Michael Gunning

Michael Gunning

Vice President

Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC)

Michael A. Gunning serves as the Vice President for the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC) and represents PIFC member companies before the California State Legislature and California Department of Insurance (CDI) on personal lines insurance issues including: auto, homeowners, community investment and finance.

Mr. Gunning is a veteran of finance, investments, public policy and community development in California.  Before joining PIFC, he was the Managing Director for the Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund.  At the CDI, Mr. Gunning was Director of the California Organized Investment Network Program overseeing insurer investments in low and moderate income communities.  He was also a policy consultant for the California Legislature, Assembly Republican Office of Policy advising the Republican members on banking and insurance issues.

Mr. Gunning continues his interest in Community Development through two non-profits, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Development and the Research and Policy Institute of California.  In 2010 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Mr. Gunning to the California Housing Financing Agency.

Mr. Gunning has completed leadership training at Harvard’s Kennedy School and holds a BA in Political Science and History from Claremont McKenna College and an MA from Claremont Graduate School in Public Policy.

Mr. Gunning has published in numerous publications and is a regular speaker at conferences on insurance, government affairs, and community development finance.  He lives in Elk Grove with his wife, Kelly, and their daughters, Elon and Emma.

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