At the PIC’s Board of Directors meeting, held during the conference, the Board selected Gary M. Comerford, Chief Marketing Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, as Chairman and CEO of the PIC, with immediate effect. Mr. Comerford, a long-time active contributor to the PIC and current Chairman of the PIC Advisory Board, Canada, succeeds Mel Gottlieb, now Chairman Emeritus of the PIC, who served as Chairman and CEO of the organization for the past 10 years.
“I am honored to have been named to succeed Mel Gottlieb,” said Mr. Comerford. “Over the past decade, Mel has provided extraordinary leadership to the PIC, which is now acknowledged as one of the premier industry events in the Pacific Rim. As the insurance industry’s role in the global economy continues to advance, I look forward to working with Mel and the PIC Board to continue to further the PIC’s mission and vision.”
“On behalf of all members of our Board, I would like to congratulate Gary Comerford on his selection as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Insurance Conference,” said Mr. Gottlieb. “The insurance industry’s role in the globe’s economy has never been more critical, and the ability for our leaders to exchange ideas, information and knowledge is essential. I am confident that Gary’s leadership will continue to enhance the PIC’s unique contribution to the insurance industry.”