Leadership

David A. Sampson is the president and CEO of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). He held the same title with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) prior to its merger with the American Insurance Association (AIA) on January 1, 2019.

Sampson first joined PCI in 2007 and established the organization as a recognized thought leader and highly respected advocacy voice for the property casualty industry.

Sampson has led the industry through the most consequential insurance issues of the last decade, including, preserving state statutory accounting during once-in-a-generation tax reform, and ensuring that the Dodd-Frank Act recognized the strong consumer protections already provided by state insurance regulators and the guaranty fund system.

Today, Sampson is leading efforts to prevent regulatory overreach at the state and federal levels that would negatively impact consumers and the marketplace. In addition, Sampson and APCIA are working to educate policymakers and the public about the dramatic increases in auto crashes and what it means for the future of highway safety and consumer costs. As a respected industry voice and proponent of private markets, Sampson is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and business events. As a leading spokesperson for the property casualty industry, Sampson is a regular guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico, The Hill, and the property casualty trade press.

Sampson is also the president of the Independent Statistical Service, Inc. (ISS), a wholly owned subsidiary of APCIA and one of the industry’s largest and most trusted statistical agents. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He also is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Committee of 100.”

Before joining the industry, Sampson served in the George W. Bush Administration in two presidential-appointed and Senate-confirmed positions. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position, he was a member of President Bush’s Management Council.

Previously, Sampson served in the Governor George W. Bush Administration as Chair of the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness and Vice Chair of the Texas Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission. He also led the Arlington, Texas Chamber of Commerce as the President and CEO.

Sampson graduated from Lipscomb University, where he serves as a distinguished professor of public policy. He earned his doctorate at Abilene Christian University. He completed the Program for Senior Executives at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1999. He and his wife Karen have two grown sons.