Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Leadership
David A. Sampson is the president and chief executive officer of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), which represents more than 1,000 homeowners, auto and business insurance companies that write 38.3 percent of the nation's property and casualty insurance.

PCI is committed to promoting and protecting the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. Sampson's unique combination of extensive financial services and management experience, global insights and political acumen combine to make him a strong leader, and he was named to the Insurance Newscast's list of the 100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry.

As president of PCI and its affiliates, Sampson is responsible for leading PCI's strategic advocacy efforts on state, federal and international issues affecting the insurance industry. Sampson has enhanced PCI's contributions of credible, reliable data and thought leadership to policymakers at the state and federal levels. Through his counsel during the recent economic crisis, PCI provided data to differentiate the property casualty industry from other financial services sectors and highlighted the strength and stability of the industry.

As a respected industry voice and proponent of private markets, Sampson is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and business events. As a leading spokesperson for the property casualty industry, Sampson is a regular guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network and has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Politico, The Hill and the property casualty trade press.

Sampson is also president of the Independent Statistical Service (ISS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PCI and one of the industry's largest and most trusted statistical agents. ISS works with more than 450 property casualty companies of all sizes that report more than $90 billion in annual premiums. Sampson also serves on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Association Committee of 100," a group of CEOs from the nation's leading trade associations.

Prior to joining PCI in 2007, Sampson served in the George W. Bush Administration in two presidential-appointed and Senate-confirmed positions. Most recently, he was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Department's chief operating officer. Sampson traveled worldwide to promote opportunities for U.S. companies during his tenure as Deputy Secretary, and he saw firsthand the interconnectedness of the American and global economies. Previously, Sampson served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

Sampson is a graduate of David Lipscomb University and earned his doctorate at Abilene Christian University. He completed the Program for Senior Executives at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1999. He and his wife Karen and sons John and Matt reside in Northern Virginia.