Annual Issues Symposium 2021 Presenters

Posted Date: January 20, 2021

Presenters in order of appearance include:

Bill Donnell, CPCU
President and Chief Executive Officer, 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 insurance carriers, 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 US P/C reinsurance business. Currently, he serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin counties and is the chair of its Racial Equity and Inclusion Committee. He is a noted insurance industry subject-matter expert and speaker.

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA
Chief Actuary, NCCI

Donna Glenn leads the Actuarial & Economic Services Division. 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, pricing strategy including predictive analytics, business intelligence, and data management.

She graduated from Quinnipiac College with a bachelor of science in computer science and mathematics and 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, the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau, the Minnesota Workers Compensation Insurers Association, and the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Glenn was named a Woman to Watch by Business Insurance in 2020 for her contributions to the workers compensation industry and for mentoring women throughout her career.

Alan Mulally
Former President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems, and the Ford Motor Company

Alan Mulally served as president and chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company and as a member of Ford’s board of directors from 2006–2014. He led Ford’s transformation into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the No. 1 automobile brand in the United States. He guided Ford in working together on a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy, and implemented the One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth for all of the company’s stakeholders.

Prior to joining Ford, Mulally served the Boeing Company for 37 years as executive vice president and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Information, Space, and Defense Systems. Mulally led the transformation of Boeing to the No. 1 commercial airplane company and aerospace company in the world.

Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions, industry leadership, and service, including being named third on Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders list, one of the 30 World’s Best CEO’s by Barron’s magazine, one of the World’s Most Influential People by TIME magazine, and Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine. He was also honored with the American Society for Quality’s medal for excellence in executive leadership and the Thomas Edison Achievement Award.

Mulally previously served on President Obama’s United States Export Council. He served as co-chair of the Washington Competitiveness Council and has served on the advisory boards of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the United States Air Force scientific advisory board. He also served as president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and chairman of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association.

Mulally is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England’s Royal Academy of Engineering. He currently serves on the board of directors of Google, Carbon 3D, and the Mayo Clinic. Mulally holds bachelor and master of science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

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

Robert Hartwig (Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1993) 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 New York. In prior positions Hartwig worked for Swiss Re, the National Council on Compensation Insurance, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. His professional experience includes expert witness testimony and testimony before numerous congressional and state legislative committees. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter credential and speaks frequently in the media on all issues related to insurance markets.

Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA
Practice Leader and 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.

Raji Chadarevian
Director, Medical Regulation and Informatics, NCCI

Raji Chadarevian currently 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 over 25 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.

He is the principal author of “How Is Medical Inflation Measured? And Why Should I Care?” and “Killer Pain Relief: Opioids in Workers Compensation.” Chadarevian is also the principal author of “Gen rX—The Next Generation of Medicine,” which he presented at NCCI’s virtual Annual Issues Symposium 2020. Most recently, he authored articles on COVID-19’s impact on medical treatment in workers compensation.

Chadarevian received a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He received the 2020 IAIABC Award of Merit.

Amy Webb
Quantitative Futurist & Professor at NYU’s Stern Business School

Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist. She is a professor of strategic foresight at New York University’s Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Founded in 2006, the Institute advises Fortune 500 and Global 1,000 companies, government agencies, large nonprofits, universities, and startups around the world. Webb was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led and won the prestigious 2017 Thinkers50 RADAR award. Her special area of research is artificial intelligence and she has advised three-star generals, White House leadership, and CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies on the future of AI.

Webb has authored three books, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, which explains how to forecast and manage technological change. Signals was released in multiple international editions and has been translated into multiple languages. Her bestselling memoir Data, A Love Story, is about finding love via algorithms. Her TED talk about Data has been viewed more than 6 million times and has been translated into 32 languages. Data is being adapted as a feature film, currently in production.

Her book, The Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Will Change Humanity, launched in 2020. It’s a call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

Webb is a Fellow in the United States-Japan Leadership Program. She was a 2014–15 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where her research received a national Sigma Delta Chi award. She was also a delegate on the former US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media, and international diplomacy.

Webb writes extensively about artificial intelligence, emerging technology, digital media, and the impacts/opportunities they present. She is the tech columnist and a contributing editor at Inc. magazine, and writes a column about the future of technology for The Nikkei (Japan). She regularly contributes to publications all over the world, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fortune, and Mother Jones. Her future forecasting work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, and NPR. Her research has also been cited in several academic papers.