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Highway Loss Data Institute Board of Directors Appoints New Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Highway Loss Data Institute announced the election of Andrew Woods as chair of its board of directors on Jan. 6. Woods is VP of personal lines R&D at The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Andrew Woods
Andrew Woods

Woods has succeeded Anthony E. Ptasznik, VP and chief actuary of the Auto Club Group, who 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,” sayid 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 Katherine Ores Walsh, VP of pricing and product analysis at USAA.

Other HLDI Board Members

  • Chad Covelli — VP, Insurance Analytics, Rockingham Insurance
  • John Hardiman — Director of public affairs, NJM Insurance Group
  • David Harkey — President, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Robert Harrington — VP 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 VP and chief data and analytics officer, Kemper Corporation
  • Dawn Lee — VP, product and underwriting, PEMCO Insurance
  • Scott Lombardi — Manager, product solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Richard Lonardo — VP, MetLife
  • William McCloskey — Assistant VP, enterprise data and analytics, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Justin Milam — VP, personal lines actuarial research, American National
  • Chad Mirock — VP of personal lines, COUNTRY Financial
  • Daphne Morrissey — VP and actuary, Chubb Personal Risk Services, CHUBB
  • Thomas G. Myers — Enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • James L. Nutting — Senior VP and chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Robert Passmore — Assistant VP, auto and claims, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Rob Payne — VP 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 VP, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Anthony E. Ptasznik — VP and chief actuary, Auto Club Group
  • Geoff Williams — VP, auto product management, Allstate Insurance Group

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