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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Management Team

Douglas Neil Raucy
Douglas Neil Raucy
President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Douglas Neil Raucy Douglas N. Raucy has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since its inception in October 2012. He has served in the same positions at Maison Insurance Company and at Maison Managers Inc. since their inception in October 2012. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Raucy served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the board of directors of Access Home Holdings LLC, Access Home Insurance Company and Access Home Managers LLC from August 2011 to October 2012. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the board of directors of Prepared Holdings LLC, Prepared Insurance Company and Prepared Managers LLC. From January 2001 to August 2008, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS), a property mitigation firm that focuses on disaster-resistance property research and education. Mr. Raucy’s prior executive experience also includes positions held during his 20 year tenure at Allstate Insurance Company, including his role as the Director and Founder of the National Catastrophe Team and National Catastrophe Center from 1995 through 2001, where he led the Allstate Insurance Company efforts for every major national catastrophe. He previously served as a member of the advisory board for Marshall Swift/Boech and a consultant to the Ocean Research & Resources Advisory Panel, a U.S. federal advisory committee studying the effects of the ocean on global weather patterns. Mr. Raucy obtained a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. We believe Mr. Raucy’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of several companies within the insurance industry.
John Steven Hill
John Steven Hill
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John Steven Hill John S. Hill, CPA, has served as our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since July 2013. He has served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Maison Insurance Company and of Maison Managers Inc. since July 2013. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Hill served as an Accounting Manager at AmeriLife Group, LLC from June 2013 to July 2013 and as the founder and owner of his consulting business, Hill Consulting Services LLC from July 2009 to June 2013. From June 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Hill served as the Chief Financial Officer of Prepared Insurance Company and prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Treasurer of Travelers of Florida from May 1998 to June 2009. Mr. Hill also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Carolina Casualty Insurance Company from 1989 to 1997. Mr. Hill served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association from 1999 through 2003. Mr. Hill’s executive experience includes his prior roles as a national insurance audit instructor and peer review team member in KPMG’s insurance practice. He is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Hill obtained a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University with a double major in economics and accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Dean Edward Stroud
Dean Edward Stroud
Vice President of Operations and Chief Underwriting Officer of Maison Insurance
Dean Edward Stroud Dean Stroud has served as our Vice President of Operations and Chief Underwriting Officer and has been a member of the board of directors of Maison Insurance since October 2012. Prior to joining Maison Insurance, he was the Chief Underwriting Officer and a member of the board of directors of Access Home Insurance Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from September 2011 to October 2012, where he managed and supervised company underwriting operations. Mr. Stroud served as the Senior Underwriting Consultant of Americas Insurance Company from January 2011 to September 2011 and prior to that, served as their Chief Underwriting Officer from April 2010 to January 2011. From October 2003 to May 2009, he was the Vice President of MacNeill Group, Inc., where he directed Louisiana underwriting and claims operations as a service provider for Citizens. Mr. Stroud’s prior executive experience also includes several positions held at Audubon Insurance Company, which he joined in 1971. At Audubon Insurance Company, he served in various commercial lines underwriting, underwriting management and other management positions and subsequently was responsible for companywide standard personal and commercial lines underwriting operations in Louisiana and supervised company marketing operations. Mr. Stroud was later named Audubon Insurance Company’s Vice President and was responsible for all standard personal and commercial lines underwriting in a six state region. He was subsequently appointed Senior Vice President of Audubon Insurance Company with responsibility for companywide standard lines underwriting operations and all company branch offices. Following those positions, Mr. Stroud became President and Chief Operating Officer of Audubon Insurance Group and President of Audubon Insurance Company and Audubon Indemnity Company. He also was a director of Audubon Insurance Company and Audubon Indemnity Company. Mr. Stroud has held positions on advisory committees to the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana and has served on the board of directors of the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1974. Additionally, he has completed The Management Program at the College of Insurance in Princeton, New Jersey and the American International Group’s Strategic Leadership in the Marketplace program in New York.

Board of Directors

Daniel Kyle Cerminara
Daniel Kyle Cerminara
Daniel Kyle Cerminara Since 2012, Mr. Cerminara has been CEO, Co-Founder & Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, an SEC registered investment advisor that manages equity and fixed income hedge funds and Co-Chief Investment Officer of CWA Asset Management Group, LLC d/b/a Capital Wealth Advisors, a wealth advisor and multi-family office. Mr. Cerminara also serves as Chairman and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital technology services, products, and solutions; director of Relm Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC), a technology company that designs, manufactures, and markets wireless communication products; director of Iteris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITI), a provider of intelligent information solutions for traffic management; director of Itasca Capital Ltd. (TSX-V: ICL); and a director of blueharbor bank (OTC: BLHK), a community bank. Prior to co-founding Fundamental Global Investors and partnering with Capital Wealth Advisors, Mr. Cerminara was a Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital Management from 2011-2012. Mr. Cerminara was a director and Sector Head of the Financials Industry at Highside Capital Management from 2009-2011.
Rita Hayes
Rita Hayes
Rita Hayes Ms. Hayes, 76, has been Chair of Hayes International Advisors, LLC since 2013, where she counsels industry and institutional leaders on a range of economic, political and regulatory matters. She served as an expert for the International Chamber of Commerce's World Business Summit in 2008. Ms. Hayes served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), a post to which she was nominated by President Bill Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, from November 1997 through August 2001, during which time she served as Acting U.S. Trade Representative from January through March 2001. From 2001 through December 2006, she held the position of Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to which she was approved by the 184 Member States. At the conclusion of her appointment at WIPO, she served as Senior Advisor in Hogan & Hartson LLP's Geneva, Switzerland office. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1996, Ms. Hayes served from 1996 to 1997 as U.S. Chief Textile Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C. From 1983 to 1992, Ms. Hayes served as Chief of Staff for two members of the U.S. Congress. Ms. Hayes received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia, an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters from the College of Charleston and an honorary degree as Doctorate of Outstanding Public Service from the University of South Carolina.
Lewis McKay Johnson
Lewis McKay Johnson
Lewis McKay Johnson Lewis M. Johnson, age 47, was appointed to our Board of Directors on April 3, 2017. Since May 2016, Mr. Johnson has also served on the Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets as well as RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE: RWC), a company which designs, manufactures and markets two-way land mobile radios, repeaters and related components. Since April 2012, Mr. Johnson has served as President, Co-Founder and Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor that manages equity and fixed income hedge funds. In addition, since April 2012, Mr. Johnson has served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of CWA Asset Management Group, LLC, a wealth advisory firm associated with Fundamental Global Investors. Prior to co-founding Fundamental Global Investors, LLC and partnering with Capital Wealth Advisors, Mr. Johnson was a private investor from 2010 to 2012. From 2008 to 2010 Mr. Johnson served as Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. Previously Mr. Johnson was a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Pequot Capital from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Pequot Capital, he was a Vice President and Analyst at T. Rowe Price from 2000 to 2006. He interned as an Analyst at Capital Research and Management during the summer of 1999 and worked as a Vice President at AYSA from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Johnson received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in addition to a MA in Political Science and a BA in International Studies from Emory University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. We believe Mr. Johnson's extensive experience in the financial industry, including asset investment, capital allocation, finance and financial analysis of public companies, qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.
Marsha G. King
Marsha G. King
Marsha G. King Ms. King, 51, has served as President of SkillPoint Consulting, Inc., where she consults with executives to improve their overall business and leadership performance, since January 2007. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, The George Washington University, The Pennsylvania State University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University since 1998. Prior to joining SkillPoint Consulting, Ms. King worked at Capital One Financial Corporation from September 1999 to January 2007, where she served as director of leadership acceleration before being promoted to Managing Vice President, Human Resources in October 2002. Prior to that, Ms. King served as an executive coach at Development Dimensions International, Inc., a global human resource consulting firm, from August 1998 to September 1999. Ms. King received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Education in Instructional Systems Design/Multimedia and Ph.D. in Organizational Development from The Pennsylvania State University.
E. Gray Payne
E. Gray Payne
E. Gray Payne E. Gray Payne, Major General, USMC (Ret), has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2018 and brings over forty years of leadership experience, both in the military and in the private sector. His Marine Corps experience included eight commands, ranging in size from the Company level (approximately 200 persons) to a Marine Logistics Group consisting of over 9,600 Marines and Sailors. He also served as Commanding General of the Marine Logistics Command. Staff experience ranged from the Brigade level to Assistant Deputy Commandant for Facilities, where he was responsible for 28 installations and an annual budget exceeding $5.5 billion. His experience in the private sector includes eighteen years as a management consultant working with over two hundred and fifty clients in the areas of financial management, operational improvement, organizational development, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Positions held include Director of Marketing, Division Head, COO, CFO, President and CEO of various companies ranging in size from $2.5 million to $100 million in annual revenue. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Marine Corps Association and Foundation, and as a Director on the Boards of BK Technologies, Inc. and VetCV. General Payne received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from North Carolina State University and a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star.
Douglas Neil Raucy
Douglas Neil Raucy
Douglas Neil Raucy Douglas N. Raucy has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since its inception in October 2012. He has served in the same positions at Maison Insurance Company and at Maison Managers Inc. since their inception in October 2012. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Raucy served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the board of directors of Access Home Holdings LLC, Access Home Insurance Company and Access Home Managers LLC from August 2011 to October 2012. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the board of directors of Prepared Holdings LLC, Prepared Insurance Company and Prepared Managers LLC. From January 2001 to August 2008, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS), a property mitigation firm that focuses on disaster-resistance property research and education. Mr. Raucy’s prior executive experience also includes positions held during his 20 year tenure at Allstate Insurance Company, including his role as the Director and Founder of the National Catastrophe Team and National Catastrophe Center from 1995 through 2001, where he led the Allstate Insurance Company efforts for every major national catastrophe. He previously served as a member of the advisory board for Marshall Swift/Boech and a consultant to the Ocean Research & Resources Advisory Panel, a U.S. federal advisory committee studying the effects of the ocean on global weather patterns. Mr. Raucy obtained a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. We believe Mr. Raucy’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of several companies within the insurance industry.
Larry Gene Swets Jr.
Larry Gene Swets Jr.
Larry Gene Swets Jr. Larry G. Swets, Jr., age 44, has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 21, 2013 and served as our Chairman from March 5, 2017 to May 11, 2018. Mr. Swets currently serves as Managing Member of Itasca Financial LLC, an advisory and investment firm, and as President of Itasca Golf Managers, Inc. Previously he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. from July 2010 to September 2018, including as its President from July 2010 until March 2017, and as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development from January 2010 to July 2010. Prior to founding Itasca Financial LLC in 2006, Mr. Swets served as an insurance company executive and advisor, including the role of Director of Investments and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for Kemper Insurance. At Kemper Insurance, he also evaluated business units, executed corporate transactions and divestitures, and developed financial projections and analysis for the company during its runoff stage. Mr. Swets began his career in insurance as an intern in the Kemper Scholar program in 1994. Mr. Swets is a member of the board of directors of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., Insurance Income Strategies Ltd., and Limbach Holdings, Inc., as well as, a director and Chief Executive Officer of Itasca Capital Ltd. Previously, he served as a member of the board of directors of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. from September 2013 to December 2018, Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. from December 2010 to January 2018, United Insurance Holdings Corp. from 2008 to March 2012, and Risk Enterprise Management Ltd. from November 2007 to May 2012. Mr. Swets earned a master’s degree in Finance from DePaul University in 1999, and a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in 1997. He is currently a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Scott David Wollney
Scott David Wollney
Scott David Wollney Mr. Wollney has served on our Board since April 2015. Since December 2010, Mr. Wollney has served as the President, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Atlas”), a NASDAQ-listed commercial automobile insurance company. More than 10 years ago, Mr. Wollney co-founded Avalon Risk Management, Inc., an insurance broker, and served as President from 2002 to 2008 and has more than 24 years of experience in property and casualty insurance. During his tenure in the industry, Mr. Wollney has held executive positions at both insurance companies as well as brokerage operations. Mr. Wollney is a MBA graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in finance and management strategy and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois.
Dennis A. Wong
Dennis A. Wong
Dennis A. Wong Mr. Wong has served on our Board since October 2015. Since 2005, Mr. Wong has served as the owner of and a consultant with Insurance Resolution Group, a consulting firm focused on providing strategic advisory and financial consulting for domestic and international insurance carriers. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Wong worked in a variety of corporate roles with Kemper Insurance Companies, a leading national insurance provider, including as Chief Financial Officer of its international operations. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Wong worked as a public accountant with KPMG LLP, where he specialized in accounting and operational advisory services for the insurance industry. Mr. Wong obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with an Accountancy Cognate from the University of Illinois. Mr. Wong is a Certified Public Accountant.