Ryan D. Gammelgard, CPCU®, CLU®, ChFC® is Counsel in the State Farm Corporate Law Department, where he works in the Public Policy Resource Group. He helps coordinate, develop, and analyze the company's public policy positions and various legislative endeavors, including those related to such innovation related issues as automated vehicles, drones, and data issues.
For automated vehicles issues, he works on state and federal issues, including developing State Farm’s comments on NHTSA’s Federal Automated Vehicle Policy, its nomination to the U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation, developing and providing testimony for a number of agencies and legislative bodies, and reviewing proposed laws. He is also part of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Automated Vehicle Council and the University of Michigan’s MCity program Legal Working Group, both of which focus on public policy and legal issues associated with automated and connected vehicles. He has delivered presentations on automated vehicles on behalf of State Farm to a number of influential groups, including the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), and the AUVSI-TRB Automated Vehicle Symposium (the nation’s largest conference on automated vehicles.)