PIFC Elects 2003 Board Chairman and Officers

January 13, 2003

Dan Dunmoyer, president of the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC), announced that Daniel E. Kinney, California vice president-operations for State Farm Insurance Companies, will continue serving as the organization’s chairman of the Board in 2003. He was elected to serve a second term at the December 13, 2002 PIFC Annual Board meeting. Dunmoyer was re-elected to the position of president and Diane Colborn continues to serve as vice president.

Kinney has served as PIFC chairman since Dec. 2001. “Dan has provided invaluable leadership during the myriad of challenges faced by PIFC in the turbulent 2002 legislative year,” noted Dunmoyer. “He joined the Sacramento Corporate Law West office of State Farm in 1991 and has been instrumental in advising PIFC on key legislative and regulatory issues for the last decade. With his expertise, dedication and guidance, PIFC will continue to be the premiere advocate in California on personal lines insurance issues in the Legislature and regulatory arenas.”

Kinney joined State Farm as an attorney in 1986 and has worked in the Corporate Law Department throughout his career with the company. He was transferred from State Farm’s Corporate headquarters in Illinois to California in Jan. 1991, to help establish a new State Farm Corporate Law office in Sacramento. He managed the office which is responsible for handling legislative and regulatory matters affecting State Farm in eight western states.

Other officers elected to the PIFC Board are Ron Coble, vice president and California state executive director, Farmers Insurance Group as vice Chairman; Michael Cassanego, vice president and general counsel, 21st Century Insurance Group, as treasurer; Ed Heffernan, vice president of government relations, SAFECO, as secretary; and Mark Niehaus, California general manager, Progressive Insurance Group, as member-at-large.

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