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Baldwin & Lyons Inc (BWINB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Randall Birchfield

54 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

William Vens

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Matthew Thompson

52 2016 Executive Vice President

Stuart Bilton

70 2018 Lead Independent Director

Steven Bensinger

63 2018 Director

LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers

50 2017 Director

John Nichols

58 2017 Director

James Porcari

59 2017 Director

Nathan Shapiro

80 1979 Director

Norton Shapiro

84 1983 Director

Robert Shapiro

78 1997 Director

Otto Frenzel

57 2008 Independent Director

David Michelson

61 2018 Independent Director

Philip Moyles

52 2016 Independent Director

John Pigott

85 1997 Independent Director

Kenneth Sacks

51 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

W. Randall Birchfield

Mr. W. Randall Birchfield is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Birchfield joined the Company in September 2013 serving as the Vice President of Underwriting. In April 2014, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales and Underwriting. Mr. Birchfield was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and was elected as a member of the Company's Board of Directors on May 17, 2016 and was appointed to the additional role of President on August 30, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Birchfield served in a variety of capacities within the property and casualty insurance industry with Allstate Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Company, American International Group, Inc. and Progressive Insurance Company, most recently as Vice President – Auto Line Management at Allstate Insurance Company from 2011 until September 2013. Mr. Birchfield holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MA in Managerial Economics from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Harvard University. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Birchfield and any other persons pursuant to which he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.

William Vens

Mr. William Charles Vens is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in June 2014 as Managing Director–Finance and after that served as Vice President of Strategy and Planning from June 2016 to the present, which includes management of the Company's reinsurance and actuarial teams. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vens served as Chief Financial Officer of HighWave Energy, Inc. from 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Vens served in Merrill Lynch & Co.'s investment banking division from 2002 to 2011, specializing in insurance company advisory and financing transactions. Mr. Vens holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard University.

Matthew Thompson

Mr. Matthew A. Thompson is Executive Vice President of the Company. He was elected Executive Vice President in November, 2016. He previously served as Senior Vice President of the Company from 2015 to 2016 and as Vice President of Sales from 2011 to 2015.

Stuart Bilton

Mr. Stuart D. Bilton is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Asset Management, LLC, a diversified investment management firm since 2006. He is also C.E.O. and a director of the Aston Funds, a family of mutual funds. Mr. Bilton was Vice Chairman of ABN AMRO Asset Management (US), Inc. from 2003 until 2006 and President and Chief Executive Officer of ABN AMRO Asset Management (US), Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Bilton’s experience in investment management and his 24 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.

Steven Bensinger

Mr. Steven J. Bensinger is Director of the Company. He is currently a Partner and Senior Advisor at TigerRisk Partners, LLC, a risk capital and strategic advisor to the global insurance and reinsurance industries. Prior to that, he served as Senior Managing Director for Global Insurance Services for FTI Consulting, Inc. from February 2012 until October 2015 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. from January 2010 until March 2011. Mr. Bensinger held various positions with American International Group, Inc. from September 2002 until October 2008, including Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Comptroller, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2005 until October 2008. Mr. Bensinger's additional insurance industry experience includes roles at Chartwell Re Corporation, Trenwick Group Ltd., Skandia America Corporation, and Combined Specialty Group, Inc. Mr. Bensinger is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee of the International Insurance Society, a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of Ronald McDonald House of New York, past member of the Board of Overseers of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and past President and Board member of the Stern School of Business Alumni Association. Mr. Bensinger serves on the Boards of Directors of The Doctors Company and Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.

LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers

Ms. LoriAnn V. Lowery-Biggers is Director of the company. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bella Vaughn, Inc., a global diamond and design company. Previously, she served as President of Field Operations, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The Navigators Group, Inc. from October 2009 until October 2016 and as President of North American Operations at Society of Lloyd's from 2008 until 2009. Prior to joining Lloyd's, Ms. Lowery-Biggers held the positions of Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Risk Management and Financial Products for Wells Fargo Insurance Services and served as Vice-Chairman of the Wells Fargo Captive, and as the Managing Director and Practice Leader for Enterprise Risk Management, Alternative Risk Finance and Risk Solutions at Marsh and McLennan. Ms. Lowery-Biggers currently serves as a director of Copper Point Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. and Brown and Riding Insurance, Inc. Ms. Lowery-Biggers also serves on several charitable boards including the A21 Campaign, PropelWomen, Equip and Empower, Inc., and Global Advance, Inc.

John Nichols

Mr. John Drake (Jay) Nichols, Jr., has been appointed as Director of the Company. He served as Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Re from 2012 until February, 2017. AXIS Re is a leading reinsurer to global property and casualty insurance companies. Prior to joining AXIS Re, Mr. Nichols served as President of RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. from 2001 until 2010, where he was responsible for business development and management of joint ventures and venture capital business. Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Nichols held various positions with Hartford Steam Boiler and Monarch Capital, and also worked for the accounting firm Matson, Driscoll, and D'Amico. Mr. Nichols is also a director of Delaware North Companies.

James Porcari

Mr. James A. (Jim) Porcari, III has been appointed as Director of the Company. He is the founder and managing partner of Insurance Resources International, LLC, consultants to the auto insurance industry and companies supporting the insurance industry. Prior to founding IRI in 2010, Mr. Porcari was President of Personal Lines Claims (US) for American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") from 2002 to 2009. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Porcari served in additional functions as both Chair of the Executive Committee of AIG Worldwide Investigative Resources (AIGWIR), the AIG worldwide special investigations organization, and as one of three members of the corporate steering committee for the AIG global claims review. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Porcari held various leadership positions with several insurers, including GMAC/Integon, USF&G, Transport Group, and Progressive. Mr. Porcari is also a director of National Truck Protection, Collision Diagnostic Services, Livegenic, and Homesite Insurance.

Nathan Shapiro

Mr. Nathan Shapiro is Director of the Company. He served as the President of SF Investments, Inc., a broker/dealer in securities from 1970 until 2009 and continues to serve as investment advisor representative affiliated with SF Investments, Inc. Since December, 1977, Mr. Shapiro has also served as President of New Horizons, Inc., management consultants. Mr. Shapiro’s extensive experience in investment management, particularly within the property and casualty insurance industry, his management and directorship with other public and private companies and his 36 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.

Norton Shapiro

Mr. Norton Shapiro is Director of the Company. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Mr. Shapiro served as Executive Vice President of National Superior Fur Dressing & Dyeing Co., Inc., a corporation engaged in the processing, cleaning and dressing of furs. Mr. Shapiro’s experience in management and directorship with other companies and his 28 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.

Robert Shapiro

Mr. Robert B. Shapiro is Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Emlin Cosmetics, Inc., a corporation engaged in the manufacture and distribution of cosmetic products, since 1964. Mr. Shapiro’s experience in management and directorship with other companies and his 14 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.

Otto Frenzel

Mr. Otto N. Frenzel, IV is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chairman of Kauffman Engineering, Inc., an Indiana based manufacturer of electrical equipment, since 2001, and he was formerly Chairman of Symphony Bank in Indianapolis from 2005 until 2008. Mr. Frenzel’s experience in banking and corporate management, along with his previous 3 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation, provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.

David Michelson

Mr. David W. Michelson is Independent Director of the Company. He most recently served as a Senior Advisor for National Interstate Corporation ("National Interstate") from May 2016 until May 2018. Mr. Michelson served as National Interstate's President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2008 until May 2016 and as a Director from April 2009 until November 2016. Mr. Michelson served in various other capacities at National Interstate from 1992 through 2007, including roles as Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Mr. Michelson served as Board Chairman for National Interstate Insurance Company from April 2009 until May 2016. Prior to joining National Interstate, Mr. Michelson held roles at Liberty National Fire Insurance Company, Reliance Insurance Company and Progressive Corporation. Mr. Michelson has been appointed to serve on the Company's Audit Committee.

Philip Moyles

Mr. Philip Vincent Moyles, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Managing Principal, CEO and director of Vanbridge Holdings LLC which is an insurance intermediary, capital advisory and insurance and reinsurance management firm. Prior to joining Vanbridge Holdings LLC, Mr. Moyles was an Executive Vice President and CEO of the Americas for Marsh LLC (Marsh & McLennan Companies). He was on the Marsh LLC Board of directors, its Operating and Executive Committees and served on the Marsh & McLennan Companies' Executive committee. Mr. Moyles has thirty years of experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Moyles graduated from Kenyon College with a bachelor's degree and is a graduate of The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College Executive Program. Mr. Moyles currently serves as a senior advisor of Sound Point Capital Management, LP. He is also a director of NEBCO Insurance Services, LLC as well as Beechwood Reinsurance LTD.

John Pigott

Mr. John A. Pigott is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to his retirement in 1996, Prior to his retirement in 1996, Mr. Pigott served in various capacities at Anixter, Inc., including Director, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pigott’s experience in management and consulting with other public and private companies and his 18 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.

Kenneth Sacks

Mr. Kenneth David Sacks is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer since September, 2011, and as Managing Principal and Chairman since 2003, of JMB Insurance Agency, Inc., an insurance brokerage company located in Chicago. Prior to his affiliation with JMB Insurance Agency, Inc., Mr. Sacks was engaged in real estate portfolio management with JMB Realty Corporation in Chicago and Merrill Lynch Hubbard in New York. Mr. Sack’s executive management experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, along with his 8 years of service as a Board member to the Corporation, provide him with the background necessary to serve as an effective Board member.