Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> July 21, 2003

Philip Garcia – Erie Indemnity Company (erie)

PHILIP A. GARCIA serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Erie Insurance Group, a regional property-casualty and life insurer based in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mr. Garcia has been associated with Erie Indemnity Company, the principal management company for the member companies of the Erie Insurance Group, since 1981. He joined the company as a Corporate Accountant, was promoted to Manager of Internal Audit in 1984, and in 1988 became Department Manager of Life Accounting for the Erie Family Life Insurance Company. He was named an Assistant Vice President in 1985 and a Vice President in 1988. In 1993, he was named Senior Vice President and Controller for all ERIE companies and on October 2, 1997, was named to his current position. Mr. Garcia earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Grove City College and became a CPA in 1980. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Institute. He serves on the Boards of Hamot Health Foundation, Hamot Medical Center, Warner Theatre Preservation Trust, Bayfront Eastside Task Force (BEST) and the Erie Arts Council. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief overview of Erie Indemnity?

Mr. Garcia: Erie Indemnity Company is the attorney-in-fact for the Erie

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