2019 Leadership Council

The CPCU Society Leadership Council is comprised of elected officers, elected or appointed council members, and ex-officio members, and has responsibility for defining CPCU Society policies and monitoring administration of the CPCU Society. The Leadership Council meets at least twice a year, at the CPCU Society Leadership Summit and the Annual Meeting.

  • President and Chair
  • Jill D. McCook, MEd, CPCU, CLU

Jill D. McCook, M.Ed., CPCU, CLU, leads the business underwriter specialist teams for Southern California at State Farm. She has been active with the local CPCU Society chapters, serving as President of the California Golden Empire Chapter.  She has also served on the Loss Control Interest Group, Nominating Committee and as a Western Regional Governor before joining the CPCU Leadership Council in 2013.  McCook received the Richard A Gerrond award in 2012 and the Rye R Sharpe award in 2017 for her leadership within the CPCU Society and her community.

  • President-Elect
  • Thomas E. Woods, MS, CPCU

Thomas E. Woods, MS, CPCU, Thomas Woods is Assistant Vice President of property underwriting for USAA Property and Casualty Company, where he is responsible for establishing and monitoring underwriting policy and programs for property-casualty lines of business. Woods has previously served as the Pikes Peak CPCU Society Chapter president and on the CPCU Society Board of Governors and Leadership Council, as well as in local chapter positions. He is on the executive committees of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and BuildStrong Coalition and serves on the South Carolina Wind and Hail Underwriting Association Board of Directors.

  • Secretary / Treasurer
  • Kellie Goldfien, MBA, CPCU

Kellie Goldfien, MBA, CPCU is a client director and vice president at Willis Towers Watson, where she works with a variety of large, complex and global organizations. She is also a speaker and published author on various insurance topics. Throughout her career, Goldfien has been closely involved in professional insurance organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Immediate Past President and Chair
  • Troy H. Baldwin, MBA, CPCU, AU

Troy H. Baldwin, MBA, CPCU, AU, is a Senior Marketing Representative for EMC Insurance Company in Northern California and Northern Nevada. He has worked in senior management, underwriting, sales/marketing training/development and insurance agency owner. Baldwin also currently teaches insurance classes both locally and nationally. He is a member of The Institutes CPCU Society Annual Meeting Task Force and previously served as past president of the Utah CPCU Society Chapter, as well as on the CPCU Society Budget and Finance Committee and the CPCU Society Leadership Council. Baldwin holds the CPCU, AU, AIDA, CIC and CISR designations..

Leadership Council Members

Rachel S. Bannister, CPCU
  • Assistant Vice President - Marketing
  • Patrons Oxford Insurance
Carla D’Andre, MBA, CPCU, CLU, ARe
  • President
  • D’Andre Insurance Group
Sharon Ann Koches, CPCU, AAI, AU, RPLU
  • Consultant
  • Managing Performance, LLC
  • Claims Project Coordinator
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ChFC, AU, AINS, ARM
Personal Development Solutions LLC
Gabriela F. Dominguez, CPCU
  • Vice President
  • Avante Insurance Agency
Christopher J. Hampshire, CPCU
  • Vice President - Carrier Practice
  • Gallagher Bassett Services
Donald George, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AAI, AMIM, AIS
Casualty Underwriting Manager
RSA Insurance Agency
William P. Thomas, CPCU, CPM
  • Director State Management
  • United Services Auto Association / USAA
Ann Murphy, CPCU
  • Director
  • Markel Corporation