Old Republic International Corporation announced several changes in its senior executive ranks effective October 1, 2019. President and COO Craig Smiddy will assume the position of president and CEO, and will concurrently join the board of directors and its executive committee. R. Scott Rager, the company's executive vice chairman, will retire effective October 1, 2019, the company said. In addition, chairman and CEO Aldo C. Zucaro will retire as CEO. He will continue as chairman of the board and its executive committee.