized in commercial real estate transactions.
to working with Logos Consulting, she was President and Chief Executive Officer
of Barbara Greene Fine Art, Inc., an art gallery, consultancy and publishing concern
she founded in 1998. She and selected artists have been featured in such prestigious
publications as Art & Antiques, ArtNews, NY Arts, Asian Art News, Bomb, Traditional
Home, Metropolitan Home, FotoFile, O (the Oprah Magazine), M, Zoom, and Blacklines.
from Harvard University in 1980 with an AB degree, cum laude, in Psychology and
Social Relations. She received her JD degree in 1984 from Columbia University,
where she was a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow. She also studied painting and photography
at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.
serves on the board of VIP Community Services, Inc.
She lectures on the topics of career transition and
art collecting, and has been a guest lecturer at New
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Insurance Information Institute
Hartwig is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
for the Insurance Information Institute.
served as Director of Economic Research and Senior Economist
with the National Council on Compensation Insurance
(NCCI) in Boca Raton, Florida, where he performed rate
of return and cost of capital modeling and testified
at workers’ compensation rate hearings in many
states. He has also worked as Senior Economist for the
Swiss Reinsurance Group in New York and as Senior Statistician
for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Economic
Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association,
the National Association of Business Economics and the
his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in economics
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics
cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He has served as an instructor at the University of
Illinois and at Florida Atlantic University. Hartwig
also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
authored and co-authored papers that have appeared in
numerous publications, including the Journal of Health
Economics, the Proceedings of the Casualty Actuarial
Society, the John Liner Review (where he also serves
on the editorial board), Dossiers et Etudes (Geneva
Association), the Journal of Workers’ Compensation,
Global Reinsurance, Risk & Insurance, Insurance
Day, Compensation and Benefits Review, and is a regular
contributor to National Underwriter and many other industry
makes frequent presentations to industry associations,
company management, industry executives and analysts
and speaks internationally on a wide range of insurance
issues. He has testified before numerous regulatory
and legislative bodies, including the U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee and the House Financial Services Subcommittee
on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored
Hartwig serves as a media spokesperson for the property/casualty
insurance industry, and is quoted frequently in leading
publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York
Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Financial
Times, Business Week, NewsWeek, U.S. News & World
Report, CFO, Fortune, Forbes, The Economist and many
others throughout the world. Dr. Hartwig also appears
regularly on television, including appearances on ABC,
CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS and the BBC.
R. KERNEY, AIC, RPA
Assistant Vice President
Property Claim Services
Insurance Services Office, Inc.
has been with Property Claim Services (PCS) since 1981.
During that time, he has been responsible for catastrophe
identification, loss estimating, and catastrophe response
and mitigation activities. He manages PCS divisional
operations while remaining involved with catastrophe
issues affecting both the private and public sectors.
PCS is a
unit of the Insurance Services Offices, Inc. PCS interacts
with over 850 insurance and reinsurance companies around
the world. PCS specializes in catastrophe loss adjustment
issues and other matters involving the property insurance
business. Serving primary insurers, reinsurance companies,
Fairs Plans, and wind pools, and other organizations
affiliated with the insurance industry, the PCS staff
conducts a wide variety of projects in catastrophe management,
professional education, and industry communications.
After graduating with a BA from Rutgers College, Kerney
began his career as an independent adjuster and value
appraiser with GAB Business Services, Inc.
the professional designation of Associate In Claims
(AIC) from the Insurance Institute of America, and he
is qualified as a Registered Professional Adjuster (RPA).
He is a member of the Loss Executives Association and
served as the organization's President from 2000 to
2002. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the
Society of Registered Professional Adjusters. He is
a member of the Response and Recovery Committee of the
Institute for Business and Home Safety. In addition,
Kerney is an associate member of the National Emergency
Kerney has published numerous articles on catastrophe
Insurance Council of New Jersey
executive staff officer for the Insurance Council of
New Jersey, Padilla oversees the general operations
of the organization and serves as primary spokesperson
for New Jersey’s insurance industry. Before the
Board of Directors named her President in 2004, she
served as Vice President, Government Affairs and Counsel
for the Insurance Council. She brings considerable state
government, legal and business experience to this important
position. Most recently, she was Director, Business
& Economic Policies for the New Jersey Commerce
& Economic Growth Commission and served as Acting
Secretary of the Commission.
background also includes time as Assistant Counsel to
the Governor of New Jersey. One of her major accomplishments,
while serving in that position, was the drafting of
the complex legislation that created the Commerce and
Economic Growth Commission. She also coordinated the
inter-departmental and legislative lobbying effort to
support the Commission's creation. In addition, Padilla
served as Legislative Liaison for the New Jersey Division
of Consumer Affairs and as Deputy Attorney General in
the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. During her
tenure in the Attorney General's Office, she served
as counsel to the Department of Insurance, prosecuted
violations of the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Act as
well as counsel to the Division of Consumer Affairs.
her Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University,
she attended the United States Army Intelligence Center
and School at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. She then attended
Rutgers Law School and earned her J.D. in 1990.
She is the
vice-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Military Law
Section and a member of the Executive Committee of the
New Jersey State Bar Insurance Law Section. A 2000 Fellow
of Leadership New Jersey, she is also a Board member
of Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA.
Vice President of Public Affairs
American Insurance Association
Rochman is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Insurance
Association (AIA), the leading national public policy advocacy organization for
property-casualty insurance companies. A member of AIA’s senior management
team, Rochman and her staff are responsible for developing and executing issue-specific
communications strategies to advance AIA efforts at both the state and federal
levels. These campaigns include paid and earned media, as well as grassroots operations.
She also represents AIA on the Highway Loss Data Institute Board of Directors.
has nearly 20 years of public affairs and government affairs experience representing
the insurance industry, as well as public health and safety organizations. She
is both an association and industry spokesperson, regularly consulted and quoted
by national print, broadcast and electronic media on a variety of property-casualty
insurance-related issues. She counts among her most significant professional achievements
managing all public affairs aspects of the successful effort to enact the federal
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002.
November 1996 until joining the AIA near the end of 2000, Rochman was Vice President
of Communications for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Prior
to her stint at the IIHS, she was Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for
the Alliance of American Insurers. Before joining the Alliance, she worked for
the Insurance Information Institute, at an advertising agency, for a public health
organization dedicated to preventing drunk driving and for a global insurance
native of Omaha, Nebraska, Rochman earned a B.A. in
international relations from Tulane University and a
master’s degree in American government from the
University of Virginia. She resides in Washington, DC.
Superintendent of Insurance, New York
Serio was nominated as Superintendent of Insurance by
Governor George E. Pataki on April 10, 2001 and was
confirmed as New York's 39th Superintendent by the State
Senate on May 9, 2001. Prior to his appointment as Superintendent,
Serio served for six years as First Deputy Superintendent
and as General Counsel of the Department for three years.
Serio served from 1989 to 1994 as Chief Counsel to the
Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, and as Counsel
to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Deputy
Majority Leader. Before entering public service, he
was associated with the Long Island law firm of Rivkin,
Radler, Dunne and Bayh and has also served as of counsel
to the Albany law firm of Crane, Kelley, Greene and
Parente. In addition, Serio has also served as adjunct
professor of public administration at C.W. Post College
of Long Island University.
many programs and initiatives undertaken and accomplished
at the New York Insurance Department, Serio was instrumental
in the efforts to bring captive insurance companies
to New York, to streamline the product approval process,
to bring on-line electronic processing of new and renewal
licenses and to implement New York's groundbreaking
Healthy NY program. Additionally, as Superintendent,
he has directed the development of the State's disaster
coalition and insurance emergency operations center
and the development of the Health Care Roundtable, a
forum for the debating of significant health insurance
and health policy issues.
the 2001 recipient of the Government Official of the
Year award from the Chamber Alliance of New York. He
also has been honored with the 1996 Outstanding Young
Alumnus Award from Albany Law School and the 1996 Brotherhood
Award from the National Conference of Christians and
Jews. During his tenure, the Department has also received
the Governor's Regulatory Reform Award (1997), the Theodore
Roosevelt Ethics Award (2001), the Rockefeller Institute's
Best of Web Award (2002) and the New York Training Council's
Excellence Award (2002).
involved in numerous local organizations, including
the Albany Law School Government Law Center where he
serves on its advisory council. He is also a past chief
and active member of the Verdoy Fire Department in Latham,
New York and has served the Town of Colonie in numerous
A native of West Hempstead, Nassau County, he resides
in Latham, Albany County, with his wife, Linda and daughter,
Assistant Vice President for Personal Insurance
Skelton is the Assistant Vice President for Personal
Insurance Legislative Affairs at ChoicePoint. ChoicePoint
is the leading provider of identification and credential
verification services for making smarter decisions in
today’s fast-paced world. He joined ChoicePoint
in 2002 to aid the company in its effort to educate
regulators and legislators about the companies’
joining ChoicePoint, Skelton was a lobbyist for insurance
and banking industry clients. He also served as government
relations director for the Georgia Department of Insurance
for three years.
Senior Vice President
Institute for CPCU/ Insurance Institute of America
Sprinkel serves as senior vice president of the Institutes and heads the Insurance
Research Council (IRC), a division of the Institutes. The IRC examines public
policy issues relating to all lines of property and casualty insurance that affect
insurers, their customers and the general public. Through extensive data collection
and analysis of that data, the IRC produces research that assists insurers and
others in making sound decisions on legislative and regulatory issues. The IRC
does not advocate public policy, directly influence specific legislative initiatives
or lobby. It is supported by leading property and casualty insurance organizations.
also heads the Publications Department and is responsible for the instructional
design, graphic design, editing, production and internal and external printing
of the Institutes’ educational, marketing and research materials.
joined the IRC in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1987 and served in various research positions.
She assumed her current position when the IRC became a division of the Institutes
in 1998. Before joining the IRC, she was with National Economic Research Associates
in White Plains, N.Y.
earned a Master of Science degree in managerial economics and decision sciences
from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
in 1982. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude, from Kenyon
College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1980.
is a member of several professional organizations, including
the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) and
the Society of Insurance Research (SIR).
Insurance Information Institute
is president of the Insurance Information Institute
which he joined in July 1989. Stewart came to the I.I.I.
after a career in politics, business, theater and teaching.
to 1989, he was vice president for public affairs at
the American Stock Exchange. Before going to the Exchange,
Stewart served in the White House as deputy chief speechwriter
to President Carter. Earlier, he was chief speechwriter
and executive assistant for programs and policies to
New York City Mayor John Lindsay.
the Carter White House, he was the original director
of the play, "Elephant Man," and has directed
and conducted productions at the New York Shakespeare
Festival, Lincoln Center and the Edinburgh Festival,
among others. Prior to that Stewart taught English and
Drama at Amherst College in Massachusetts.
president of the Insurance Information Institute, Stewart
has focused its work on improving public understanding
of insurance, primarily through the global media. The
I.I.I. now provides assistance on an average of 14 stories
per working day and covers all aspects of print, magazines,
television, radio and new electronic media.
today is generally recognized as the most credible and
frequently used single source of information and referral
concerning a widely diverse industry. Its Board represents
companies from all sides of the industry. In addition,
some twenty other insurance organizations contract with
I.I.I. for media services.
also led in the creation of significant new industry-wide
efforts such as the Hurricane Insurance Information
Center in Florida following Hurricane Andrew, a precedent
which was repeated after the Northridge earthquake and
the Malibu fires, and is ready to be redeployed for
is the Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum
which brings together the major insurance company associations
for the first time in an annual meeting.
involved in products as diverse as original research
with the National Bureau of Economic Research, through
widely used consumer publications, to maintaining the
National Insurance Consumer Helpline on behalf of the
entire U.S. property/casualty industry.
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, Stewart
also holds a master's degree from the University of
Chicago; a certificate in theatre and music from the
University of Vienna; and a master's in fine arts from
the Yale University Drama School. Stewart is a member
of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Century
Association. He is secretary of the Judson Welliver
Society of former chief presidential speechwriters.
The Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education
Philip Stichter has served as Executive Director of
The Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education, a non-profit
and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization working with state
legislators, state regulators, professors of risk management
and insurance, executives, and practitioners to promote
the teaching of risk management and insurance by colleges
and universities, to encourage student participation
in these disciplines, and to offer education programs
for public policymakers on the basics of risk management
For the last
eight years he has also served as a part-time consultant
with Rector & Associates, Inc., a regulatory and
corporate planning consulting firm on insurance issues.
Previously, he was Executive and Senior Vice President
of Grange Insurance Companies with management responsibilities
for pricing and actuarial services, personnel, training,
building and purchasing services, insurance records,
corporate security and special investigation unit. He
also served as Partner in the firm of Vorys, Sater,
Seymour & Pease specializing in insurance, corporate,
and administrative law matters. His broad range of practice
included property, liability, life, health, reinsurance,
and surplus lines insurance issues; corporate governance,
organizational structures, and corporate transactions,
including mergers, acquisitions, and demutualizations;
policyholders, agents, brokers, and underwriters; impact
of federal laws on state regulation; state law compliance
issues; and preparation of legislative proposals, contracts
and legal opinions. In addition, from 1969-1972 he was
Assistant Superintendent of Insurance for the State
of Ohio, serving as the in-house counsel for the Department
of Insurance, with extensive involvement in statutory
interpretation issues, drafting of legislation, corporate
transactions, liquidations, rule-making, enforcement
proceedings and liaison with the Attorney General's
office and with the state legislative committees dealing
with insurance issues.
a J.D. Degree from Harvard Law School, Bachelor of Arts
Degree from Northwestern University and was a U.S. Naval
Officer on active duty from 1960-1963. Born in Toledo,
Ohio, he is married with three sons.
The New York Times
B. Treaster has been a reporter for The New York Times
for more than thirty years. He began his career with
The Times as a foreign correspondent in Southeast Asia
and has reported from dozens of countries in Asia, the
Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
for The Times and other publications.
based in New York, he wrote about illegal drugs, crime,
and terrorism for several years and traveled on special
assignments to the Middle East, Latin America, Europe
and the Baltic states before studying at the Columbia
Business School on a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in 1995
and 1996 and shifting to financial news reporting for
has received numerous journalism awards for his work
domestically and internationally, including three from
the Overseas Press Club of America for work in Africa
and Latin America.
President, Vice Chairman of the Board & Chief Operating
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
J. Trosino is president, vice chairman of the board and chief operating officer
of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, Illinois.
is also vice chairman of the board of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company and
State Farm Life Insurance Company. He is a member of the board of directors and
executive committees of State Farm General Insurance, State Farm Lloyds, Inc.,
State Farm Life and Accident Assurance and State Farm Annuity and Life Insurance
companies. He serves on the board of directors of State Farm Investment Management
Corp. and State Farm International Services, Inc. and the executive committees
of State Farm Mutual and State Farm Fire and Casualty.
joined State Farm in the Pennsylvania regional office in 1962. He moved to the
home office in 1967 and was named director – home office personnel relations
in 1972. He served as division manager and deputy regional vice president in the
Southern California regional office through 1980 and was named regional vice president
for the Northeastern regional office in 1981. He was elected vice president in
the President's Office in 1986, executive vice president in 1987, chief operating
officer for State Farm Mutual in 1991, vice chairman in 1994 and president in
received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., and a
master's degree from Illinois State University, Normal. He taught human resources
management at Illinois State.
was elected to the Brookings Institution Board of Trustees in 1996, where he serves
on the executive committee and the budget and finance committee. He joined the
Board of Directors of the Insurance Information Institute in 2002 and the Board
of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company in 2003. Trosino is past chairman of
the Board of Trustees of the American Institute for CPCU, the Insurance Institute
of America and the Insurance Institute for Applied Ethics.
1992, Trosino was appointed to the Judicial Inquiry Board by Illinois Governor
Jim Edgar, where he served two consecutive four-year terms. He is a former member
of the board of directors and executive committee of the American Judicature Society,
a national organization that promotes excellence in courts.
served on the Illinois State University Foundation Board of Directors from 1989
to 1997 and as chairman from 1993 to 1997. He also serves on the Villanova University
College of Commerce and Finance Board of Advisors and is past chairman of the
advisory board of the Children’s Foundation of McLean County, Ill.
is the recipient of the 2001 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Humanitarian of the Year Award and was named to the
board of directors of The National Italian American
Foundation in 2002.
Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association
is Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance
Information Association (RMIIA). RMIIA is a non-profit,
non-lobbying communications organization that serves
property/casualty insurers in the Rocky Mountain Region.
a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Gonzaga University
in Spokane, Washington. For eleven years, Walker worked
as a television news reporter and anchor for ABC, NBC
and CNN affiliates in Washington, Montana and Wisconsin.
Walker has won numerous industry awards for her work
as a television journalist, including an Associated
Press Award for Enterprise Journalism and a Positive
Press Award for a series on urban neighborhood groups.
RMIIA office in Denver is a clearing house for statistical
and background information on safety and insurance-related
issues. Walker serves as an industry spokesperson to
the media in the four-state region of Colorado, New
Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Senior Vice President-Federal Affairs
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
A. Winston joined NAMIC in 2003 as Senior Vice President-Federal
Affairs. He leads the association's federal lobbying
efforts from its Washington, D.C. office.
accomplished Capitol Hill veteran, Winston has more
than two decades of federal government and insurance
industry experience and has worked on a wide variety
of legislative and regulatory issues affecting the insurance
to joining NAMIC, Winston spent more than 22 years with
the National Association of Insurance and Financial
Advisors (NAIFA), where he was most recently vice president,
functioning as chief federal lobbyist, and managing
their Government Affairs Department and grassroots efforts.
Prior to joining NAIFA, he served on the staff of the
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
earned a J.D. degree at Vermont Law School and an A.B.
from Washington University, St. Louis, and is a member
of the District of Columbia Bar.
is president of the J&M Foundation, a private foundation
supporting education, the arts and medical research.
He is also a member of the Washington University Regional
Cabinet in Washington, D.C., and the Government Affairs
Committee of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing