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Nationwide's Rau elected HLDI chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of Thomas O. Rau as chairman of its Board of Directors. Rau is director, property casualty actuarial research analytics of Nationwide. He succeeds John Xu, vice president actuarial, CSAA Insurance Group, who served as HLDI chairman during 2014-2015 and will continue as a Board member.

Thomas O. Rau

Thomas O. Rau


"Advanced technology is rapidly transforming the vehicles we drive and how we drive," Rau says. "HLDI’s comprehensive analysis of insurance claims data helps insurers understand and respond to trends and loss patterns in the vehicle fleet. I look forward to working with my colleagues in 2016 to support HLDI's important work."

"Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to the HLDI Board, and we are delighted to welcome him as our new chairman," says HLDI President Adrian Lund.

The new vice chairman is H. Todd Pearce, director and assistant actuary, GEICO pricing, product, and reserving department, GEICO Corporation.

Other HLDI Board members are:

  • Justin B. Cruz, strategic data and analytics vice president, American Family Mutual Insurance Company
  • Michael D. Doerfler, product development manager, Progressive Insurance
  • Peter R. Foley, vice president, claims administration, American Insurance Association
  • Ty Harris, executive vice president and chief product officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Adrian K. Lund, president, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife Auto and Home
  • Justin Milam, vice president, personal lines actuarial research, American National
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Adrian K. Lund, president, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Hiep Nguyen, vice president, information, reporting and analytics, USAA
  • James Nutting, chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Robert C. Passmore, assistant vice president, personal lines policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Mike Petrarca, senior assistant vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Anthony E. Ptasznik, vice president and chief actuary, Auto Club Group
  • Bill Reddington, director, actuarial services, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Brian M. Richardson, senior data scientist, The Hartford
  • Ioan Seceleanu, vice president, predictive analytics, Kemper Corporation
  • Laurette Stiles, vice president, strategic resources, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Hui Wang, vice president and actuary, Chubb
  • Andrew Woods, vice president, personal insurance, research and development, The Travelers companies
  • Floyd M. Yager, senior vice president, chief data officer, Allstate Insurance Group

Other HLDI Board members are:

  • Justin B. Cruz, strategic data and analytics vice president, American Family Mutual Insurance Company
  • Michael D. Doerfler, product development manager, Progressive Insurance
  • Peter R. Foley, vice president, claims administration, American Insurance Association
  • Ty Harris, executive vice president and chief product officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Adrian K. Lund, president, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife Auto and Home
  • Justin Milam, vice president, personal lines actuarial research, American National
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Adrian K. Lund, president, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Hiep Nguyen, vice president, information, reporting and analytics, USAA
  • James Nutting, chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Robert C. Passmore, assistant vice president, personal lines policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Mike Petrarca, senior assistant vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Anthony E. Ptasznik, vice president and chief actuary, Auto Club Group
  • Bill Reddington, director, actuarial services, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Brian M. Richardson, senior data scientist, The Hartford
  • Ioan Seceleanu, vice president, predictive analytics, Kemper Corporation
  • Laurette Stiles, vice president, strategic resources, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Hui Wang, vice president and actuary, Chubb
  • Andrew Woods, vice president, personal insurance, research and development, The Travelers companies
  • Floyd M. Yager, senior vice president, chief data officer, Allstate Insurance Group

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