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Executive Team

Bill Mudge

President and CEO

Bill Mudge is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the WCIRB, which he joined in 2011 following a 30-year career in the California insurance industry.

At the WCIRB, Bill has led a historic transformation of the company to become a leader in research and analytics, and the development of customer-valued products and services that are integral to a healthy workers’ compensation system.

Prior to joining the WCIRB, Bill held insurance company roles that included founding CEO of CompWest Insurance Company, CEO of Golden Eagle Insurance Company and Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Industrial Indemnity.

Bill has also held roles as Insurance Consulting Partner at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. He began his insurance career in risk management for The Boeing Company in 1981.

Dave Bellusci

Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary

Dave leads the teams that are responsible for the actuarial, research and ratemaking functions at the WCIRB, as well as the WCIRB’s financial accounting team. With over 30 years of experience in the California workers’ compensation industry, Dave shares his breadth of knowledge as a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation related issues and by regularly representing the WCIRB at legislative and administrative hearings.

Dave is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuary Society and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Kristen Marsh

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Kristen leads the WCIRB’s legal team, which is responsible for managing the WCIRB’s regulatory filing process, handles appeals before the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Administrative Hearing Bureau, monitors legislation that may impact the workers’ compensation industry, manages the WCIRB’s intellectual property and handles other corporate and legal issues. Kristen also oversees the WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee. 

Kristen has been a member of the California State Bar for 20 years and was a litigator before joining the WCIRB in 2006.

Kristen is a graduate of the Coro Northern California Women in Leadership and a member of the Association of Professional Insurance Women.

Eric Riley

Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Eric joined the WCIRB in 1986 and has a wealth of experience across the WCIRB. As Chief Customer Officer, Eric leads the WCIRB’s initiatives focused on enabling those customer interactions that are critical to the WCIRB’s ability to provide trusted and objective products and services.

Eric oversees the WCIRB operational teams responsible for publishing experience modifications, reviewing and auditing incoming unit statistical and policy data, conducting classification inspections and test audits, administering the standard classification system, managing the WCIRB’s data quality programs and providing customer service via the WCIRB Contact Center.

Roger Cottman

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Roger leads our Information Technology (IT) team that provides our employees and customers a wide range of computer applications, data platforms and communication networks. The IT team develops new capabilities and ensures the viability and reliability of all our delivery platforms.