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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

James R. Gober
James R. Gober
Executive Chairman
James R. Gober James R. Gober currently serves as our Executive Chairman. Mr. Gober served as our Chief Executive Officer and President from 2002 until August 1, 2017. Mr. Gober was elected a director in December 2002. In December 2003, Mr. Gober was elected to the 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
Chief Executive Officer
Glen N. Godwin Glen N. Godwin currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Godwin served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and has served in various capacities with our companies since 1987.
Samuel J. Simon
Samuel J. Simon
President and General Counsel
Samuel J. Simon Samuel J. Simon currently serves as our President and General Counsel. Mr. 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 our 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.

Board of Directors

James R. Gober
James R. Gober
Chairman
James R. Gober James R. Gober currently serves as our Executive Chairman. Mr. Gober served as our Chief Executive Officer and President from 2002 until August 1, 2017. Mr. Gober was elected a director in December 2002. In December 2003, Mr. Gober was elected to the 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
Chief Executive Officer
Glen N. Godwin Glen N. Godwin currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Godwin served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and has served in various capacities with our companies since 1987.
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 serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Protective Life Corporation since 2016 and as a member of Protective Life Corporation's Board of Directors since 2015. Mr. Bielen served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Protective Life Corporation from 2007 until 2016.
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 is founder and currently serving as CEO of B.O.A.R.D.S., a governance, strategy, and risk advisory firm established in 2013. Mrs. Brock-Kyle is currently serving as independent trustee of the Guggenheim/Rydex Funds since 2016. Mrs. Brock Kyle served in leadership roles with TIAA, including within its asset management and risk management functions, from 2005 until 2012.
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 is currently serving as a Principal and Portfolio Manager of Cito Capital Group, LLC since 2016. Ms. Canida served in various capacities with Taplin, Canida & Habacht LLC, including as Chairperson from 2015 until 2016, President from 2008 until 2015, and President, Managing Principal, and Chief Compliance Officer from 1985 until 2008.
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. He served as a member of Blount International, Inc.’s Board of Directors from 1999 until 2016. 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 served as a member of GrafTech International, Ltd.’s Board of Directors from 2003 until 2014. He served as President of RiverBend Management Group LLC from 2005 until 2010. He served as a member of Grant Prideco, Inc.’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2003 until 2008.
E. Robert Meaney
E. Robert Meaney
Director
E. Robert Meaney E. Robert Meaney was elected a director in May 2013. Mr. Meaney is currently serving as a consultant to the industrial sector and as Distinguished Fellow at the Daugherty Institute of the University of Nebraska. He previously served as Senior Vice President from 1998 until 2012 and as Corporate Secretary from 2006 until 2011 of Valmont Industries, Inc.
James L. Weidner
James L. Weidner
Director
James L. Weidner James L. Weidner was elected a director in July 2015. Mr. Weidner is currently serving as an insurance industry consultant and as President of Weidner Enterprises, LLC. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cooperative of American Physicians from 1995 until 2015.
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 and has served on the Board of Directors of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. since 2006, as Chairman of its Compensation Committee, and as a member of its Audit, Enterprise Risk, Executive and Investment Committees. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Inter-Atlantic Financial, Inc. from 2007 until 2009. Mr. Weinhoff was Managing Director and Head of Schroders & Co.’s U.S. Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking from 1997 until 2000 and was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers from 1985 to 1997.