Verisk Appoints Churney President of Its AIR Worldwide Firm
Staff Writer | January 07, 2016
Verisk Analytics announces the appointment of Bill Churney to the position of president of its AIR Worldwide business. Former AIR President Ming Lee retired effective January 1, 2016, concluding a successful 20-year career at AIR Worldwide, and will continue at AIR until June.
AIR is a provider of risk modeling software and consulting services and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in more than 90 countries. Churney will have immediate responsibility for setting global strategy and overseeing worldwide operations at AIR.
"I'm extremely pleased to appoint Bill Churney as AIR's new president to lead the company as it continues to experience rapid growth in the global insurance market," says Scott Stephenson, Verisk Analytics president and CEO. "Bill has been an invaluable member of our team for many years and has shown great leadership skills and a strong dedication to our mission and core values. I look forward to seeing his vision for the future of catastrophe modeling come to fruition."
Churney joined AIR in 2002 and most recently served as chief operating officer. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing strategic direction and company operations for product management, software product development, global business development, marketing, consulting, and client service activities. Churney has extensive experience working directly with companies to better understand their catastrophe risk management processes and to identify ways to implement analytics to improve risk management.
"I'm very honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as AIR's next president," commented Churney. "These are exciting, if challenging, times. Much of the world is still highly at risk from extreme events, whether from natural or man-made causes. I look forward to leading the highly talented team at AIR to help our clients and society at large better prepare for and respond to such events. By continuing our focus on developing advanced models and innovative technology solutions, we look forward to helping our clients capitalize on the many opportunities that exist to better manage risk."
Before joining AIR, Churney worked in product management and operations management. He holds a B.A. in economics from Haverford College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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