Travelers' Woods elected to head HLDI Board of Directors

February 6, 2020

The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Woods as chair of its Board of Directors. Woods is vice president, personal lines – research and development, at The Travelers Companies, Inc. He succeeds Anthony E. Ptasznik, vice president and chief actuary of the Auto Club Group. Ptasznik will remain a member of the Board.

"HLDI's analyses of insurance data advance the safety conversation while also helping our industry respond to loss trends," Woods says. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board to support this important work."

"We're delighted to welcome Drew as Board chair," says David Harkey, president of IIHS and HLDI. "We'll look to him for guidance as HLDI continues to enhance its work with new sources of data and methods of analysis."

The new vice chair of the Board is Kathleen Ores Walsh, vice president of pricing and product analysis at USAA.

Other HLDI Board members are:

  • Chad Covelli, vice president, Insurance Analytics, Rockingham Insurance
  • John Hardiman, director of public affairs, NJM Insurance Group
  • David Harkey, president, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Robert Harrington, vice president of data, Erie Insurance Group
  • Thomas Karol, general counsel, federal, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Ashwin Kekre, product development manager, Progressive Insurance
  • Andy Lau, senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer, Kemper Corporation
  • Dawn Lee, vice president, product and underwriting, PEMCO Insurance
  • Scott Lombardi, manager, product solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Richard Lonardo, vice president, MetLife
  • William McCloskey, assistant vice president, enterprise data and analytics, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Justin Milam, vice president, personal lines actuarial research, American National
  • Chad Mirock, vice president of personal lines, COUNTRY Financial
  • Daphne Morrissey, vice president and actuary, Chubb Personal Risk Services, CHUBB
  • Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • James L. Nutting, senior vice president and chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Robert Passmore, assistant vice president, auto and claims, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Rob Payne, vice president of claims, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Harry Todd Pearce, director and assistant actuary, GEICO Pricing, Product and Reserving Department, GEICO Corporation
  • Michael Petrarca, department vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Anthony E. Ptasznik, vice president and chief actuary, Auto Club Group
  • Geoff Williams, vice president, auto product management, Allstate Insurance Group
  • Ben Wright, vice president, strategic data and analytics, American Family Insurance
  • James Xia, assistant vice president of personal lines product analytics, Nationwide
  • John Xu, vice president and chief actuary, CSAA Insurance Group
  • Stefanie Zacchera, assistant vice president, personal lines data science, The Hartford

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