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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

James R. Gober
James R. Gober
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
James R. Gober James R. Gober was elected our Chief Executive Officer and President and a director in November 2002. In December 2003, Mr. Gober was elected Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Gober had served in various capacities in our companies since 1978, including Director and President of Infinity Insurance Company and subsidiaries, and as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of each of the companies comprising the NSA Group. Since 1991, Mr. Gober had been the principal operating officer for some or all of the companies within the NSA Group.
Glen N. Godwin
Glen N. Godwin
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Glen N. Godwin Glen N. Godwin currently serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Godwin has served in various capacities with our companies since 1987.
Samuel J. Simon
Samuel J. Simon
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Samuel J. Simon Samuel J. Simon was elected our Secretary in September 2002 and our Senior Vice President and General Counsel in December 2002. In December 2003, Mr. Simon was elected to serve on our Board of Directors and was elected Executive Vice President in May 2005. Since October 1996, Mr. Simon had served as Assistant General Counsel of American Financial Group (AFG). From 1993 to October 1996, Mr. Simon was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Citicasters Inc., a public company that was engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of television and radio stations. Citicasters was formerly an affiliate of AFG.
Robert H. Bateman
Robert H. Bateman
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert H. Bateman Robert H. Bateman currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Infinity team in October 2015, Mr. Bateman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of COUNTRY Financial.
Scott C. Pitrone
Scott C. Pitrone
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Scott C. Pitrone Scott C. Pitrone currently serves as Senior Vice President, Product Management. Mr. Pitrone has served in various capacities with our companies since 1993. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Pitrone was with The Progressive Corporation.

Board of Directors

James R. Gober
James R. Gober
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
James R. Gober James R. Gober was elected our Chief Executive Officer and President and a director in November 2002. In December 2003, Mr. Gober was elected Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Gober had served in various capacities in our companies since 1978, including Director and President of Infinity Insurance Company and subsidiaries, and as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of each of the companies comprising the NSA Group. Since 1991, Mr. Gober had been the principal operating officer for some or all of the companies within the NSA Group.
Victor T. Adamo
Victor T. Adamo
Director
Victor T. Adamo Victor T. Adamo was elected a director in May 2016. Mr. Adamo is currently serving as a member of The Mutual RRG's Board of Directors. Previously, he served as President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProAssurance Corporation from 2001 until 2013 and in various capacities with ProAssurance Corporation’s predecessor and affiliated entities since 1985, including as Chief Executive Officer, President, and member of the Board of Directors of Professionals Group, Inc., and as Chairman of MEEMIC Insurance Company, a personal auto and homeowner’s specialty insurance company.
Richard J. Bielen
Richard J. Bielen
Director
Richard J. Bielen Richard J. Bielen was elected a director in June 2016. Mr. Bielen is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Protective Life Corporation, where he has held various investment, treasury and financial positions over his 25 tenure there. Mr. Bielen also serves on the boards of United Way of Central Alabama, Alabama Trust Fund and Children's of Alabama.
Angela Brock-Kyle
Angela Brock-Kyle
Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
Angela Brock-Kyle Angela Brock-Kyle was elected a director in May 2014. Mrs. Brock-Kyle previously served as Managing Director and a member of the senior leadership team with Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) from 2005 until 2012 in Asset Management, Retirement and Individual Financial Services, and Enterprise Risk Management. Mrs. Brock-Kyle also served as Managing Director, Project Finance and Managing Directior, Fixed Income Private Placements with TIAA-CREF from 1998-2004 and in various investment management roles since 1987.
Teresa A. Canida
Teresa A. Canida
Director, Chair of the Investment Committee
Teresa A. Canida Maria Teresa Alvarez Canida was elected a director in May 2009. Ms. Canida served in various capacities with Taplin, Canida & Habacht LLC from 1987 until 2016, including Chairperson, President, Managing Principal and Chief Compliance Officer.
Harold E. Layman
Harold E. Layman
Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee
Harold E. Layman Harold E. Layman was elected a director in August 2003. Mr. Layman served as President & CEO of Blount International, Inc., and in several other executive capacities with the New York Stock Exchange-listed worldwide manufacturing company until his retirement in 2002. He remains a director of Blount International.
E. Robert Meaney
E. Robert Meaney
Director
E. Robert Meaney E. Robert Meaney was elected a director in May 2013. Mr. Meaney previously served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Valmont Industries.
W. Stancil Starnes
W. Stancil Starnes
Director
W. Stancil Starnes Mr. Starnes was elected a director in May 2008. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ProAssurance corporation since 2007 and on the Board of Directors of ProAssurance Corporation, serving as a Chairman. Prior to joining ProAssurance in 2007, Mr. Starnes served as President of Administration and Planning for Brasfield & Gorrie from 2006-2007 and as Senior Partner at the law firm of Starnes & Atchison LLP prior to 2006.
James L. Weidner
James L. Weidner
Director
James L. Weidner James L. Weidner was elected a director in August 2015. Mr. Weidner recently retired from Cooperative of American Physicians after serving 20 years as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weidner also serves on the Board of the Chicago Sinfonietta, a symphony orchestra, and is involved with the City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life threatening diseases.
Samuel J. Weinhoff
Samuel J. Weinhoff
Lead Director, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Samuel J. Weinhoff Samuel J. Weinhoff was elected a director in May 2004. Mr. Weinhoff is currently an insurance industry consultant in New York City and serves on the Board of Directors of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Weinhoff was Managing Director and Head of Schroder & Co.’s U.S. Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking from 1997 through 2000 and was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers from 1985 to 1997.