June 11, 2012

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. has appointed f William G. Carney, CPCU, ALCM as chief underwriting officer. Carney recently joined Accident Fund Holdings' executive team and is responsible for overseeing the underwriting efforts of the holding company's four operating units — Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, CompWest, Third Coast Underwriters and United Heartland — by managing the company's predictive modeling function, coordinating market and economic analysis, and leading the company's product and market development strategy, according to a company statement.

"Bill brings not only extensive underwriting experience and expertise, but also a leadership style that makes him a great fit for this role," comments Liz Haar, president and CEO of Accident Fund Holdings. "I am excited to have him join our team and am confident he will help us continue our efforts to achieve and maintain underwriting excellence."

Carney has 33 years of experience in the workers' compensation insurance industry in a variety of capacities, according to the Accident Fund Holdings statement. He most recently served as vice president of Underwriting, Product Development and Management for PMA Insurance Group. Other insurance companies Carney worked for include Aetna Life & Casualty, Penn National Insurance, GE Insurance Solutions, ACE USA, as well as for the Department of Labor and Industry in the state of Pennsylvania.

Carney graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in public management and holds the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM).

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek ...