Bill Mudge joined the WCIRB in December 2011 as President and CEO. He has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience, including over 25 years in California workers’ compensation.
His insurance career began in global risk management for the Boeing Company, and he later joined Industrial Indemnity Company in 1983. He was named Chief Underwriting Officer in 1991 and Chief Operating Officer in 1994. After Industrial Indemnity’s sale in 1997, Bill was recruited by Liberty Mutual to become President and CEO of its Golden Eagle Insurance Company subsidiary where he led the largest and most successful insurance company turnaround in California. In 2004, Bill founded and led CompWest Insurance Company, a top 20 California specialty workers’ compensation insurer serving the needs of mid-size businesses across California and the western states. CompWest was awarded a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine for 2009 and 2010. It was the only insurance company in the west to be so honored. Accident Fund Insurance Company of America acquired CompWest in 2007 and Bill remained as CEO until he announced his completed transition of the company in September 2011.