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Timothy G. NeCastro, CPA, CIC, is president and chief executive officer of Erie Insurance. A 20-year employee of the regional property/casualty insurer, NeCastro most recently served as senior vice president and regional officer of the company’s West Region spanning Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky. He succeeds Terry Cavanaugh who retired at year-end 2016 after eight years of service in ERIE’s top post.
NeCastro joined ERIE in 1996 as manager of the Internal Auditing Department. He was promoted to senior vice president and division officer of the Controller Division in 1997. In 2008, he was appointed senior vice president of the Product and Policy Services Division. He expanded his experience to field sales operations in 2010 when he was promoted to regional officer.
Prior to joining ERIE, NeCastro worked for the Plastek Group in Erie, Pa., as director of finance. He previously worked for 10 years progressing through senior manager at Ernst & Young, one of the then "Big Five" public accounting firms, in its Cleveland and Erie offices.
An Erie native, NeCastro earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Gannon University. He maintains his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation, is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and holds licenses in property & casualty and life insurance. NeCastro supports many nonprofit organizations, including St. Paul Parish and the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network, where he is also on the Board of Directors.