Erie Insurance has announced the appointment of Julie Pelkowski as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2023.
Pelkowski is set to succeed Greg Gutting in the company’s CFO role, who will retire in April.
As CFO, Pelkowski will oversee Controller, Investments, Treasury, Actuarial, as well as the Enterprise Office the company established in January 2022. She is currently a member of ERIE’s Executive Council and leads ERIE’s Enterprise Office.
Prior to taking on leadership of the Enterprise Office, Pelkowski served as Senior Vice President and Controller and as co-lead for ERIE’s Destination 2025 corporate strategy program.
Tim NeCastro, ERIE President and CEO, and to whom Pelkowski will report, commented, “Julie’s exceptional leadership within ERIE’s finance division and, most recently, of our Enterprise Office has positioned us strongly for the future.
“I am delighted Julie accepted this promotion and look forward to working with her as we continue to build on ERIE’s long history of financial strength.”
Pelkowski began her financial career in 1991 with Deloitte & Touche in Pittsburgh, and joined ERIE in 1998 as an internal auditor.
Pelkowski entered ERIE leadership in 2006 as a Financial Reporting Supervisor and advanced through the leadership ranks within finance.
She was named Vice President, Financial Reporting in 2014, and later in 2015, she assumed the role of Interim Controller, becoming Senior Vice President and Controller in August 2016.
In addition, Pelkowski holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
She is also Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.