Bill Brower, Vice President of Industry Relations for Solera, has joined CIECA’s Board of Trustees.
“Bill brings a great deal of industry knowledge and a broad range of experiences to the CIECA board,” said Paul Barry, Executive Director at CIECA. “We welcome the perspective and insight he will add to our organisation.”
Brower said he is “thrilled and honoured” to join the CIECA Board of Trustees.
“We are in a time of rapid change across the ecosystem of insurance claims and auto repair driven by customers’ desire for simple and effective digital service options,” Brower said. “CIECA plays a vital role in powering this accelerated level of digital interactions across the numerous stakeholders in the claims and repair process with consistent standards for sharing data.
“I envision more change across our insurance claims and repair industries over the next three years than I have experienced in my 35-plus year career,” he added. “Never before have data-sharing standards been more important than they are today. Working together, our industry will deliver an incredible customer experience by leveraging the vast data management expertise of CIECA to power the process automation of tomorrow.”
Prior to joining Solera this year, Brower served as Vice President and Head of US Auto Claims Strategy for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, leading the development of data solutions to power claims automation. His prior experience with insurance claims includes roles of AVP and Head of Auto Physical Damage Claims, and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he partnered with Solera in 2011 to create the industry’s first photo estimating app, the foundation for today’s Qapter AI solution. Before joining Liberty Mutual, he spent 18 years in rapidly progressing leadership roles with Nationwide Insurance Company.
Brower recently joined the newly formed CIECA AI Committee and has a wealth of prior board experience. Previously, he served as a member and past chairman on the I-CAR board, a former member of the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) board, past chairman of Simplicity Car Care Advisory Board (a Canadian-based MSO), and a former member of North Fulton Community Charities Board of Directors in Roswell, Georgia.