GMAC Insurance President Gary Kusumi Elected Chairman of the Board of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

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GMAC Insurance Personal Lines announced today that its president and CEO Gary Kusumi has been tapped to be chairman of the board of directors for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

I'm proud to be associated with the organization, pleased to be asked to head its board of directors.

    Based in Arlington, Va., IIHS is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by U.S. automotive insurers. The organization's mission is to prevent motor vehicle crashes on the nation's highways and reduce the injuries and property loss in the crashes that do occur. IIHS conducts crash testing at its state-of-the art facility in Ruckersville, Va., and releases those results with safety ratings by vehicle make and model. During his tenure as board chair, Mr. Kusumi will be working to further IIHS research on safer vehicles, driver behavior and roadway design.

"The IIHS provides a valuable public service to all Americans with its mission to support driver and passenger safety," said Kusumi. "I'm proud to be associated with the organization, pleased to be asked to head its board of directors."

Adrian Lund, president of IIHS, adds, "Gary's strong leadership will help us continue to build on our successful research and crash test programs in 2007."

Kusumi succeeds Richard R. McLaughlin Jr., vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance. McLaughlin served as IIHS chairman during 2006 and will continue to serve as a member of the board.

The GMAC Insurance Group is one of the largest automobile insurers in the United States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of GMAC. GMAC Insurance Personal Lines offers a variety of property and casualty insurance products, including personal auto, RV, motorcycle, boat and commercial auto insurance. With a nationwide network of claims professionals, local independent agents and a 24-hour, toll-free claims hotline available 365 days a year, the GMAC Insurance Group provides superior claims service for its customers.

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