NCCI Members Elect Stephanie Bush as 2020 Board Chair

Posted Date: May 12, 2020

(Boca Raton, FL, May 12, 2020)—NCCI Holdings, Inc., (NCCI) held its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually on May 12, 2020. At the meeting, NCCI members elected Stephanie Bush, executive vice president, small commercial and personal lines, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., as new NCCI Board Chair. Bush replaces William (Bill) Malugen, executive vice president and president, national accounts casualty, The Travelers Companies, Inc., who completed his eligible term of service on the Board.

“I want to extend my sincerest appreciation to Bill for his service and leadership to the Board,” said Bill Donnell, president and CEO of NCCI. “His insights and counsel were integral to the continued advancement of our organization over the last year as Chair. On behalf of the Executive Team, I am pleased to welcome Stephanie as our new chairperson. With more than 25 years of insurance experience, with a focus on workers compensation, I know Stephanie will bring a valuable perspective as she becomes the Chair of the NCCI Board of Directors.”

Bush rejoined The Hartford in 2013 as chief product and underwriting officer for small commercial and was promoted to head of the business in 2014. Previously she was senior vice president of product management in personal insurance at Travelers. Prior to that she spent 20 years at The Hartford in positions of increasing responsibility in commercial insurance product, underwriting, and field operations.

The newly elected member serving on NCCI’s 2020 Board of Directors is:

  • Michael Bourque, The MEMIC Group

The remaining insurer members elected to the 2020 NCCI Board of Directors are:

  • Kerry Barnett, SAIF Corporation
  • Lisa Corless, AF Group
  • Robert Darby, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
  • Brandon Fick, Zurich North America
  • Kevin Leidwinger, CNA
  • Kenneth Riegler, AIG
  • James Williamson, Chubb

The Independent Directors are:

  • Michael Dinkins, formerly of Integer
  • Linda Hall, former Director of the Alaska Division of Insurance
  • Barbara Klein, formerly of CDW Corporation
  • Raymond Voelker, formerly of The Progressive Corporation

Donnell, as president and CEO of NCCI, is a standing member of the Board and does not require reelection.

For information on NCCI and its just-released State of the Line Report from its May 12, 2020 Annual Issues Symposium (AIS Virtual), please visit

About NCCI

Founded in 1923, the mission of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is to foster a healthy workers compensation system. In pursuit of this mission, NCCI gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and prepares objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. These activities—together with research, analytical services and tools, and an overall commitment to excellence—have positioned NCCI as the trusted source for workers compensation information. To learn more about NCCI, please visit

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