State Auto Insurance Companies President, Chairman and CEO Bob Restrepo has been elected chair of the board of governors of the 1,000-member Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). The one-year term began with Restrepo’s election during this week’s PCI annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

Restrepo’s said that among objectives for his term are renewal of the federal terrorism risk insurance program and backing the state-based regulatory system in the face of threats at the national and international level.

Restrepo is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Columbus College of Art and Design and a member of the Columbus Partnership. He also serves on the board of directors of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, The Institutes, the Insurance Information Institute and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited.

Restrepo previously served as chairman of the American Insurance Association, and he and his wife, Mary Frances, served as co-chairs of the 2011 campaign of the United Way of Central Ohio.

The State Auto Group includes State Automobile Mutual, State Auto Property & Casualty, State Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, Milbank, Meridian Security, Meridian Citizens Mutual, Patrons Mutual, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation.