Topa Insurance announces Tracy Tillinghast as Vice President & Chief Information Officer

By: Delaney O'Brien, Topa Insurance Group
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Topa Insurance announces Tracy Tillinghast as Vice President & Chief Information Officer

CALABASAS, CA – September 2, 2020 – Topa Insurance Group, a leading boutique property-casualty insurer, announced today that Tracy Tillinghast has been named Vice President & Chief Information Officer.

Tillinghast joined the company in 2018 as Director of IT Product Management and earlier this year was promoted to Assistant Vice President of IT. Since joining the company, Tillinghast has been responsible for leading the successful implementation of a new Policy Administration System (Guidewire – InsuranceNow), changing the software delivery process to Agile, and partnering with business stakeholders to develop an annual IT roadmap. In March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tillinghast was instrumental in moving the workforce to a remote model in less than a week.

“Tracy has been a valuable leader during these unprecedented times. He has ensured our workforce is operating effectively and has continued to improve our efficiency,” said Michael Day, President and CEO of Topa Insurance Group. “I look forward to continuing to work with Tracy and watching him further our technology solutions.”

Tillinghast has over 25 years of insurance technology experience. He has a proven track record of leading high performing teams and implementing technology solutions with measurable benefits. Prior to joining Topa, he served as an IT Executive at the California State Automobile Association.

In his new role, Tillinghast will be responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy and leading the IT department. He will continue to pursue improvements in technology so that Topa’s team can efficiently build productive and collaborative relationships both with internal departments and external business partners.

“I am excited to take the reins and drive Topa Insurance’s technology strategy,” said Tracy Tillinghast. “The Topa Insurance technology team has transformed over the past few years and I am dedicated to continuing our progress.”


About Topa Insurance Group

Topa Insurance Group is a boutique insurance holding company based in Calabasas, California. Topa Insurance Company, the largest of the wholly owned subsidiaries of Topa Insurance Group, provides insurance products through the wholesale markets. Other subsidiaries include Dorchester Insurance Company (USVI), NevPac Reinsurance (BVI), and Topa Insurance Services (USVI). Topa Insurance Group is focused on underwriting profit, operational excellence and agility for continuous growth. For more information about Topa Insurance Group, please visit

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