January 8, 2019

CATIC appointed Kenneth B. Popeleski as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Effective Jan. 7, Popeleski succeeded Richard A. Lawrence, CPA, who stepped down as CFO, but will retain his position as a CATIC director, senior vice president and treasurer until his previously announced retirement date in May 2019.    

Popeleski is an 18-year veteran in the financial services industry and has gained extensive finance, accounting, and corporate development experience through senior finance and management roles in both large international companies and start-ups. He most recently served as senior vice president and group head of financial planning, analysis, and mergers and acquisitions for James River Group Holdings. Prior to that, he was CFO and co-owner in the establishment of a property and casualty managing general agency. Popeleski also served as head of finance for AIX Group, and has held various roles in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations for Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. He began his career in equity research and financial services for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Morgan Stanley.

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