Management Team

    William Franchi, President

    William Franchi

    President

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    William Franchi, President

    William Franchi

    President
    Bill is President of Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. He is responsible for directing the underwriting and operational strategies for ORSIU’s Specialty Programs and Alternative Risks segments. Bill has 20 plus years of insurance and reinsurance experience. Prior to joining ORSIU, he was Senior Vice President, Head of Programs for ACE Insurance Group managing a multiline insurance program portfolio. Bill previously held various senior management roles, including underwriting, marketing, and operations with Munich Re America and GE Insurance Solutions (Industrial Risk Insurers). He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from East Stroudsburg University.
    Tom McGrath, EVP, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Specialty Programs

    Tom McGrath

    EVP, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Specialty Programs

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    Tom McGrath, EVP, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Specialty Programs

    Tom McGrath

    EVP, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Specialty Programs
    As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Tom’s responsibilities are focused on building the operations of ORSIU and managing its Insurance Program Division. He has 28 years of insurance and reinsurance experience. Prior to joining ORSIU, Tom was Senior Vice President, Head of Programs for ACE Insurance Group overseeing all underwriting, marketing, and operations for the unit’s Program Insurance business. Previously, as Senior Vice President at Munich Re America, Tom was responsible for a diverse portfolio of Insurance Program business of approximately $500M GWP. Tom has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
    Judith Johnson, SVP, Head of Alternative Risks

    Judith Johnson

    SVP, Head of Alternative Risks

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    Judith Johnson, SVP, Head of Alternative Risks

    Judith Johnson

    SVP, Head of Alternative Risks
    Judy is responsible for managing ORSIU's public entity and nonprofit book of business. She has 24 years of insurance and reinsurance experience, including 14 years with Munich Re America where she was most recently Senior Vice President, Head of Alternative Markets, responsible for managing a $205M GWP portfolio of public entity and nonprofit business. Previous to Munich Re, she spent nine years with Signet Star Reinsurance Company. The majority of her career has been focused exclusively in underwriting alternative market business. Judy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Temple University.
    Trish Egan, SVP, Head of Operations

    Trish Egan

    SVP, Head of Operations

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    Trish Egan, SVP, Head of Operations

    Trish Egan

    SVP, Head of Operations
    Trish joined ORSIU in February 2015 and was previously with Munich Re America for 14 years where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Head of Programs & Products. Trish also spent 12 years with Reliance Insurance Company in successive operations and client services management roles. She has a Bachelor's degree from George Washington University.
    Robert Gambell, SVP, Chief Claims Officer

    Robert Gambell

    SVP, Chief Claims Officer

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    Robert Gambell, SVP, Chief Claims Officer

    Robert Gambell

    SVP, Chief Claims Officer
    Bob joined ORSIU in April 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer. He has 26 years of insurance and claims administration experience. Prior to joining ORSIU, Bob spent 13 years with Engle Martin & Associates where he served as Executive Vice President of their TPA division, responsible for all claims associated with a portfolio of specialty business estimated at $250M GWP. Bob has also held leadership positions with Caliber One Management Company and GRE Insurance Group. Bob earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from La Salle University.
    Sean McAllister, SVP, Chief Actuarial Officer

    Sean McAllister

    SVP, Chief Actuarial Officer

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    Sean McAllister, SVP, Chief Actuarial Officer

    Sean McAllister

    SVP, Chief Actuarial Officer
    Sean joined ORSIU as Senior Vice President, Chief Actuarial Officer in August 2015. His responsibilities include developing pricing models, profitability monitoring, and loss reserving for ORSIU’s Specialty Programs and Alternative Risks segments. Previously, Sean was Director of Pricing for Admiral Insurance Company, a W.R. Berkley Company, where he led the development of Admiral’s pricing strategy. Prior to that, Sean was a Principal and Consulting Actuary for Milliman, Inc., where he performed pricing and loss reserving analyses for clients, including insurance companies, reinsurers, self-insurance programs, and captive companies. Sean has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

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