Speaker Bios


AIS Virtual Speaker Biographies

Bill Donnell

Bill Donnell, CPCU, President and CEO, NCCI

Bill Donnell is president and chief executive officer of NCCI, a trusted source of workers compensation information. Under his leadership, NCCI serves nearly 40 state governments and more than 900 insurers, providing data, insights, tools, and services that foster a healthy workers compensation system. Donnell is an accomplished executive leader with more than three decades of industry experience specializing in property/casualty (P/C) insurance/reinsurance in both global and domestic US leadership roles. Prior to joining NCCI, he was president of Swiss Re’s P/C reinsurance business. He is a noted insurance industry subject-matter expert and speaker.

Donna Glenn

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA, Chief Actuary, NCCI

Donna Glenn leads the Actuarial & Economic Services Division of NCCI. Her team helps maintain a healthy workers compensation system through the design and delivery of all actuarial and economic work at NCCI. The team produces rate/loss cost filings and conducts legislative analyses, compiles and analyzes insurance industry results, establishes residual market reserves, and creates actuarial tools, analytics, and research. Prior to this, Glenn led casualty product and underwriting for the national insurance business segment at Liberty Mutual, where she oversaw workers compensation strategy for both guaranteed cost and loss sensitive business. She has also held positions at The Hartford, Travelers, and Deloitte, with focus areas ranging across product management and pricing strategy including predictive analytics, business intelligence, and data management. Glenn graduated from Quinnipiac College with a bachelor of science in computer science and mathematics. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. She previously represented Liberty Mutual on several industry boards including: the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (NYCIRB), the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB), the Minnesota Workers Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA), and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

Robert Hartwig, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Finance,
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Robert Hartwig is clinical associate professor of finance and co-director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center. His research focuses on insurance markets and structures, risk management, risk-bearing capital market instruments, the financing of technology risks, and venture capital in insurance markets. He makes frequent presentations to insurance industry management, boards of directors, regulators, and legislators. Prior to joining the Darla Moore School of Business, he was president and economist for the Insurance Information Institute. In prior positions he worked for Swiss Re, NCCI, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. His other professional experience includes expert witness testimony and testimony before numerous congressional and state legislative committees. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) credential and speaks frequently in the media on all issues related to insurance markets.

Barry Lipton

Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA, Practice Leader & Senior Actuary, NCCI

Barry Lipton leads NCCI’s research and presents regularly before insurance industry groups on critical issues such as medical cost drivers, developments in NCCI’s actuarial methodology, and current workers compensation trends. Before joining NCCI, Lipton worked for the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company as vice president and as an actuary in the claims division. He has extensive experience as a commercial lines pricing actuary, including workers compensation, liability, and property insurance. Lipton is the author of "The Use of Networks to Care for Injured Workers—What's Been the Impact?" and "Comparing the Quantity and Prices of Physician Services Between Workers Compensation and Group Health." He presented "Work Comp vs. Group Health—The Price We Pay" at NCCI's Annual Issues Symposium 2019.

Raji Chadarevian, Director, Medical Regulation & Informatics, NCCI

Raji Chadarevian leads a team of actuaries responsible for pricing proposed and enacted changes to laws and regulations governing medical benefits in workers compensation in all NCCI states. With more than 20 years in the workers compensation field, he is NCCI’s primary actuarial expert on matters relating to medical data and workers compensation health informatics. Prior to 2012, Chadarevian was responsible for several state rate filings, including Montana, New Mexico, and Oregon. Chadarevian is the principal author of “How Is Medical Inflation Measured? And Why Should I Care?” and “Killer Pain Relief: Opioids in Workers Compensation.” He recently co-authored a presentation on “Game Changers and the New Workplace” at NCCI’s Annual Issues Symposium 2019. Chadarevian received a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen, FCAS, MAAA, Practice Leader & Senior Actuary, NCCI

Jay Rosen is a practice leader and senior actuary in NCCI’s Actuarial & Economic Services Division. His current responsibilities include overseeing the actuarial function for four jurisdictions in NCCI’s Eastern Region, including preparing rate filings and presenting expert actuarial testimony. In addition, Rosen is responsible for coordinating the division’s efforts in developing and producing actuarial-related products as well as communicating workers compensation industry results. Rosen is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He earned his BS and MS degrees in mathematics from the University of Florida.

Sean Cooper

Sean Cooper, FCAS, MAAA, Practice Leader & Senior Actuary, NCCI

Sean Cooper is a practice leader and senior actuary in the AES Division at NCCI. Cooper has more than 25 years of experience as a property/casualty actuary and is currently in charge of the Legislative Analysis area at NCCI. His prior responsibilities at NCCI included oversight of the reserves for the assigned risk pools, administration of NCCI’s Actuarial Committee, actuarial support for Customer Operations and Products, and ratemaking responsibility for several states.

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