Corporate Leadership

Boards of Directors
The management of the Utica Mutual Insurance Company (UM) and its affiliates, the Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance company (GA), and Republic Franklin Insurance (RFI), is vested in their respective boards of directors. Each board* is composed principally of outside directors. Only one member of each board is an officer or employee of the company. The majority of the directors of each company are policyholders. Directors are elected annually by the policyholders.

W. Craig Heston - Chairman Emeritus

J. Douglas Robinson - Chairman of the Board

Richard P. Creedon - President and Chief Executive Officer (UM, GA, RFI)

Russell A. Acevedo - Medical Director of Intensive Care, Crouse Hospital (UM, GA)

C. William Bachman - (Retired) Vice President, Cohber Press (UM, GA, RFI)

Paul A. Hagstrom, Ph.D. - Professor of Economics, Hamilton College (UM, RFI)

Gregory M. Harden - President and Chief Executive Officer, Harden Furniture Company (UM, GA. RFI)
Zelda J. Holcomb, Ph.D. - (Retired) Owner/Consultant Holcomb Associates, LLC, Educational Consulting Group (UM, GA)

Nicholas O. Matt - Chairman & CEO, Matt Brewing Company (UM, GA)

Peter J. O'Neill - Retired, Agway, Inc. (UM)

Alan J. Pope - Senior Vice-President PointeNorth Insurance Group (UM, GA, RFI)

Timothy R. Reed - President of Boilermaker Road Race, Executive Director of Distance Running Hall of Fame (UM, GA)

Linda E. Romano - Attorney at Law, Counsel to Bond, Schoeneck & King (UM, RFI)

Eric K. Scholl - Private Investor/Consultant (UM, RFI)

    *UM - Utica Mutual Insurance Company                         *GA - Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Company




Operating Committee
The Operating Committee consists of members of senior management who guide the course of the companies of the Utica National Insurance Group.

Richard P. Creedon - President and Chief Executive Officer (UM, GA, RFI) Kristen H. Martin - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

John M. Anderson - President and Chief Operating Officer, Founders Insurance Company

Mark R. Angelucci - Resident Senior Vice President and Errors and Omissions Segment Leader

Steven E. Barry- Vice President, Director of Planning and Operational Analysis

Lane O’Brion (“Brion”) Burris, Jr. - Resident Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Southeastern Regional Office

Jolene M. Casatelli - Senior Vice President and Senior Claims Officer

Paul L. Cohen - Vice President and Chief Actuary

David B. Gilmet - Resident Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, New England Regional Office

Steven P. Guzski - Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources and Facilities

Michael S. Hughes - Resident Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Middle Atlantic Regional Office

William K. King - Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer

Ralph J. LaSpina - Senior Vice President and Director of Field Operations

Brian K. McCulloch - Resident Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Southwestern Regional Office


Joseph J. Meyer - Vice President and Personal Lines Segment Leader

Brian W. Miller - Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Shannon C. Peck - Assistant Vice President and Director of Customer Experience

Christopher J. Piela - Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Lines Officer

Brian D. Saville - Resident Senior Vice President and Director – Educational Institutions Unit

Sriram Seshadri - Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer

William M. Skorzyk - Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

Bernard J. Turi - Senior Vice President, General Counsel, General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer

Michael S. Wolfe - Resident Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Republic-Franklin Insurance Office 

Franklin E. Zurschmit - Resident Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Eastern Regional Office