NICB Leadership

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NICB Senior Management

Joseph H. Wehrle, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wehrle joined the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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.

Robert Jachnicki Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jachnicki joined the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 over 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).

Judith M. Fitzgerald Vice President, Government Affairs

Ms. Fitzgerald has led the NICB Government Affairs Department since joining the organization in 1991. She is responsible for creating and executing the NICB’s government affairs strategies and tactics, representing the organization at federal and state legislative and regulatory forums, designing educational programs for government officials, and working with insurance organizations and NICB members to support the passage of anti-fraud proposals and initiatives. She currently chairs the Nevada Gubernatorial Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft Task Force and serves on the Research Advisory Committee for the Rand Institute for Civil Justice.

Ms. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Mundelein College and has completed certification coursework at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Barbara M. Low Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Low joined the 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 the NICB. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degree from Benedictine University.

Roger Morris Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

Mr. Morris joined the 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. He also was in charge of media relations for CNA 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.

Robert M. Reilley Chief Inspector and Compliance Officer

Mr. Reilley joined the NICB in 2013 as Chief Inspector and Compliance Officer. His responsibilities include the evaluation of internal operations and compliance-related matters.

Previously, Mr. Reilley served as the Chief Security Officer for Eli Lilly and Company, following a 24-year career with the FBI. He and his team at Eli Lilly were responsible for the worldwide protection of the company’s 40,000 employees, products and physical assets. He retired from the FBI in 2002 as the Special Agent in Charge for the State of Indiana. Prior to his Indiana assignment, he held various management and investigative positions with the FBI in Kansas City, Mo., Chicago and Washington, D.C. He served as a Chicago police officer for eight years early in his law enforcement career.

Mr. Reilley holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and certificates from the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI), Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Post Graduate School.

Linda E. Schwartz Vice President, Membership and Marketing

Ms. Schwartz joined the NICB in 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 Executive Vice 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.

Brian Smidt Vice President, Data Analytics

Mr. Smidt is the Vice President of Data Analytics. He has been employed at the NICB for more than 20 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 28 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 the 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 the 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, 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.

Prior to joining the 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.

NICB Board of Governors

Kenneth E. Rosen Chair

Mr. Rosen is the Senior Vice President-Chief Claims Officer at USAA, with responsibility for all claims operations and staff in the United States and international locations. He became a member of the NICB Board of Governors in 2008.

Mr. Rosen has worked in the insurance industry since 1991. He started with USAA as a field appraiser in New York and transferred in 1996 to the firm’s home office in San Antonio, Texas, where he has subsequently held a variety of operational and staff positions. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and master’s degree from Adelphi University. He also completed the Darden Executive Education Program at the University of Virginia and earned the Legal Principles Claims Specialist (LPCS) designation.

Nancy Pierce Vice Chair

Ms. Pierce is a Vice President at Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) with responsibilities for GEICO’s Claims Home Office operations. She joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2008.

Among other leadership positions she has held since joining GEICO in 1986, Ms. Pierce served as the Regional Vice President of GEICO’s Mid-Atlantic Auto and National Agency and the Regional Vice President of West Coast operations. She has also been in supervisory and management positions in GEICO’s Regional Claims and Planning and Control Departments, and participated in the firm’s Executive Assistant Program. Ms. Pierce is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C.

David A. Bano

Mr. Bano is the Senior Vice President-Claims for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. He began his tenure on the NICB Board of Governors in 2005.

Prior to being appointed to his current position in 2007, Mr. Bano served as the Vice President of Claims for Nationwide’s Property and Casualty companies and was also assigned to Nationwide’s Special Investigations group. He joined the company in 1993 and previously served in several claims management positions throughout the company. Before joining Nationwide, he worked for Allstate Insurance Company. Mr. Bano is a graduate of Binghamton University.

Rusty Beaty

Mr. Beaty is General Manager for the Specialty Claims Group at Progressive Insurance Company, where he has national responsibility for the firm’s Special Investigations Unit, special lines (boat, motorcycle, recreational vehicle and other insurance lines), commercial auto and catastrophe response initiatives. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2009.

Mr. Beaty began his career with Progressive in 1978 as a Claims Representative in Tennessee. He advanced through a series of claims leadership roles to become the General Manager for an 11-state claims organization, a position he held for 10 years prior to his current post. He has also served Progressive as an Automobile Product Manager and as a Community General Manager with responsibility for marketing, sales and claims. Mr. Beaty is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Kelly Bever

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. She 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.

Mike Capuzzi

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.

Michael Convery

Mr. Convery is the Vice President and Chief Claim Officer for the Claim Organization of MetLife Auto & Home. He is responsible for the firm’s Field Claims Organization nationwide, including the staffing, development and management of its offices and 2,000 associates. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2009.

Based in Rhode Island, Mr. Convery has worked at MetLife Auto & Home since 1991 and risen through a progressive series of promotions to his current leadership role. He previously worked at Crum & Forster Personal Insurance. In addition to serving on the NICB Board of Governors, Mr. Convery is a member of the McKinsey Chief Claim Officer Roundtable and board member for the Insurance Services Office (ISO). He is a graduate of William Paterson University and attended the Harvard Business School for Executive Education.

Steve M. Hatch

Mr. Hatch is the Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer for Zurich North America. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2013.

Prior to his current position in October 2010, Mr. Hatch was the Chief Claims Operating Officer for Zurich North America, a role he held since joining Zurich in June 2008. Before joining Zurich, he spent nearly 20 years with United Services Automobile Association (USAA), where he held key leadership roles. During his tenure at USAA, he led various areas of the technical claims operation and was responsible for developing strategy, policies and procedures for all areas of the business. He began his career with GAB Robins, a third-party claims administrator, and subsequently started his own business servicing commercial customers.

Mr. Hatch has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Shorter College in Georgia. He also completed executive education programs at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden School of the University of Virginia. He has served on a number of non-profit boards and participated in various insurance-related organizations.

Thomas A. Kaschalk

Mr. Kaschalk is the Senior Vice President & Chief Claims Officer at Direct General Insurance. He is a former board member who rejoined the NICB Board of Governors in 2011.

Mr. Kaschalk has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions in the property/casualty insurance industry. Prior to joining Direct General in December 2010, he was the Chief Claims Officer at Affirmative Insurance. Mr. Kaschalk was with Progressive from 1984 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2009. His most recent position at Progressive was the Gulf Zone Claims General Manager responsible for the claims function in the Southeast states and national responsibility for the special investigations function. A prior Progressive position included Head of Claims for Canada and Texas. Mr. Kaschalk also held leadership positions at Reliant Insurance and Integon Insurance. He graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Douglas S. Menges

Mr. Menges is the Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer for Mercury Insurance. He began his tenure on the NICB Board of Governors in 2009.

In his current role, Mr. Menges manages Mercury’s company-wide claims functions. Prior to Mercury, he was with Farmers Insurance for 16 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Auto Claims, where he was responsible for all auto claims handling with more than 7,000 people in over 40 states. He also served as Vice President, Claims Strategic Service; President, Prematic Billing Services; and Vice President, Operations. Prior to Farmers, he worked in several operational positions in banking, insurance and finance. Mr. Menges earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He also has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

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.

Michael J. Prandi

Mr. Prandi is the Senior Executive-Claims 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 2007. During his Westfield career, he has served as 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.

Michael J. Randall

Mr. Randall is the Vice President of Claims for CSAA Insurance Group. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2010.

Mr. Randall began his insurance career with The Hartford as an adjuster and then spent more than 27 years at Progressive Insurance where he advanced through several claims leadership roles, including nine years as the West Zone General Manager overseeing claims operations for seven states. He also served as an auto product manager for Progressive and Community General Manager for Arizona and New Mexico with responsibility for marketing, sales and claims. He started his current position with CSAA in 2009. He is a graduate of St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn.

James P. Runnels

Mr. Runnels is the Senior Vice President, Daily Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, and oversees strategic development of rental operations for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car. He began his tenure with the NICB Board of Governors in 2004.

After joining Enterprise in 1987 and serving in a variety of management roles, Mr. Runnels was promoted to his current position in 2004, where he guides the business development of rental vehicle operations in five countries. He also oversees the corporate account sales team, marketing communications staff and call center operations. Mr. Runnels is a graduate of San Diego State University.

Mark C. Russell

Mr. Russell is Vice President-Insurance Operations for Grange Insurance. He has served on the NICB Board of Governors since 2001 and as its Chair from 2006 to 2008.

After beginning his insurance career with Crum and Forster Commercial Insurance, Mr. Russell joined Anthem Casualty in Shelby, Ohio, and then Grange Insurance in 1997 as its Director of Home Office Claims. He was promoted to his current position in 2002. Mr. Russell received his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University and master’s degree from Ashland University. He also earned several property/casualty insurance industry designations, including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Casualty Claim Law Associate (CCLA).

Nicholas Seminara

Mr. Seminara has served as the General Counsel of Claim for Travelers since 2005. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2012.

Mr. Seminara leads a legal organization that is engaged in representing thousands of Travelers customers in litigation, as well as providing legal guidance, management and counsel to internal company clients. In 2012, he assumed additional responsibilities to lead Travelers Subrogation and Investigative Services Units. Prior this role, he served in several capacities during his 10 years with the Bond Organization, including General Counsel of Bond / Senior Vice President of Bond Claim, Vice President responsible for Surety Construction Services Claim, and as lead Construction Surety Counsel for Claim and Business Support. Mr. Seminara received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Fordham University and serves on the board of the Hartford Economic Development Corporation.

Michael E. Stapleton

Mr. Stapleton is the Senior Vice President, Claim Administration for CNA. He joined the NICB Board of Governors in 2013.

Since joining CNA in 2007, Mr. Stapleton is responsible for the administrative claim functions serving CNA’s property and casualty business worldwide. This includes claim process/technology, claim reporting and operations, special investigations unit (SIU), client services, recovery, claim vendor management, audit, litigation management and other claim-related functions. He also leads CNA’s claim strategy initiative and is overseeing the successful implementation of their claim transformation efforts. Previously, he worked at Safeco Insurance as the Vice President of Claims and at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies for 21 years, where he held various claim leadership positions.

Mr. Stapleton holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Illinois University and successfully completed the Insurance Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business.

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.

Nancy Guglielmo

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.

Dennis Jay

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.

Paul A. Thompson

Mr. Thompson is a retired executive from Nationwide Insurance where he served for 37 years in various claims, sales and senior management leadership positions. In addition to participating on several boards, Mr. Thompson currently provides management consulting services to many insurance organizations throughout the country, including Insurance Auto Auctions, an NICB member that is the leading provider of vehicle salvage disposal to the insurance industry. An Advisor to the NICB Board of Governors since 2007, he is also a past member and Chair of the NICB Board of Governors.

Mr. Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from Bliss College in Columbus, Ohio, and master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Wade Wickre

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 Masters 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.