2014

GEICO's Pierce Elected Chair of NICB's Board of Governors

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced today that Nancy Pierce of GEICO has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Governors. Pierce, regional property and casualty vice president for GEICO, has served on the board since 2008, most recently as vice chair.

She replaces Kenneth Rosen, senior vice president of claims at USAA, who has served as a board member since 2008 and as chair since 2011. He will remain on the board.

Elected to the vice chair position was Michael Convery, vice president and chief claim officer at MetLife Auto & Home Insurance. He has served on the board since 2009.

"We are fortunate to have a wealth of industry talent committed to overseeing our role as the nation's leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting insurance fraud and vehicle theft," said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. "Under Ken's leadership, we've experienced tremendous growth and impressive results. Nancy and Mike have been vital contributors to our success during that time and we know we will benefit from their leadership going forward."

Other board members are:

David Bano, Nationwide Insurance; Rusty Beaty, Progressive; Kelly Bever, State Farm; Michael Capuzzi, Allstate; Steve Hatch, Zurich North America; Tom Kaschalk, Direct General; Douglas Menges, Mercury; Matthew Murphy, the Hartford; Michael Prandi, Westfield Group; Michael Randall, CSAA; James Runnels, Enterprise Holdings; Mark Russell, Grange Insurance; Nicholas Seminara, Travelers; and Michael Stapleton, CNA.

Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422), texting keyword "fraud" to TIP411 (847411) or submitting a form on our website. Or, download the NICB Fraud Tips app on your iPhone or Android device.

About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness. The NICB is supported by more than 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote $371 billion in insurance premiums in 2013, or more than 78 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 93 percent ($168 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.

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