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. The majority of the directors of each company are policyholders. Directors are elected annually by the policyholders.

Richard P. Creedon - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (UM, GA, RFI)

Kristen H. Martin - President and Chief Operating 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)

Donald P. Cardarelli - Professor of Management Practice, Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management

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

Gregory M. Harden - Retired Owner/CEO of Harden Furniture (UM, GA, RFI)

Zelda J. Holcomb, Ph.D. - (Retired) Owner/Consultant Holcomb Associates, LLC, Educational Consulting Group (UM, GA)

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

Timothy R. Reed - Consultant (UM, GA)

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

Eric K. Scholl - Retired Investment Professional/Private Investor (UM, RFI)



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 - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (UM, GA, RFI)

Kristen H. Martin - President and Chief Operating Officer (UM, GA, RFI)


Ajaz M. Akhtar - Vice President and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Decision Sciences Center of Excellence

John M. Anderson - Vice President and Director of Product Innovation

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

Mark C. Askins - Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Middle Atlantic Regional Office at Utica National

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

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

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

Paul L. Cohen - Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary

John H. Eckmair - Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer

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

Samuel J. Gourley - Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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

Sarah Mariani-Hinman - Vice President and Director of the Marketing Center of Excellence, Communications and Customer Engagement

William K. King - Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Lines Officer

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

Joseph J. Meyer - Senior Vice President and Personal Lines Segment Leader – Utica National; President and Chief Operating Officer – Founders Insurance Company

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

Shannon C. Peck - Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer

Christopher J. Piela - Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

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

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

Thomas A. Weigand - Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, New York Metropolitan Regional Office

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

Franklin E. Zurschmit - Senior Vice President, Personal Lines Insurance