California Insurer Association Names New Board Leadership

March 25, 2011

Members of the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) nominated and appointed a new chair, vice chair, and board of directors to serve for a two-year term.

Kathleen Bissell, assistant vice president of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., has completed her two-year term as ACIC board chairwoman. Gregory Parini, vice president of CSE Insurance Group, will move from vice chair to become ACIC board chair. Alice Bisno, senior vice president of Automobile Club of Southern California, was appointed as ACIC vice chair.

Board of directors are: Kathleen Bissell, assistant vice president of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.; Cary Cheldin, president of Crusader Insurance Co.; Cathy Crail, vice president of Western Mutual Insurance Co.; Eric DuPont, assistant vice president & government relations counsel for MetLife Auto & Home; Hank Edmiston, vice president for Fairfax Financial; John Fitts, deputy general counsel for Progressive Insurance Co.; John Hernandez, vice president marketing for Majestic Insurance Co.; Mike Mattoch, assistant vice president and senior legislative counsel for USAA; Robert O’Hollearn, regional vice president for Allied Insurance Co.; Steve Patterson, vice president & general counsel for Oregon Mutual Insurance; Richard Shrader, senior manager government affairs for AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange; Jim Sevey, executive vice president and general counsel for California Casualty; Cinda Smith, senior counsel for GEICO; Robert Suglia, senior vice president & general counsel for Amica Mutual Group; Jim Werbeckes, vice president, government relations manager for Employers Insurance Group; and Kevin Wilson, president of Century National Insurance Co.

ACIC is an affiliate of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and represents more than 300 property/casualty insurance companies doing business in California.

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