David A. Bell is the President & CEO of ALPS Corporation and ALPS Property & Casualty Insurance Company. David joined ALPS in 2012. He was previously with Allied World Assurance Company (NYSE: AWH), a publically traded global (re)insurance company. David was a founding executive and served as the Chief Operating Officer.
After graduating from the University of Montana in 1996 with a degree in finance he began his career with The Chubb Corporation. David co-founded and serves on the board of Grateful Nation Montana, a first-of-its-kind in the nation organization that provides tutoring, mentoring and a college education for the children of Montana soldiers killed while on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends and numerous other television and radio outlets talking about the need to make funding educations for the children of our fallen soldiers a national priority. David served as President of PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society), the largest insurance industry association focused on education.
He currently serves on the board of the Bank of Montana, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, as well as The Maureen & Mike Mansfield Center, which promotes better understanding of Asia and of U.S. relations with Asia. He has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), focusing on expropriation and kidnap/ransom in Asia and the Middle East, and he has spoken and written extensively on the subject of insurance risk transfer. In 2010 David authored a book titled The Best Quotes on Business, Leadership & Life.