Westfield Insurance's Prandi Elected Chair of NICB'S Board of Governors

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 1, 2016 - The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced today that Mike Prandi of Westfield Insurance has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Governors. Prandi, named Insurance Operations Leader at Westfield in 2015, has been a member of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Board of Governors since 2008.

He replaces Nancy Pierce, regional property and casualty senior vice president for GEICO, who has served on the board since 2008 and as chair since 2014. She will remain on the board.

Elected to the vice chair position was Kelly Bever, vice president of operations at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance. She has served on the board since 2012.

“The wealth of industry talent serving on our board this year is second to none,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “I know that Mike and Kelly are committed to our mission as the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting insurance fraud and vehicle theft,” he added. “At the same time, we are grateful for the leadership provided by Nancy Pierce and pleased that she’ll remain on our board.”

Other board members are:

Lynne Brady, Nationwide Insurance; Michael Capuzzi, Allstate; Keith Daly, Farmers Insurance Exchange; Jean Guan, Liberty Mutual; Michael Hawkins, Enterprise Holdings; Peter McCarron, CNA; James McSheffrey, the Hanover; Matthew Murphy, the Hartford; Mike Neubauer, MetLife Group; Mark Oppenheim, Progressive; Michael Randall, CSAA; Kenneth Rosen, USAA; Nicholas Seminara, Travelers; and James Will, Auto Club of Southern California.

About Westfield Insurance
Westfield Insurance is a part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for more than 167 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Insurance was named as a Top Workplace in northeast Ohio in 2014 and as a Top Workplace in central Ohio in 2015. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.

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