Anthony J. Mercurio President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mercurio has served as our President since November 2015 and became our Chief Executive Officer effective May 5, 2016. Prior to serving in these roles, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company beginning in January 2013. Since 1997, he has also held numerous other management and executive positions with our subsidiaries, National Interstate Insurance Company and Vanliner Insurance Company, including serving as chief executive officer of Vanliner Insurance Company from 2010 through 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mercurio held various product and management positions with Westfield Insurance Company and American International Group. Mr. Mercurio holds a B.A. from the University of Mount Union and a M.B.A. from Cleveland State University.
Arthur J. Gonzales Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Arthur J. Gonzales has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2009 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in February 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gonzales served as executive vice president and general counsel of J. and P. Holdings, Inc. and its insurance subsidiaries from 2005 to 2008 and held various positions at Vesta Shelby Select Insurance Companies from 1998 to 2005, including senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Additionally, Mr. Gonzales served as corporate counsel for Anthem Shelby Insurance Companies, served as a judicial clerk for the Third District Court of Appeals of Ohio for five years, and worked in private practice. Mr. Gonzales holds a B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University.
Terry E. Phillips Senior Vice President
Terry E. Phillips has served as our Senior Vice President since 2005 and was previously Vice President, Claims since 1999. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Phillips was senior vice president of claims for Continental National Indemnity from 1989 to 1999. Mr. Phillips previously served in both management and claims capacities for Midwestern Group, USF&G and TransAmerica Group Insurance Companies. Mr. Phillips holds a B.S. from the University of Toledo and a M.B.A from Regent University.
Julie A. McGraw Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Julie A. McGraw has served as our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2006. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. McGraw held various positions at HMI Industries Inc. from 1996 to 2006, including vice president and chief financial officer/treasurer. Additionally, Ms. McGraw held positions at Moen Inc., Isolab Inc. and at Price Waterhouse (Cleveland, Ohio office). Ms. McGraw holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Kent State University.
Gary N. Monda Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Gary N. Monda has served as our Vice President and Chief Investment Officer beginning in 2006 and was previously our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 1999. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Monda served the insurance industry as vice president, strategic planning for Victoria Financial Corporation and held various financial and general management positions with Progressive Corporation over a period of fifteen years. Mr. Monda also worked for four years at the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Monda holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College.