Coleman D. Ross

Coleman Ross headshotMy business career has spanned over 52 years. For the past 13 years, I have served as an independent director of insurance and insurance-related companies. During the first 34 years, I was in public accounting serving insurers, banks, and other financial services clients for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and was the national leader of the firm's insurance practice. In between, I was chief financial officer for The Phoenix Companies and Trenwick Group, two New York Stock Exchange-listed insurance companies. As a life-long learner, I have achieved advanced education and professional designations of relevance to my business career. During my career, I also belonged to and served professional organizations, including serving on American Institute of CPAs committees and task forces dealing with technical accounting and auditing issues. In addition, I have been active with volunteer organizations, principally with the Boy Scouts of America and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

I am currently active on boards of directors and in volunteer work and until recently in professional service and in academia. I am an independent director for a life and health insurer (Pan-American Life Insurance Group), a financial guarantee insurer (Syncora Holdings), and the operator of toll road facilities in the US and Canada (American Roads). I am also a recent former director of both a non-life insurer (Omega Insurance Holdings) and a workers compensation data services company (NCCI Holdings), as well as the former consulting advisor to the audit committee of a title insurer (CATIC Financial). I continue my work with the Boy Scouts at national, regional, and local council levels and recently completed four-year terms on both UNC's Board of Visitors and its Rams Club Board of Advisors. After serving on the American Institute of CPAs' Financial Reporting Executive Committee (then called the Accounting Standards Executive Committee), I continued to serve on the AICPA's Property and Liability Insurance Entities Audit and Accounting Guide Task Force. I recently completed two master degree programs (Master of Arts in economics and Master of Science in Financial Services) and several professional designations.

My goal is to remain active, challenged, and stimulated. In today's environment, that involves bringing my financial expertise to boards of directors as well as consulting with financial services organizations.

Photo by Andrew Ross