Thomas P. Nerney brings years of leadership experience to his role as chairman, president and chief executive officer for USLI (United States Liability Insurance Group).
Previously, Nerney was the president and chief operating officer for Philadelphia Insurance Companies, which markets and underwrites specialty products nationwide. He was part of the senior management for 18 years before joining USLI in 1996.
He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from The Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and he was inducted into The Haub School of Business Hall of Fame in April of 2009.
He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American Institute of Property and Casualty Insurance in Malvern, Pa., and subsequently was presented the Franklin Award for outstanding achievement and contributions to the insurance industry by the Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society in 2008.
Nerney’s undergraduate studies were completed at Cabrini College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science and philosophy.
Tom and his wife Jill are active members of their community. They believe strongly in the importance of philanthropy and helping others as a way of creating opportunities where they do not presently exist. The Nerney’s are founding members of A Front Row Seat to Learning and The Nerney Family Foundation, two local not-for-profit organizations.
A Front Row Seat to Learning helps students who cannot afford the opportunity of a private high school education. A Front Row Seat to Learning currently has 35 students attending a variety of private high schools in Philadelphia and has more than 200 students abroad in Rwanda.
The Nerneys are also former members of the Board of Trustees at La Salle Academy, a school for students in grades three through eight whose parents and guardians desire, but cannot afford, a quality Catholic education. Nerney is also a former founding member of Good Sports of Wayne.
Nerney is on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance and is a former member of the Board of Trustees at St. Joseph’s University. Additionally, he is the Executive in Residence for 2012 at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
He is also an active member of the Board at Main Line Health Systems and is a member of the Board at Cristo Rey Philadelphia, a high school dedicated to providing a Catholic college-preparatory education. Nerney has always had a love for basketball and was inducted into the Cabrini College Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball in 2006.
He is currently the assistant coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa. Nerney previously coached Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) girls’ basketball teams for nine seasons.
Twenty of the young women coached by Nerney during that time earned full Division I scholarships. Aside from basketball, Nerney also enjoys running, weight lifting, playing golf, yoga and spending time with his family.