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Insurance company executive

William Robert Heard, American insurance company executive.


Heard, William Robert was born on April 25, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of French and Estelle (Austin) Heard.


Student, Indiana University, 1948—1949.


Insurance Company, 1948, executive vice president, Indianapolis, 1978-1979, president, Chief Executive Officer, director, 1979-1990, Chairman of the Board, 1990-1994. President, Chief Executive Officer, director Companion Insurance Company, 1979-1990, Chairman of the Board, 1990-1994. Director, Chairman of the Board, finance committee, 1990-1994.

Retired, 1994; past chairman Alliance American Insurers. Chairman, Executive Committee Institute of Risk Management. President, director Grain Dealers Mutual Agency, Inc., Chairman of the Board, 1990-1994, 15 N. Broadway Corporation.


Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Association Mill and Elevator Insurance Companies (chairman, board directors ), Insurance Institute Indiana (board directors, Executive Committee), Indiana BBB (board directors, Executive Committee, vice chairman), Excess of Loss Association (vice chairman, board directors), Sales and Marketing Executives Indianapolis (pastpres.), Sales and Marketing Executives International (past board directors), Florida 1752Club (past president), Property and Casualty Insurance Council, Indiana InsurorsAssn. (board directors), Hoosierland Rating Bureau (board directors), Indiana Mill and Elevator Rating Bureau (board directors), Insurance Claims Svc.

(board directors), Property Loss Research Bureau (board directors, chairman), Mill and Elevator Rating Bureau (board directors), Mill and Elevator Fire Prevention Bureau (board directors), Economics. Club of Indianapolis, American Legion, Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (honorary), Indianapolis Skyline.


Married Virginia Ann Patrick, February 6, 1951. Children: Cynthia Ann, William Robert, World War II With Grain Dealers Mutual.

French Heard

Estelle (Austin) Heard

Virginia Ann Patrick

Cynthia Ann Heard

World War II With Grain Dealers Mut Heard

William Robert Heard