JERSEY CITY, N.J., September 4, 2014 — Beth Fitzgerald, a leader in predictive analytics and actuarial science, has been named president of ISO Insurance Programs and Analytic Services, the founding business unit of Verisk Analytics responsible for the company’s core insurance products and services. Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading source of information about risk.
Fitzgerald takes over for Kevin Thompson, who recently retired after 40 years with the company.
As head of ISO Insurance Programs and Analytic Services, Fitzgerald will lead the team that helps the insurance industry drive profitable growth through advisory industry-standard insurance programs and the delivery of analytical services that build off ISO’s robust database.
Fitzgerald joined ISO as an actuarial assistant and most recently held the position of senior vice president of Commercial Lines. Over the course of her career at ISO, she has helped drive innovation in data management and pricing for both personal and commercial lines, including pioneering pricing models for catastrophe modeling and cyber insurance.
She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Fitzgerald holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
“With Beth’s strong background in insurance and actuarial science, pioneering approach to predictive analytics, and proven leadership skills, we have selected someone who can lead ISO into the future,” said Verisk Analytics President and CEO Scott Stephenson. “Beth’s appointment marks our commitment to continue to build the core ISO business, to help our customers innovate and improve margins, and to deliver outstanding service. She is respected by our customers and employees and is uniquely qualified to lead the ISO business.”
“I’m proud to lead a business that has helped insurers make informed decisions about risk for more than 40 years,” said Fitzgerald. “I’m also excited about the future, as we develop solutions for the rapidly changing world of insurance. Our focus will be simple: to listen carefully to our customers and generate data assets, analytics, and coverage solutions that meet their needs.”
About Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com.