Management Team

    William Franchi, President

    William Franchi

    President & Chief Underwriting Officer

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    William Franchi, President

    William Franchi

    President & Chief Underwriting Officer

    Bill is President & Chief Underwriting Officer 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.

    Trish Egan, Chief Operating Officer

    Trish Egan

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Trish Egan, Chief Operating Officer

    Trish Egan

    Chief Operating Officer
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Bill Sharp, SVP, Head of Specialty Programs

    Bill Sharp

    SVP & Head of Specialty Programs

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    Bill Sharp, SVP, Head of Specialty Programs

    Bill Sharp

    SVP & Head of Specialty Programs

    Bill joined ORSIU in May 2016 as Senior Vice President, Specialty Programs. He was named Head of Specialty Programs in February 2020. Bill has over 35 years of property and casualty insurance experience, the last 25 being in the Programs niche. Prior to joining ORSIU, he was Senior Vice President and Program Leader for QBE North America. Prior to his time at QBE, he held various roles at ACE USA, including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Program Division. Bill earned a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

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