Timothy S. Harris, CPCU

Timothy S. Harris, CPCU

Timothy S. Harris, CPCU

President & CEO

 

Prior to taking the reins at the Insurance Board in late 2013, Tim was Area Vice President with Arthur J. Gallagher & Company’s Cleveland office where he brokered property and casualty insurance for large commercial and public entity clientele. He is a 27-year veteran of the insurance business previously holding senior leadership positions with Thomas Rutherfoord, Inc (a Marsh & McLennan Agency) and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company (now part of The Travelers). His professional and leadership experiences, which included working with large multi-state clients and risk pools, have equipped him with a solid understanding of the operations and strategies of insurance companies. Tim was honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserve in 1990, and is a graduate of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance.  He is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

Tim is married with three children, and is a member of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ in Avon Lake, Ohio.  He is active in the community, and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, Chair of Save Our Children in Elyria, OH, board member of a University Hospitals supporting organization known as 5805 Euclid, Inc., board member of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

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