Meet the Old Republic Professional Team

    Frank J. Kastelic

    Underwriting, Chicago
    President

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    Frank J. Kastelic

    President
    Frank joined Old Republic Professional in 1993. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce from DePaul University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    Fahad Ashraf

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President

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    Fahad Ashraf

    Assistant Vice President
    Fahad joined Old Republic Professional in July 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Fahad worked at Nationwide as an Underwriting Consultant. Fahad holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University with certificates in Law & Economics and Public Policy.

    Eric P. Barnes

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    Eric P. Barnes

    Vice President
    Eric Barnes joined OldÊRepublic Professional in August, 2022. Prior to joining OldÊRepublic Professional, Eric worked at Chubb as an underwriter. Eric holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware

    Abigail Bell

    Chicago
    Marketing Specialist

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    Abigail Bell

    Marketing Specialist
    Abigail Bell joined Old Republic Professional in February 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Abigail worked as an Events and Marketing Manager for a corporate catering company. Abigail holds a BA in Marketing with a minor in Theatre from Columbia College Chicago.

    Konstantin Bezzubov

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Analyst

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    Konstantin Bezzubov

    Claims Analyst
    Konstantin Bezzubov joined Old Republic Professional in 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Konstantin worked at several leading law firms in addition to private and public companies as a paralegal and risk administrator. Konstantin received a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from Loyola University Chicago and a Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University.

    Devin Bilgi

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Devin Bilgi

    Vice President
    Devin joined Old Republic Professional in 2011. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Devin worked at Pacific Life Insurance Company as a Retirement Solutions Specialist. Devin holds a BS/BA in finance from Creighton University and an MBA in finance and economics from the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago.

    Lisa Block

    Underwriting, New York
    Senior Vice President, Crime-Fidelity Product Leader

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    Lisa Block

    Senior Vice President, Crime-Fidelity Product Leader
    Lisa Block joined Old Republic Professional in September, 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Lisa worked at AXIS as Senior Vice President National Commercial Crime Product Manager. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Lisa is President of the Fidelity Law Association, a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee and a member of the Surety and Fidelity Association of America's Fidelity Advisory Committee.

    Jen Bollinger

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President, Commercial Crime Product Specialist

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    Jen Bollinger

    Vice President, Commercial Crime Product Specialist
    Jen joined Old Republic Professional in September 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Jen worked at AXIS as a Vice President, Commercial Crime Product Manager. Jen holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Ben Boroski

    Claims, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel

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    Ben Boroski

    Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel
    Ben Boroski joined Old Republic Professional in January 2024. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Ben worked at RLI Insurance Company as a Director in the Executive Products Group. He holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    Barrie Brejcha

    Claims, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel

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    Barrie Brejcha

    Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel
    Barrie Brejcha joined Old Republic Professional in November 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Barrie was in private practice for thirty years with the law firm of Baker McKenzie LLP, where she was a Partner in the North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group focusing on securities litigation and public company D&O insurance matters. Barrie later served as Senior Litigation Counsel and Senior Claim Director, Specialty Complex Claims at AXIS. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where she was a member of the Loyola Law Journal.

    Amy Brown

    Underwriting, Denver
    Financial Analyst

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    Amy Brown

    Financial Analyst
    Amy Brown joined OldÊRepublic Professional in August, 2021. Prior to joining OldÊRepublic Professional, Ms. Brown worked at First Look Appraisals as a Broker Ambassador. Ms. Brown holds a B.A. in Government Studies from California State University, Sacramento.

    T'erea Brown

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Analyst

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    T'erea Brown

    Claims Analyst

    T’erea Brown joined Old Republic Professional in September 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, T’erea worked at The Law Office of Anne Schmidt as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal. T’erea holds a BA in Psychology from The University of Miami and is a 2012 Olympian.

    Frederick W. Brown

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Frederick W. Brown

    Senior Vice President

    Fred joined Old Republic Professional in 2016. He has been underwriting various lines of professional liability since 2006 with an emphasis on public, private & not-for-profit company management liability.  Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Fred was with Chubb Specialty Insurance for ten years where he most recently served as Underwriting Manager & Practice Leader for its Illinois Branch.

    He leads Old Republic Professional in the development and marketing of its private company management liability strategy.

    Fred is a graduate of Kenyon College with a degree in history.

    Tracy L. Burns

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Tracy L. Burns

    Vice President
    Tracy joined Old Republic Professional in 2001. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Tracy was an underwriter at The St. Paul Companies and Monitor Liability Managers. Tracy is a graduate of The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and a minor in English. She has obtained the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation offered through PLUS.

    Melanie Rivera-Cadena

    Underwriting
    Assistant Vice President

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    Melanie Rivera-Cadena

    Assistant Vice President
    Melanie Rivera-Cadena joined Old Republic Professional in April 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Melanie worked at Travelers as an Account Executive Officer/Lead Underwriter for the West Coast in Asset Management. Melanie holds a Bachelors in Economics and Spanish from Boston University.

    Michael Callis

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Michael Callis

    Senior Vice President
    Joining Old Republic Professional in 2021, Michael Callis brings over twenty years of Underwriting and Operations experience. Michael's expertise comes from holding numerous leadership roles in his previous positions. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Michael was with W.R. Berkley for 17 years and had 5 year's experience with Prudential Financial. Michael holds a degree in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University.

    Michael Carney

    Claims, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel

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    Michael Carney

    Assistant Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel
    Michael G. Carney joined Old Republic Professional in 2017. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Michael was in private law practice at a boutique civil litigation defense firm, where his practice was focused on the defense of professional liability claims. Michael received a B.A. in history from Fordham University. He received a J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Journal.

    Vivian Y. Cohn

    Claims, Chicago
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel

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    Vivian Y. Cohn

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel
    Vivian joined Old Republic Professional in 1990. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Vivian was in private practice for ten years as a partner in an insurance defense firm. Vivian received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received a J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review.

    Christina Conser

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President, Underwriting

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    Christina Conser

    Vice President, Underwriting
    Christina Conser joined Old Republic Professional in April of 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Christina worked at Markel as a Director of Management Liability. Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

    Amy DeMilt

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President, Coverage and Product Counsel

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    Amy DeMilt

    Vice President, Coverage and Product Counsel

    Amy DeMilt joined Old Republic Professional in January 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Amy worked at CNA as  Vice President of Product Counsel and Compliance. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Juris Doctor law degree from American University Washington College of Law.

    Matthew Ekroth

    Underwriting, New York
    Senior Underwriter

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    Matthew Ekroth

    Senior Underwriter
    Matt joined the New York office as a Financial Analyst in May of 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Matt worked as an Account Executive at a global financial communications firm and then worked for the NASDAQ in their Listing Services and Stock Surveillance divisions. Matt is a graduate of the Denison University with a B.A. in Economics with a minor in English and then earned his M.B.A. at NYU's Leonard Stern School of Business.

    Michael W. Early

    Claims, Chicago
    Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

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    Michael W. Early

    Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
    Mike Early joined Old Republic Professional in 2000. Before joining Old Republic Professional, Mike was in private practice, engaged in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and professional liability defense matters. Mike was also an attorney with the City of Chicago Department of Law, Commercial and Policy Litigation Division, where he gained extensive trial experience defending the City of Chicago. Mike received a B.A., with honors, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He received a J.D. from Duke University.

    Liza Fisher

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    Liza Fisher

    Vice President

    Liza Fisher joined Old Republic Professional's New York office as Assistant Vice President in November 2021 and will be focusing on business development and underwriting private-company management liability for the eastern region. Liza has been underwriting management liability coverages for private and publicly traded companies since 2004. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Liza was with Chubb Limited for 14 years where she most recently served as the Financial Lines Branch Manager for their White Plains, NY Branch. Liza is a graduate from Iona College with a degree in Mass Communications.

     

    Clancy P. Foley

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Clancy P. Foley

    Vice President

    Clancy has been with Old Republic Professional since 1990. Clancy underwrites Directors and Officers and Lawyers Professional Liability risks. Clancy has also handled Directors and Officers Liability, Lawyers Professional Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability claims.

    Clancy graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his MBA at DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

    Zachary Fricke

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Underwriter

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    Zachary Fricke

    Underwriter
    Zachary joined Old Republic Professional in June 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Zachary interned at BCH Wealth Management. Zachary holds a BS in Business Administration, Finance from Valparaiso University.

    Melissa Gandhi

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Melissa Gandhi

    Claims Counsel
    Melissa Gandhi joined Old Republic Professional in January 2024. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Melissa worked at a Chicago-based medical malpractice defense firm as a Partner specializing in litigation. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

    Temperance Gates

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Temperance Gates

    Claims Counsel
    Temperance Gates joined Old Republic Professional in August 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Temperance worked at Amtrust Financial Services as a Complex Claims Adjuster. Temperance holds a BA degree in Political Science from Spelman College and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

    Lauren Gilbert

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Underwriter

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    Lauren Gilbert

    Underwriter
    Lauren Gilbert joined Old Republic Professional in July 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Lauren worked as a Retail Banking Intern at Dollar Bank, a Pittsburgh based institution. Lauren holds a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Gender and Women's Studies from Washington and Jefferson College.

    Dennis Heaton

    Underwriting, New York
    Assistant Vice President

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    Dennis Heaton

    Assistant Vice President
    Dennis Heaton joined our F.I. underwriting team in New York in June 2020. Dennis previously served as an Underwriting Manager at Arch Capital Group where he was employed for six years. Prior to that he spent three years at The Travelers Companies in their Financial Institutions division. Dennis is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in finance/economics.

    Reed Henderson

    Underwriting, Park City
    Vice President

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    Reed Henderson

    Vice President

    Reed joined Old Republic Professional in 2017 and currently manages our Los Angeles office, assisting with the delivery of the company's products and services to both the Southern California area and the broader Western Region.

    Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Reed spent 16 years in the insurance industry, bringing with him both brokerage and underwriting experience from Marsh Placement and Liberty International Underwriters. He has underwritten and managed the placement of Directors and Officers liability coverage for companies of all sizes and stages, from start-ups and IPOs to the Global 250.

    Reed is a graduate of the University of San Diego with a B.B.A. in finance.

    Carolyn Kang

    Claims, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel

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    Carolyn Kang

    Assistant Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel
    Carolyn joined Old Republic Professional in May 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Carolyn worked as Senior Claims Manager at AmTrust Financial Services. Carolyn holds a BS from Michigan State University and received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.

    Brian S. Kenny

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Brian S. Kenny

    Vice President
    Brian joined Old Republic Professional in 2014. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, while a full-time university student, Brian interned as an Investment Banking Analyst at Renaissance Capital Group, Inc from 2012 to 2014. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago in 2014 with a BBA in economics and finance.

    Timothy J. Kerber

    Underwriting, Denver
    Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

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    Timothy J. Kerber

    Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing
    Tim joined Old Republic Professional in 2009 and currently manages our Denver, Colorado office, assisting in the delivery of the company's products and services to the western United States. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Tim spent 15 years in the insurance industry, bringing with him both brokerage and underwriting experience from Aon FSG and Monitor Liability Managers. He has managed the placement of Directors and Officers liability coverage for companies of all sizes, from start-ups and small-caps to the Fortune 500. Tim is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. in business administration.

    Judi Kahn

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Judi Kahn

    Claims Counsel
    Judi Kahn joined Old Republic Professional in April, 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Judi Kahn worked at AmTrust North America as a Complex Claims Specialist. Judi Kahn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.   

    Luke Knowles

    Underwriting, Denver
    Vice President

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    Luke Knowles

    Vice President
    Luke joined Old Republic Professional in September 2011. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Luke spent five years working as an Account Executive for The Travelers Companies, specializing in underwriting Management Liability for private and non-profit companies. Luke graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2006.

    Ryan Krob

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Underwriter

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    Ryan Krob

    Senior Underwriter
    Ryan joined Old Republic Professional in 2017. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Ryan interned as a Research Assistant for Midtown Partners & Co., a New York investment-banking firm. Ryan graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in public policy and a minor in history.

    Vu N. Le

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Vu N. Le

    Senior Vice President
    Vu Le joined Old Republic Professional in 2004. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Vu was a management consultant. Vu has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

    HoYoung Lim

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    HoYoung Lim

    Vice President

    HoYoung joined Old Republic Professional in November 2020, focusing on business development and underwriting private-company management liability. He will help lead our New York team in expanding and enhancing our private-company products and services in the eastern region of the United States. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, HoYoung was with Chubb Limited for 14 years and most recently served as the Financial Lines Branch Manager for its New Jersey Branch. HoYoung is a graduate from Boston College with a degree in finance.

    Marc London

    Underwriting, New York
    Senior Vice President

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    Marc London

    Senior Vice President

    Marc joined Old Republic Professional in 2016 and currently manages our New York office, assisting with the delivery of the company's products and services to both Greater Metropolitan New York area and the broader Eastern Region of the United States.

    Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Marc spent 22 years in the insurance industry, bringing with him both brokerage and underwriting experience from Beazley Group, Marsh FINPRO and Genesis Professional Liability Underwriters. He has underwritten and managed the placement of Directors and Officers liability coverage for companies of all sizes and stages, from start-ups and IPOs to the Global 250.

    Marc is a graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in economics, and earned an M.B.A. at the NYU Stern School of Business.

    Isabella Luciano

    Underwriting, New York
    Financial Analyst

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    Isabella Luciano

    Financial Analyst
    Isabella Luciano joined OldÊRepublic Professional in June, 2023. Prior to joining OldÊRepublic Professional, Isabella worked at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) as an Audit Associate. Isabella holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Temple University.

    James Maguire

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    James Maguire

    Vice President
    James Maguire joined the New York office as Vice President in May 2021. James previously served as an Assistant Vice President at Chubb Limited where he was employed since 1996. James is a graduate of the St. John's University with a B.S. in Sports Management.

    Robert McGann

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Robert McGann

    Vice President
    Robert McGann joined Old Republic Professional in September 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Robert worked at CNA Financial as an Asset Management Industry Leader. Robert holds a BS in Finance from Boston University and an MS in Accounting from Roosevelt University.

    Stacey Meade

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Stacey Meade

    Senior Vice President
    Stacey joined Old Republic Professional in April 2021, bringing over 25 years of underwriting and insurance management experience to our team. Prior to Old Republic she served as Senior Vice President QBE, leading their Financial Institutions practice for North America. Additionally, she spent 17 years with Chubb in various underwriting and leadership positions, both in the Department of Financial Institutions and Management Liability groups. Her underwriting expertise and background includes both private and public Financial Institutions Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Financial Fidelity and Financial Institution Errors and Omissions liability. Stacey is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance.

    Richard F. Mealle, Jr.

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Richard F. Mealle, Jr.

    Vice President
    Rich joined Old Republic Professional in 2006. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Rich was with Genesis Professional Liability Managers serving as a Senior Vice President and Midwest Underwriting Manager for public company D&O. He has been underwriting various lines of professional liability insurance since 1991 with an emphasis on public company D&O. Rich is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, with a B.A. in finance and economics, and Case Western Reserve University with an MBA.

    Peter Meyer

    Underwriting, New York
    Underwriter

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    Peter Meyer

    Underwriter
    Peter joined Old Republic Professional in June 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Peter worked at Peter interned at Lincoln Investment and was a Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Peter holds a BS in Business Management from Hofstra University and an MBA in Finance from Molloy College.

    John Moll

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    John Moll

    Vice President

    John joined us in January 2018 as Senior Underwriter to further assist with the delivery of the company's products and services in the Greater New York Metro area and the broader Eastern Region.

    Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, John was with Chubb Specialty Insurance for six years where he most recently served as Executive Underwriter in New York, underwriting various lines of management liability with an emphasis on public company D&O. John is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in psychology.

    Sarah Morris

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President, Operations and Underwriting

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    Sarah Morris

    Vice President, Operations and Underwriting
    Sarah joined Old Republic Professional in 2017 and has a focus on business development and underwriting management liability lines of coverage for private companies. She has been underwriting various lines of professional liability including management liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, cyber liability and crime products for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Sarah was with Beazley for four years developing the private and not-for-profit D&O and EPL book in the Midwest. She spent her first 13 years of insurance at Chubb in various underwriting and operational roles. Sarah is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in political science.

    David Muller

    Claims, Chicago
    Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel

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    David Muller

    Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel
    David A. Muller joined Old Republic Professional in April 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, David was a Member at Bailey Cavalieri LLC, with a focus on public company D&O insurance matters. David received a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. David received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal.

    Joseph Muras

    Underwriting, Denver
    Underwriter

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    Joseph Muras

    Underwriter

    Joseph joined Old Republic Professional in August 2019 as a financial analyst. Prior to joining us, Joseph interned as a credit analyst at a community bank and as a financial analyst in Santiago, Chile. Joseph graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in finance and a Masters in financial management.

    Jannie Ngo

    Underwriting
    Assistant Vice President

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    Jannie Ngo

    Assistant Vice President

    Jannie Ngo joined Old Republic Professional as Assistant Vice President in February 2023 and will be focusing on business development and underwriting private-company management liability for the West. Jannie has been underwriting management liability coverages for private and not-for-profit companies since 2007. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Jannie was with Chubb Limited for over 17 years where she most recently served as the Financial Lines Branch Manager for their Orange County and San Diego, CA branches. Jannie is a graduate from University of California, Irvine with a degree in Economics and minor in Management.

    Eoin O'Neill

    Underwriting, Denver
    Underwriter

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    Eoin O'Neill

    Underwriter
    Eoin O'Neill joined Old Republic Professional in July 2021. Eoin started his professional career with Old Republic Professional, as a Financial Analyst. Eoin holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Denver.

    Ryan O'Shaughnessy

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Underwriter

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    Ryan O'Shaughnessy

    Senior Underwriter

    Ryan joined Old Republic Professional in 2018. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Ryan was a Commercial Real Estate Investment Intern for Principal Global Investors.

    Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Iowa State University in 2018 with a B.S. in finance.

    Cole Petty

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Underwriter

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    Cole Petty

    Underwriter
    Cole joined Old Republic Professional in July, 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Cole worked in Data Management for the Big Data in Environmental Economics and Policy Research Group. Cole is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics.

    Heather Plunkett

    Claims, Chicago
    Practice Leader, Claims Counsel

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    Heather Plunkett

    Practice Leader, Claims Counsel
    Heather Plunkett joined the Old Republic Professional Claims Group as Claims Counsel in June 2019. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Heather was in private practice at a Chicago law firm where her practice was focused on insurance defense, insurance coverage and appeals for over 15 years. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago, School of Law.

    Blair Puscas

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    Blair Puscas

    Vice President
    Blair joined Old Republic Professional in June 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Blair worked at Argo Group as Vice President, Financial Institutions Northeast Underwriting Lead. Blair holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD, and he is currently pursuing his MBA at NYU Stern School of Business.

    Lauren Rafferty

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Lauren Rafferty

    Claims Counsel
    Lauren joined Old Republic Professional in April 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Lauren worked as an Associate Attorney at Lindsay, Pickett & Postel, LLC. Lauren holds a BS from Syracuse University and received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    Diana Ramirez

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Underwriter

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    Diana Ramirez

    Senior Underwriter

    Diana joined Old Republic Professional in 2017 and has a focus on private company management liability lines. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Diana was an accounting assistant with 10 years of accounting experience. Diana is a graduate of Roosevelt University with a degree in accounting and human resource management.

    John Robinson

    Underwriting, Denver
    Vice President

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    John Robinson

    Vice President
    John joined Old Republic Professional in 2015. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, John worked at AIG, underwriting various Executive Liability products. John graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in finance.

    Michelle Shepherd

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President

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    Michelle Shepherd

    Assistant Vice President

    Prior to joining Old Republic Professional in 2020, Michelle worked at the Chicago Transit Authority as its Risk Compliance Officer. She also spent a year interning at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. As a licensed attorney, Michelle offers a unique perspective in underwriting Lawyers Professional Liability risks.

     

    Michelle is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in English.  She received her J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    Clint Reimer

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Clint Reimer

    Senior Vice President
    Clint joined Old Republic Professional in March 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Clint worked at Chubb as a Vice President in the Management Liability division. Clint holds a B.S. in Retail Management from the University of Wisconsin and a M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.

    Samantha Sadoff

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President

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    Samantha Sadoff

    Assistant Vice President

    Samantha Sadoff joined Old Republic Professional in 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Samantha worked at AIG for over 16 years, most recently as a Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager/Public Company Team Leader. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Marketing concentration from The City University of New York.

    Soheila Shokraei

    Underwriting, New York
    Underwriter

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    Soheila Shokraei

    Underwriter
    Soheila joined Old Republic Professional in June 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Soheila worked at Signature Financial Partners, LLC as a Financial Services Assistant. Soheila holds a BS in Finance from St. John's University.

    Mike Silver

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Executive Vice President | Chief Underwriting Officer

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    Mike Silver

    Executive Vice President | Chief Underwriting Officer

    Mike has over twenty-five years of experience underwriting various lines of management liability insurance, emphasizing public and private company directors and officers liability. Before joining Old Republic Professional in 2016, Mike was at Chubb Specialty Insurance for sixteen years, serving as Vice President of Underwriting for Chubb's Western Territory. Mike is a graduate of Indiana University.

    Rachel Sloan

    Claims, Chicago
    Claims Specialist

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    Rachel Sloan

    Claims Specialist
    Rachel joined Old Republic Professional in July 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Rachel worked at Porter Wright as a Paralegal. Rachel holds an AB in Legal Studies from Lansing Community College and a BBA in Accounting from Robert Morris University.

    Jack Stedman

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Underwriter

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    Jack Stedman

    Underwriter
    Jack started his career at Old Republic Professional in August 2021 shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

    David H. White

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer

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    David H. White

    Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer
    Before joining Old Republic Professional in 2003, David worked in various investment and financial analysis roles at J.P. Morgan, Fidelity Investments and AIG. David holds a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in finance, accounting and general management.

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