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Amica's Petrarca elected HLDI chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of Michael Petrarca as chairman of its Board of Directors. Petrarca is senior assistant vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance. He succeeds H. Todd Pearce, director and assistant actuary, GEICO pricing, product, and reserving department, GEICO Corporation, who served as HLDI chairman during 2017 and will remain as a Board member.

Amica's Mike Petrarca

Mike Petrarca

"HLDI's comprehensive analysis of claims data helps insurers understand how trends in the vehicle fleet and changes in state laws affect insurance losses and highway safety," Petrarca says. "I look forward to working with my Board colleagues this year to support HLDI's important work."

"We are delighted to welcome Mike as our new chairman," says David Harkey, who assumed the role of HLDI president in January. "We will lean on Mike's expertise and leadership in 2018 as we broaden our analyses of motor vehicle loss information."

The new Board vice chairman is Anthony E. Ptasznik, who is vice president and ACIA chief actuarial officer of Auto Club Group.

Other HLDI Board members are:

  • Justin B. Cruz, vice president, strategic data and analytics, American Family Mutual Insurance Company
  • David Cummings, senior vice president, chief P&C actuary and head of analytics, USAA
  • Michael D. Doerfler, product development manager, Progressive Insurance
  • Josh Grunin, assistant vice president data science, The Hartford
  • John Hardiman, director of public affairs, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group
  • David Harkey, president, Highway Loss Data Institute and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Robert Harrington, vice president — data, Erie Insurance Group
  • Craig Kehrberg, senior auto product manager, PEMCO Insurance
  • Andy Lau, senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer, Kemper Corporation
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife Auto & Home
  • Justin Milam, vice president, personal lines actuarial research, American National
  • Hamid Mirza, executive vice president and chief product officer, global consumer markets, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • James L. Nutting, senior vice president and chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Kathleen Ores Walsh, director, national product management, COUNTRY Financial
  • Robert C. Passmore, assistant vice president, personal lines policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Thomas Rau, director, property casualty actuarial research analytics, Nationwide Insurance
  • Bill Reddington, director, actuarial services, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Michael Stienstra, vice president-actuarial, Chubb personal risk services, CHUBB
  • Laurette Stiles, vice president, strategic resources, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • James Whittle, associate general counsel and chief claims counsel, American Insurance Association
  • Geoff Williams, vice president, auto product management, Allstate Insurance Group
  • Andrew Woods, vice president, research and development, personal insurance, The Travelers Companies
  • John Xu, vice president, actuarial, CSAA Insurance Group

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