American Property Casualty Insurance Association
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  • October 24, 2016
  • PCI Elects New Officers to the Board of Governors at Annual Meeting
  • 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


    COUNTRY Financial


    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

    Sentry Insurance


    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.


  • PCI promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of nearly 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write $202 billion in annual premium, 35 percent of the nation's property casualty insurance. Member companies write 42 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 27 percent of the homeowners market, 33 percent of the commercial property and liability market and 34 percent of the private workers compensation market.
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