President & CEO
After gaining admission to the Maryland Bar in 1998, Mr. Scott practiced as a litigator in a small law firm before serving as General Counsel for Associated Insurance Management, Inc. (“AIM”), an independent insurance agency in Silver Spring, Maryland. In June 2005, Mr. Scott accepted the position of Vice President/General Counsel of WAIC and was promoted to President & CEO on January 1, 2015.
Executive Vice President
An insurance luminary, Frank Hiser has been in the industry for more than fifty years. He began with Harford Mutual Insurance Company in 1961 in the Data Processing, Accounting and Underwriting Department. Much of Mr. Hiser’s career has been spent in underwriting and marketing. He ascended the ranks of Harford Mutual’s underwriting department, and retired from Harford Mutual as the Senior Vice President. Mr. Hiser was so instrumental in the rehabilitation of Carroll County Mutual, he was appointed as the company’s first President following demutualization in 2005. He now serves as WAIC’s Executive Vice President.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Pfarr graduated from Towson State University in 1990 with a BS in Accounting. Prior to joining WAIC, Mr. Pfarr was the Controller for Connect Your Care, Inc., a health administration company located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Mr. Pfarr manages all financial matters for WAIC including statutory filings, audits, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable/payable and payroll.
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Bill began his career in 1980 at Travelers Insurance in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Since then, he has enjoyed a successful career in senior sales and marketing, helped launch a successful PEO business, gained experience in production underwriting, and was a named Vice President Casualty Broker for an international E & S broker concentrating on real estate and construction accounts. Bill started with WAIC as a Marketing Manager in 2012 and was named Vice President of Sales and Business Development in 2016. He holds a CIC designation, as well as P/C licenses in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.