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PCI Elects New Officers to the Board of Governors at Annual Meeting

Posted on 28 Oct 2010

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The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected new officers to its Board of Governors during its annual meeting examining Politics and Private Markets: The Uncertain Path to Prosperity in Colorado Springs on Thursday. 

Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, was elected as the association’s new chair; Donald G. Southwell, president and chief executive officer, Unitrin, Inc., was elected first vice chair and Jonathan E. Michael, president and chief executive officers of RLI Corp. and subsidiaries, was elected second vice chair.

DiMuccio became chairman in 2008 and was named president and CEO of Amica Mutual Insurance Company in 2005.  He began his career with the accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick, where he worked for 12 years and earned the position of partner. He joined Amica in 1991 as a vice president in the Accounting Department, was promoted to senior vice president, and in 1996 he was awarded the additional title of treasurer. In 2001, DiMuccio attained another title, chief financial officer and was named executive vice president in 2003. He has earned the insurance industry’s prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) educational designation and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is president of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, a member of the Institute for Business and Home Safety, the Property Loss Research Bureau and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. DiMuccio is also a board member or trustee of several charitable and educational institutions.

PCI’s First Vice Chair Donald Southwell became president and CEO of Unitrin, Inc. in 2006.  He joined Unitrin in 1996 and has held a variety of operating positions including president and chief operating officer of Unitrin, Inc., president of the Life and Health Insurance Group, and president, Insurance Operations. Southwell also spent 22 years with Prudential Financial, Inc. and held a number of senior executive positions including president of Pruco Life Insurance Company, president of Prudential Insurance & Financial Services, and chair, Prudential Property & Casualty Company. Southwell is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.

PCI’s Second Vice Chair Jonathan Michael joined RLI Corp in 1982 and has held various positions prior to be named president and CEO, including president & chief operating officer, executive vice president, and chief financial officer. He previously was associated with Coopers & Lybrand and is a CPA. In addition to being a member of the RLI Corp. Board of Directors, Michael is on the board of sunglass manufacturer, Maui Jim, Inc., as well as investment management software maker SS&C Technologies. He is also a member of the Marshall County State Bank board. Michael has been involved in various community activities for many years. He currently serves as President of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board.  He is also on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals- Peoria/Bloomington, Illinois Neurological Institute Advisory Board, the Creve Coeur Club and Peoria’s CEO Roundtable.