Dominic Addesso has served as a director of Amynta Ultimate Holdings LLC since June 2022, as the Non-Executive Chairman of BMS RE, a director of BMS Group Ltd since 2020, and as a director of Core Specialty Holdings, Inc. since December 2020. Mr. Addesso also serves in an executive advisory role with Madison Dearborn Partners. Prior to 2020 Mr. Addesso served in various leadership roles with Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE:RE), a reinsurance and insurance provider, including as President and CEO from January 2014 to December 2019, previously serving as President, leading group operations from 2011 and as CFO from 2009 to 2011. He served on the Everest Board from 2012 and retired from that board in May 2020. Prior to joining Everest Mr. Addesso served as Senior Vice President, Financial Products and then later as President of US Treaty, and President of regional clients from November 1977 to May 2009 for Munich Re America. In addition, Mr. Addesso served in various roles with Selective Insurance Group, Inc. from 1978 to 1997, including as Chief Financial Officer from 1983 to 1993, and then as head of corporate underwriting, claims, and technology. Mr. Addesso began his career at KPMG where he also obtained his CPA designation. Mr. Addesso holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
Michael A. Bless has served as Special Advisor to the CEO and the Board of Directors of Century Aluminum Company (Nasdaq: CENX) since July 2021. Mr. Bless served as Century's President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2011 to July 2021, he was a member of Century's Board of Directors from December 2012 to July 2021. Mr. Bless served as Century's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to November 2011. Prior to Century, Mr. Bless served as the Chief Financial Officer of Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) from 2004-2006 and Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) from 2001 to 2004, and in several other leadership positions with Rockwell. Mr. Bless began his career as an investment banker with Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. from 1987 to 1997. He holds an A.B. degree in history from Princeton University.
Mr. Bless has served as an independent director of CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA), where he is chair of the Compensation Committee, since 2017. He served as an independent director of Simpson Manufacturing Company (NYSE: SSD) from 2017 to 2021.
Debra W. Still has served as President and CEO of Pulte Financial Services since 2010, which includes the mortgage lending, title and insurance operations of PulteGroup, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. In addition to Pulte Financial Services, Ms. Still is a member of the board of managers of Pulte Mortgage, LLC, a nationwide lender headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. Ms. Still also served as President of Pulte Mortgage, LLC, from July 2004 until April 2020. Ms. Still served as the 2013 Chairperson of the Mortgage Bankers Association and is currently a member of the association’s Board of Directors. Ms. Still began her career with Pulte Mortgage, LLC in 1983 where she served in various executive capacities, including Chief Operating Officer, prior to being named President in 2004. Debra Still is the Chairman of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation. Opens Doors provides rent and mortgage assistance to help to keep families with critically ill or injured children in their homes while their child is in treatment. Ms. Still is a graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., with a B.S. degree and has completed graduate work in Finance at George Washington University.
Ms. Still has served on the Board of Directors of Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) since March 2018, where she is a member of the compensation committee and is chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Sheila Hooda is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Alpha Advisory Partners, which she founded in 2013 and advises on strategy, turnaround and transformation, customer centricity and digital business models for companies in the financial and business services sectors. Prior to founding Alpha Advisory Partners in 2013, she served as the global head of strategy and business development in the Financial & Risk division, Investors segment at Thomson Reuters, and earlier as senior managing director in strategy, M&A and corporate development roles at TIAA. Ms. Hooda previously was managing director in the Global Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse, and prior leadership roles include Bankers Trust, Andersen Consulting and McKinsey & Co. Ms. Hooda holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Savitribai Phule Pune University, a PGDM in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ms. Hooda has served on the board of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company since March 2016, where she is the chair of its risk committee and member of its compensation and evaluation committee and ScION Tech Growth I since December 2020, where she is the chair of the audit committee and ScION Tech Growth II since February 2021, where she is the chair of the audit committee. She previously served on the board of Virtus Investment Partners from 2016 to 2020, where she was a member of its audit and risk & finance committees and on the board of directors of ProSight Global, Inc. from 2019 to August 2021, where she was chair of the nominating & governance committee and a member of the audit committee and the human resources committee.
Robert P. Restrepo Jr. retired from State Auto Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: STFC) in 2015, having served as its Chairperson from 2006 to December 2015 and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to May 2015. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Restrepo served as Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations of Main Street America Group and was responsible for personal lines, commercial lines, bonds, claims, marketing, information technology and customer service. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Restrepo was the President and CEO, Property & Casualty of Allmerica Financial. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Restrepo was the President and CEO, Personal Lines at Travelers Property & Casualty and was responsible for the newly combined personal property and casualty operations of Travelers and Aetna. In 1972, Mr. Restrepo joined Aetna Life & Casualty and held various managerial positions through 1996, including positions in marketing, technology, and field management, and ended as Senior Vice President, Personal Lines. He also previously served as a director of Majesco, Inc. (Nasdaq: MJCO) from August 2015 until September 2020. Mr. Restrepo also currently serves on the board of The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Mr. Restrepo received a B.A. in English from Yale University.
Mr. Restrepo has served on the boards of directors of (i) Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) since December 2016, where he is the chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee, and (ii) RLI Corp. (NYSE: RLI) since July 2016, where he is a member of the human capital & compensation committee and the strategy committee.
Westley V. Thompson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of M Financial Group and as a member of the M Financial Holdings Incorporated board of directors since 2017. Prior to joining M Financial Group, Mr. Thompson served as Chief Executive Officer of Emerge.me, LLC, an insurtech company that he founded in 2015. In addition, Mr. Thompson served on the board of Majesco, Inc. (Nasdaq: MJCO) from September 2016 until April 2018. From October 2008 until April 2014, Mr. Thompson served as President of Sun Life Financial U.S. Prior to joining Sun Life, Mr. Thompson held executive roles at Lincoln Financial Group from January 1998 to September 2008 and at CIGNA Individual Insurance from April 1994 to December 1997. Mr. Thompson holds a B.A. from Brown University.
Anne G. Waleski previously served as Executive Vice President of Markel Corporation, a global holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world, from 2018 until June 2019. Ms. Waleski served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Markel Corporation from 2010 until 2018, Treasurer of Markel from 2003 to 2010, and held various other finance positions at Markel Corporation from 1993 to 2003. Ms. Waleski holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The College of William & Mary and has an M.B.A. from the University of Richmond.
Ms. Waleski served on the board of directors of Tredegar Corporation from 2018 to August 2023, where she was a member of the audit committee and the executive compensation committee, and ProSight Global, Inc. from June 2020 to August 2021, where she was a member of the audit committee.
Jerome T. Upton is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer) for Genworth Financial, Inc. (“Genworth”) (NYSE: GNW). From April 2022 through February of 2023, Mr. Upton served as the Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and Controller (Principal Accounting Officer) for Genworth. From June 2010 to April 2022, Mr. Upton served as a Vice President of Genworth (during which time he also served as Deputy CFO from August 2020 to April 2022, as interim CFO of Genworth’s U.S. Life Insurance segment from August 2019 to August 2020, as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Genworth’s Global Mortgage Insurance businesses from May 2012 to August 2019, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the international mortgage insurance businesses of Genworth from June 2010 to May 2012). Prior to joining Genworth’s predecessor in 1998, Mr. Upton was with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he served in accounting positions of increasing authority before attaining the position of Senior Manager – Insurance. Prior thereto, Mr. Upton was the Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for Century American Insurance Company and obtained the status of Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Upton received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.