NICB's direction, organizational structure, budget and overall goals are overseen by the President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph H. Wehrle, Jr., NICB staff, and by a Board of Governors.
NICB Senior Management
Joseph H. Wehrle, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wehrle joined NICB in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was elected to his current position later that year. He is responsible for directing NICB’s overall operations, strategic planning, administrative management and reporting to the Board of Governors.
Previously, Mr. Wehrle served as the President of USAA Property and Casualty Insurance Group, which he joined following a 33-year career in the United States Air Force. He retired from the military in 2003 as the Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff with the rank of lieutenant general. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree from the University of Utah, and is a graduate of the Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the National War College.
James K. Schweitzer
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Schweitzer joined NICB in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
As former Director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Mr. Schweitzer led 1,500 employees charged with enforcing traffic, motor vehicle and motor carrier laws, providing security for public officials and state properties, and administering highway safety and criminal justice grant programs.
Prior to becoming Director of Public Safety, Mr. Schweitzer served over 33 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He began his FBI career in Tampa, Florida, and served in a variety of assignments in the field and at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Schweitzer served as Chief of the Instruction Section at the FBI Academy responsible for the FBI National Academy Program and post 9/11/2001 as Chief of the New Agent’s Training. In 2002, Mr. Schweitzer was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Columbia, South Carolina, FBI office where he oversaw the creation of a Joint Terrorism Task Force and the opening of a Computer Crime Center.
Mr. Schweitzer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida. He also completed executive programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Kellogg School of Management. In 2006, he completed the FBI National Executive Institute.
Daniel G. Abbott
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Abbott joined the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute in 1987 as a Special Agent and served until it merged with the National Automobile Theft Bureau in December 1991 to form NICB. In his current role, he oversees the Information Technology and Data Analytics Departments; directs technology initiatives with NICB members, law enforcement agencies and the Insurance Services Office; and serves as the architect of new anti-crime technology developments. Mr. Abbott is also the NICB’s representative on the North American Export Committee, the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, and the Illinois State Police LEADS Advisory Policy Board.
During his more than 20-year tenure with NICB, in addition to serving as a Special Agent investigating organized insurance rings, Mr. Abbott has also served as Director of Property and Casualty Operations. He is a graduate of Illinois State University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jachnicki joined NICB in 1994 and was promoted to his current position in 1996, when he was also elected as the organization’s Treasurer. In addition to serving as the senior financial executive responsible for NICB's accounting, auditing, budgeting and investment strategies, Mr. Jachnicki directs NICB new business development initiatives and works in conjunction with the President and Chief Executive Officer on strategic planning efforts.
Prior to joining NICB, Mr. Jachnicki was the Vice President of Finance at Inter Financial Group, a Chicago-based hotel and management company. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Dominican University and earned a certificate in Strategies in Nonprofit Management from the University of Chicago.
Andrew J. Sosnowski
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Sosnowski joined NICB in March 2010 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He has practiced law for over 20 years with an extensive background in criminal prosecution, having served for more than 15 years as a Chief Prosecutor in various counties in Illinois. He is the former Deputy General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and comes to NICB from his own private practice where he represented various types of individuals, including plaintiffs in personal injury litigation.
Mr. Sosnowski is an adjunct professor of law at Judson University and Elgin Community College. He is a graduate of Loyola University (BA), University of Notre Dame (MSBA) and Drake University (JD).
Vice President, Government Affairs
Based in its Chicago-area headquarters, Mr. Haskins leads NICB’s Government Affairs team, and is responsible for overseeing and developing the organization’s legislative and regulatory strategy at the state and federal level. Mr. Haskins previously served as the Director of Government Affairs for NICB managing state government affairs activities for the Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and Northwest Regions.
Before joining NICB, Mr. Haskins served as the Anti-Fraud Coordinator with the National Association of Insurance Commissioner (NAIC) responsible for coordinating all anti-fraud regulatory and legislative efforts on behalf of the state Departments of Insurance of the 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Haskins earned a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Political Science and Criminology and holds the Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Fraud Specialist designations. Mr. Haskins has served on numerous state and federal working groups and task forces including Co-Chairing the Insurance Sub-committee for the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) and serving on the California Advisory Task Force on Insurance Fraud.
Barbara M. Low
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Low joined NICB in 2005 and oversees the human resources and employee benefits programs for NICB. She has extensive experience in human resource management, assessment, corporate university development, coaching, performance and change management, and is an adjunct professor in the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill.
Ms. Low was a business consultant for more than 15 years prior to joining NICB. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degree from Benedictine University.
Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
Mr. Morris joined NICB in November 2008 as Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. He is responsible for communications, public affairs, videography and social networking.
Mr. Morris has an extensive background in corporate communications, marketing and media. He previously worked at the Property Casualty Insurers of America (PCI) as a Vice President in charge of state media relations. He was Vice President of Public Affairs for the Alliance of American Insurers prior to the merger of the Alliance into PCI, and was also in charge of media relations for CNA Insurance in Chicago.
He served as President of the Columbus/Franklin County News Bureau in Columbus, Ohio, and was in charge of communications and media relations for the Columbia Gas Distribution Companies, headquartered in Columbus. Mr. Morris was a TV news anchor and reporter working at the NBC affiliate in Columbus and the ABC affiliate in Cleveland.
Mr. Morris earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati.
Linda E. Schwartz
Vice President, Membership and Marketing
Ms. Schwartz joined the NICB in January 2013 as Vice President of Membership and Marketing. She has an extensive background in the insurance industry, having worked for three major insurance companies and three international insurance brokerage firms, where she developed and marketed property/casualty and life/health programs for not-for-profit associations and their members. She is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) and for many years was licensed to sell all lines of insurance.
Ms. Schwartz previously served as Marketing and Membership Officer for the Emergency Nurses Association, as well as Senior Director in the Marketing and Communications Services division of SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company. While at SmithBucklin, her clients included not-for-profit organizations in the business/trade and health care sectors. She also serves as President of the board of directors of Blind Service Association, a Chicago-based charitable organization serving the needs of blind and visually impaired individuals.
Ms. Schwartz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois.
Vice President, Data Analytics
Mr. Smidt is the Vice President of Data Analytics. He has been employed at NICB for more than 25 years, holding various positions, including Programmer, Membership Director and Information Technology Manager.
His current responsibilities as Vice President include supervision of the efforts of approximately 35 analysts to produce timely and actionable data analytical products. Mr. Smidt directs both the proactive identification of insurance fraud and crime across all lines of business for the benefit of insurance companies; local, state and federal law enforcement; and the tactical analytical products created for criminal prosecution of insurance fraud. He is a graduate of Lewis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
Thomas F. Welsh
Vice President, Training
Mr. Welsh served as NICB’s National Training Manager from 1993 to 1997, and following a three-year hiatus where he worked as a performance consultant and training instructor in the insurance and transportation industries, rejoined NICB in 2000 in his current position. He is responsible for all training-related initiatives with NICB member companies, law enforcement agencies and NICB employees. He also directs the National Insurance Crime Training Academy (NICTA), which offers online, anti-fraud training to the property/casualty insurance industry. In 2008, Tom was awarded Life Membership in the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU).
Prior to joining NICB, Mr. Welsh served for 21 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a battalion Sergeant Major with responsibilities for training and implementation in various leadership assignments.
Mr. Welsh earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University.
Chief Inspector and Compliance Officer
Mr. Boehmer joined the NICB as a Special Agent assigned to the Chicago Major Medical Fraud Task Force in August 2013. In December 2015, he was promoted to the position of Chief Inspector and Compliance Officer. His responsibilities include the evaluation of internal operations and compliance-related matters. Other duties include the evaluation of security procedures, monitoring ISO access for law enforcement and conducting inquiries when ISO misuse is suspected.
Prior to being hired by NICB, Mr. Boehmer served the Chicago Police Department for over 28 years. During his tenure there, he was most recently assigned to an FBI task force investigating public corruption in Chicago. Previously, he had extensive experience working as a sergeant in Internal Affairs as well as many years assigned to an FBI task force investigating organized gangs in and around Chicago.
Mr. Boehmer received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
NICB Board of Governors
Michael J. Prandi
Mr. Prandi is the Chief Operating Officer for Westfield Companies, a property/casualty insurer based in Westfield Center, Ohio. He has been a member of the NICB Board of Governors since 2008.
Mr. Prandi joined Westfield Companies in 1989 and assumed his current position in 2015. During his Westfield career, he has served as Senior Executive-Claims, a Service Office Manager, Regional Executive, Executive Director of the Large Loss Unit, and Senior Executive-Complex Claims & Litigation Management.
Mr. Prandi received his undergraduate degree from Ashland University and master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has also earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARE) professional designations.
Ms. Bever is Vice President Operations – P&C Claims Enterprise SIU for State Farm. She joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2012.
Ms. Bever has been in her current position since November 2012. She began her State Farm career as a Fire Claim Representative in Indianapolis, Ind. From there, she has held the positions of Regional Office Supervisor (West Lafayette, Ind.); Fire Claims Superintendent (Merrillville, Ind.); Indiana Regional Office MP&I Director and Public Affairs Manager; and Pennsylvania Regional Office Assistant Division Manager and Claim Manager. In 2006, she moved to corporate as a P&C Claims Director. In 2011, she was a Leadership Development Associate for Executive and joined the Executive Assistant program in March 2012.
Ms. Bever holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. She currently serves on the board of directors for the McLean County YWCA.
Ms. Brady is currently Vice President of External Anti-Fraud at Nationwide, where she is responsible for overseeing enterprise-wide anti-fraud practices. She joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2016.
Ms. Brady has been in the insurance business for 30 years, with more than 16 years at Nationwide in both field and home office roles. She joined Nationwide in 2000 as a claims manager, working out of the New York claims office before becoming the associate director for Specialty Claims, then director of Claims, then Claims Officer of New York before she moved to Columbus, Ohio, to become the AVP of Staff Operations. That role led her to the opportunity to become the AVP of the Special Investigations Unit.
Ms. Brady’s claims career began as an adjuster with Liberty Mutual in New York, before she moved to Kemper Insurance to become a casualty claims supervisor. She progressed through various claims positions at General Accident Insurance in New York, which merged with Commercial Union in 1998 to form CGU Insurance Company. At CGU, Ms. Brady assumed the position of Officer of the AIP Claims Field Operation.
Ms. Brady is an active member of the International Association of Special Investigations Units, and she serves on the ISO Advisory board as well as on the board of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Capuzzi is currently Senior Vice President, Field Claims for Allstate Insurance. He began his tenure on the NICB Board of Governors in 2014.
He joined Allstate in July 2013 as the senior executive accountable for all automobile and property claims operations and over 5,500 claims professionals in the Eastern United States. As a member of the claims executive team, he is accountable for setting the strategic direction of the claims organization and establishing tactical priorities. In his role on the Territory Market Operating Committee, he provides claims subject matter expertise while also engaging in product, pricing and distribution decision-making. Prior to Allstate, Mr. Capuzzi was Claims Central Services Operations Business Leader for Progressive Insurance Company. He began his career at Progressive Insurance in 1985 as a claims representative.
Mr. Capuzzi is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
Jeremy T. Connor
Jeremy T. Connor serves as claims assistant vice president with responsibility for liability, physical damage and special investigations unit (SIU) operations in GEICO’s six-state, northeast region located in Buffalo, New York. Prior to accepting this assignment in 2016, Connor had held responsibility for liability, physical damage and SIU operations for the state of Florida since 2014.
Connor started his GEICO career in November 1995 as a claim information center associate in the company’s Woodbury, New York, regional office and progressed through all levels of liability claims and liability claims management. He also was instrumental in helping to establish several new GEICO claim operations around the country. In 2007, he was promoted to manage New York planning and control operations and, in June 2008, he became regional liability director there. In September 2010, he assumed PIP director responsibilities before being elected assistant vice president of regional claims operations in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 2012.
Connor has a B.S. degree in finance from SUNY-Old Westbury.
Mr. Daly is Chief Claims Officer for Farmers Insurance. He began his tenure on the NICB Board of Governors in 2016.
He joined the claims leadership team at Farmers in early 2013 after serving as vice president of Auto Claims, East Zone and then Pacific Zone. He started in his current role in January 2014 after serving on an interim basis and leading both the Property and Auto Claims Units in 2013. He joined Farmers in 2009 when the company acquired 21st Century Insurance, where he held various field leadership roles since beginning in 2001. He starting as a claims representative trainee in 1993 at Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. in Atlanta.
Mr. Daly has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Paul D. Diemer
Mr. Diemer is Senior Vice President of Risk Management for Enterprise Holdings Inc., and is responsible for the company’s operational risk management, vehicle repair, damage recovery, liability claims, insurance programs and actuarial services. In addition, Diemer provides strategic guidance for the company’s internally developed claims technology platforms.
Diemer began his Enterprise career in 1987 and was named Area Manager for southern California in 1992. In 1996, Diemer relocated to St. Louis to become Corporate Marketing Manager, where he led a number of company-wide marketing initiatives. In 1997, Diemer returned to rental as Assistant Vice President for the company’s Canadian operations. In 1999, Diemer moved to Montreal to lead the company’s Quebec operations as Vice President and General Manager. In 2003, Diemer returned to St. Louis and was named Vice President of Claims for the company. In 2017, Diemer was promoted to his current role, where he and his team work closely with the company’s operational leadership in North America and Europe.
Mr. Diemer has a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. He currently serves on two insurance industry nonprofit boards: The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and Arbitration Forums, Inc. (AFI).
Ms. Guan is the Vice President, Manager for PI Claims NF and SIU field operations for Liberty Mutual. She joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2015.
In her current role, Ms. Guan is responsible for establishing, communicating and executing the vision and strategic priorities for NF and SIU operations. She began her career with Liberty Mutual in 2004 and has worked in various positions in the Commercial Professional Service Group and Personal Market Product Management. In 2014, she assumed the Vice President, Manager for PI Claims LMS, Customer Experience, Quality Assurance and Rewards/Recognition. In 2015, she assumed her current role. Prior to joining Liberty, she worked in management consulting and investment evaluation for five years in Dalian, China.
Ms. Guan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Law from Northwest University, China, and an MBA from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University. She obtained her CPCU designation in 2007 and Associate in Claims (AIC) in 2009.
Mr. McCarron is a Senior Vice President at CNA with responsibilities for CNA’s Commercial Claims organization. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2016.
In addition to his current responsibilities, he oversees the SIU, recovery and client services operations. Prior to joining CNA, he was the Vice President of Workers’ Compensation and Accident & Health at Zurich. He has 26 years of industry experience that spans personal, commercial and specialty claims.
Mr. McCarron did his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts. He went on to graduate school at Suffolk University in Boston where he earned his Master’s in Public Health & Administration. He holds the Senior Claims Law Associate designation. He served on the Executive Council for the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) School of Workers’ Compensation. He is a past member of the Chief Advisory Council for the AIA and also served on the Board of Directors for the WCRI.
Mr. McSheffrey is Vice President of Claims Operations for The Hanover Insurance Company. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2014.
In this role, he has oversight of various areas of the claims organization including SIU, Subrogation, Claims Quality and Claims Technology. He has spent his entire career in the insurance claims industry, entering as a claims adjuster for Commercial Union more than 25 years ago.
Mr. McSheffrey is a graduate of Boston College. He holds both the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. He is a past Chairman of the AIA Claims Technology Committee and is presently a member of the ISO Claims Council.
Matthew C. Murphy
Mr. Murphy is a Vice President within the Claim Solutions & Analytics Division of The Hartford Insurance Company. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2014.
In his current position, he is responsible for the oversight of the Hartford’s SIU Anti-Fraud Programs and the organization’s Strategic Business Intelligence & Analytics Operations. He joined The Hartford in early 2013 as a Vice President in the Claim Division, holding responsibility for the SIU along with The Hartford’s Medical Bill Processing & Clinical Programs. Prior to The Hartford, he spent 23 years at The Travelers Insurance Company where he held various leadership positions within their Claim — Investigative Services Division, and was involved in operations including Cyber Security Risk, Medical Fraud, and SIU Field Operations & Fire Investigations.
Mr. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Marist College and a CFLS designation from the American Educational Institute.
Mr. Neubauer is Vice President of Voluntary & Worksite Benefits-P&C Claims for the MetLife Group. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2014.
He has claim operational and technical responsibility for 425 field associates located across the United States. Responsibilities include staffing, employee development, customer centricity, and performance management of associates in the following areas: Homeowner Operations, Automobile Physical Damage, Special Investigations and Catastrophe Management.
He serves on the Board of Directors & the Research Advisory Council for the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and is a member of the Enservio Advisory Panel. In addition, he works closely with industry organizations that include the Property Loss Research Bureau and Property Claims Services.
Mr. Neubauer received his BBA degree from the University of Wisconsin System and has earned the CPCU and AIC designations from the Insurance Institute of America and the SCLA designation from the American Educational Institute.
Mr. Oppenheim is currently the Claims General Manager for the West Zone at Progressive Insurance. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2016.
In his current role, he is responsible for all operational aspects of the field claims organization in 19 states. This includes approximately 3,300 people working in over 100 offices and service centers. Prior to this, he held a variety of positions including national responsibility for physical damage process from 2003 to 2006. He began as a claims adjuster in 1986.
Mr. Oppenheim graduated from Stetson University in 1979 with B.A. in Psychology.
Mr. Raubenheimer currently holds the position of Vice President Claims Experience at USAA. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2016.
Between 1986 and 2001, Mr. Raubenheimer worked for USAA in Northern Virginia and held numerous auto and property claims adjuster positions. He transferred to the Norfolk, Virginia in 2001 as a Casualty Claims Manager and was soon elevated to a Director position. He was promoted to Claims Operations Executive Director in 2005 and relocated to San Antonio. In 2007, he transitioned to Executive Director of the Auto physical damage claims process at USAA and eventually assumed responsibility for Physical Damage Operations. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Claims Security (SIU) in 2013. In 2015, his responsibilities were expanded to include Physical Damage, Total Loss and Subrogation/Salvage Operations at USAA.
Mr. Raubenheimer attended the University of Delaware where he earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He currently holds the AIC, SCLA and CPCU designations.
Mr. Roen is Senior Vice President for Travelers and serves as a member of the Claim Senior Leadership Team. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2017.
In his current role at Travelers, he has overall responsibility for the business intelligence and analytics strategies in support of the Claim and Risk Control organizations as well as leading the Travelers Investigative Services area. He is also a member of Travelers’ Analytic Management Committee (AMC) and is the executive sponsor of Travelers wide Data Management practices, including Big Data and Third Party Data. Prior, he served as Vice President of Business Intelligence supporting Middle Market. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Risk Control for five years and was responsible for establishing the analytics department. He joined Travelers in 1998.
Mr. Roen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wheaton College and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Financial Management Leadership Development Program.
James R. Will
Mr. Will is Vice President – Insurance Claims for Auto Club of Southern California. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2015.
He is a 28-year veteran of the personal lines insurance industry. Mr. Will served in positions of increasing responsibility in five of Amica’s branch offices and as a Regional Claim Manager before being promoted to the Claims Executive Department of Amica in 2001. He then served as a Jurisdictional Officer, project executive for Amica’s Electronic Claim File initiative, and finally oversaw branch operations for Amica nationally. In his current role, he oversees all aspects of the claims operations in 21 states where the Auto Club writes insurance.
Mr. Will holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Allegheny College and has obtained the Associate in Claims and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designations from the American Institute for C.P.C.U. and the Insurance Institute of America. He obtained the Certified Insurance Operations Professional Designation form the CIOP Institute.
NICB Advisors to the Board
Richard Della Rocca
Mr. Della Rocca is Vice President – ISO Claims Solutions. He became an Advisor to the NICB Board of Governors in 2013.
Mr. Della Rocca oversees the development and operation of several key ISO claims products and services, including ISO ClaimSearch, ISO Claims Outcome Advisor, and other claims and anti-fraud information and software solutions. Prior, he served as Assistant Vice President – Business Development, where he was responsible for identifying and successfully completing acquisitions and strategic alliances in support of ISO’s strategic business units and subsidiaries. He joined ISO as an Assistant Manager in 1995 and later served as Assistant Vice President – Marketing. Before joining ISO, he held positions in product development and marketing management at Continental Insurance Company.
Mr. Della Rocca earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rutgers University and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Ms. Guglielmo is Vice President for the BITS Fraud Program. She became an Advisor to the NICB Board of Governors in 2012.
Ms. Guglielmo leads the BITS Fraud Program, which collaborates with industry associations and law enforcement agencies to reduce fraud in the industry by addressing issues of mortgage, payment card, credit bust out and remote channel fraud. She joined BITS in 2012 and previously held positions at HSBC North America Holdings, Household International and the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
Ms. Guglielmo has an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Mathematics from Moravian College.
Mr. Jay is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (Coalition), where he has overseen its government affairs, public outreach and research efforts since the organization’s founding in 1993. He was appointed as an Advisor to the NICB Board of Governors in 2008.
Mr. Jay previously served as the Vice President of Communications at the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, where he developed joint industry-consumer coalitions and worked in consumer affairs, public relations and publishing. He received a business administration degree.
Mr. Wickre is Director of the Special Investigations Unit (Southeast United States) of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. He became an Advisor to the NICB Board of Governors in 2013.
In 2013, Mr. Wickre was elected president of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). He previously served as IASIU’s vice president from 2009 to 2013. Prior, he served in various leadership positions with the Virginia Chapter IASIU, including treasurer, vice president, president and director. Since 1991, Mr. Wickre has worked for Nationwide’s Special Investigations Unit as an investigator, manager and director. Prior to Nationwide, he worked for the Norfolk Virginia Police as a detective. He has served on the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program’s Advisory Board and Virginia’s Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) Advisory Board. He also serves as an advisor to the executive committee of the Coalition against Insurance Fraud.
Mr. Wickre received his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Saint Leo College and is currently working toward his master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. He received his Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI) designation from IASIU and the Fraud Claims Law Associate (FCLA) designation from the American Educational Institute.