The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 27, 2010
State Fund names top executive

100727 rowe.JPGThe State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors has named Thomas E. Rowe as the fund's new president and chief executive, effective Aug. 2.. He replaces Jan Frank, who left last October. State Fund's Chief Risk Officer, Doug Stewart, had served since then as interim president and CEO.

According an announcement released this morning, Rowe comes to State Fund from T. Rowe Strategies, which provides consulting for the commercial property and casualty industry. He has also held senior posts with Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Trilogy Insurance Services.

Click here to read the State Fund release.

10:45 a.m. addition: Click here for Rowe's biography.

PHOTO: Thomas E. Rowe, courtesy State Compensation Insurance Fund

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