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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Starnes

67 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Edward Rand

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Boguski

53 2014 President of Eastern Insurance

Mary Peterson

61 President of Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company

Ross Taubman

58 President, Chief Medical Officer of PICA

Jeffrey Lisenby

47 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Karen Murphy

2016 Executive Vice-President - Medmarc and Head - Life Sciences

Frank O'Neil

62 2001 Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer and Investor Relations

Kelly Brewer

40 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Howard Friedman

57 2014 Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Actuary; President, Healthcare Professional Liability Group

Robert Flowers

66 2012 Lead Independent Director

Bruce Angiolillo

63 2016 Director

Samuel Di Piazza

65 2014 Independent Director

Magnus Gorrie

53 2012 Independent Director

Ziad Haydar

53 2015 Independent Director

John McMahon

73 2002 Independent Director

Ann Putallaz

70 2001 Independent Director

Frank Spinosa

61 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Wilson

54 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Starnes

Mr. William Stancil Starnes, Esq., serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. Starnes was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ProAssurance on July 2, 2007. Mr. Starnes previously served as President, Corporate Planning and Administration of Brasfield & Gorrie, Inc., a large national commercial contractor. Prior to 2006, Mr. Starnes served as the Senior and Managing Partner of the law firm of Starnes & Atchison, LLP, where he was extensively involved with ProAssurance and its predecessors in the defense of healthcare professional liability claims for over 25 years. Mr. Starnes currently serves as a director of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, a public insurance holding company, where he serves on the Audit and Investment Committees. He is also on the Board of Directors of National Commerce Corporation, located in Birmingham, Alabama, where he serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Chairman of the Pricing Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Edward Rand

Mr. Edward L. Rand, Jr., CPA., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. Rand previously served as our Senior Vice President of Finance upon joining ProAssurance in 2004. Prior to joining ProAssurance, Mr. Rand was the Chief Accounting Officer and Head of Corporate Finance for PartnerRe Ltd. Prior to that time Mr. Rand served as the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic American Corporation.

Michael Boguski

Mr. Michael L. Boguski serves as President of Eastern Insurance, a subsidiary of ProAssurance Corp. Prior to the acquisition of Eastern, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern, and first joined Eastern in 1997. He has 26 years of insurance industry experience.

Mary Peterson

Ms. Mary Todd Peterson serves as President of Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company, a subsidiary of ProAssurance Corporation., effective December 31, 2015. Prior to the acquisition of Medmarc, Ms. Peterson served as Medmarc's President and CEO. She previously served as Medmarc's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as well as its Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. She has 19 years of insurance industry experience and 18 years of public accounting experience. Ms. Peterson serves on the Board of Governors for the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America where she chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the Executive and Finance Committees. Ms. Peterson also serves on the Board of Directors of The Community Financial Corporation where she chairs the Audit Committee.

Ross Taubman

Dr. Ross E. Taubman serves as President, Chief Medical Officer - Podiatric Insurance Company of America (PICA), a subsidiary of ProAssurance Corp. Prior to joining PICA, Dr. Taubman practiced podiatry for 26 years. During that time, Dr. Taubman served as Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Taubman is a diplomate in the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Jeffrey Lisenby

Mr. Jeffrey P. Lisenby serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined Medical Assurance, the predecessor to ProAssurance, in 2001 and has served as head of the corporate Legal Department since that time. Prior to joining Medical Assurance, he was in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1996 to 2001 and served as a judicial clerk for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Lisenby received his bachelor and law degrees from The University of Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.

Karen Murphy

Ms. Karen M. Murphy , J.D., has been promoted as Executive Vice-President - Medmarc and Head - Life Sciences of the ProAssurance Corporation., effective March 1, 2016. Ms. Murphy has been an integral part of Medmarc's success since joining the company in 1995 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary before assuming additional duties leading Medmarc's Loss Control efforts in 2007. In 2010, she assumed further responsibility for Medmarc's Claims and Marketing departments.

Frank O'Neil

Mr. Frank B. O'Neil is Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer and Investor Relations of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. O’Neil has previously served as our Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, having joined our predecessor in 1987.

Kelly Brewer

Ms. Kelly B. Brewer is the Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of ProAssurance Corp. Prior to joining ProAssurance, Ms. Brewer was a Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers for four years. Prior to that time Ms. Brewer served financial services clients in audit and forensic accounting engagements for five years. Ms. Brewer is a Certified Public Accountant.

Howard Friedman

Mr. Howard H. Friedman serves as Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Actuary of ProAssurance Corp., and President of Healthcare Professional Liability Group, a subsidiary of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. Friedman has previously served as a Co-President of our Professional Liability Group, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary, and as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Friedman joined our predecessor in 1996. Mr. Friedman is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Robert Flowers

Dr. Robert E. Flowers, M.D., serves as Lead Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Prior to June 2001, Dr. Flowers served as a director of our insurance subsidiary, ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc. (formerly, The Medical Assurance Company, Inc.) from 1985 to 2001, and as a director of its former holding company, Medical Assurance, Inc. (1995-2001). Dr. Flowers practiced as a physician with Gynecology Associates of Dothan P.C., Dothan, Alabama, prior to his retirement in 2001.

Bruce Angiolillo

Mr. Bruce D. Angiolillo, Esq serves as Directors of the Company. He is a retired partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, New York. Mr. Angiolillo joined Simpson Thacher in 1980 and developed a practice in the areas of securities and other complex commercial litigation before his retirement on December 31, 2014. Following his retirement at Simpson Thacher, Mr. Angiolillo was employed from January 1, 2015 until June 30, 2015, as general counsel for TK Holdings, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Takata Corporation, a global automotive parts manufacturer and supplier based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Samuel Di Piazza

Mr. Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr., serves as Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. Di Piazza is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mayo Clinic and was appointed its Chairman in February 2014. Mr. Di Piazza served as Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group of Citibank from 2011 until his retirement from Citibank in February, 2014. Prior to his service with Citibank, Mr. Di Piazza was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (and its predecessor, Coopers & Lybrand) for thirty years. During his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP he served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited from 2002 to 2009. He also served as Chairman and Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers US, was a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team, led the firm’s US and American Tax Practices, and led the local offices in Chicago, New York City, and Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Di Piazza serves as a director for DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV), a public satellite provider of entertainment programming.

Magnus Gorrie

Mr. Magnus James Gorrie serves as Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. Gorrie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brasfield & Gorrie, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama, a construction firm with recent annual revenues in excess of $2 billion. He holds a B.S. in Building Science from Auburn University and serves as a Director of First Commercial Bank (a division of Synovus Bank, one of the largest community banks in the Southeast) and Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) in Birmingham, a public oil and gas exploration and production company.

Ziad Haydar

Dr. Ziad R. Haydar, M.D. serves as a Independent director of ProAssurance Corporation, since May 2015. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Ascension Health in St. Louis Missouri. Ascension Health is the largest not-for-profit and largest Catholic health system in the United States. Dr. Haydar began his tenure at Ascension Health in 2010 as its Vice President Clinical Excellence and Physician Integration until he was promoted to Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in 2011 until his appointment to his current position in July 2015. Prior to 2010, Dr. Haydar was an executive with Baylor Health Care System in Dallas Texas. Dr. Haydar received his M.D. degree from American University in Beirut, trained in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in Geriatrics and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

John McMahon

Mr. John J. McMahon, Jr., Esq., serves as Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Mr. McMahon has served as Chairman of Ligon Industries, a manufacturer of waste water treatment equipment, aluminum castings and hydraulic cylinders, following his service as Chairman of the executive committee of McWane, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1999 until December 31, 2005. Mr. McMahon formerly served as a director of Protective Life Corporation Protective Life Corporation, a public insurance holding company until its sale in February 2015 and also director of Alabama National BanCorporation and John H. Harland Company.

Ann Putallaz

Ms. Ann F. Putallaz, Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Prior to 2001, Prior to 2001, Ms. Putallaz served as a director of our predecessor, Professionals Group, Inc. (1996-2001), and as its Vice-Chairman (1999-2001). Ms. Putallaz received her PhD in economics in 1974 and has served in various capacities for firms engaged in the investment management business since 1983. Ms. Putallaz is currently Principal of AFP Consulting, LLC. She retired from Munder Capital Management, an investment advisor to The Munder Funds, an open end investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 where she served as Director of Data & Communication Services.

Frank Spinosa

Dr. Frank A. Spinosa serves as Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Dr. Spinosa is a board-certified podiatrist and is a partner and founder of Shelter Island Podiatry Associates in Shelter Island, New York. Dr. Spinosa serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is its Immediate Past President. Dr. Spinosa is also a past president of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. He has taught as an Associate Professor of Radiology at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Thomas Wilson

Mr. Thomas A.S. Wilson, Jr., M.D., serves as Independent Director of ProAssurance Corp. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Neurosurgical Associates, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a B.S. in natural science and mathematics from Washington & Lee University and an M.D. from Vanderbilt University. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University.