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State Auto Financial Corp (STFC.OQ)

STFC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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23 Aug 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael LaRocco

62 2015 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Steven English

58 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Gregory Tacchetti

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Strategy Officer

Melissa Centers

47 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jason Berkey

44 2017 Senior Vice President - Personal lines

Kim Garland

53 2017 Senior Vice President - Commercial Lines

Elise Spriggs

48 2016 Senior Vice President - Associate and External Relations

Paul Stachura

61 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief CARE Officer

Matthew Pollak

53 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Scott Jones

54 2012 Chief Investment Officer, Vice President

Matthew Mrozek

50 2015 Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer

Robert Baker

72 2007 Independent Director

Michael Fiorile

64 2015 Independent Director

Kym Hubbard

61 2016 Independent Director

Eileen Mallesch

63 2010 Independent Director

David Meuse

73 2006 Lead Independent Director

Setareh Pouraghabagher

48 2017 Independent Director

Sharon Roberts

66 2002 Independent Director

Tara Shull

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael LaRocco

Mr. Michael E. LaRocco is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. LaRocco has been a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2015 and Chairman of the Company since January 2016. Mr. LaRocco has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of State Auto P&C, Milbank and SAOH, each a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since May 2015, and as Chairman of State Auto P&C, Milbank and SAOH since January 2016. Mr. LaRocco has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of State Auto Mutual since May 2015. Prior to joining the State Auto Group, Mr. LaRocco was with Business Insurance Direct, LLC ("BID"), an online seller of general liability and property insurance to small businesses, from December 2011 until April 2015. From January 2013 to July 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of AssureStart Insurance Agency LLC ("AssureStart"), an online seller of general liability and property insurance to small businesses. BID had owned a minority interest in AssureStart until selling its interest to the majority owner of AssureStart in December 2014. Mr. LaRocco served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurance company, from March 2008 to July 2011. Previously, he was an executive for Safeco Insurance Companies, which are property and casualty insurance companies, from July 2001 to July 2006.

Steven English

Mr. Steven E. English is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Senior Vice President of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 8/13 to present; Vice President of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 5/06 to 7/13; Chief Financial Officer of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 12/06 to present.

Gregory Tacchetti

Mr. Gregory A. Tacchetti is Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Strategy Officer of the Company. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Strategy Officer of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 8/15 to present; chief executive officer of AssureStart Insurance Agency LLC, 7/14 to 12/14; chief operating officer of AssureStart Insurance Agency LLC, 10/11 to 6/14; senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, 2008 to 10/11.

Melissa Centers

Ms. Melissa A. Centers is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of STFC, 11/15 to present; General Counsel and Secretary of State Auto Mutual, 11/15 to present; Assistant Secretary of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 11/12 to 11/15; Associate General Counsel of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 3/12 to 11/15; Assistant General Counsel of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 6/10 to 3/12.

Jason Berkey

Mr. Jason E. Berkey is Senior Vice President - Personal lines of the Company. Senior Vice President of Personal Lines of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 9/17 to present; Vice President of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 10/15 to 9/17; vice president of American Insurance Group (“AIG”), 1/04 to 7/15.

Kim Garland

Mr. Kim Burton Garland is Senior Vice President - Commercial Lines of State Auto Financial Corporation. Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 9/17 to present; Senior Vice President of Standard Lines of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 8/15 to 9/17; chief product officer of AIG consumer division, 1/13 to 12/14; chief underwriting officer of AIG’s global consumer insurance division, 12/12 to 1/13; president and chief executive officer of United Guaranty Corporation (“UGC”), an affiliate of AIG, 2/12 to 12/12; chief operating officer of UGC, 6/09 to 12/12.

Elise Spriggs

Ms. Elise D. Spriggs is Senior Vice President - Associate and External Relations of the Company. Senior Vice President, Associate and External Relations of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 10/17 to present; Senior Vice President, External and Government Affairs of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 3/16 to present; vice president and director of government relations, 7/11 to 6/15. Attorney, Carpenter, Lipps & Leland LLP, 06/15 to 03/16.

Paul Stachura

Mr. Paul M. Stachura is Senior Vice President, Chief CARE Officer of the Company. Senior Vice President and Chief CARE Officer of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 9/15 to present; chief claims officer, of QBE Holdings, Inc., 5/13 to 9/15; chief claims and risk services officer of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, 5/05 to 4/13.

Matthew Pollak

Mr. Matthew R. Pollak is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 4/13 to present; vice president, corporate finance and accounting of American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. 2/10 to 4/13.

Scott Jones

Mr. Scott A. Jones is the Chief Investment Officer, Vice President of the Company. Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 3/12 to present; Assistant Vice President of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 8/09 to 3/12.

Matthew Mrozek

Mr. Matthew Stanley Mrozek is Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer of the Company. Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer of STFC and State Auto Mutual, 3/09 to present.

Robert Baker

Mr. Robert Ellison Baker is Independent Director of State Auto Financial Corporation. Mr. Baker has also been a director of State Auto Mutual since March 2015. Mr. Baker has served as Executive Vice President of DHR International, Inc., an executive search firm, since June 2010. Mr. Baker was President of Puroast Coffee Inc., a maker of specialty coffee products, from October 2004 until accepting his current position. He served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing for ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of North America’s largest packaged food companies, from April 1999 to September 2004. Mr. Baker was a director of CoolBrands International Inc., a publicly traded Canadian corporation focused on the manufacturing and marketing of ice cream and frozen snack products, from February 2006 to November 2007. He was also a director of Natural Golf Corporation, a publicly traded company offering golf instruction and equipment, from March 2004 to September 2006. Mr. Baker is a NACD Governance Fellow.

Michael Fiorile

Mr. Michael J. Fiorile is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fiorile has also been a director of State Auto Mutual since 2003. Mr. Fiorile has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dispatch Printing Company, a privately owned, regional broadcast media and real estate company, since July 2016, and added President to this role in May 2018. Mr. Fiorile served as the company's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2015 until July 2016; as its President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2013 until September 2015; as its President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2008 until January 2013; and as its President from January 2005 until January 2008. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dispatch Broadcast Group, which includes television and radio stations. He has held several executive positions within Dispatch Broadcast Group since 1994. Mr. Fiorile also serves on the board of directors of the Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: BBGI), a publicly traded owner/operator of radio stations based in Naples, Florida. Mr. Fiorile is a NACD Governance Fellow.

Kym Hubbard

Ms. Kym Marie Hubbard is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hubbard served as Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer, and Global Investment Head of Ernst & Young LLP, a global assurance, tax and advisory services company, from July 2008 until her retirement in April 2016. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Ms. Hubbard served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Finance Authority, a component unit of the State of Illinois that provides capital access services for non-profit and for-profit entities in Illinois, from April 2006 until July 2008. Ms. Hubbard also serves as a Trustee for PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust and PIMCO EFT Trust and has since February 2017.

Eileen Mallesch

Ms. Eileen A. Mallesch, CPA., is Independent Director of State Auto Financial Corporation. Ms. Mallesch served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company from November 2005 until her retirement in December 2009. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genworth Life Insurance Company from April 2003 to November 2005. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Electric Financial Employer Services Group from September 2000 to April 2003. Ms. Mallesch also serves as a director of the following publicly traded companies: Fifth Third Bancorp, Libbey Inc. and Brighthouse Financial, Inc. Ms. Mallesch was last nominated in 2018 to serve as a director because of her extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of auditing, finance, enterprise risk management, taxation and mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the insurance industry. Ms. Mallesch qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert" under the SEC and Nasdaq Rules. She also brings gender diversity to the Board and is a Certified Public Accountant and NACD Governance Fellow.

David Meuse

Mr. David R. Meuse is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Meuse has served as the Company's Lead Director since 2015. Mr. Meuse has served as a Senior Advisor of Stonehenge Partners, Inc., a privately held provider of financial and advisory resources, since July 2016. From September 1999 until July 2016, Mr. Meuse was a Principal of Stonehenge Partners, Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Meuse held executive positions at various investment banking firms, including Banc One Capital Holdings Corporation and Meuse, Rinker, Chapman, Endres & Brooks. Mr. Meuse was Chairman of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., a publicly traded company providing investment advisory and fund administration services, from August 2000 to April 2011. Mr. Meuse also serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies and non-profit organizations.

Setareh Pouraghabagher

Ms. Setareh Pouraghabagher is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Pouraghabagher is currently a faculty member at California Polytechnic State University's Orfalea College of Business. She also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Prior to joining the University in January 2015, Ms. Pouraghabagher served as the Chief Administrative Officer of QBE Insurance of North America, a top 20 global public insurer, from June 2011 until November 2013. She also served in chief roles of finance and operations for Balboa Insurance, a division of Bank of America, from June 2008 until June 2011, and previously a division of Countrywide, from September 2002 until June 2008. Before starting her career in the insurance industry, Ms. Pouraghabagher served as Vice President, Finance & Administration for Xavor Corporation, a private technology services provider for enterprise eBusiness customers, from September 2000 until July 2002 and as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Wellspring Solutions, Inc., a private software technology company, from October 1997 until September 2000. Ms. Pouraghabagher began her career in 1994 at Deloitte as a Senior Accountant. Ms. Pouraghabagher was last nominated in 2018 for election as a director because of her executive leadership experience and extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of finance, enterprise risk management, accounting, strategy, talent management, and mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the property and casualty insurance industry. Ms. Pouraghabagher qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert" under the SEC and Nasdaq Rules. She also brings gender and geographic diversity to the Board and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sharon Roberts

Ms. Sharon Elaine Roberts is Independent Director of State Auto Financial Corporation. Ms. Roberts served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, a public port authority which oversees the operations of John Glenn Columbus International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field airports, in Ohio from January 2003 until her retirement in December 2017.

Tara Shull