State Farm’s Kinsey becomes HLDI Board chair

March 21, 2024

Jeff Kinsey, assistant vice president and actuary at State Farm Insurance Companies, has been elected chair of the Highway Loss Data Institute’s Board of Directors. Kinsey takes over from Stefanie Zacchera, vice president of personal lines data and analytics at The Hartford, who remains on the Board.

"There is no better time than now to harness increasingly advanced data-gathering and analytical tools to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes,” Kinsey said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with HLDI leaders and the Board in advancing this important mission.”

“We are excited to welcome Jeff as our Board chair,” said David Harkey, president of HLDI and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “I look forward to working with him in the coming year as we roll out new resources for our member companies and develop an updated strategic plan for the organization.”

The new vice chair of the Board is Dawn Lee, chief product and underwriting officer at PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company.

The other HLDI Board members are:

  • Gavin Blair, chief product officer, personal lines, The Hanover Insurance Group
  • Chad Covelli, chief operating officer, Rockingham Insurance
  • Olivia Doll, product development manager, Progressive Insurance
  • Ivan Fernandez, assistant vice president, auto pricing, USAA
  • David Harkey, president, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Robert Harrington, corporate data officer, Erie Insurance Group
  • Joseph Highbarger, senior vice president and chief property and casualty actuary, American National
  • Paul Hurd, head of auto R&D, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Timothy Hyman, enterprise chief underwriting officer, American Family Insurance
  • Thomas Karol, general counsel, federal, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Guillermo Leiva, chief product officer, personal lines auto, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • David MacInnis, vice president, pricing analytics and actuarial modernization, Allstate Insurance Group
  • Lynn Malloney, department vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Sean McAllister, chief actuary, NJM Insurance Group
  • Thomas Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Robert Passmore, department vice president, personal lines, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Robert Payne, vice president, claims, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Todd Pearce, director and assistant actuary, GEICO Corporation
  • Anthony Ptasznik, vice president and chief actuarial officer, Auto Club Group
  • Shannon Terry, senior vice president and chief advanced analytics officer, Nationwide
  • Todd Walker, chief actuary, CSAA Insurance Group
  • Hui Wang, vice president and actuary, CHUBB

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