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Sal Branca, Chairman of the Board
Senior Vice President
With 30 years experience at AIG, Sal Branca is currently Senior Vice President of the Regulatory Data Reporting and Premium Audit Divisions. He is responsible for the quality and timeliness of US Regulatory Data Reporting, as well as a staff of 250 Auditors executing all facets of insured Premium Audit services. Additionally, as a member of AIG’s Enterprise Integration Management team, Sal is currently responsible for leading a number of critical US Casualty business/system development efforts enabling and optimizing strategic future state programs of work relating to Workers’ Compensation Predictive Modeling and a new Global Web Based Complex Account Underwriting system. Sal is also a member of the AIG Workers Compensation Executive Management Committee responsible for enabling compliance and operational efficiencies. Prior to his current responsibilities, Sal has held numerous management positions of increasing responsibility including: COO of Global Reinsurance, Director of Internal Audit, SVP of Finance and Operations, and SVP Business Process Planning. Sal has served as Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania and California Workers Compensation Governing Boards and is currently serving on the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Governing Board (past Chair). He has also served on various ISO, NCCI and IAIABC Industry committees. Sal has significant experience within the insurance industry and a proven track record for leading sustainable business process integration and regulatory compliance programs.​​​​​​​​
J. Spero Zacharias, Vice-Chairman of the Board
Senior Vice President
J. Spero Zacharias, Senior Vice President of Chubb & Son Inc., is the Manager of International Field Operations for its Accident and Health Division and is responsible for Chubb’s Accident and Health businesses in 25 countries outside of the United States. Prior to holding his present position, Spero served as International Field Operations Manager for Chubb’s Operations Services Division where he led the business support organization across 25 countries and designed and implemented service delivery models for Chubb’s offices outside of the United States. During his 25 years at Chubb, Spero has held leadership positions that include responsibilities for P&L management, marketing, information technology and operations management. In addition to his current ACORD board and committee responsibilities, Spero served as Chairman of the ACORD 20/20 Strategy and Advisory Committee and was previously Chairman of its Property and Casualty Steering Committee. Spero serves on the Executive Committee of the Gabelli School of Business and previously served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Overseers at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. Spero holds a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham with dual concentrations in Finance and Management and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.​
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John Kellington, Finance Chair
Senior Vice President and CIO
John Kellington is Senior Vice President and CIO of Cincinnati Financial Corporation, which markets Property, Casualty, and Life insurance through independent agents in the United States. Prior to his position at Cincinnati Financial, he was Senior Vice President of ACORD, responsible for all ACORD Standards development including forms, participation & membership, finance, government and industry affairs, education, and information technology. Prior to joining ACORD, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Ohio Casualty Group. He also spent 18 years at IBM, where he held several positions including Certified I/T Architect and Principal for IBM Global Services' National Insurance Practice.​​​​
Alessandro Iuppa, Audit Chair
Founder & CEO of Global Insurance Perspectives
Alessandro A. Iuppa is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Insurance Perspectives, a consultancy focused on international public policy issues for the insurance sector.  Iuppa has almost three decades of experience in the sector including 20 years as a senior supervisor.  He is a globally recognized expert on insurance regulation and supervision and is frequently called upon to speak on supervisory issues throughout the world.  In 2008, he was recognized by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) as a Distinguished Fellow. Prior to establishing Global Insurance Perspectives Iuppa was a SVP & Senior Policy Advisor on Global Issues at Zurich Insurance Group.  Based in Washington DC, as a member of Zurich’s International Affairs team he represented Zurich’s interests with governmental and industry bodies at the international level, including the IAIS.  Mr. Iuppa served as the Maine Superintendent of Insurance from 1997 through 2006. During his Maine tenure he served as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and in a comparable role as Chair of the Executive Committee at the IAIS.  While Chair of the IAIS Executive Committee Iuppa was the IAIS member at the Financial Stability Forum, the predecessor body to the Financial Stability Board.  Iuppa received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont and a Masters in Public Administration from the Suffolk University Graduate School of Management in Boston.​

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William Pieroni
President & CEO
William Pieroni is President and CEO of ACORD.  Prior to his appointment in 2016, Mr. Pieroni served as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Marsh and was responsible for the firm’s global operations.   Additionally, he was the Chief Technology and Transformation Officer across the Risk and Insurance Segment.   Prior to joining Marsh, Mr. Pieroni was Senior Vice President and part of the Office of the Chairman at State Farm. Prior to that, he served as Aon’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer with global responsibility for operations across retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokerage.  His extensive insurance and financial services background also includes General Manager of IBM’s insurance business, a partner at Accenture and consultant with McKinsey & Company.   Mr. Pieroni earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting with University Honors & Distinction from the University of Illinois.  He also received his M.B.A. with Highest Distinction, and was named a Baker Scholar from Harvard University School of Business Administration.​​​​
Christoph Carus
Head of Central Division
Christoph Carus leads the Enterprise Architecture (EA) function at Munich Re and also chairs the IT Investment Board. In this role, and as Lead Global Process Owner, he ensures the alignment of IT-investment initiatives with business, IT and EA strategy.  Since 2009 he has headed the Reinsurance Accounting Division (Life and Non-Life). He acts as Global Process Owner for Technical Accounting and Claims Handling for Munich Re Reinsurance Group.  From 2012 until the end of 2015 he was also responsible for the Solvency II Pillar 3 implementation for Munich Re Group.  Prior to that, from 2007 to 2009 he acted as Deputy CFI of Munich Holdings of Australasia in Sydney, Australia. From 2001 he has held various positions in the area of finance at Munich Re.  From 1998 until joining Munich Re in 2001 he was co-founder of startup companies (e-Commerce and Internet Financial Services/Private Equity) as well as research assistant at the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of Augsburg.  Carus holds Master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Augsburg, Germany and the University of Dayton, USA.​​​
Joe Dainty
Global Head of Operations
Joe Dainty has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, initially as a Private Medical Insurance underwriter with BUPA and Guardian Health, before joining QBE in 1998 to manage a Private Medical Insurance team. Joe moved into Operations, heading up Business Practices and looking after process review and improvement while also representing QBE in major London Market initiatives such as Contract Certainty and ECF2, holding positions in the AAC, XRB, MPC & the IUA PEG. He was appointed as Head of Operations, European Markets in 2011, assuming overall responsibility for all operational matters in Continental Europe, followed by a promotion to Director of Operations, UK and Europe, while here he led various transformation efforts including setting up off shore support facilities and developing a common European operating model. Joe joined Lloyd's in 2015 as Global Head of Operations, managing a market facing operations team in London and developing operational support in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is currently working on developing a 5 year target operating model for the overall London Market.​​
Mark Esposito
Senior Vice President & CTO
Mark Esposito is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President accountable for enterprise architecture, data, service management and infrastructure for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG). In this role, he is responsible for setting the enterprise technology strategy for The Hartford. Prior to this position, he was the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Wealth Management and the Hartford Investment Management Company, of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing an information technology strategy across all Wealth Management business segments. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2006, spent more than 20 years with Phoenix Life, where most recently, he was Vice President of Information Technology of the insure's individual life and annuity business, supporting sales, underwriting, service and financial systems.​​​​
Sue Figueredo
Senior Vice President, Business Insurance Operations
Sue Figueredo is the Senior Vice President of Business Insurance Operations, and a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Finance.  Sue is responsible for strategy, development and execution delivery, relationship management, customer and agent experience, operational excellence and most importantly, recruiting and developing future leaders. Her accountabilities include customer sales and service, underwriting support and the critical shared service capabilities that enable the businesses to deliver our products and services to our agents and customers. Sue has held a variety of field and home office roles throughout her career at Travelers.  Her prior roles in leading the First Notice of Loss Claim Customer Services and First Party Auto claim handling, Small Commercial Operations, Residual Market Underwriting & Operations and Regional Controller has offered a variety of diverse experiences where she has grown and learned. Sue speaks Spanish fluently and is active in the community.  In her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, reading, and any other activities that keep her three sons (Kyle, Ethan and Ryan) happy and healthy.​​​​​​​
Simon Gaffney
Chief Data Officer
Simon Gaffney is the Chief Data Officer of Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. In his role Simon is responsible for the company’s data strategy, data assets and information security. Simon has been with Willis Towers Watson for 20 years and in that time served in a variety of roles at Willis, the global insurance broker, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for the Global Businesses, Director of Corporate Development, and Chief of Staff. Simon joined the company with the acquisition of the insurance and technology research firm W.I.R.E., where he was Sales and Operations Director. Simon holds a BSc. in Geography and Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews and studied at Bristol University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.​​​​
Robert Kelly
Managing Director, CEO
Robert Kelly is Managing Director/CEO of Australia's largest Broking Cluster, Steadfast Group Limited, and the first Shareholder and Director of the Steadfast Group. He has been a practicing Insurance Broker since 1969. In previous roles, he served as Managing Director of the Sydney Insurance Broker, Delaney Kelly Golding, and the National Underwriting Agency, Rentsure. He holds a number of industry qualifications and is Tribunalised by the Lloyds, non-Marine Market, to place risks. His credentials include: QPIB (Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker); CIP (Certified Insurance Professional); AAIRM (Associate Australian Institute of Risk Management, University of Technology Sydney); DOH&S (Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, Australian Institute of Management); Senior Associate ANZIIF (Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance); Diploma Insurance Broking, ANZIIF; and Fellow NIBA (National Insurance Brokers Association). Robert was named Insurance Industry Leader of the Year at the 2011 Annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards.​​​​​​​​
Barbara Koster
Senior Vice President and CIO
Barbara Koster is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Prudential Financial, head of Global Business and Technology Solutions and a member of Prudential's Senior Management Committee. She has responsibility for IT at all Prudential locations worldwide and ensures the privacy and integrity of Prudential’s information. She also manages the company's global netorks, data centers and other technology infrastructure. Barbara is chairman of the boards of Pramerica Systems Ireland, Ltd. and Prudential Systems Japan, Ltd., both technology subsidiaries of Prudential Financial. She joined Prudential in 1995 as vice president and chief information officer in Individual Life Insurance Systems where she was responsible for a wide range of technologies. Prior to joining Prudential, Barbara held positions with Chase Manhattan Bank including President of Chase Access Services. In 2011, NJ Biz newspaper named Barbara one of the "Fifty Best Women in Business," and she was named CIO of the Year in 2008 by the Executive Council and listed among the top Executive Women of New Jersey. She also has been named among Premier IT Leaders by Computerworld magazine; the Top Twenty Financial Management Technologists by the CIO Forum; and the Elite Eight by Insurance & Technology magazine. Barbara received the 1999 Women in Science and Technology award from the Smithsonian Institute.​
John Leonard, Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO
John Leonard is President and CEO of Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC), based in Portland, Maine, and MEMIC Indemnity Company, with offices in NH, CT, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and FL. He began with MEMIC in 1993 after a lengthy career with The Travelers, where he led the Commercial Lines Agency Marketing and Underwriting Division. Under John’s direction, The MEMIC Group maintains an “A” rating as determined by A.M. Best. John was the 2011-12 Board Chair for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), and also served on its Nominating and Governance Committee. From 2008-2015 he served as Chairman of the Board of ACORD and currently serves on its Executive Committee.  He is a former President of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) and Chairman of its Executive Committee. John also served as Board Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association. He received the Distinguished Citizen Award presented by the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2001, and in 2003 was inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame. John is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and serves as President of the Board of the American Society of Workers’ Comp Professionals, Inc. (AMCOMP) who conferred on him its 2008 Legends Award.​
Dennis Mahoney
Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Mahoney is a forty-two year veteran of the broker industry, Executive Chairman of RFIB and past President of the Insurance Institute of London.  In 2012, he joined Ironshore as a Director serving on its board, bringing depth of experience and insight to its growing global platform. During his years with Aon and its predecessor, he served in a number of senior leadership roles in retail, wholesale and reinsurance.  Prior to his retirement from Aon in 2010, Dennis served as Chairman of Aon Global, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aon Limited, responsible for the overall coordination of all Aon operations in the UK.  Dennis was also a member of Aon Corporation’s Policy Committee.  In September 2003, Dennis was appointed Executive Chairman of Aon Re Global, with responsibility for all of Aon’s reinsurance broking operations worldwide.  In 1996, Dennis was elected as the first Chairman of the World Insurance Network.  He also served as a Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s Insurance Broking Committee for many years. Dennis was Chairman of Troika Insurance, the company established by the UK Government after the WTC event to provide third party war and terrorism cover for passenger airlines.​​​​​​​​
Christof Mascher
Member of the Board of Management & Chief Operating Officer
Christof Mascher is the functional leader of operations in Allianz. He defines, sets standards and drives the strategy for Operations in the Group, including operational underwriting, claims management, information technology and organizational management. He created Allianz Managed Operations & Services (AMOS) to provide shared services to Allianz Group companies in the areas of IT, operations and corporate services, enabling the Group to leverage economies of scope, scale and skill. His responsibilities include the oversight of Allianz Global Assistance, Allianz Worldwide Care and Allianz Global Automotive. Christof is the sponsor of Core Group projects in digitalization and global claims that aim to innovate in these areas. Christof’s prior role was Chief Operating Officer of Allianz Germany, responsible for providing operational underwriting, claims management, IT and organizational management, and the operational execution of 20% of Group's Property & Casualty business and 33% of the Life & Health business. From 1989 to 2005 Christof held various roles in Allianz Elementar in Austria. He served the commercial business division as Head of Organization, Head of IT, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, managed the operational merger between two Allianz companies, and developed an insurance platform that serves today as the core insurance platform of the Allianz Group.​
Dave Matcham
Chief Executive Officer
Dave Matcham is Chief Executive of the International Underwriting Association of London (IUA). IUA is the market association representing insurance and reinsurance companies writing international business in or through London, outside the Lloyd’s market. In 2014, IUA members wrote circa $30 billion gross premium. Previous to joining IUA at its formation on 31 December 1998, Dave worked for 18 years, many in a senior managerial position, for the Institute of London Underwriters – a long established trade association for marine and aviation insurers in London. ILU merged with LIRMA to form IUA as the sole representative voice for the London company market on 31 December 1998 with David being appointed Director of Operations. David was appointed Chief Executive on 17 March 2005 and joined the IUA Board at that time. David obtained his Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1986 and his Fellowship (specialising in Aviation) in 1989. David serves on many market groups on behalf of the company market, notably the London Market Group and is a Director of Xchanging Ins-sure Services (now part of the CSC Group).​​​​​​​
Tony Mattioli
Chief Information Officer
Tony Mattioli is the Chief Information Officer at AssuredPartners, Inc.  Tony is responsible for focusing on technology solutions and initiatives throughout the company.  With 35 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance business, Tony has held a number of senior executive positions in the industry. Most recently Tony was the CIO at Marsh for the Risk and Insurance Services Group that included Marsh and Guy Carpenter.  Prior to joining MMC Tony was the President and co-founder of Dovetail Insurance, now a part of Marsh.  Tony began his career at Policy Management Systems Corporation where he spent 20 years in various software development, operations and sales positions in the U.S. and Europe.  Tony is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. ​​​​​​
Gray Nester
SVP/Business Information Officer
Gray Nester is Business Information Officer for BB&T Insurance Holdings. Since 2004 he has worked closely with the various insurance businesses at BB&T to assist the business in providing efficiency and solutions to managing the distribution of insurance across all channels. Gray’s career has been dedicated to improving the insurance business through technology including active involvement in ACT, AUGIE and NetVu which Gray served on Chairman of the Board. These roles have helped utilize technology for all Agents and improve the partnerships between the carriers and distribution channels.​​​​​​
Robert Rusbuldt
President & CEO
Robert A. Rusbuldt is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (IIABA). He joined the association in May 1986 and was named CEO in April 2001. During his time at IIABA, Rusbuldt earned recognition as one of the leading lobbyists on tax, banking, insurance and financial services issues in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post, The Hill and Roll Call all have named Rusbuldt as one of the “hot,” top lobbyists in Washington. In July 1998, Rusbuldt was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of IIABA, with management responsibility for the Association’s day-to-day activities on a range of important fronts. His oversight duties ranged from the Association’s government affairs operation, to its for-profit subsidiaries and strategic investments, to IIABA’s technology advances and more. Rusbuldt is a regular guest on Washington’s News Channel 8, an ABC-TV news affiliate, providing political commentary and campaign and election analysis, and he appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and other networks and shows to offer expert comment on political, legislative, policy and business issues. Rusbuldt graduated Summa Cum Laude from King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. with a degree in History/Political Science. In 1981, Rusbuldt received his Master of Arts in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C. He was chosen to participate in the Symposium on the Presidency in 1978 and the American Studies Program. Rusbuldt’s tenure in Washington includes five years as Legislative Director for Rep. Carroll Campbell (R-S.C.), where he was responsible for House Ways and Means Committee work. He also was the Legislative Director for the American Insurance Association, representing some of the largest property-casualty insurance companies in the country.​​​​​​
Markus Schmid
Division Head IT & Member of the Group Management Board
In his role as Group Information Officer, Markus Schmid runs a transformation program with the goal of globalizing Swiss Re’s IT organization and increasing its productivity. In 2012, he aligned the IT organization with the new Group operating model by creating dedicated IT Units, and introduced a service-based cost management framework for the entire Swiss Re group. From 2005-2007 he was responsible for IT support of Swiss Re's entire Re/Insurance operations as well as Commercial Insurance. Schmid played a crucial role in integrating the former GE Insurance Solutions business into Swiss Re. Markus Schmid joined Swiss Re as CIO and Executive Team Member of the Property & Casualty Business Group in 2001. From 1996 to 2000, he worked for Boston Consulting Group, where he ran business models and functional projects in the financial services sector as well as IT value management. He started his career at Accenture. Schmid holds a master's degree in economics and computer science from the University of Zurich.​​​
Richard Schuyler
Global Risk Solutions CIO
Richard Schuyler has twenty years of technology experience across a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, and consulting. Richard serves as the Global CIO for Aon’s Risk Solutions Technology. In this role he is responsible for the overall IT vision, strategic direction and tactical delivery of all technology solutions for Aon Risk Business and Aon Benfield. Richard oversees an organization supporting Aon’s extensive risk advice, insurance broking, specialty insurance, affinity groups, reinsurance intermediary, and full-service capital advisory businesses. He is accountable for the management of industry-leading data and the development of tools, technologies and analytics to deliver distinctive, creative and customized client solutions. Prior to assuming his current role in November 2013, Richard worked for twelve years at Cigna, Inc., a national healthcare benefits insurance company, serving in a wide range of technology leadership and executive roles. Prior to Cigna, Richard held senior technology posts with Prudential, Computer Task Group, IBM Global Services, and Dun & Bradstreet. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has formal training in Six Sigma methodologies.
Dexter S. Umekubo
Managing Partner
Dexter Umekubo began his insurance career with Metropolitan Life in 1978 after graduating with a BA from California State University, Long Beach. In 1984, after a successful sales career with Metropolitan, he joined First Delaware Life and became Assistant Vice President of Sales Development. In 1988, he joined John Rupright, founding partner of Producers XL, an Independent Life, Health and Annuity Brokerage General Agency, (a BRAMCO Partner Agency) as co-owner and managing partner. Dex has authored articles for numerous trade publications, and spoken at seminars across the country on advanced sales concepts, industry trends and ethical sales practices. Dex was a featured panelist / presenter at LIMRA’s Marketing & Research Annual Meeting.  Dex's professional area of expertise is the advanced life markets, with an emphasis on Business Succession and Estate planning strategies. Dex is a Past-Chair of NAILBA and a member of AALU, NAIFA and SFSP and has served in various leadership roles with each association.  Dex has both the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from the American College.  Dex is FINRA licensed with a Series, 7, 24 and 63 and is affiliated with The Leaders Group, Inc. / TLG Advisors, Inc.  Member FINRA/SIPC.​
Conor Whelan
Chief Information Officer
Conor Whelan recently joined global insurance broker JLT as Group CIO. Conor’s objective is to transform the IT function whilst also leading the digital revolution within JLT. Prior to this, Conor has spent the last 5 years transforming the IT capability within TNT Express, a global express parcel distribution company employing 70,000 people across more than 100 countries. Having inherited a highly federated IT function, he worked across the globe to introduce a standard operating model and sourcing model, significantly improving bottom line margins as well as quicker speed to market, improved service maturity and employee engagement. Before joining TNT, Conor spent 5 years as the Group CIO for Wincanton, a pan European logistics company. Conor has also worked for two other global logistics companies in CIO roles in the UK with Tibbett & Britten, following the acquisition by Exel Logistics which allowed him to move into run the EMEA region. Both companies are now owned by DHL. His early career started in a UK based software company where he led both the commercial and sales functions before moving on to become a buyer of these services in management roles within Exel and Wincanton.​​​​​​
Carol Zacharias
SVP, Underwriting Counsel
Carol Zacharias is underwriting counsel to QBE North America, a multinational insurer providing property, casualty and specialty insurance including directors' and officers', employment, professional liability, and errors and omissions insurance. Prior to joining QBE, Carol was Deputy General Counsel to Ace North America, now part of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Ms. Zacharias attended New York University School of Law, where she received a master's degree in corporate law. She has served as Chairman of the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Business Insurance Committee and Vice Chairman of the Professional, Officers' and Directors' Liability Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section. She also served as co-chair of the insurance subcommittee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Committee on Corporate Counsel. She is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar, the Federal and New Jersey bars, the American Bar Association, and the American Corporate Counsel Association. Ms. Zacharias has been published in a securities law textbook and a variety of periodicals including the Journal of Commerce, National Underwriter, Global Reinsurance, Bank Director, Professional Agent, Journal of Accountancy, John Liner Review, Professional Agent, Insights, BNA's Tax Management & Compensation Planning Journal and Liability Corporate Analyst. She is quoted in various publications, such as Business Insurance and the Wall Street Journal. She is a frequent speaker and taught professional liability at New York's College of Insurance, now part of St. John's University.​​
Gregory Maciag
President Emeritus
Greg Maciag is President Emeritus of ACORD. He joined ACORD in 1977 and served in various roles prior to being appointed President in 1994. Greg led the expansion of ACORD to serve the Life & Annuity segment of our business, followed by the merger with WISe in London and Brussels that added global reinsurance and large commercial lines participants, including the London Market. He is the author of two books: The Real-Time World, published in 2009, and The Business Information Revolution, published in 2005. He blogs about ACORD at www.acordceo.org, writes a monthly Tech Focus article for London-based Insurance Day magazine and contributes to other publications. Tech Decisions magazine named Greg one of the “Ten People You Need to Know in Insurance” in 2000. He accepted Insurance Day awards from the London Market for ACORD in 2003 and 2004. He received the Wade S. Dunbar Jr. Award for significant contributions to insurance industry automation from NetVU in 2005, and was listed as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry” by Insurance Newscast in 2011. In 2012, he was recognized as #12 on the list of the “Top 25 Living Legends of Insurance” by PropertyCasualty 360.com. Greg is the principal advocate for the industry standards that have become increasingly essential in today’s digital world. Prior to joining ACORD, Greg held Operations and Systems positions with Chubb & Son and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.​​​​​​​​