Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

William Stancil Starnes
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
W. STANCIL STARNES, J.D., is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of ProAssurance Corporation. Mr. Starnes, who assumed this position at ProAssurance on July 2, 2007, was first associated with Medical Assurance, the predecessor of ProAssurance, in 1979 when he began defending insured physicians on behalf of the company. In the ensuing years he became ProAssurance’s lead outside defense counsel and was a vital outside voice in many key decisions that shaped the Company. He was one of the architects of ProAssurance’s policy of passionately defending non-meritorious lawsuits. Mr. Starnes was the founder (in 1975) and ultimately the senior and managing partner of the law firm of Starnes & Atchison. His primary work was in the field of medical liability defense, but his 34-year history of courtroom advocacy included successful representation of local and nationwide clients in a wide range of civil trials, appeals and litigation. In October, 2006 Mr. Starnes assumed the position of President, Corporate Planning and Administration with Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, one of the nations' leading commercial contractors. He is a member American Bar Association as well as the Bar Associations of Alabama and Birmingham. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocacy and a Life Fellow of the Alabama Bar Foundation. He graduated from the University of Alabama and is a summa cum laude graduate of The Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham.
Michael Leonard Boguski
PRESIDENT, SPECIALTY P&C
MICHAEL L. BOGUSKI is the President of the Specialty P&C operating division, which comprises all of ProAssurance’s professional and product liability operations. Formerly, Mike served as the President of Eastern Insurance – ProAssurance’s workers’ compensation insurance operating subsidiary – a position he’d held since ProAssurance acquired Eastern Insurance Holdings in 2014. Before the acquisition, Mike served as President & CEO of Eastern since January, 2011, and had been with the Eastern organization since the inception of the workers’ compensation insurance operation in 1997. He has served on Eastern’s Board of Directors of the operating subsidiaries since 2001, was elected to EIHI's Board of Directors in November of 2010, and has served as the Chairman of the Board at Eastern Re Ltd., SPC since March of 2011. Mr. Boguski was promoted to his current position as President of ProAssurance Specialty P&C on May 13th, 2019. He has almost 30 years of industry experience, including serving as Underwriting Manager at Aetna Property & Casualty Company and as Alternative Markets Underwriting Manager at the PMA Group.
Dana Shannon Hendricks
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
DANA S. HENDRICKS, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of ProAssurance Corporation. Prior to assuming her role as ProAssurance’s CFO in September 2018, Ms. Hendricks was the Senior Vice President of Business Operations for the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA), a ProAssurance subsidiary, having previously served PICA as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, and in several other executive-level capacities. Prior to joining PICA in 2001, Ms. Hendricks held various finance and data analysis positions with American General Life & Accident Insurance Company, as well as finance and accounting positions in both public and non-public companies. She is a certified public accountant and is a member the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of Murray State University where she majored in Accounting.
Jeffrey Patton Lisenby
Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel
Jeffrey P. Lisenby, J.D., CPCU, is an Executive Vice President of ProAssurance Corporation and is our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Lisenby 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.
Edward Lewis Rand Jr.
PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND PRESIDENT OF MEDMARC INSURANCE GROUP
EDWARD L. RAND, JR., CPA, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ProAssurance and is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the Company. He is also the Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining ProAssurance in November of 2004, Mr. Rand was Chief Accounting Officer and Head of Corporate Finance for PartnerRe Ltd. from 2000 - 2004. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic American Corporation from 1996 - 2000 and Controller of United Capitol Insurance Company from 1992 - 1996. Prior to this time Mr. Rand was employed by Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) for four years. Mr. Rand is a certified public accountant and is a graduate of Davidson College where he majored in Economics.

Board of Directors

William Stancil Starnes
Chairman
W. STANCIL STARNES, J.D., is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of ProAssurance Corporation. Mr. Starnes, who assumed this position at ProAssurance on July 2, 2007, was first associated with Medical Assurance, the predecessor of ProAssurance, in 1979 when he began defending insured physicians on behalf of the company. In the ensuing years he became ProAssurance’s lead outside defense counsel and was a vital outside voice in many key decisions that shaped the Company. He was one of the architects of ProAssurance’s policy of passionately defending non-meritorious lawsuits. Mr. Starnes was the founder (in 1975) and ultimately the senior and managing partner of the law firm of Starnes & Atchison. His primary work was in the field of medical liability defense, but his 34-year history of courtroom advocacy included successful representation of local and nationwide clients in a wide range of civil trials, appeals and litigation. In October, 2006 Mr. Starnes assumed the position of President, Corporate Planning and Administration with Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, one of the nations' leading commercial contractors. He is a member American Bar Association as well as the Bar Associations of Alabama and Birmingham. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocacy and a Life Fellow of the Alabama Bar Foundation. He graduated from the University of Alabama and is a summa cum laude graduate of The Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham.
Thomas A. S. Wilson Jr.
Lead Director
Thomas A.S. Wilson, Jr., M.D. 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 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. He is the author of numerous publications and presentations.
Kedrick D. Adkins Jr.
Mr. Adkins is the former Chief Financial Officer for the Mayo Clinic, having retired in December 2017 after holding that position for four years. He also served as the President of Integrated Services of Trinity Health Care from 2007 to 2014. Prior to his service at Trinity Health Care, Mr. Adkins had a 30-year tenure at Accenture, a global management consulting firm. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan. In addition, Mr. Adkins is a certified public accountant. Mr. Adkins has served on the Advisory Board of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, an investment firm specializing in healthcare and technology, and the Boards of Directors for Christus Health, the University of Michigan Hospital System, and Medical Memory, a medical technology startup.
Bruce D. Angiolillo
Mr. Angiolillo is a retired partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, New York. He is a nationally-recognized authority on corporate securities and governance as a result of his practice concentration in securities law and 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.
Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr.
Samuel A. Di Piazza was elected to the ProAssurance Board of Directors on January 21, 2014. He is the Chairman of our Audit Committee, having served in various executive leadership roles in banking and accounting. Mr. Di Piazza is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Clinic and serves on the Board of Directors for AT&T, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. In February of 2014 he resigned as Vice-Chairman in the Institutional Clients Group of Citi, after serving in that capacity since 2011. Prior to joining Citi, he served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwC) from 2002 to 2009. His 36-year career at PwC included 30 years as a partner, during which he served as Chairman and Senior Partner at PwC U.S. and was a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. He is a frequent commentator on issues of corporate reporting, transparency and sustainable development, and is the co-author, with Harvard Professor Robert Eccles, of Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting.
Robert E. Flowers
ROBERT E. FLOWERS has served as a director of ProAssurance since completion of the consolidation on June 27, 2001. Prior to that date, Dr. Flowers served as a director of Medical Assurance, Inc. (since 1995) and as a director of The Medical Assurance Company, Inc. (since 1985). Dr. Flowers practiced as a physician with Gynecology Associates of Dothan P.C., Dothan, Alabama, prior to his retirement in 2001.
Maye Head Frei
MAYE HEAD FREI serves as the Chairman of Ram Tool Construction Supply Company, based in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has been serving in various roles since 1997. Ram Tool is a family-owned construction supply distributor and one of the largest women-owned businesses in Alabama. Ms. Frei holds a B.A. in History from Yale University, and she has completed post-graduate studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Board of Trustees for the Highlands School in Birmingham. In addition, she serves on the boards of the Hugh Kaul Foundation and the Alabama Trails Foundation.
M. James Gorrie
M. James Gorrie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brasfield & Gorrie 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.
Ziad R. Haydar
Dr. Haydar is the 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 his current position in 2011. 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.
Edward Lewis Rand Jr.
EDWARD L. RAND, JR., CPA, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ProAssurance and is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the Company. He is also the Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining ProAssurance in November of 2004, Mr. Rand was Chief Accounting Officer and Head of Corporate Finance for PartnerRe Ltd. from 2000 - 2004. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic American Corporation from 1996 - 2000 and Controller of United Capitol Insurance Company from 1992 - 1996. Prior to this time Mr. Rand was employed by Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) for four years. Mr. Rand is a certified public accountant and is a graduate of Davidson College where he majored in Economics.
Frank A. Spinosa
Frank A. Spinosa, D.P.M. is a board-certified podiatrist practicing in New Mexico. He was a founding partner of Shelter Island Podiatry Associates in New York prior to moving to New Mexico. Dr. Spinosa is a past President of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. He has taught as an Associate Professor of Radiology at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, has authored numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters and has lectured nationally.
Katisha T. Vance
Dr. Vance is a board-certified oncologist /hematologist practicing in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also active in organized medicine and currently serves as the President of the Jefferson County Medical Society in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Vance received her M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, trained in internal medicine at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, and completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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