CEO, Motorists Insurance Group
Dave Kaufman is the CEO of Motorists Insurance Group. The group consists of property and casualty, life insurance and insurance brokerage companies doing business in 29 states. BrickStreet Mutual affiliated with Motorists Insurance Group in 2017, creating a super-regional carrier ranked in the top 20 mutual companies in the United States with written premiums of nearly $1.2 billion, a surplus of nearly $1.5 billion and assets of $4.5 billion. The group markets a complete portfolio of insurance solutions through more than 17,000 independent agents at more than 2,000 agencies in the Midwest, Northeast and South.
Dave started his career as an actuary with Connecticut General and then as a financial analyst with Capital Holding Corporation. He joined Motorists in 1986 and has served in a number of leadership roles, including appointed actuary, mergers and acquisitions, commercial lines and information technology. Dave joined the executive leadership team as senior vice president and CIO in 2000. He was elected executive vice president by the Motorists Mutual board of directors in 2010, and then named executive vice president for all companies in the group in 2011. He was elected president and COO in 2012 and became president and CEO a year later. Dave serves as a board director for all the companies in Motorists Insurance Group.
Dave is a trusted adviser and serves on several industry boards. He holds board positions with the American Association of Insurance Services, Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, Insurance Industry Resource Council (IIRC), NAMIC Property and Casualty Conference Board (PCC), Ohio Insurance Institute (OII), Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and TrustedChoice.com. He currently has leadership roles as co-chair of the IIRC, vice-chair of OII and chair of PCC.
In addition to his industry involvement, Dave is active in the local community as a board member of the Ronald McDonald House, Columbus Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce. Dave also founded Future Possibilities Inc., a nonprofit organization that delivers a life-skills coaching program to inner-city youth in Columbus, Ohio.
While playing varsity basketball for Ohio Wesleyan University, Dave earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics, graduating cum laude. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Dave and his wife, Nan, live in Worthington, Ohio, and are proud parents of three daughters. He enjoys all sports and actively golfs, skis, plays platform tennis and runs marathons.