David A. Sampson is the president and chief executive officer of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), representing 1,000 companies that write 35 percent of the nation’s home, auto, and business insurance market.
Since joining PCI in 2007, Sampson has established the organization as a recognized thought leader and highly respected advocacy voice for the property casualty industry.
Under Sampson’s leadership, PCI worked with Congress to ensure that the Dodd-Frank Act recognized the strong consumer protections already provided by state insurance regulators and the guaranty fund system—resulting in the least and lightest touch on the property casualty insurance industry.
Sampson is also the president of the Independent Statistical Service (ISS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PCI 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,” a group of CEOs from the nation’s leading trade associations.
Before joining PCI, 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, the Department’s chief operating officer overseeing its 15 agencies. Sampson traveled worldwide to promote opportunities for U.S. companies and encourage the development of market economies and increased trade. In this position, he was a member of President Bush’s Management Council. Sampson also served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development from 2001 to 2005.
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 Chief Executive Officer.
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.