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Safety National reorganises management structure

22nd June 2022 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Safety National Casualty Corporation has announced changes to its executive management structure designed to support organisational growth.

safety-national-logoMark Wilhelm, formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has become Executive Chairman and will be responsible for the management, development and effective performance of the company’s executive management team.

He will share overall responsibility for business operations and financial results with CEO and will provide guidance and oversight in setting the company’s strategic direction and initiatives.

Next, Duane Hercules, formerly President, is now to serve as CEO and will work to advance Safety National’s mission while “preserving and enhancing its reputation and culture.”

John Csik, formerly Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has become President and will be responsible for directing all insurance and reinsurance operations.

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Cyndee Morton, formerly Executive Vice President Operations and Chief Innovation Officer, will now serve as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, providing executive management oversight to the operations, strategic analysis, budgeting, forecasting and human resources areas.

She will to up these new responsibilities in addition to her existing oversight of the Enterprise Risk Management and Data Analytics Department and organizational innovation.

Gus Aivaliotis, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, will continue as Chief Underwriting Officer. In this role, he will add executive management oversight of the Credit Risk Department to his existing oversight of the Insurance Underwriting Department.

Tom Grove, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, has become Chief Client Officer, adding executive management oversight of the Client Engagement Department to his existing oversight of the Business Development, Claims and Risk Services Departments.

Steve Divine, formerly Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, is now Chief Financial Officer and will provide senior leadership to the Finance and Accounting, Actuarial and Ceded Reinsurance Departments.

Seth Smith, formerly Executive Vice President Underwriting, has been named as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Insurance Underwriting, and will provide leadership to all insurance underwriting units within the organization.

And finally, Nick Kriegel, formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel, has become Senior Vice President of Operations and General Counsel and will provide senior leadership to the Account Services, Loss Portfolio Transfer, Product Development, Project Management Services and Information Services Departments in addition to his existing oversight of the Legal and Corporate Compliance Departments.

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