Old Republic Professional Staff

    Frank J. Kastelic

    Underwriting, Chicago
    President

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    Frank J. Kastelic

    President
    Frank joined Old Republic Professional in 1993 and is currently President and Chief Underwriting Officer. 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.

    Devin Bilgi

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President

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    Devin Bilgi

    Assistant Vice President
    Devin joined Old Republic Professional in 2011 and is currently underwriting public company D&O. 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.

    Daniel Brennan

    Underwriting, Denver
    Senior Underwriter

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    Daniel Brennan

    Senior Underwriter
    Daniel Brennan joined the Denver office as a Senior Underwriter in April 2017. With over eight years of underwriting experience, he was most recently underwriting Management liability at XL Catlin. Prior to that he spent three years at Monitor underwriting D&O, EPL, Fiduciary and Crime coverages for private companies. Dan is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance.

    Fred Brown

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Fred Brown

    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. 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, and is currently Vice President, underwriting Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. 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.

    Michael Carney

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Michael Carney

    Claims Counsel
    Michael G. Carney joined Old Republic Professional in 2017, and is currently Claims Counsel. 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.

    Mary Carrow

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Mary Carrow

    Senior Vice President
    Mary joined Old Republic Professional in July 2018, bringing over 30 years of underwriting and insurance management experience to our team. She most recently spent 11 years at Liberty International Underwriters, where she served as Senior Underwriting Executive in the Specialty Casualty division for the Chicago Branch. Mary's background includes underwriting and managing public and private D&O, EPL, Fiduciary and Crime for both financial institutions and general commercial business, as well as financial institution E&O and fidelity bonds. She will lead ORPRO in the development and marketing of a financial institutions strategy. Mary is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in finance. She also holds the certificate of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.

    Vivian Y. Cohn

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel

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    Vivian Y. Cohn

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    Vivian joined Old Republic Professional in 1990, and is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel. 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.

    Michael W. Early

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Associate General Counsel

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    Michael W. Early

    Associate General Counsel
    Mike Early joined Old Republic Professional in 2000, and is currently Associate General Counsel. 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.

    Laureen Efein

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Associate Claims Counsel

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    Laureen Efein

    Associate Claims Counsel
    Laureen Efein joined Old Republic Professional in 2016, and is currently Assistant Claims Counsel. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Laureen was in private practice, working primarily in civil litigation defense, insurance defense, and defending employers in worker's compensation claims. During law school, Laureen clerked for the Cook County States Attorney's Office and had a 711 License where she argued motions and gained trial experience. Laureen is also fluent in Arabic. Laureen received a B.S. in finance and marketing from DePaul University. She received a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.

    Stephanie N. Fagin

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Stephanie N. Fagin

    Vice President
    Stephanie joined Old Republic Professional in 2016. She has been underwriting various lines of professional liability since 1992. For the past seven years she has focused primarily on products for law firms. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Stephanie spent 24 years with Chubb Specialty Insurance, where she most recently served as Assistant Vice President and Employed Lawyers product manager. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in business administration.

    Christopher Featherstun

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Christopher Featherstun

    Claims Counsel

    Christopher P. Featherstun joined Old Republic Professional in 2019 as Claims Counsel. Chris brings nearly nine years’ of claims handling experience to Old Republic Pro, with a background mostly in private-company and not-for-profit D&O and EPL matters. Prior to focusing on management liability, Chris handled claims across a broad range of policies, including CGL, Technology, Media, and Professional Liability.

    Chris graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in political science in 2004. Chris then received his J.D., cum laude from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, in 2009.

    Chris moved with his wife, Cheryl, and son, Woody, from Atlanta to Chicago in 2017.

    Linda Fisher

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President

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    Linda Fisher

    Assistant Vice President
    Linda joined our team as Assistant Vice President, Underwriting, in July of 2018. For the previous four years, Linda produced LPL business at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Prior to AJG, she worked in a business development role in the medical industry. Linda is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration.

    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.

    Jackie Foresta

    Chicago
    Senior Underwriting Assistant / Compliance Coordinator

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    Jackie Foresta

    Senior Underwriting Assistant / Compliance Coordinator

    Peter Galiotos

    Accounting, Chicago
    Senior Accountant

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    Peter Galiotos

    Senior Accountant

    Reed Henderson

    Underwriting, Los Angeles
    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.

    Brian S. Kenny

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Underwriter

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    Brian S. Kenny

    Underwriter
    Brian joined Old Republic Professional in 2014, and is currently an underwriter. 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 / Denver Office Manager

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    Timothy J. Kerber

    Senior Vice President / Denver Office Manager
    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.

    Luke Knowles

    Underwriting, Denver
    Assistant Vice President

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    Luke Knowles

    Assistant Vice President
    Luke joined Old Republic Professional in September 2011 and currently underwrites as an Assistant Vice President. 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
    Financial Analyst

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    Ryan Krob

    Financial Analyst
    Ryan joined Old Republic Professional in 2017 and is currently a Financial Analyst. 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 BA in public policy and a minor in history.

    Vu N. Le

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President

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    Vu N. Le

    Vice President
    Vu Le joined Old Republic Professional in 2004, and is currently Vice President. 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.

    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.

    Catherine Marincel

    Underwriting, New York
    Vice President

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    Catherine Marincel

    Vice President
    Catherine joined Old Republic Professional in September 2018 to help lead our New York team in expanding its client relationships and enhancing the delivery of our products and services in the East Region. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Catherine spent 15 years in underwriting and underwriting management roles focused in the areas of public and private D&O, EPL and Fiduciary. Catherine was most recently with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Group managing its Central Region team. Catherine is a graduate of Drew University with a B.A. in economics as well a graduate of NYU's Stern School of Business where she earned an M.B.A.

    John Meade

    Underwriting, New York
    Assistant Vice President

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    John Meade

    Assistant Vice President

    John Meade joined our underwriting team in New York in April 2019 as an integral part of the group’s efforts to better serve our trading partners in the East Region and to profitably build upon our Financial Institutions capabilities. John previously spent 8 years at AIG serving most recently as a regional manager in New York. John has extensive experience underwriting all management liability lines with specific focus on financial institutions.  John is a graduate of Hartwick College with a B.A. in political science and earned an M.A. in business management at Durham Business School in Durham, England.

    John can be reached at 646.653.6845 and jmeade@oldrepublicpro.com.

    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 and is currently Vice President. 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.

    John Moll

    Underwriting, New York
    Senior Underwriter

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    John Moll

    Senior Underwriter
    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
    Assistant Vice President

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    Sarah Morris

    Assistant Vice President
    Sarah joined Old Republic Professional in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Vice President with 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.

    Ryan O'Shaughnessy

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Financial Analyst

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    Ryan O'Shaughnessy

    Financial Analyst

    Ryan joined Old Republic Professional in 2018 and is currently a Financial Analyst. 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.

    Joanna Papuga

    Accounting, Chicago
    Senior Accountant

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    Joanna Papuga

    Senior Accountant
    Joanna joined Old Republic Professional in 2005, and is currently Senior Accountant. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Joanna started her journey with insurance accounting at Old Republic International Corporation. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Heather Plunkett

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Heather Plunkett

    Claims Counsel

    Diana Ramirez

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Analyst

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    Diana Ramirez

    Analyst

    Joseph V. Rizzo

    Accounting, Chicago
    VP, Chief Accounting Officer

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    Joseph V. Rizzo

    VP, Chief Accounting Officer
    Joe joined Old Republic Professional in 2010 and is currently Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Joe held the title of Assistant Controller at Old Republic International Corporation. Joe began his career at Old Republic International Corporation in August 1985. Joe received a B.S. in accounting from Northeastern Illinois University.

    John Robinson

    Underwriting, Denver
    Assistant Vice President

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    John Robinson

    Assistant Vice President
    John joined Old Republic Professional in 2015, and is currently a Senior Underwriter. 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.

    Mike Silver

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Senior Vice President

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    Mike Silver

    Senior Vice President
    Mike joined Old Republic Professional in 2016, and is currently Senior Vice President of Underwriting and Business Development. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Mike was at Chubb Specialty Insurance for sixteen years where he most recently served as Vice President and Executive Underwriter for Chubb's Western Territory. Mike has over twenty years' experience in underwriting various lines of professional liability with an emphasis on public and private company management liability. Mike is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in political science and sociology.

    Bronson Smith

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President

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    Bronson Smith

    Assistant Vice President
    Bronson Smith joined Old Republic Professional in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Vice President with a focus on business development and underwriting management liability lines of coverage for public and private companies, including financial institutions. Before re-joining Old Republic Professional, Bronson had various underwriting roles at Chubb and CNA while developing expertise in public and private D&O liability, financial institutions management liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, cyber liability and crime products. Bronson graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in economics, and achieved the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation offered through PLUS.

    Brian Stokley

    Underwriting, Denver
    Financial Analyst & Administrative Manager

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    Brian Stokley

    Financial Analyst & Administrative Manager
    Brian Stokley joined Old Republic Professional in 2010, and is currently a financial analyst and our Administrative Manager in Denver. Brian assists in the underwriting risk review process and manages document issuance and other general administration duties for the Denver office. Brian graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a minor in economics.

    David H. White

    Underwriting, Chicago
    Vice President & Director of Research

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    David H. White

    Vice President & Director of Research
    David joined Old Republic Professional in 2003 and is currently Vice President & Director of Research. Before joining Old Republic Professional, David worked in various investment and financial analysis roles at J.P. Morgan, Fidelity Investments and AIG. David holds a BA 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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