News release

Coalition Chooses 2015 Leadership Slate

2/3/2015

Highlights a year of record Coalition membership growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2015 — A senior insurer, longtime consumer activist and prosecutor were elected to leadership positions in the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

The leadership elections cap a year that saw Coalition membership reach an all-time high of 121 organizations. They hail from the ranks of insurers, government agencies, consumer groups and businesses offering anti-fraud solutions. The officers were chosen at the group’s recent annual membership meeting in the Washington, D.C. area.

Don Rounds was reelected to serve a two-year term as Coalition Co-Chair. He represents the Consumer Federation of the Southeast. Rounds joins Coalition Co-Chair Sztuk, who heads up national anti-fraud strategy for Hanover Insurance. Sztuk enters the second year of a two-year term.

Re-elected treasurer was John Sargent, who is director, Special Investigation Unit at MetLife. Newly elected as secretary was Dominic Dugo, Deputy District Attorney with the San Diego County DA’s office.

Rounds has been a consumer advocate for more than 30 years. He’s headed the Michigan Public Interest Research Group. Rounds also has served as an independent consumer advisor for Ford Motor Company, AT&T Midwest, Michigan Bell Telephone and the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Sargent oversees prevention, detection and investigation for MetLife. This portfolio includes auto, home dental, disability, longterm care and group life claims. Sargent also is a past chair of the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud.

Dugo heads the insurance fraud division for the San Diego DA. He also oversees the office’s successful public-awareness campaigns against insurance fraud.