Stewart Adds Two to Board of Directors

January 5, 2017

Stewart appointed Clifford Allen Bradley and Frederick H. Eppinger to the company’s board of directors. Until his retirement in 2016, Bradley served as chairman of Amerisafe Inc., where he previously served as its CEO from 2003 through 2015. Eppinger most recently served as president, CEO and director for The Hanover Insurance Group until his retirement in 2016.

“Allen and Fred together bring a record of strong operational and strategic experience that generated exceptional results at their respective companies and will greatly complement our board,” said Stewart CEO Matt Morris. “Their combined financial, legal, operational and insurance industry knowledge, along with their appreciation of the title space, are welcome additions, and I look forward to working closely with them both in their new roles.”

Bradley assumes the Stewart board position after more than two decades in executive positions at Amerisafe. He was responsible for managing Amerisafe’s underwriting operations beginning in 2000. He also served as general counsel from 1996 to 2000 and as chairman of Amerisafe’s board of directors from 2005 to 2016.

Eppinger comes to the Stewart board with more than 35 years of experience in finance and strategic marketing in the insurance industry. Eppinger’s experience includes serving as partner for the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company from 1985 to 2000. Most recently, Eppinger led Hanover’s significant financial turnaround and unprecedented growth, more than doubling the company in size, from 2003 to 2016.

“We conducted an exhaustive search for individuals who would broaden our board’s breadth of talent and are thrilled with the selection of these two individuals. I look forward to working with both of these highly accomplished executives,” said Tom Apel, chairman of the Stewart board. “I would also like to thank retiring board members Governor Frank Keating and Laurie Moore-Moore for their many years of dedicated service. We owe them both a debt of gratitude and wish them all the best.” 

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