DALLAS — The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected new officers to its Board of Governors today during the association’s annual meeting. John Barbagallo, commercial lines group president, Progressive Insurance Group was elected as PCI’s chair; Kurt Bock, CEO, COUNTRY Financial was elected first vice chair; and Pete McPartland, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Sentry Insurance was elected second vice chair.
“We are pleased to welcome John as PCI’s board chair,” said David A. Sampson, PCI’s president and CEO. “John is a very strategic leader. He dives deeply into understanding the industry’s emerging opportunities and is a clear thinker who can position PCI to help our member companies embrace the future. As an industry, we are experiencing a rapid pace of change, in addition to global unrest. We appreciate the insight and industry expertise of John, Kurt and Pete to help us navigate and embrace the challenges facing our industry, including the rising lost cost trends and unprecedented level of regulatory overreach at the state, federal and international levels.”
PCI’s New Board Officers:
John Barbagallo - Chair
Commercial Lines Group President
Progressive Insurance Group
John Barbagallo is commercial lines group president at Progressive Insurance Group. Barbagallo joined Progressive in 1983 and his career at Progressive spans more than 30 years and includes management positions in claims, sales, operations, product & development and marketing. He received his bachelor’s degree from Union College and his master’s degree from Purdue University.
Kurt F. Bock – PCI First Chair
Kurt Bock is CEO of COUNTRY Financial. He joined the Illinois Agricultural Association (IAA) family of companies in 2003 as chief executive officer of the IAA Credit Union. Bock was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance in 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree of science from the United States Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University and a doctoral degree of philosophy in business administration from Saint Louis University.
Pete G. McPartland – PCI Second Chair
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Pete McPartland is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Sentry Insurance. He joined Sentry in 2010. Prior to joining Sentry, McPartland served in a variety of executive positions with Fireman’s Fund, General Casualty, and Golden Eagle Insurance. He currently serves on the board of the Workers Compensation Research Institute. McPartland is a graduate of the University of Florida.