NCCI President & CEO Bill Donnell Plans to Retire in 2025

26 Jan, 2024 NCCI


January 25, 2024 (BOCA RATON, FL)—The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Donnell plans to retire in February 2025.

"It’s been such a privilege to lead this organization and this amazing group of professionals," said Donnell upon announcing his retirement. "The work we’ve done together, in support of this noble profession of workers compensation, will live on to positively influence the lives and safety of workers across the country. I feel lucky to have been a part of NCCI as it completed its first century of outstanding service and began the pursuit of its next."

Bill came to NCCI in 2015 and is credited with leading the organization toward a more forward-looking, innovative, and thought-leading role within the industry.

"The NCCI Board thanks Bill for his leadership and service during his outstanding tenure as head of the organization," said Brandon Fick, NCCI Board Chair and Chief Underwriting Officer at Liberty Mutual Global Risk Solutions North America. "Under his watch, the organization continues to deliver unwaveringly on its promise to its stakeholders and bravely took on topics and challenges to help lead the industry into the decades ahead. But perhaps what is most impressive is the great humanity and heart he displays as a leader, genuinely caring a great deal for the people he leads."

"The Board looks for NCCI to continue its long track record of success and forward momentum. A search committee is being formed to evaluate candidates in the months ahead while Bill continues to run day-to-day operations."

"The Board views NCCI’s management team as a talented and highly capable group, from the executive level on down through the organization. Their deep subject-matter expertise and strong culture are not only NCCI’s biggest strengths, but they also enhance our ability to attract the best prospects for the President and CEO role. We are committed to finding a leader who is the right fit for this unique institution," said Fick.

Bill has over three decades of industry experience specializing in property and casualty insurance/reinsurance in both global and domestic US leadership roles. Immediately prior to joining NCCI in December 2015, he was the president of Swiss Re’s Property and Casualty Reinsurance business.

Bill 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.

For more information, please contact: Cristine Pike, Director, Public Relations and Communications, NCCI.

Link to News Release: NCCI President & CEO Bill Donnell Plans to Retire in 2025

About NCCI

With over 100 years of experience, NCCI serves as the nation’s most comprehensive source for workers compensation data, insights, and solutions. As The Source You Trust, NCCI’s mission is to foster a healthy workers compensation system through its role as a licensed rating, advisory, and statistical organization. NCCI’s thought leaders analyze workplace trends and deliver insights to empower informed decision making. Its employees are proud to embrace a culture of inclusion, diversity, and respect for one another.

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