[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church and its people, today announced the appointment of William “Bill” F. Murray as senior vice president and general manager of The Church Insurance Companies (CIC). In this role, he will be responsible for the management and oversight of CIC, which provides property and liability coverage for Episcopal Church institutions. He will report directly to CPG’s chief operating officer, Frank Armstrong, and will be based in Bennington, Vermont. Murray will replace Rod Webster, current senior vice president and general manager of CIC, who recently announced his intention to retire.
“I am pleased to welcome Bill to CPG as the new head of The Church Insurance Companies,” said Armstrong. “His industry knowledge and expertise will help us continue our commitment to service and financial sustainability. Our efforts to provide competitive property and casualty insurance offerings, coupled with comprehensive risk management tools and strategies, will be at the forefront of Bill’s efforts while serving our clients.
“I also wish to thank Rod for his leadership and for his dedication and focus on client service over the past 20 years. We wish him the very best in his retirement,” added Armstrong.
Prior to CPG, Murray served as chief underwriting officer, casualty/public risk, of Houston Casualty Company, a provider of property and casualty insurance products and services. Before this, he held senior management positions in several midsize insurance organizations throughout the United States. He also served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, and was a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Murray holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the executive management program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.