Executive Team - Bill Donnell, CPCU

Bill Donnell

Bill Donnell is president and CEO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), a trusted source of workers compensation information. Under his leadership, NCCI serves more than 800 insurance carriers and nearly 40 state governments.

At NCCI, Mr. Donnell leads and oversees the delivery of the company’s core services, including gathering data, analyzing industry trends, and preparing objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations for the workers compensation industry. These activities—together with NCCI’s research, analytical services and tools, and overall commitment to excellence—help to foster a healthy workers compensation system.

An accomplished executive leader, Mr. Donnell has three decades of industry experience specializing in property and casualty insurance. Immediately prior to joining NCCI, he was the president of Swiss Re's US Property and Casualty Reinsurance business. The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance, and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing directly and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations, and public-sector clients.

While with Swiss Re, Mr. Donnell was responsible for Property and Casualty treaty and facultative business in the US market. Prior to this role, he led Swiss Re's Property and Casualty facultative business across the division—including the North and South American markets.

Mr. Donnell joined Swiss Re following the acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions (GEIS) in June 2006. During his eight years with GEIS, he served as chief marketing officer, global casualty product leader, and president of specialty commercial lines.

Mr. Donnell received a bachelor’s degree in management and labor relations from Colorado State University and completed the Kellogg Executive Program at Northwestern University. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.