Progressive’s Barbagallo Elected Chair of PCI

By | October 25, 2016

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected new officers to its board of governors this week during the association’s annual meeting. John Barbagallo, commercial lines group president, Progressive Insurance Group, was elected PCI’s chair; Kurt Bock, CEO, Country Financial, was elected first vice chair; and Pete McPartland, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Sentry Insurance, was elected second vice chair.

Barbagallo’s career at Progressive spans more than 30 years and includes management positions in claims, sales, operations, product and development and marketing.

Country Financial’s Bock joined the Illinois Agricultural Association (IAA) family of companies in 2003 as chief executive officer of the IAA Credit Union. Bock was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance in 2015.

McPartland joined Sentry in 2010. Prior to joining Sentry, McPartland served in a variety of executive positions with Fireman’s Fund, General Casualty, and Golden Eagle Insurance. He currently serves on the board of the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

PCI is composed of nearly 1,000 member companies, writing more than $183 billion in annual premium, 35 percent of the nation’s property/casualty insurance.

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