Board of Directors

Therese M. Vaughan

Therese M. Vaughan, Verisk board member Therese M. Vaughan, Verisk board member

Therese (“Terri”) M. Vaughan is a seasoned educator, corporate director, and internationally recognized expert in insurance regulation. She has served as one of Verisk's directors since 2013 and is Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee chair. She’s an executive in residence at Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration, where she has also served as interim dean and dean.

From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Vaughan was chief executive officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). She spent more than ten years as Iowa Insurance Commissioner, the state’s first female and longest-serving insurance commissioner.

The Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW) selected Dr. Vaughan as the 2014 Insurance Woman of the Year. Her other awards include being named among the Top 25 Living Legends in Insurance by National Underwriter magazine, 24 Insurance Industry Key Influencers by Best’s Review, and one of 2018’s Most Influential Corporate Directors by WomenInc. magazine.

Dr. Vaughan has coauthored two college textbooks on insurance and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

She holds a PhD in risk and insurance from the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in insurance and economics from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Vaughan currently serves as a director of AIG, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, WestBank, and the Food Bank of Iowa.

Committees: Compensation, Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance (Chair)