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United Insurance Holdings Corp (UIHC.OQ)

UIHC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Branch

69 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Forney

55 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bennett Martz

45 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Swenson

58 2013 Chief Information Officer

Kimberly Salmon

56 2014 General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Paul DiFrancesco

59 2016 Chief Underwriting Officer

Deepak Menon

45 2013 Chief Revenue Officer

Scott St. John

48 2016 Chief Claims Officer

Michael Hogan

63 2017 Director

Patrick Maroney

2017 Director

R. Daniel Peed

2017 Director

Kern Davis

62 2012 Independent Director

William Hood

56 2012 Independent Director

Sherrill Hudson

73 2013 Independent Director

Alec Poitevint

69 2008 Independent Director

Kent Whittemore

69 2008 Independent Director

Adam Prior

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Branch

Mr. Gregory C. Branch is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. From its inception in 1999 through 2008, Mr. Branch served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Insurance Holdings, LC. (UIH). At the date of the merger, he maintained substantial equity holdings in UIH, which wrote and serviced, through its subsidiaries, property and casualty insurance policies. Mr. Branch has served as the Chairman and owner of Branch Properties, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of equine feed, since 1986 and has also served as the President of Branch Properties since 1986. From 1994 until 1998, Mr. Branch served as Chairman of Summit Holding Southeast, Inc., an insurance holding company that completed its initial public offering in 1997 and was acquired by Liberty Mutual in 1998. Mr. Branch served as a director of Prime Insurance Holdings, Inc. from 2001 to 2014 and of Raffles Insurance Company since 2003. Mr. Branch was the founding Chairman of Sunz Insurance Holding, a Florida workers compensation company that was sold in 2008. Mr. Branch was a founding member of, and remains a director of and past Chairman of American Feed Industry Insurance Company RRG. Mr. Branch operated as an underwriting member of Lloyd’s of London from 1986 through 2004. Mr. Branch graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics and served at the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army.

John Forney

Mr. John L. Forney, CFA is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He assumed the additional role of President in July, 2013. From 2002 until he joined our Company, Mr. Forney served in a number of different capacities at Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), a financial services holding company based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He most recently served as Managing Director in Raymond James' Public Finance Department, leading the firm's investment banking efforts in catastrophe insurance financing. During his tenure, he developed special expertise in the property insurance sector through his work with government-sponsored insurance entities in Florida, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas, as well as a major national insurance industry consortium. Mr. Forney received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a M.B.A. in Finance from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former U.S. army infantry officer, and a graduate of Ranger School, the Army's most challenging course for combat leaders. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Bennett Martz

Mr. Bennett Bradford Martz, CPA is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Martz served as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of Bankers Financial Corporation, a Florida-based diversified holding company system with operations in the property and casualty insurance, life/annuity insurance, warranty, insurance agency, insurance business process outsourcing and real estate markets. Mr. Martz obtained a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Mr. Martz is a Certified Public Accountant actively licensed in Florida and also holds the Global Certified Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrew Swenson

Mr. Andrew D. Swenson is Chief Information Officer of the Company. He has worked in information technology since 1982 in government, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, including serving as Chief Information Officer at two publicly traded entities, Sykes Enterprises, Inc. and ABR Information Services, Inc. Mr. Swenson holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Coleman College in San Diego, California.

Kimberly Salmon

Ms. Kimberly A. Salmon is General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer of the Company. She has over 21 years of industry-related experience. She was a partner at Groelle & Salmon, P.A., where her litigation practice and professional activities and affiliations focused on fighting fraud in the insurance industry. Ms. Salmon received a J.D.from Stetson University College of Law and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. Middle District of Florida.

Paul DiFrancesco

Mr. Paul F. DiFrancesco is Chief Underwriting Officer of the Company. He has over 35 years of multi-line Property Casualty experience with leadership roles in both regional and multi-national Fortune 100 insurance companies, including President and CEO of AutoOne Insurance, a White Mountains subsidiary, and EVP at ACE-INA, where he had Product and New Business development responsibilities for specialty consumer products. Mr. DiFrancesco obtained a B.S. in Finance from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Hartford.

Deepak Menon

Mr. Deepak Menon is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Menon served as the Director of Marketing for American Strategic Insurance, a homeowners writer based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Menon holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Tampa, as well as a B.S. in Finance from the University of South Carolina. His professional designations include Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management.

Scott St. John

Mr. Scott St. John is Chief Claims Officer of the Company. He has over 25 years of industry-related experience. Since 2008, served as the Eastern Property Field Zone Leader for Farmer Insurance Group (Farmers) a diversified U.S. based property and casualty insurance group with 2015 direct written premiums of over $19 billion. While with Farmers, Mr. St. John was responsible for managing all personal lines property claims in a 27 state region. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. St. John was a Lead Manager for Farmers' national catastrophe operations and served as Branch Claims Office Manager for Farmers from 2002 until 2006. Mr. St. Johns holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, as well as Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations.

Michael Hogan

Patrick Maroney

R. Daniel Peed

Mr. R. Daniel Peed is Director of the company. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and, together with Peed FLP1, an approximately seven percent stockholder of AmRisc, LLC, the exclusive managing general agent of American Coastal (“AmRisc”).

Kern Davis

Dr. Kern M. Davis, M.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is the son of one of the original founders of UIH and served as a board member of UIH from January 2006 through the merger on September 30, 2008. Dr. Davis earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1976, and a medical degree from the University of South Florida in 1980; he completed his residency at the University of Florida in 1985. In 1985, Dr. Davis joined Pathology Associates, P.A., an anatomic and clinical pathology professional services firm, and has served as its President since 1992. In 1993, Dr. Davis became a medical director for St. Anthony's Hospital Laboratory, and currently holds this position. Dr. Davis received an MBA from the University of South Florida in 1993.

William Hood

Mr. William H. Hood, III is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a board member of UIH from 2000 through the merger on September 30, 2008. In 1984, Mr. Hood formed Special Data Processing Corporation, a national partnership marketing company, and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1984 to 2006. Mr. Hood sold the company in 1999 to a private equity firm, and he continued to manage the company until he retired in 2006. On January 23, 2001, Mr. Hood formed Hall Estate Management LLC and, as the sole member of the firm, Mr. Hood manages his investments and entrepreneurial interests. In July 2009, the firm changed its name to Hall Capital Holdings LLC.

Sherrill Hudson

Mr. Sherrill W. Hudson, CPA is Independent Director of the Company. He serves as Chairman of the Board for TECO Energy, an energy-related holding company. Mr. Hudson served as TECO's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from July 2004 until August 2010, and Executive Chairman until December 31, 2012. Prior to his employment with TECO, Mr. Hudson worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP, a public accounting firm. In August 2002, Mr. Hudson retired from Deloitte after having worked for the firm for over 37 years. Mr. Hudson also serves on the boards of Publix Super Markets, Lennar Corporation and CBIZ, Inc. Mr. Hudson is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which recognized him as the 2006 Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry. He received his bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Alec Poitevint

Mr. Alec L. Poitevint, II is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a director of UIH from 2001 through the merger on September 30, 2008. Mr. Poitevint has served as the Chairman and President of Southeastern Minerals, Inc. and its affiliated companies (collectively Southeastern Minerals), headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, since 1981. Southeastern Minerals manufactures and distributes mineral ingredients. He joined Southeastern Minerals, Inc. in 1970. From 1989 to 2010, Mr. Poitevint served as a director and President (2006) of First Port City Bank of Bainbridge, serving as Vice Chairman from 1994 to 2010. Mr. Poitevint served as a director of Agri-Nutrition/Virbac Corporation from 1996 to 2006, and at various times during his tenure he held the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Poitevint has also served as the Chairman of American Feed Industry Insurance Company since 2002 and is the former Chairman of the American Feed Industry Association and National Feed Ingredients Association. Mr. Poitevint served on the Republican National Committee (RNC) as Committeeman for Georgia from 1989 to 2012 and served as RNC Treasurer from 1997 to 2001.

Kent Whittemore

Mr. Kent G. Whittemore is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a director of UIH from 2001 through the merger on September 30, 2008. Mr. Whittemore has served as the President of, and is a shareholder of, The Whittemore Law Group, P.A., a law firm located in St. Petersburg, Florida that he co-founded in 1987. The primary focus of his practice is in the areas of personal injury, insurance litigation, and business and real estate litigation. Mr. Whittemore served as President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association from 1996 through 1997, and served as President of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association from 2003 through 2004. Mr. Whittemore currently serves as a director of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and formerly served as a director of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He also served on St. Petersburg’s Charter Review Commission. Mr. Whittemore received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Stetson College of Law.

Adam Prior