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Executive Team

Bill Mudge

President and CEO

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.

Dave Bellusci

Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary

Dave Bellusci is the Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary of the WCIRB.

Dave leads the WCIRB's core operational teams that are responsible for actuarial and ratemaking functions. He is also responsible for the WCIRB’s financial accounting team, outreach, education collaborations and online services. Dave is widely respected within the California workers’ compensation community and regularly represents the WCIRB at legislative or administrative hearings.

He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuary Society and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation related issues.

Brenda Keys

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Brenda Keys is the WCIRB’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. She leads the WCIRB's legal team, which is responsible for managing the WCIRB’s regulatory filing process, handling appeals before the California Department of Insurance’s Administrative Hearing Bureau, monitoring legislation, and providing counsel on corporate and other legal matters. She is also responsible for the WCIRB’s human resources team.

During her tenure with the WCIRB, Brenda has served as a member of the California Department of Insurance’s Insurance Fraud Task Force, the California State Bar’s Insurance Law Committee, and the Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Commission’s project on Illegally Uninsured Employers.

Brenda has been a member of the California State Bar since 1984 and is also a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association.

Eric Riley

Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Eric Riley is the Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of the WCIRB.

As Chief Customer Officer, Eric leads the efforts to ensure the WCIRB remains California’s central source of workers’ compensation information. Eric is responsible for the WCIRB’s online services and data quality programs; and leads the WCIRB’s operational teams that are responsible for experience rating and unit statistical and policy data reporting functions. This role also includes overseeing externally focused operations such as Classification and Test Audit and Data Quality.

Eric joined the WCIRB in 1986 and has a breadth of experience across the WCIRB including managing business units responsible for the collection and audit of policies and unit statistical reports, the promulgation of experience modifications, and the classification and test audit programs.

John Georgevits

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
John Georgevits is the WCIRB’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.  

As Chief Information Officer, John leads all aspects of the Information Technology delivery including Application Development, Data Warehousing, Security and Infrastructure support.  Also included in his responsibilities are IT Governance, Project Management, Disaster Recovery, Help Desk Support and IT Vendor Management.

John joined WCIRB in 2016 and has been working in the technology field for over 30 years.   He has an MBA from Babson College and has worked most recently at international insurance companies including Fireman’s Fund / Allianz and Commerce Insurance / MAPFRE.