ICW Group Names Danny Engell Head of New Data and Analytics Department

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New Position to Further Drive Company’s Competitive Advantage

Engell will be responsible for driving analytics and business intelligence to achieve competitive advantage across all business lines, through increased efficiencies, innovative products and accurate pricing and reserving.

ICW Group Insurance Companies, a leading national multiline property and casualty company, named Danny Engell vice president of enterprise strategic planning and analytics. A newly created position for the company, Engell will report to President and CEO Kevin Prior. He will be responsible for driving analytics and business intelligence to achieve competitive advantage across all business lines, through increased efficiencies, innovative products and accurate pricing and reserving.    

“We are both a customer- and data-driven company,” said Prior. “One of the ways we’ll maintain the momentum we’ve generated over the past several years—to continue to grow market share and stay ahead of the competition—is by creating this “data chief” position. Danny will better align and champion our analytic efforts across the enterprise. He will partner with senior leadership to empower all team members in the organization to leverage data and analytics to bolster efficiencies within their respective departments.”

Engell began his tenure with the company as an actuarial analyst in 2005, and has since held several leadership roles. He was previously vice president of workers’ compensation underwriting, where he assisted in overseeing branch underwriting operations. Engell is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

ICW Group’s direct written premium (DWP) for fiscal year 2014 was $789.4 million, up 18.3 percent from the previous year, and a 66.5 percent increase from 2012. The company actively writes primary workers’ compensation insurance in 12 states, along with incidental coverage in 34. It was named the number one property casualty insurer in net premium growth for 2013 by National Underwriter.

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About ICW Group
Based in San Diego, ICW Group Insurance Companies is the largest privately held insurance company domiciled in California. Quoting more than $3 billion annually, ICW Group represents a group of Property, Auto and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, including Insurance Company of the West and Explorer Insurance Company. ICW Group is recognized nationally as an industry leader in helping policyholders achieve fewer and less costly claims, and is committed to meeting the needs of its policyholders and elevating the trusted agents and brokers who advise them. More information is available at http://www.icwgroup.com.

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