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
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
, 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
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.