CSAA Insurance Group announces key hires

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CSAA Insurance Group announces key hires

CSAA Insurance Group has announced the appointments of Peter Gianusso as chief technology officer and Todd Walker as chief actuary and vice president of actuarial.

Gianusso will report to Paul Acevedo, executive vice president and chief information officer. In his new role, Gianusso will be responsible for providing strategic guidance on technology to Acevedo, IT leaders and the broader company.

“Peter’s deep business acumen and experience managing large teams as a strategic and transformational IT executive will make him a vital asset,” Acevedo said. “His skills in leading all aspects of key technology initiatives, including analytic capabilities, revenue impact and profitability, will help us achieve and accelerate our ambitious technology goals.”

Before joining CSAA, Gianusso served as global chief technology officer for Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate division. Prior to that, he served for more than 25 years at Prudential International Insurance.

Walker will report to Ryan Vigus, executive vice president, personal lines product. In his new role, he will have broad strategic responsibility across all core actuarial functions, including personal and commercial lines.

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“Todd brings with him decades of leadership experience in the property and casualty insurance industry,” Vigus said. “His approach to fact-based decision-making and applying predictive analytics to solve business problems will help us continue to ensure competitive and actuarially sound rates in our markets.”

Walker joins CSAA after more than 20 years at USAA, where he most recently served as vice president of the auto national product team. In that role, he developed the strategy for and led the execution of USAA’s largest rating segmentation overhaul. Walker is a fellow of the Casualty Actuary Society, and has served on the board for the Society of Insurance Research as vice president of public relations and communications and as treasurer.