Timothy NeCastro to Address Gannon University Spring Commencement
Posted: May 2, 2018
Timothy G. NeCastro '83 will be the keynote speaker when Gannon
University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., will recognize the
graduates of the Class of 2018 at Commencement on Saturday, May 5,
at 2 p.m. at the Erie Insurance Arena. He will be awarded a Doctor
of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa at the ceremony.
Timothy G. NeCastro '83, CPA, CIC, is president and chief
executive officer of Erie Insurance (ERIE). He is an active leader
in several emerging economic and community development efforts that
are poised to transform Erie's downtown. His advocacy and
collaborative efforts to engage Gannon and our regional peers in
these efforts are setting a strong model for others in the
NeCastro joined ERIE in 1996 as manager of the Internal Auditing
Department. He was promoted to senior vice president and division
officer of the Controller Division in 1997. In 2008, he was
appointed senior vice president of the Product and Policy Services
Division. He expanded his experience to field sales operations in
2010 when he was promoted to regional officer of the company's West
Region spanning Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Illinois,
Wisconsin and Kentucky.
Prior to joining ERIE, NeCastro worked for the Plastek Group in
Erie, Pa., as director of finance, and previously worked for 10
years progressing through senior manager at Ernst & Young, one
of the then "Big Five" public accounting firms, in its Cleveland
and Erie offices.
An Erie native, NeCastro earned a bachelor's degree in
accounting from Gannon University. He maintains his Certified
Public Accounting (CPA) designation, is a Certified Insurance
Counselor (CIC) and holds licenses in property & casualty and
NeCastro is a founding board member and president of the Erie
Downtown Development Corporation's board of directors. He
serves on the boards of the Property Casualty Insurers Association
of America, Insurance Information Institute, Erie Regional Chamber
and Growth Partnership, UPMC Hamot and Gannon University. He
supports many nonprofit organizations, including the Sisters of St.
Joseph Neighborhood Network, and practices his faith as a committed
member of St. Paul Parish.