Auto Club Group's Ptasznik elected to head HLDI Board of Directors

February 8, 2019

The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of Anthony E. Ptasznik as chair of its Board of Directors. Ptasznik is vice president and ACIA chief actuarial officer, The Auto Club Group. He succeeds Michael Petrarca, senior assistant vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, who served as HLDI chair during 2018 and will remain as a Board member.

"HLDI's analysis of claims data helps insurers understand and respond to trends and loss patterns in the vehicle fleet," Ptasznik says. "I look forward to working with my Board colleagues this year to support HLDI's important work."

"We are delighted to welcome Anthony as HLDI’s new Board chair," says David Harkey, president of IIHS and HLDI. "His leadership and expertise will help to advance HLDI's analyses of motor vehicle loss information."

The new Board vice chair is Andrew Woods, who is vice president, Personal Insurance — Research and Development, The Travelers Companies.

Other HLDI Board members are:

  • Chad Covelli, vice president, Insurance Analytics, Rockingham Insurance
  • 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 of data, Erie Insurance Group
  • Thomas Karol, general counsel, Federal, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Andy Lau, senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer, Kemper Corporation
  • Dawn Lee, product department manager, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company
  • Brian Levy, chief product officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife Auto and Home
  • Justin Milam, vice president, Property and Casualty Actuarial, American National
  • Chad Mirock, vice president, Personal Lines, COUNTRY Financial
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • James Nutting, chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
  • Kathleen Ores Walsh, Vice President Pricing and Product Analytics, USAA
  • Robert C. Passmore, assistant vice president, personal lines policy, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Todd Pearce, director and assistant actuary, GEICO Actuarial Pricing and Reserving Department, GEICO Corporation
  • Thomas O. 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
  • Geoff Williams, vice president, Auto Line Management, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Ben Wright, vice president, Personal Lines Product Management, American Family Mutual Insurance Company
  • John Xu, vice president, actuarial, CSAA Insurance Group

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