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 39 percent of the nation’s property casualty insurance market.
PCI’s mission is to promote and protect 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 advocacy efforts on state, federal and global regulatory issues affecting the insurance industry. Sampson has increased PCI’s focus on providing data-driven information and thought leadership to policymakers to protect product certainty, promote sound supervision, and enhance solvency protection.
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
, The Hill
and 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 serves on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
. He is also 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. From 2005 - 2007, he served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Department’s chief operating officer overseeing its 15 agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Economic and Statistics Administration, the International Trade Administration, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sampson traveled worldwide to promote opportunities for U.S. companies and encourage the development of market economies and increased trade. Sampson also served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.
Previously, Sampson served in the Governor George W. Bush Administration as Chair of the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness and Vice Chair of the Texas Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission. He also led the Arlington, Texas Chamber of Commerce as the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Sampson is a graduate of David Lipscomb University and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He 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.