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.

W. Craig Heston - Chairman Emeritus

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)

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)

Nicholas O. Matt - Chairman & CEO, Matt Brewing Company (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 - Private Investor/Consultant (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)


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

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

Mark Askins - Resident 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. - Resident Senior Vice President & 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 & Regional Manager, New England Regional Office

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

William K. King - Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer

Ralph J. LaSpina - Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing & National Sales Officer and Director of Field Operations

Brian K. McCulloch - Resident 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 - Vice President and Director of Customer Retention & Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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