Leadership Team

Steve Oberst

Steve Oberst

President and CEO
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 1999

As Old Republic Risk Management’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve is directly involved in all aspects of running ORRM and making key decisions. Since 1999, Steve has held responsibilities managing many operational aspects of the company, including the underwriting functions. Steve previously worked for AIG in various underwriting managerial roles in their Chicago, Illinois office for several years and began his career with Sentry Insurance.

Education

B.S., Finance, Northern Illinois University
M.B.A., DePaul University


Barry Martin

Barry Martin

Executive Vice President
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 1996

As Executive Vice President and a member of the executive team at Old Republic Risk Management, Barry is involved with all aspects of service and the day-to-day management of our account executives. He is also responsible for our marketing and business development efforts. Barry possesses more than 35 years of industry experience, with 20+ years at Old Republic in various account executive and management positions.

Education

B.B.A., San Diego State University
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison
A.R.M., Insurance Institute of America


Larry Francione

Larry Francione

Senior Vice President and CFO
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 1997

As Old Republic Risk Management’s Chief Financial Officer, Larry is directly responsible for all accounting and financial areas, as well as information services. With more than 35 years of industry experience, Larry has been with the Old Republic since 1997, serving first as Controller then transitioning to CFO in 2000.

Education

B.S., Marquette University
Certified Public Accountant


Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

Senior Vice President, Underwriting
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 2000

Since 2013, Linda has served as Old Republic Risk Management’s Senior Vice President, Underwriting. She oversees various home office underwriting functions and the renewal book of business, as well as Account Executive duties for select insureds. Linda has more than 30 years of industry experience and was previously with Wausau Insurance.

Education

B.B.A., Management, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater


Terri Minik

Terri Minik

Senior Vice President, Operations
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 2010

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Terri has responsibility for our Insurance Services and Product Development/Compliance areas, as well as Account Executive duties for select insureds. Terri has more than 20 years of industry experience and prior to joining Old Republic Risk Management, was a Risk Manager for 13 years. She began her career as an Alternative Risk Broker in the San Francisco area at Sedgwick James.

Education

B.B.A., Risk Management and Insurance, University of Wisconsin


Scott Schaefer

Scott Schaefer

Vice President, Claims
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 2005

As Vice President of Claims, Scott is instrumental in overseeing our various third party claims administrators, supervising regulatory compliance in respect to claims handling, and managing our internal claims supervisors. Scott assumed the position of Vice President of Claims in 2012 and has extensive experience and knowledge in working not only with our TPA’s, but with our insureds directly. Scott has more than 35 years of industry experience and was previously with Northwestern National for 18 years managing claims.

Education

Associate Degree, Police Science, NWTC
B.A.S., Sociology, Psychology, Westmar College


Paul Carleton

Paul Carleton

Senior Vice President, Account Executive
New York, New York
With Old Republic Since 2009

As Senior Vice President and a member of the leadership team at Old Republic Risk Management, Paul has responsibility for producing, underwriting, and servicing national account insureds interested in large retention casualty programs. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Paul leads those efforts for Old Republic Risk Management in the northeast.

Education

B.B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans
CPCU, American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters
CIC, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
CRM, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research


Helen Kim

Helen Kim

Senior Vice President, Account Executive
San Francisco, California
With Old Republic Since 2011

Helen is tasked with leading the West Coast Region, which is housed in San Francisco. Her responsibilities include producing, underwriting, and servicing national account insureds interested in large retention casualty programs. Helen has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry with the majority of her experience focused on large casualty in various underwriting, marketing, and management positions.

Education

B.A., Applied Mathematics towards Statistics, UC Berkeley


Kevin Truhlar

Kevin Truhlar

Senior Vice President, Account Executive
Chicago, Illinois
With Old Republic Since 2009

Kevin has responsibility for producing, underwriting, and servicing large retention casualty programs. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Kevin leads the efforts for Old Republic Risk Management in the Midwest.

Education

B.S., Finance, Eastern Illinois University

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