NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 Mr. 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 Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, and was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
Murray holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program of the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.
About The Church Pension Fund
The Church Pension Fund (CPF) is an independent financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church. With approximately $12 billion in assets, CPF and its affiliated companies, collectively the Church Pension Group (CPG), provide retirement, health, and life insurance benefits to clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church. CPG also offers property and casualty insurance as well as book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Episcopal Church. Learn more at cpg.org.
About The Church Insurance Companies
Founded in 1929, The Church Insurance Companies offer churches, dioceses, and institutions property and liability coverage, as well as risk management tools and strategies. It consists of The Church Insurance Company, The Church Insurance Company of New York, The Church Insurance Company of Vermont, and The Church Insurance Agency Corporation. Learn more at cpg.org/churchinsurance.