Arbella Appoints Allen Chaves as Director of Data Governance and Research Analytics

QUINCY, Mass. January 10, 2017 – The Arbella Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Chaves to the newly created position of director of data governance and research analytics. Chaves will be the business lead for Arbella’s corporate data strategy initiative and will oversee the data council and lead the organization’s data certification efforts. In addition to assuming his new data governance responsibilities, Chaves will continue his research analytics role and will continue to report to Hugh Thai.

“Arbella takes pride in providing sophisticated pricing and underwriting services to our customers,” said Lynellen Ramirez, chief actuary and vice president of research analytics at Arbella. “Data and analytics play an increasingly important role in pricing and underwriting insurance, and in this industry you either adapt or fall behind. Allen’s efforts in leading our new data strategy initiative will provide Arbella employees with the necessary data to continually enhance our analytics capabilities. This major initiative will allow us to quickly adapt to ever-changing market conditions, and taking full advantage of Allen’s unique skill set in this expanded role will help ensure that Arbella is constantly moving forward in the data and analytics arena.”

Chaves, whose insurance experience spans more than 14 years, brings extensive industry knowledge and an informed perspective to his new role. A native of Wareham, MA, he began his career as an underwriter at Liberty Mutual, where he was promoted to pricing and product analyst, project manager and project lead. Since joining Arbella more than five years ago, Chaves has played a key role in bridging the gap between actuarial and research analytics and the rest of the organization. Through collaboration with both business and IT teams, Chaves has been instrumental in implementing Arbella’s predictive models and rating plans.  Chaves has helped strengthen Arbella’s position as a strong competitor in the insurance marketplace. He received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.


About the Arbella Insurance Group

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group ( is a company with more than $800M in revenue with over 1 billion dollars in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire.


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Amy McHugh                                       

Greenough Communications