David SampsonCEO, Property Casualty Insurers Association
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 member companies that write 40 percent of the nation’s property and casualty insurance. Sampson’s unique combination of extensive financial services and management experience, global perspective and political acumen make him a strong leader for the property casualty insurance industry during these extraordinary times.<br /> <br /> As president of PCI and its affiliates, Sampson oversees 240 staff and a $40 million budget. He leads and manages one of the most diverse trade groups in the nation, with members writing virtually every type of personal and commercial coverage sold in the United States. On behalf of the PCI member companies, Sampson effectively advocates the association’s positions to state, federal and international public policy makers to prevent unintended consequences and focus lawmakers on good regulatory principles.<br /> <br /> Sampson advocates on behalf of insurer and consumer interests on issues ranging from natural catastrophe funding and regulatory reform to personal finance. He maintains communications with the White House, U.S. Treasury Department and members of Congress regarding the current economic crisis and its impact on insurers. 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. <br /> <br /> In addition to serving as PCI president and CEO, 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. <br /> <br /> Prior to joining PCI on September 4, 2007, Sampson served in two presidential-appointed and Senate-confirmed positions. Most recently, he was the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. As the Department’s chief operating officer he managed a $11 billion budget and 38,000 employees and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of an agency with one of the broadest portfolios in federal government. David traveled worldwide to promote opportunities for U.S. companies during his tenure as deputy secretary of Commerce, and he saw firsthand the interconnectedness of the American and global economies. Previously, Sampson served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and managed the Economic Development Administration’s $400 million budget and $2.5 billion portfolio of federal economic grants and loans. <br /> <br /> 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 family reside in Northern Virginia.