Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Jared A. Morris
Jared A. Morris
Chairman
Jared A. Morris Jared A. Morris has served as a Director since September 2005 and as Lead Director since November 2012 until he was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Since 2002, Mr. Morris has been an officer and a principal owner of Dumont Land, LLC and Marine One Acceptance Corp., both of which are specialty finance companies. Since 2002, he has also served as an officer of Dumont Management Group, LLC, a privately held company that provides management services to various affiliated finance and investment companies.
Michael J. Brown
Michael J. Brown
Director
Michael J. Brown

Michael J. Brown has served as a Director since November 2014. Mr. Brown is Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of IBERIABANK Corporation, a position he has held since September 2009. In that role, he manages IBERIABANK's retail and commercial banking operations. Mr. Brown has been with the Company since 1999. Previously he worked for Wachovia, First Commerce and Bank One.

Teri G. Fontenot
Teri G. Fontenot
Director
Teri G. Fontenot

Teri Fontenot has served as a Director since January 2016. Ms. Fontenot served as President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital from 1996 until her retirement in March 2019. Upon her retirement, Ms. Fontenot was named Chief Executive Officer Emeritus. Prior to joining Woman’s Hospital in 1992 as CFO, Ms. Fontenot was a CFO for hospitals in Louisiana and Florida. Ms. Fontenot recently served for six years on the American Hospital Association Board, and was the chair in 2012. Ms. Fontenot currently serves as a Director for LHC Group, Inc. and AMN Healthcare.

G. Janelle  Frost
G. Janelle Frost
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
G. Janelle  Frost

G. Janelle Frost has served as a Director since April 2016. Ms. Frost has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2015 and President since September 2013. Prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Frost served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2013 to April 2015. She served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2008 to April 2013, our Controller from May 2004 to November 2008 and Vice President from May 2006 to November 2008. She has been employed with our company since 1992 and served as Assistant Vice President from May 2004 to May 2006 and Deputy Controller from 1998 to April 2004. Ms. Frost currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch.

Philip A.  Garcia
Philip A. Garcia
Director
Philip A.  Garcia Philip A. Garcia has served as a Director of AMERISAFE since January 2010. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Erie Insurance Group, a writer of private passenger automobile insurance and of property/casualty insurance in the United States. While at Erie Insurance Group, Mr. Garcia was involved in multiple aspects of management, including finance, accounting, auditing, and life insurance company operations. He began his career with Erie Insurance Group in 1981 after graduating from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and becoming a CPA in 1980.
Millard E. Morris
Millard E. Morris
Director
Millard E. Morris Millard E. Morris founded the Company in 1985, and was its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and principal shareholder until it was sold to a private investment group in 1997. He continued to serve on the Company’s board of directors until 2005. He has been the managing member of Dumont Management Group, LLC, a privately held company that provides management services to various affiliated finance and investment companies, since 1996. Millard E. Morris is the father of Jared A. Morris.
Randall E. Roach
Randall E. Roach
Director
Randall E. Roach Randy Roach retired as the Mayor of Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2017, a position he held since 2000. In his many years of public service, Mr. Roach has held positions as Assistant City Attorney for the city of Lake Charles (1985-1987) and State Representative in the Louisiana Legislature (1988-1996), as well as serving on numerous committees and task forces for the state of Louisiana.

Management Team

G. Janelle  Frost
G. Janelle Frost
Chief Executive Officer and President
G. Janelle  Frost

G. Janelle Frost has served as a Director since April 2016. Ms. Frost has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2015 and President since September 2013. Prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Frost served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2013 to April 2015. She served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2008 to April 2013, our Controller from May 2004 to November 2008 and Vice President from May 2006 to November 2008. She has been employed with our company since 1992 and served as Assistant Vice President from May 2004 to May 2006 and Deputy Controller from 1998 to April 2004. Ms. Frost currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch.

Neal A. Fuller
Neal A. Fuller
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Neal A. Fuller Neal A. Fuller has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September, 2015. Mr. Fuller served in multiple leadership positions with Safeco Corporation from 1988 to 2009, ending as Senior Vice President – Finance and Treasurer. Prior to joining AMERISAFE, Fuller served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ICW Group and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SeaBright Holdings, Inc.
Vincent J. Gagliano
Vincent J. Gagliano
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Vincent J. Gagliano Vincent J. Gagliano has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since March 2016. He has been employed with our company since 2001. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from January 2013 until February 2016, Senior Vice President of Information Technology from September 2009 to January 2013, Vice President, Operations Analysis from January 2008 to September 2009, Assistant Vice President of Business Intelligence from July 2005 to December 2008, Director of Business Intelligence from April 2004 to July 2005 and Senior Business Analyst from July 2001 to April 2004.
Andrew Brook McCray
Andrew Brook McCray
Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer
Andrew Brook McCray Andrew B. McCray has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer since May 2019. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Director – Global P&C Strategy and Product Innovation for Assurant from January 2017 through April 2019. From 2015 to 2017, he served as business leader for commercial lines for Utica National Insurance Group and from 2011 to 2015 served as vice president and director of regional underwriting operations for Utica National Insurance Group.
Kathryn H. Shirley
Kathryn H. Shirley
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Kathryn H. Shirley Kathryn H. Shirley has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since March 2016. She previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from May 2012 until February 2016. She has been employed with our company since 2012. Prior to joining our company, she practiced law from 2009 through May 2012 at Christian & Small LLP. From 2000 until 2008 she was employed as an Insurance Regulatory Compliance Manager with United Investors Life Insurance Company and Liberty National Life Insurance Company, subsidiaries of Torchmark Corporation.
Kelly R. Goins
Senior Vice President, Underwriting Operations
Kelly R. Goins has served as our Senior Vice President, Underwriting Operations since March 2005. She has been employed with our company since 1986 and served as Vice President, Underwriting Operations from 2000 until March 2005.
Leon J. Lagneaux IV
Senior Vice President, Recruitment and Development
Leon J. Lagneaux has served as Senior Vice President, Recruitment and Development since July 2019. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Safety Operations from March 2005 until June 2019. He has been employed with our company since 1994 and served as Vice President, Safety Operations from 1999 until March 2005.
Henry Oscar Lestage IV
Senior Vice President, Claims Operations
Henry O. Lestage, IV has served as our Senior Vice President, Claims Operations since September 2000. He has been employed with our company since 1987 and served as Vice President, Claims Operations from 1998 until 2000.
Garrett Little
Senior Vice President, Safety Operations
Garrett Little has served as Senior Vice President, Safety Operations since July 2019. He has been employed with our company since 1995 and previously served as Vice President, Field Safety from April 2001 until June 2019.
Barbra McCrary
Senior Vice President, Policyholder Services
Barbra McCrary has served as our Senior Vice President, Policyholder Services since November 2017. She has been employed with our company since 1997 and served as Vice President, Premium Audit from 2010 until November 2017.
David Ronald Morton
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
David R. Morton has served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing since April 2015. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Morton served in various sales leadership roles with EMPLOYERS Services, Inc., a mono-line workers’ compensation insurance carrier, including Director of Client Relations from 2007 to 2010, Vice President of Sales, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances from 2010 to 2014 and most recently as Vice President of Sales Excellence from September 2014 to April 2015.
Angela Pearson
Senior Vice President and Controller
Angela Pearson has served as our Senior Vice President and Controller since October 2019. She has been employed with our company since 1996 and previously served as Vice President and Controller from 2012 until October 2019.

2009 - 2019