Bill Pieroni Succeeds Greg Maciag as ACORD CEO

Maciag, who previously announced his intention to retire after nearly 40 years with the organization, has been named President Emeritus of ACORD and will be an advisor to the organization.

(Bill Pieroni. Image source: ACORD.)

William N. Pieroni has succeeded Gregory A. Maciag as president and CEO of ACORD (Pearl River, N.Y.), the insurance industry’s global data standards and services organization. Maciag, who announced his intention to retire after nearly 40 years with the organization in late 2014, has been named President Emeritus of ACORD and will be an advisor to the organization.

Greg Maciag has been named President Emeritus of ACORD and will be an advisor to the organization.

Greg Maciag has been named President Emeritus of ACORD and will be an advisor to the organization.

“With four decades at ACORD, I am truly proud of our success,” comments Maciag. “The future continues to be filled with opportunities and I can’t think of a better leader than Bill Pieroni to continue the ACORD journey.”

Pieroni was most recently Global Chief Operating Officer of Marsh (New York), responsible for the firm’s global operations. He was also the Chief Technology and Transformation Officer across the company’s Risk and Insurance Segment. Pieroni has been a highly visible figure in the insurance industry over the past two decades.

Prior to joining Marsh, Pieroni was Senior Vice President and part of the Office of the Chairman at State Farm. Prior to that, he served as Aon’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer with global responsibility for operations across retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokerage. His insurance and financial services background also includes General Manager of IBM’s insurance business, a partner at Accenture and consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Pieroni earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting with University Honors & Distinction from the University of Illinois.  He also received his M.B.A. with Highest Distinction, and was named a Baker Scholar from Harvard University School of Business Administration.

Example of the Best in the Industry

“Bill Pieroni is an example of the best in our industry. He is a strong leader with deep knowledge of the insurance business and a vision for the future success of ACORD,” comments Sal Branca, Senior Vice President of AIG and Chairman of the ACORD Board of Directors. “Bill’s enthusiasm, passion for innovation and understanding of the limitless opportunities ahead will bring valuable perspective.  ACORD has a long and proud history of thought leadership and I look forward to working with Bill and could not be more excited for ACORD’s future.”

John Leonard, President of MEMIC, Chairman of the ACORD Search Committee and Immediate Past Chairman of the ACORD Board of Directors comments, “I am so pleased to bring one of the industry’s top leaders to ACORD.  Bill has an outstanding reputation.  He served on the ACORD Board of Directors for the past ten years, so we know him well and he knows ACORD.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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