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People: Amerisafe Inc (AMSF.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jared Morris

40 2016 Chairman of the Board

Gerry Frost

45 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Neal Fuller

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Brendan Gau

40 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Vincent Gagliano

42 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Catherine Shirley

2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Brown

51 2014 Independent Director

Teri Fontenot

2016 Independent Director

Philip Garcia

59 2010 Independent Director

Millard Morris

70 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Phillips

68 2007 Independent Director

Randy Roach

64 2007 Independent Director

Austin Young

74 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jared Morris

Mr. Jared A. Morris has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Amerisafe Inc., effective April 22, 2016. Since 2002, he has been an officer and a principal owner of Marine One Acceptance Corporation and Dumont Land, LLC, both of which are specialty finance companies. Since 2002, he has also served as an officer of Dumont Management Group, LLC, a privately held company that provides management services to various affiliated finance and investment companies. He serves on the boards of directors of Beauregard Memorial Hospital, First National Bank of DeRidder and Driver’s History, LLC, a provider of traffic violation data to the automotive insurance industry. Jared A. Morris is the son of Millard E. Morris.

Gerry Frost

Ms. Gerry Janelle Frost is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. She was President, Chief Operating Officer of Amerisafe, Inc. She has served as our President since September 2013 and our Chief Operating Officer since May 2013. From November 2008 to April 2013 she served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Frost served as Controller from May 2004 to November 2008 and Vice President from May 2006 to November 2008. She has been employed with our company since 1992 and served as Assistant Vice President from May 2004 to May 2006 and Deputy Controller from 1998 to April 2004.

Neal Fuller

Mr. Neal A. Fuller is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Amerisafe, Inc. From 2011 through 2013, Mr. Fuller was a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SeaBright Holdings, Inc. From 2010 through 2011, Mr. Fuller served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ICW Group, a privately held workers’ compensation insurer. From 1988 through 2009, Mr. Fuller served in multiple leadership positions ending as Senior Vice President – Finance and Treasurer for Safeco Corporation.

Brendan Gau

Mr. Brendan D. Gau served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Amerisafe Inc, since June 2009. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Gau was employed by AIM Capital Management, where he held the positions of Financial Analyst, Portfolio Analyst and Senior Portfolio Manager from 1996 until 2009.

Vincent Gagliano

Mr. Vincent J. Gagliano is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the company. effective March 1, 2016. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Amerisafe Inc, since January 2013. He has been employed with our company since 2001. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Senior Business Analyst, Director of Business Intelligence, Assistant Vice President of Business Intelligence, and Vice President, Operations Analysis.

Catherine Shirley

Michael Brown

Mr. Michael Brown is Independent Director of the Company., effective November 11, 2014. Mr. Brown is currently Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Iberiabank Corp. He currently manages all of Iberiabank's retail and commercial banking operations in Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. Prior to joining Iberiabank in 1999, Mr. Brown was a managing director with Bank One Capital Markets. Mr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and holds an MBA from Tulane University

Teri Fontenot

Philip Garcia

Mr. Philip A. Garcia, CPA, is Independent Director of Amerisafe Inc., since January 1, 2010. He retired from the Erie Insurance Group in April 2009, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the final 12 years of his 28-year career with that company. In 2013, Erie Insurance Group was the 18th largest property and casualty insurer in the United States based on net premiums written. Mr. Garcia was a director of Donegal Group Inc. from December 2009 to May 2011. He was previously a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.

Millard Morris

Mr. Millard E. Morris is Independent Director of Amerisafe Inc., since June 2007. He founded the Company in 1985. He was our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and principal shareholder until the Company was sold to a private investment group in 1997. He served on the Company’s Board from 1985 until 2005, when he voluntarily retired from our Board prior to the Company’s initial public offering. Mr. Morris was re-elected to the Board in June 2007. Since 1996, he has been the managing member of Dumont Management Group, LLC, a privately held company that provides management services to various affiliated finance and investment companies.

Daniel Phillips

Mr. Daniel Phillips is Independent Director of Amerisafe Inc., since 2007. Mr. Phillips is President and Chief Executive Officer of PAX, Inc., a supplier of fabricated heavy industrial steel to the petrochemical, petroleum refining, and power industries, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He founded PAX, Inc. in 1979, and has been an owner and officer of that company since that time.

Randy Roach

Mr. Randy Roach is Independent Director of Amerisafe Inc., since March 2007. Since 2000, Mr. Roach has been the Mayor of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is a former member of the House of Representatives of the Louisiana Legislature. Mr. Roach is Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Funding Review Panel, a body created by the Louisiana Legislature to study and make recommendations relating to statewide retirement systems for local employees. Mr. Roach is a member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee. He is a director of The First National Bank of Louisiana. Mr. Roach has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association since 1976.

Austin Young

Mr. Austin P. Young III, CPA, is Independent Director of Amerisafe Inc., since November 2005. Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of CellStar Corporation, a logistics service provider to the wireless communications industry, from 1999 until his retirement in December 2001. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Executive Vice President-Finance and Administration of Metamor Worldwide, Inc., a national staffing and systems consulting firm. Mr. Young was also Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American General Corporation, an insurance and financial services holding company, for more than eight years. He was a partner in the Houston and New York offices of KPMG LLP for 12 years before joining American General Corporation. Mr. Young currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Insperity, Inc., a human resources outsourcing company, and Tower Group International, Ltd., a property and casualty insurance holding company. He holds an accounting degree from the University of Texas and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas. He is a member of the Houston and State Chapters of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Financial Executives International.