The Church Pension Group (CPG) has appointed William “Bill” F. Murray as senior vice president and general manager of the Church Insurance Companies (CIC). Murray will be responsible for management and oversight of CIC, which provides property and liability coverage for institutions of the Episcopal Church.
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,” Armstrong said. “His industry knowledge and expertise will help us continue our commitment to service and financial sustainability.
“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,” he added.
Murray has served as chief underwriting officer, casualty/public risk, with Houston Casualty Co. and has held senior management positions in several midsize insurance organizations throughout the United States. He also served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy, and was a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
Murray holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.