Old Republic Aerospace - Management Team

    Craig Benn

    Executive Vice President & Workers' Compensation Underwriting

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    Craig Benn, Executive Vice President & Workers' Compensation Underwriting, Old Republic Aerospace

    Craig Benn

    Executive Vice President & Workers' Compensation Underwriting

    Craig is responsible for overseeing the workers' compensation product portfolio and business unit. He has more than 35 years of progressive experience in the aviation field. Craig started his career in the aviation industry as a U.S. Coast Guard Aircrewman based at Air Station Miami, where he participated in search & rescue and maritime drug interdiction missions. He then joined AIG Aerospace as a professional associate and after 15 years, progressed to senior vice president - aviation workers' compensation product line manager. He then became an insurance broker with SkyTerra, Inc., an aviation insurance specialty brokerage. Craig joined Old Republic Aerospace in 2011 as senior vice president - workers' compensation product line manager and, in 2014, was appointed as executive vice president. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.

    Daniel Bullard

    Dallas Branch Manager

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    Daniel Bullard, Dallas Branch Manager, Old Republic Aerospace

    Daniel Bullard

    Dallas Branch Manager
    Daniel manages the Dallas branch underwriting and customer service operations. In 1988, Daniel started as an underwriter for United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), Houston office. He was promoted to assistant vice president, assistant branch manager in 1998. In 2003, Daniel was promoted to vice president and transferred to the USAIG, New York office, to become the manager of the pleasure & business product line and subsequently was promoted to senior vice president. Daniel joined Old Republic Aerospace as the Dallas branch manager in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. Daniel is a commercial pilot with a single engine land and sea ratings as well as multi-engine land and instrument ratings. He is also a certified flight instructor with single engine and advanced ground instructor ratings.

    Gary Churchill

    President & Chief Operating Officer, General Aviation Underwriting

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    Gary Churchill, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, General Aviation Underwriting, Old Republic Aerospace

    Gary Churchill

    President & Chief Operating Officer, General Aviation Underwriting

    Gary is responsible for developing underwriting best practices and guidelines across the commercial, corporate and manufactured products aviation portfolio; as well as providing management oversight for all underwriting office locations. Gary began his career in aviation insurance as an underwriter with United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), Minneapolis office, advancing to assistant vice president. From 2008 to 2009, Gary worked at Travelers Aviation as regional vice president-underwriting. In 2009, he joined Old Republic Aerospace as vice president establishing a regional underwriting office in Chicago. In 2012, Gary was promoted to senior vice president and in 2014, he was appointed as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation from Western Michigan University, a commercial pilot license with an instrument rating and Certificate of Achievement in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University. In addition, Gary served on the Aviation Insurance Association's board of directors and on the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee as the insurance industry representative.

    Wes Collier

    Senior Vice President, Pleasure & Business Underwriting

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    Wes Collier, Vice President, Pleasure & Business Underwriting, Old Republic Aerospace

    Wes Collier

    Senior Vice President, Pleasure & Business Underwriting

    Wes is responsible for overseeing the light aircraft pleasure & business portfolio. Wes began his aviation career in 2000 as a flight instructor working in Auburn University's Flight Education Department providing flight instruction for initial and advanced students as part of the FAR Part 141 Flight School. He later joined Auburn University's Air Transportation Department where he served as a pilot crewmember on King Air and Citation equipment for six years. Wes also held a two-year term as an airport advisory board member for a local municipal airport. In 2007, he joined AIG Aerospace as an underwriter and subsequently was promoted to senior underwriter in 2009, assistant branch manager in 2010, and in 2012, became the light aircraft product line manager for North America. Wes also served as a captain in their corporate flight department operating a Sabreliner. Wes joined Old Republic Aerospace in 2013 working in the corporate aircraft product line as assistant vice president of underwriting, and in 2014 he was appointed as vice president - pleasure & business product line manager. Wes holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management / Professional Flight from Auburn University and is certified as an Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Advanced Ground Instructor.

    Jennifer DeJarnatt, SHRM-SCP

    Human Resources Generalist

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    Jennifer DeJarnatt

    Jennifer DeJarnatt, SHRM-SCP

    Human Resources Generalist

    Jennifer is the Human Resources Generalist for ORAE. She joined ORAE in 2020 and has more than 13 years of experience as a human resource professional. Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in organizational management and leadership from Reinhardt University. She has the human resources designation of Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and is a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management.

    Brian Donnelly

    Senior Vice President, Major Risks Underwriting

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    Brian Donnelly, Senior Vice President, Major Risks Underwriting, Old Republic Aerospace

    Brian Donnelly

    Senior Vice President, Major Risks Underwriting

    Brian is responsible for developing the underwriting strategy and providing oversight for the airline/major risks portfolios. Brian began his career in aviation insurance in 1984 with Global Aerospace in New York City. In 1986, he joined the Airline Department was promoted to senior underwriter in 1988. He transferred to the Eastern branch office as assistant branch manager in 1995 and was promoted to vice president, manager of the pleasure and business operations unit in 1997. In 2000, he transferred to the New York City office as Northeast regional manager. In 2006, Brian joined the major risk underwriting team at AIG Aerospace in Atlanta before joining Old Republic Aerospace in 2014. Brian's prior experience includes work as a commuter airline and corporate pilot. He is certified as an airline transport pilot and flight instructor and has logged over 5,000 flying hours. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey.

    Gary Fey

    Business Development Manager – Eastern Region

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    Gary Fey, Atlanta Branch Manager, Old Republic Aerospace

    Gary Fey

    Business Development Manager – Eastern Region
    Gary manages the Atlanta branch underwriting and customer service operations. In 1986, Gary began his tenure in aviation insurance with United States Aviation Aircraft Group (USAIG), Toledo, and then transferred to the St. Louis office. There he worked in a variety of underwriting and management positions ultimately becoming the assistant branch manager. Thereafter, Gary briefly worked at Travelers Aviation as regional vice president, Southeast and at Starr Aviation Agency as vice president, Eastern regional manager before joining Old Republic Aerospace in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science from Lindenwood University (Missouri) and holds a private pilot license. He is a member of several aviation organizations including the Greater St. Louis Business Aircraft Association, Kansas City Business Aircraft Association and Georgia Business Aviation Association.

    John "JT" Helms

    Senior Vice President, Agricultural Aviation Underwriting

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    John

    John "JT" Helms

    Senior Vice President, Agricultural Aviation Underwriting

    JT is responsible for developing the Old Republic Aerospace underwriting strategy and guidelines for the agricultural aviation product line. JT began his career in aviation insurance in 1999 as an agent with NationAir Insurance Agency, Lincoln, Nebraska. Subsequently, JT was transferred to St. Louis, Missouri, to start a light aircraft unit for NationAir. In 2006, he joined AIG Aerospace, Atlanta, as assistant vice president - manager of their light aircraft division. In 2009, JT worked again as an agent for Eastern Aviation Insurance. He then joined Old Republic Aerospace in 2011 as the assistant branch manager of the Atlanta branch responsible for pleasure & business, corporate and commercial lines. In 2013, JT was appointed as vice president - agricultural aviation and Alaska product line manager. JT holds a Bachelor of Science in General Business from Mississippi State University and was a commissioned officer and UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot in the United States Army.

    Paul Howard

    Senior Vice President

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    Paul Howard

    Paul Howard

    Senior Vice President

    Andrew Johnson

    Vice President – Eastern Regional Manager

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    Andrew Johnson, Vice President - Eastern Regional Manager

    Andrew Johnson

    Vice President – Eastern Regional Manager

    Cliff Johnson

    Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance

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    Cliff Johnson

    Cliff Johnson

    Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance

    Amanda Loroff

    Marketing, Communications, Public Relations

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    Amanda Loroff

    Amanda Loroff

    Marketing, Communications, Public Relations

    Kayon Marshall

    Assistant Vice President, Corporate Office Manager

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    Kayon Marshall

    Kayon Marshall

    Assistant Vice President, Corporate Office Manager
    Kayon is responsible for all corporate and branch office claims administration. Previously, she held positions as the claims administrative manager and claims processing manager. Before joining ORAE, Kayon worked for Technion Communications, Miramar, FL as a payroll coordinator. Kayon studied business management and administration at Broward Community College.

    Jeff Moitozo

    Executive Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer

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    Jeff Moitozo, Senior Vice President, Corporate, Airport, NCP Underwriting, Old Republic Aerospace

    Jeff Moitozo

    Executive Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer
    Jeff's responsibilities include corporate, airport and NCP underwriting. In addition, Jeff, heads the branch underwriting offices. He began his career at Cigna Aerospace where he held various senior aviation underwriting positions and later advanced to vice president and NY / Atlanta branch manager when the ACE Group acquired Cigna Property and Casualty in 1999. Prior to joining Old Republic Aerospace in 2016, Jeff was chief underwriting officer Ð Aerospace for the Americas region of AIG after holding several underwriting and management roles of increasing responsibility over 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Marketing from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. in Finance from Temple University and is a licensed private pilot.

    Gordon Murray

    Senior Vice President, Administration and Compliance

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    Gordon Murray, Senior Vice President, Administration and Compliance, Old Repubilc Aerospace

    Gordon Murray

    Senior Vice President, Administration and Compliance
    Gordon is responsible for overseeing corporate administration and compliance. From 1983 to 1989, Gordon served in the United States Air Force and was involved in missions throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Gordon began his career as an aviation insurance broker. His background also includes underwriting positions with Cigna Aerospace, ACE Aerospace and Global Aerospace, before joining AIG Aerospace as regional vice president managing the Southeast U.S., Caribbean and Atlantic Islands territory. In 2006 Gordon accepted a position with Travelers Insurance Company as president of the U.S. aviation insurance practice. In 2011, he joined Old Republic Aerospace to manage the corporate administration, regulation and compliance functions. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Management of Technical Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach and holds a commercial pilot license.

    John J. Pristas

    Seattle Branch Manager

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    John J. Pristas, Seattle Branch Manager, Old Republic Aerospace

    John J. Pristas

    Seattle Branch Manager
    John manages the Seattle branch underwriting and customer service operations. He joined the Chicago office of Old Repbulic Aerospace in 2011 as a senior underwriter and subsequently transferred to the Seattle branch in 2015 to assume the position of assistant branch manager. Prior to joining Old Republic Aerospace, John was an account executive at NationAir Insurance and also held various positions at Travelers Aviation, Aviation Markets, Inc., Olympic Steel, Inc. and COMAV Aviation Insurance. John is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management. He is a commercial pilot with CFI, multi-engine and instrument ratings.

    Ralph H. Sohl

    Chief Executive Officer, Chief Underwriting Officer

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    Ralph H. Sohl, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chief Underwriting Officer, Old Republic Aerospace

    Ralph H. Sohl

    Chief Executive Officer, Chief Underwriting Officer

    Ralph is responsible for leading the company's business strategy, operational and financial performance, and organizational requirements. Ralph began his career as an underwriter with Cigna Aerospace in 1984. During his tenure he held a number of underwriting management positions advancing to senior vice president-aerospace practice leader in 1997. Ralph then became senior vice president-head of business aviation when the ACE Group acquired Cigna Property and Casualty in 1999. He joined Old Republic Aerospace as senior vice president-corporate aviation product line manager in 2003 and was promoted to executive vice president-chief underwriting officer in 2009. In 2011, Ralph was promoted to president and chief operating officer and in 2014, he was appointed as president and chief executive officer. Ralph has a Bachelor of Science in Air Commerce and Flight Technology from Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a commercial, multi-engine pilot with an instrument rating and holds a Flight Engineer Certificate with a turbojet rating.

    Michael E. Warren, Esq.

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Director of Claims

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    Michael E. Warren, Esq., Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Director of Claims, Old Republic Aerospace

    Michael E. Warren, Esq.

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Director of Claims

    Mike is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Old Republic Aerospace claims services. Mike launched his career in aviation insurance as a senior claims supervisor and attorney with the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), New York. Thereafter, he joined the law firm of Gallagher, Gosseen & Faller, New York, practicing product liability and aviation law. Mike subsequently assumed the role of vice president of ICALM Group, Chapel Hill, managing aviation-related matters for large insurers in the European market as well as self-insured clients. In 2000, Mike joined Travelers Insurance Company and held a variety of senior technical and managerial claim positions. He was appointed vice president, director of claims for Travelers Aviation before joining Old Republic Aerospace in 2010. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brooklyn College and a Juris Doctor with honors from St. John's University School of Law. He is admitted to the federal and state bars of New York, holds adjuster licenses in sixteen states and is a certified mediator.

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