Allstate's Gary Mellini Elected as NICB Board Chair

Jun 09, 2010, 09:00 ET from National Insurance Crime Bureau

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau's Board of Governors recently elected Gary Mellini, claims vice president, western territory for Allstate Insurance, to a two-year term as its chairman.  He succeeds Susan Hood, claims vice president for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, who completed her term as chair and remains on the board.  Kenneth Rosen, senior vice president of claims for USAA, is the new vice chairman.

The board also added the following new members:  Douglas Menges, senior vice president of auto claims for Farmers Insurance; Michael Randall, vice present of claims for AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah; and Stephen Randall, vice president of claims for the Hartford Financial Services Group.

"We are very fortunate to have a highly experienced and dedicated group of member company executives serving on our board," said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. "The leadership of Susan Hood has been critical to the success and growth of NICB over the past few years and thanks to her, we are well positioned to enter new markets and grow the organization.  With her continued help and the leadership of our new chairman, Gary Mellini, I'm convinced we will achieve our ambitious goals and continue to lead the fight against insurance fraud and vehicle theft."

Other board members include David Bano, senior vice president of claims, Nationwide Insurance; Rusty Beaty, general manager national specialty claims, Progress Insurance; Robert Brody, senior vice president, risk control, global and investigative services, The Travelers Companies; Michael Convery, vice president, chief claim officer, MetLife Auto & Home; Andrew Knudsen, vice president, claims and risk services, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company; Nancy Pierce, vice president, claims home office, GEICO; Michael Prandi, senior executive claims, Westfield Group; Paul Rodliff, senior vice president, commercial professional services, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; James Runnels, senior vice president daily rental, Enterprise Holdings; and Mark Russell, vice president and chief administrative officer, Grange Insurance.

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 information analysis, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness.  The NICB is supported by nearly 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations.  NICB member companies wrote over $319 billion in insurance premiums in 2009, or more than 78 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 93 percent ($151 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance.  To learn more visit

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