Our Staff

PIFC maintains a full-time professional staff in Sacramento to conduct legislative, regulatory and political advocacy. As an advocate for the major personal lines property and casualty companies in California, PIFC works hard to explore and innovate new ideas, and expand the ability of its member companies and the industry to meet the insurance demands and needs of the state while working to mitigate or oppose those concepts that will prove detrimental to the insuring public and industry alike.

Rex Frazier

Rex Frazier serves as President of the Personal Insurance Federation of California. He represents PIFC’s member companies before the California State government and provides advice on legislative, regulatory, litigation and political matters. He previously held the position of Vice President & General Counsel of PIFC.

Prior to joining PIFC, Mr. Frazier was an attorney in Los Angeles with the law firm of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, focusing on insurance and banking issues. Mr. Frazier previously served as Deputy Insurance Commissioner with the California Department of Insurance as well as legislative staff in the California State Assembly. Mr. Frazier has additionally served in various California political campaigns, including as campaign manager of a successful statewide ballot measure, Proposition 213, in 1996.

Mr. Frazier graduated as valedictorian from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific. In addition, Mr. Frazier received graduate and undergraduate degrees in public policy from the University of Chicago. Mr. Frazier lives in Sacramento with his wife, April, and their two sons.

You can email Rex with comments or questions here.

 

Seren Taylor

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Seren Taylor serves as the Senior Legislative Advocate for the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC). He represents PIFC’s member companies before the California State Legislature and California State government agencies and departments on personal lines property-casualty insurance issues including auto, home, flood and earthquake insurance sold to individuals.

Prior to joining PIFC, Mr. Taylor was a key senior staff person for leaders in the California State Senate and Assembly for nearly twenty years. During his work as Staff Director for the Senate Republican Fiscal Office and Deputy Caucus Chief of Staff for the Assembly Republican Caucus Mr. Taylor took the lead role in advising the leadership on all major state policy and fiscal issues. He is a highly respected bi-partisan problem solver who successfully negotiated California’s historic Global Climate Change legislation (known as “Cap and Trade”) as well as the state’s constitutional “Rainy Day Fund” (Proposition 2) approved by voters in 2014 to protect the state budget from economic downturns and revenue volatility.

Mr. Taylor holds a Master of Public Health, Health Services Administration degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Brooklyn College. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Sarah, and their two daughters.

 

Caylyn Wright

Caylyn Wright serves as the Political Director for the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC).  In this role she advises the PIFC member companies and the Personal Insurance Federation Political Action Committee (PIFPAC) Board on strategic political decisions.  Ms. Wright represents PIFC member companies and thousands of PIFPAC members to candidates running for public office in California. In addition, she manages marketing and membership to retain and expand the PIFPAC.

Prior to joining PIFC, Ms. Wright served as the Government Affairs Director for the Sacramento Association of Realtors for ten years.  Successfully advising the Association on strategic approaches to policy and politics throughout the Sacramento Region. During this time Ms. Wright led the Association managing negotiations on a wide variety of issues including rent control and climate change.  In addition she managed a highly successful PAC helping candidates win election to numerous city council seats, the board of supervisors, and other local offices.

Ms. Wright holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Sacramento State University.  She lives in downtown Sacramento with her partner Matthew, and their two cats.

 

Deanna Jarquin

Deanna Jarquin serves as a Legislative Advocate for the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC). She represents PIFC’s member companies before the California State Legislature and California State government agencies and departments on personal lines property-casualty insurance issues including auto, home, flood and earthquake insurance sold to individuals. Prior to joining PIFC, Deanna was a Legislative Aide for Assembly Majority Leader Ian C. Calderon where she primarily advised him on policy issues related to insurance, banking and finance, and local government. She is an alumnus of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship and currently serves as the Secretary of the Capitol Fellows Alumni Association.

Ms. Jarquin graduated from California State University, Chico with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies. During her final year, she served as Associated Student President where she advocated at the campus, state and federal level for the student body and chaired the board of an $18 million non-profit corporation. She lives in Sacramento, and in her free time, she enjoys cooking, camping, and volunteering.