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Harbour International Trust Company Limited
James L. Gibbons has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2008 and as non-executive Chairman of the Board since May 2016. Mr. Gibbons is a Class I director. Mr. Gibbons is a Bermudian citizen who is Chairman of Harbour International Trust Company Limited and is the Treasurer of Edmund Gibbons Limited. Mr. Gibbons also serves as a Senior Adviser and director of Clarien Group Limited (“Clarien”), an international financial company, as well as President of Bermuda Air Conditioning Limited. In June 2013, Mr. Gibbons was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Nordic American Tankers Limited, a publicly held company. From 1999 to 2013, Mr. Gibbons served as Chair of Capital G Bank Limited, a majority of the equity of which was acquired by Clarien, and from 1999 to 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CAPITAL G Limited.
President and Chief Executive Officer
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Kevin J. O’Donnell has served as Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe since July 2013 and as President since November 2012. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the Company’s reinsurance and insurance businesses.
Prior to becoming President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., Mr. O’Donnell served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Underwriter from 2010. He acted as President of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. from 2005, overseeing the Company’s Reinsurance lines, including Property Catastrophe and Specialty Reinsurance, as well as its joint ventures. Mr. O’Donnell has served as Chief Underwriting Officer for the Company’s key joint ventures, Top Layer Re and DaVinci Re. In 2009, he directed the launch of RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458 at Lloyd’s. Mr. O’Donnell has been with the Company since 1996, when he joined to lead the International Underwriting and Ceded Reinsurance businesses.
Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. O’Donnell was a Vice President of Centre Financial Products, Ltd., and an underwriter at SCOR.
In January 2017, Mr. O’Donnell began a two-year term as Chairman of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Retired Chief Administrative Officer
David C. Bushnell has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2008. Mr. Bushnell is a Class I director. Mr. Bushnell has served as the principal of Bushnell Consulting, a financial services consulting firm, since January 2008. He retired from Citigroup Inc. (“Citigroup”) in December 2007, after 22 years of service. He served as the Senior Risk Officer of Citigroup from 2003 through 2007 and retired as Chief Administrative Officer in 2007. Following his retirement from Citigroup, he served as a consultant to Citigroup until December 31, 2008. Previously, Mr. Bushnell worked for Salomon Smith Barney Inc. (later acquired by Citigroup) and its predecessors in a variety of positions, including as a managing director and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Bushnell serves on the Board of Directors and as Chief Risk Officer of Cordia Bancorp Inc. (“Cordia”), a public bank holding company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of Virginia. He serves as Chairman of Cordia’s Loan Committee and serves on its Asset/Liability Committee.
Former Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Brian G. J. Gray has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2013. Mr. Gray is a Class II director. From 2008 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Gray served as Group Chief Underwriting Officer of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. (“Swiss Re”) and was a member of Swiss Re’s Group Executive Committee. From 2005 through 2008, he was a member of the Group Executive Board, responsible for underwriting Property and Specialty Product Lines on a global basis for Swiss Re. Mr. Gray joined Swiss Re in Canada in 1985, and served in a variety of roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Canada from 2001 to 2005 and Senior Vice President of Swiss Re Canada from 1997 to 2001.
Founder and Managing Director
Hagerty Peterson & Company LLC
Bill Hagerty has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2015. Mr. Hagerty is a Class II director. From January 2011 until the end of the gubernatorial term in January 2015, Mr. Hagerty served as Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. During that period, he was also responsible for the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and served as Chairman of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation. In February 2015, Mr. Hagerty rejoined Hagerty Peterson & Company, LLC (“Hagerty Peterson”), a private equity investment and advisory firm at which he had previously served as Founder and Managing Director commencing in 1996. Prior to the founding of Hagerty Peterson, Mr. Hagerty was affiliated with Trident Capital, L.P., a private equity investment firm, from 1993 to 1994. From 1991 to 1993 he served as a member of the White House Staff, including in the position of Chief Economist for the President’s Council on Competitiveness. Mr. Hagerty began his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked on five continents between 1984 and 1991. Mr. Hagerty has served on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit Committee and Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Pinnacle Financial Partners, a publicly traded financial services firm since 2015, and on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit Committee of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., a publicly traded hospitality and entertainment company, since 2016.
Jean D. Hamilton has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since June 2005. Ms. Hamilton is a Class I director. Ms. Hamilton is an independent consultant and private investor and a Member of the Brock Capital Group LLC. Previously, she held various positions with Prudential Financial, Inc., including Executive Vice President, and was Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Institutional from 1998 through 2002. Prior to joining Prudential, she held several positions with The First National Bank of Chicago, including Senior Vice President and Head of the Northeastern Corporate Banking Department. Ms. Hamilton is currently a Trustee, a member of the Audit Committee and Deferred Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Board Valuation Committee of First Eagle Funds and First Eagle Variable Funds.
Henry Klehm III has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2006. Mr. Klehm is a Class III director. In 2008, Mr. Klehm joined the law firm Jones Day as a partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice. From 2002 to 2007, he served as Global Head of Compliance for Deutsche Bank, AG. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, AG, Mr. Klehm served as Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy General Counsel at Prudential Financial from 1999 through 2002. Prior to joining Prudential, Mr. Klehm served in various positions with the SEC, including as Senior Associate Director of the Northeast Regional Office.
Retired Senior Partner
King & Spalding LLP
Ralph B. Levy has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since August 2007 and as non-executive Chairman of the Board from May 2011 to May 2016. Mr. Levy is a Class III director. In January 2012, Mr. Levy joined JAMS as an Atlanta office arbitration and mediation neutral panel member. In 2011, Mr. Levy retired from his position as a Senior Partner at the law firm King & Spalding LLP, which he joined in 1974 and where he served as Managing Partner from 1993 to 1999. He is a former Chairman (2004 to 2006) of, and served from 2000 to June 2012 as a member of, the Board of Directors of the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society (Bermuda) Ltd., then a Bermuda-based mutual insurance company, but which has since redomesticated to the United States, and its subsidiary, Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Levy served as a military trial lawyer and judge in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocates General’s Corp.
Former Chief Financial Officer
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company
Ms. Sanders has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2016. Ms. Sanders is a Class III director. Ms. Sanders has served as the President of Carol P. Sanders Consulting, LLC, providing consulting services to the insurance and technology industries, since June 2015. From June 2013 until June 2015, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company. Previously she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company from November 2012 until June 2013, where she also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 2011 until November 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2004 until May 2011, after holding a series of positions of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, treasury and tax. Ms. Sanders has served on the Board of Directors of Alliant Energy, a publicly traded public utility holding company, since 2005, where she currently chairs the Compensation and Personnel Committee.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Anthony M. Santomero has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since May 2008. Mr. Santomero is a Class I director. Mr. Santomero served as Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Santomero was the Richard K. Mellon Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and held various positions there, including Director of the Financial Institutions Center and Deputy Dean. Mr. Santomero serves on the Boards of Directors of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Citigroup, Inc. and Citibank, N.A. and Columbia Funds. In addition, Mr. Santomero served on the Board of Directors of B of A Fund Series Trust from 2008 until 2011.
Retired Chairman and CEO
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Edward J. Zore has served as a director of RenaissanceRe since August 2010. Mr. Zore is a Class III director. Mr. Zore served in a variety of capacities at The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (“Northwestern Mutual”), principally as Chairman (2009 to 2010), as Chief Executive Officer (2001 to 2010), and as President (2000 to 2009). He currently serves on the Northwestern Mutual Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Audit Committee of Frank Russell Company, a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual, until December 2014. Mr. Zore began his career with the Northwestern Mutual investment department, and also served as the company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and as a director of Northwestern Mutual Series Fund, Inc. He is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors of Manpower, Inc., a multinational human resources consulting firm, and is the Chair of its Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Previously, Mr. Zore served as Chairman of the Board of Mason Street Funds, Inc. from 2000 to 2007.