PAMIC Taps Penn. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Gallagher for New President

February 5, 2014

The Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC) announced that Ron Gallagher will become the next president of PAMIC.

Gallagher will assume the duties of that office on March 10, overlapping for three months with current president, Steve Elliot, who is retiring in the summer of 2014 after serving PAMIC for 15 years.

Gallagher joins PAMIC after a 24-year career with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Most recently he was appointed and served as deputy insurance commissioner since June 1, 2000. His responsibilities expanded in 2008 when the Market Conduct, Market Analysis, Field Investigations, and Fraud programs were assigned to him. Additionally, he was given the responsibility to oversee the department’s Information Technology operations.

Gallagher has testified on numerous occasions before the state’s General Assembly on such topics as licensing modernization, auto minimum limits legislation, and homeowner insurance reforms. He has served as a guest speaker and lecturer to numerous PAMIC and national/state-wide trade association programs throughout his career. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.

PAMIC is a trade association that was originally formed for mutual insurance companies, writing property and casualty lines of insurance, domiciled or authorized to do business in Pennsylvania providing advocacy, education and networking programs to its members.

PAMIC is comprised of over 60 companies, located in Pennsylvania and surrounding states encompassing Maryland, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Virginia. PAMIC also has an associate membership base composed of groups that support the insurance industry. These associate members include reinsurers, law firms, independent adjusters and information systems services. PAMIC currently has over 100 associate members.

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