Old Republic names Craig Smiddy as COO
Old Republic International Corporation announced that its board had approved the following senior management appointments effective June 1, 2018: Craig R. Smiddy currently President & Chief Operating Officer of ORI's Old Republic General Insurance Group, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation. In this new position he succeeds R. Scott Rager who's been elevated to Executive Vice Chairman of the Corporation. W. Todd Gray was appointed to the additional post of Sr. Vice President & Treasurer at ORI. He continues with current responsibilities as Sr. Vice President-Operations & Finance of the Old Republic General Insurance Group. Cheryl A. Jones, Executive Vice President-Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer of Old Republic's Title Insurance Group, was appointed to an additional executive position at ORI. There she'll serve as Sr. Vice President-National Benefits Director for the Corporation and all of its subsidiaries. Phillip A. Schutt was elevated to Sr. Vice President-Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the management of ORI's $13 billion portfolio of bonds and stocks.