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American Family's Salzwedel elected IIHS chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Jack Salzwedel as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Salzwedel is chairman, chief executive officer and president of American Family Mutual Insurance Company. He succeeds W. Neal Menefee, senior vice president, Rockingham Group, who served as IIHS chairman during 2015 and will continue to serve as a Board member.

Jack Salzwedel

Jack Salzwedel


"IIHS has helped drive tremendous improvements in highway safety through its research and ratings programs, and I am proud to serve as chairman of its Board of Directors," Salzwedel says. "I look forward to a productive year working with my colleagues to support IIHS as it advances its mission to reduce deaths and injuries from crashes on our roads."

"At IIHS, we have benefited from the unwavering support of our member companies and the leadership talents of our Board members," says IIHS President Adrian Lund. "Jack is part of that tradition, and we are delighted to welcome him in his new role as Board chairman."

The new chairman-elect is Floyd M. Yager, senior vice president, chief data officer, Allstate Insurance Group. The new vice chairman is William L. Windsor, associate vice president, office of consumer safety, Nationwide.

Other IIHS Board members are:

  • Isaac Adams, vice president, research and analytics, The Hartford
  • Brian Braddock, head of public policy research and development, government and industry affairs, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Charles M. Chamness, president and chief executive officer, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Dan Clapp, executive vice president and treasurer, Shelter Insurance Companies
  • Behram Dinshaw, chief operating officer of personal insurance, The Travelers Companies
  • Paul W. Franklin, senior vice president, CPI worldwide underwriting manager for personal lines, Chubb
  • Jeff Gendron, vice president, personal lines underwriting, COUNTRY Financial
  • Douglas S. Joyce, president, Alfa Alliance Insurance Corporation
  • Richard W. Lavey, president, personal lines and chief marketing officer, Hanover Insurance Group
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife Auto and Home
  • Adrian K. Lund, president, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Michael Merwarth, senior vice president and chief underwriter, USAA
  • Greg Meyer, chief operating officer, CSAA Insurance Group
  • John W. Mullen, president and chief executive officer, Direct General
  • Hank Nayden, vice president and legislative counsel, GEICO Corporation
  • Steve Oakley, senior vice president, product management and chief actuary, PURE Insurance
  • Gregory V. Ostergren, multiple line, chairman, president and chief executive officer, American National
  • Leigh Ann Pusey, president and chief executive officer, American Insurance Association
  • Paul A. Pyne, executive vice president and chief operations officer, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • David A. Sampson, president and chief executive officer, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Douglas E. Smith, senior vice president, personal lines, Erie Insurance Group
  • Angela Sparks, vice president and actuary, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Timothy M. Sweeney, president, personal insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Bob Tart, senior executive, underwriting, North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
  • Scott Ziegler, business leader, Progressive Insurance
  • Isaac Adams, vice president, research and analytics, The Hartford
  • Brian Braddock, head of public policy research and development, government and industry affairs, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Charles M. Chamness, president and chief executive officer, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Dan Clapp, executive vice president and treasurer, Shelter Insurance Companies
  • Behram Dinshaw, chief operating officer of personal insurance, The Travelers Companies
  • Paul W. Franklin, senior vice president, CPI worldwide underwriting manager for personal lines, Chubb
  • Jeff Gendron, vice president, personal lines underwriting, COUNTRY Financial
  • Douglas S. Joyce, president, Alfa Alliance Insurance Corporation
  • Richard W. Lavey, president, personal lines and chief marketing officer, Hanover Insurance Group
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife Auto and Home
  • Adrian K. Lund, president, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Michael Merwarth, senior vice president and chief underwriter, USAA
  • Greg Meyer, chief operating officer, CSAA Insurance Group
  • John W. Mullen, president and chief executive officer, Direct General
  • Hank Nayden, vice president and legislative counsel, GEICO Corporation
  • Steve Oakley, senior vice president, product management and chief actuary, PURE Insurance
  • Gregory V. Ostergren, multiple line, chairman, president and chief executive officer, American National
  • Leigh Ann Pusey, president and chief executive officer, American Insurance Association
  • Paul A. Pyne, executive vice president and chief operations officer, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • David A. Sampson, president and chief executive officer, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Douglas E. Smith, senior vice president, personal lines, Erie Insurance Group
  • Angela Sparks, vice president and actuary, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Timothy M. Sweeney, president, personal insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Bob Tart, senior executive, underwriting, North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
  • Scott Ziegler, business leader, Progressive Insurance

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