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Selective’s seasoned leadership team drives the organization’s strategies for success.
Click below to view individual biographies for members of the Board of Directors and Selective’s Management Team.
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Paul D. Bauer
Paul D. Bauer has served as an Independent Director since 1998 and as Lead Independent Director since April 2013.
Mr. Bauer is a retired financial executive. Prior to his retirement, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tops Markets, Inc. He is a Director of Rosina Holdings, Inc. and Co-founder and President of The Bison Scholarship Fund (formerly named the Buffalo Inner-City Scholarship Opportunity Network). He has served as a Director of Catholic Health System of Western New York and Fluent Energy Corporation; as well as a Trustee of Holy Angels Academy.
A. David Brown
A. David Brown served as an Independent Director from 1996 to April 2015 and since July 2015. He served as Lead Independent Director from 2009 to 2013.
Mr. Brown was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Urban Brands, Inc. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Urban Brands, Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Linens ‘n Things, Inc., and Managing Partner of Bridge Partners, LLC. He is a Director of Ashley Stewart Holdings, Inc. and the LifeWay Network.
John C. Burville, Ph.D
John C. Burville has served as an Independent Director since 2006.
Mr. Burville was an insurance consultant to the Bermuda Government and a member of the Bermuda Insurance Advisory Committee. Previously, he was Chief Actuary and Senior Rating Agency Manager of ACE Limited. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
R. Kelly Doherty
R. Kelly Doherty has served as an Independent Director since November 2015.
Mr. Doherty is Managing Partner of Caymen Advisors and Caymen Partners. Previously, he was Vice Chairman of Bankers Trust Company and Bankers Trust New York Corporation, where he served on the management committee and, for over 16 years, held various positions across its global trading and investment operations.
Mr. Doherty is Lead Director of Harding Loevner Funds, Inc. He was a Director of Clarity Capital KCPS, Ltd. and a Director of Cyota, Inc., serving as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Doherty is a member of the Morristown Memorial Hospital Investment Committee.
Michael J. Morrissey
Michael J. Morrissey has served as an Independent Director since 2008.
Mr. Morrissey is President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Insurance Society, Inc. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Firemark Investments and director of CGA Group, Ltd. Mr. Morrissey is a member of the Board of Overseers at St. John's University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, and the World Economic Forum Insurance & Asset Management Council. He is also a Senior Advisor to the United Nations.
Cynthia (Cie) S. Nicholson
Cynthia S. Nicholson has served as an Independent Director since 2009.
Ms. Nicholson is Chief Operating Officer of Forkast. Previously she was the Chief Marketing Officer of Softcard™, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Equinox Holdings, Inc., and Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Pepsi-Cola North America.
Ms. Nicholson is a board member of Heartland Consumer Products Investments Holdings. She previously served on the board of the Association of National Advertisers and was Advisor, Principal Strategist, and Director of GamesThatGive, Inc.
Ronald L. O’Kelley
Ronald L. O'Kelley has served as an Independent Director since 2005.
Mr. O’Kelley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Coast Venture Investments Inc. and a former Director. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of U.S. Shipping Corp (formerly U.S. Shipping Partners, L.P.). Mr. O’Kelley has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of State Street Corporation. He is an Advisory Director of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
William M. Rue
William M. Rue has served as a Director since 1977.
Mr. Rue is Chairman of Rue Insurance, an insurance agency. He was previously President and Executive Vice President of Rue Insurance. He serves as Director and Secretary of the board of 1st Constitution Bank and 1st Constitution Bancorp. He also serves as Chairman and Director of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton and as a Director of Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Corp. He is President of The Rue Foundation and a Trustee of Rider University. Mr. Rue is a member of the Independent Agents & Brokers Association, the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society, the Professional Insurance Agents Association, and the Management Committee of PL Services, LLC.
John S. Scheid
John S. Scheid has served as an Independent Director since 2014.
Mr. Scheid is the owner and sole member of Scheid Investment Group, LLC. Previously, he was a senior partner and held several leadership positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, including leading their Global Insurance Practice. Mr. Scheid is also a Director of Dynamis Corporation, and serves on the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide and is Audit Committee Chair. He is Chairman of the Board and a Director of Messmer Catholic Schools, a member of the Finance Council for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, an Emeritus Director of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Foundation, Chair of the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board, a member of the Golden Angels Investment Group LLC, and on the Investment Committee of the Marquette University High School Foundation.
J. Brian Thebault
J. Brian Thebault has served as an Independent Director since 1996.
Mr. Thebault is a partner at Thebault Associates. He was Chairman of Earth-Thebault and held the positions of President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L.P. Thebault Company. He serves as a Director of Curex Group Holdings LLC. He was a Trustee of The Peck School and The Delbarton School.
Philip H. Urban
Philip H. Urban has served as an Independent Director since July 2014.
Mr. Urban was President and Chief Executive Officer of Grange Insurance. Previously, he was President, Personal Lines of Guaranty National Insurance Company, Senior Vice President of Great American Insurance Company, Chairman of Integrity Insurance and Chairman of The Grange Bank. He is a Director of The Jeffrey Company.
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