NCCI Elects John T. Leonard and Craig M. Watson to 2007 Board of Directors

Posted Date: May 11, 2007

(Boca Raton, FL, May 11, 2007) The membership of NCCI Holdings, Inc. today elected John T. Leonard and Craig M. Watson to the company’s 2007 Board of Directors.

John Leonard is president and CEO of Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC), based in Portland, Maine, and MEMIC Indemnity Company (MIC), with offices in Manchester, New Hampshire. MEMIC is licensed in 38 states, with a concentration in New England. MEMIC customers account for approximately 65% of the commercial workers compensation premium in Maine, as well as significant volume in New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut. They insure more than 21,000 employers and an estimated 170,000 workers. Mr. Leonard previously served on the NCCI Board during 1996–97.

Craig Watson is managing director of Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI), a leading technology consulting firm serving large corporate clients, and CEO of Opti-Pay Technologies, an electronic payments solution design firm. An economist by training, Mr. Watson has also held executive positions in international operations, finance, and technology with Cummins Engine, Merck, PepsiCo, and FMC.

“We are tremendously pleased that Craig Watson and John Leonard have agreed to offer their extensive industry knowledge and management expertise to NCCI,” said NCCI president and CEO Stephen Klingel. “We welcome them to a leadership role with NCCI and we look forward to working closely with them—and with every member of our very capable Board of Directors—in the weeks and months to come.”

The chair of the 2007 NCCI Board is Gary Thompson, executive vice president, The Hartford. NCCI Board nominations and elections were conducted during the annual meeting portion of the company’s two-day Annual Issues Symposium in Orlando, FL.

The full 2007 NCCI Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors includes:

  • Gary Thompson
    The Hartford
  • John J. Albano
    The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • William R. Berkley, Jr.
    W.R. Berkley Corporation
  • John T. Hill
    Magna Carta Companies
  • Stephen J. Klingel
    NCCI Holdings, Inc.
  • Robert A. Lindemann
    Zurich North America
  • James A. McClung
    Charter Consulting
  • Charles M. Potok
    Companion Property Casualty Group
  • Coleman D. Ross
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Donald A. Smith, Jr.
    SCF of Arizona
  • Dr. Therese M. Vaughan
    Drake University
  • Robert G. Whitlock, Jr.
    Harleysville Group, Inc.