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Munich Re CEO Tony Kuczinski Elected as Chairman of AIA's Board of Directors

Contact: Marguerite Seidel
(202) 828-7196

WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 7, 2018 – The American Insurance Association (AIA) is pleased to announce the election of Anthony J. Kuczinski, president and chief executive officer at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., as chairman of AIA’s Board of Directors. Kuczinski was elected at AIA’s March Board meeting and will succeed Chris Swift, chairman and chief executive officer at The Hartford.

“AIA thanks our outgoing chairman Chris Swift for his stewardship and dedication these past two years,” said John Degnan, AIA’s president and CEO. “We are very excited to have Tony serve as our next chairman. Tony’s decades of experience in the industry and his forward-looking, innovative leadership at Munich Re will be an immense addition to AIA. I look forward to working with him as we navigate the most important matters facing today’s property-casualty industry.”

“The AIA is an important partner to the property-casualty re/insurance industry and is uniquely positioned to help us better manage the pressing issues that impact our business and our customers,” said Kuczinski. “I look forward to being a part of those solutions in my new role.”

Kuczinski joined Munich Re in 1989 and became president and chief executive officer of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. in 2008, following roles as president of insurance company operations and president of the specialty markets division. He is chief executive officer of Munich Re’s US P&C Operations, and also serves as chair of the board of Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Group and American Modern Insurance Group, both Munich Re companies. During his more than 30 years in the insurance industry, he has also served as a board member and chair of the Reinsurance Association of America, board member and chair of The Institutes, and as an executive committee member of the St. John’s University School of Risk Management Advisory Board. Kuczinski is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He completed the Advanced Executive Education Program in conjunction with the American Institute of CPCU and the Wharton School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University.

Outside of the insurance industry, Kuczinski serves on the board of Penn Medicine at Princeton and has served as board member and chair of Eden Autism Services and the National School Boards Foundation.


The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in the property-casualty insurance industry. Our members work each day to protect the American Dream, whether that’s a house, car, business or otherwise. Now more than 150 years old, AIA has an unparalleled record of advocating on state, federal and international issues for insurers and their customers. 

Our membership is comprised of more than 330 companies, collectively writing more than $134 billion in premiums each year.

We have the experience of a veteran organization coupled with the innovative ideas that drive our industry forward. AIA is leading the insurance industry into the second half of the 21st Century… today.

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