Leadership Team

Steve Oberst

Steve Oberst

Chief Executive Officer, ORRM
and Executive Vice President, ORI
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 1999

As Old Republic Risk Management’s Chief Executive Officer, Steve is responsible for all major corporate and financial decisions at ORRM. Additionally, as Executive Vice President of Old Republic International (ORI), he is part of the senior policy-making office of the CEO at ORI, the holding company of ORRM and various subsidiaries. Since 1999, Steve has held responsibilities at ORRM 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


Terri Minik

Terri Minik

President and Chief Operating Officer
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 2010

As Old Republic Risk Management's President and Chief Operating Officer, Terri has responsibility for running all aspects of ORRM and making key decisions. Terri has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Old Republic in 2010, she 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


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, Chief Financial Officer
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

Chief Underwriting Officer
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 2000

As Old Republic Risk Management's Chief Underwriting Officer, Linda oversees various home office underwriting functions and the renewal book of business, as well as maintains Account Executive duties for select insured's. Linda has more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Old Republic in 2000, she was previously with Wausau Insurance in Underwriting Management.

Education

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


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Jeff Woodcock

Senior Vice President, Operations
Brookfield, Wisconsin
With Old Republic Since 2015

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Jeff has responsibility for oversight of the Administrative/Office Services, Compliance/Product Development, and Policy Production areas. In addition, Jeff is responsible for leading the relationship for select corporate and group captive insurance programs. Jeff has more than 30 years of industry experience. Jeff began his insurance career in claims and prior to joining Old Republic in 2015, he worked at a major insurance broker for 17+ years.

Education

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.B.A., Marquette University


Scott Schaefer

Scott Schaefer

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

As Senior 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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