Alleghany Officers

Weston M. Hicks

President and chief executive officer since December 2004 and Executive Vice President since October 2002, was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Chubb Corporation before joining Alleghany. Prior to that, Mr. Hicks was a senior research analyst and managing director at J.P. Morgan Securities from 1999 to 2001 and a senior research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Hicks is a director of AllianceBernstein Holding, L.P., a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts and a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Hicks is a graduate of Lehigh University.

Joseph P. Brandon

Executive Vice President since March 2012 and consultant to Alleghany from September 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Brandon was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Re Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Brandon is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher K. Dalrymple

Senior Vice President (from January 2012), General Counsel (from July 2009) and Secretary (from January 2011), was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from March 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Dalrymple was in-house counsel at Everest Broadband Networks and Interliant, Inc. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Dalrymple was an associate in the law firm of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a graduate of Colgate University and Cornell University Law School.

Roger B. Gorham

Senior Vice President — Head of Fixed Income & Treasurer since May 2013, Senior Vice President — Finance and Investments and chief financial officer from January 2006 to May 2013, Senior Vice President — Finance and chief financial officer from May 2005 to January 2006, Senior Vice President — Finance from December 2004 to May 2005, and provided hedge fund consulting services prior to joining Alleghany. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2003, Mr. Gorham was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chubb Financial Solutions, the financial services unit of The Chubb Corporation, and from 1989 to 2000 was with American International Group, Inc., ultimately as Vice President of AIG Global Investment Corp. Mr. Gorham is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of Lehigh University and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

John L. (Jack) Sennott, Jr.

Senior Vice President since April 2013 and chief financial officer since May 2013.  Mr. Sennott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG from January 2010 to April 2012.  Prior to that, from October 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Sennott served as the Chief Operating Officer of Allied World Insurance Company.  Mr. Sennott was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. from March 2003 to October 2008.  Mr. Sennott is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a certified public accountant and began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in July 1987.

Jerry G. Borrelli

Vice President — Finance and chief accounting officer since July 2006 and Vice President — Finance since February 2006, was Director of Financial Reporting for American International Group, Inc. since 2003, and prior to that, Director of Accounting Policy and Special Projects since 2000. Mr. Borrelli is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of Susquehana University.

Stela Burghart

Vice President since April 2014 and Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since April 2012. Prior to that, from 2007 to March 2012, Ms. Burghart was an associate in the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ms. Burghart is a graduate of Columbia University and Duke University School of Law.

John Carr

Vice President — Tax Director since April 2007 and prior to joining Alleghany, was Vice President and Tax Director for the Quanta Insurance Group. Prior to that, Mr. Carr was Vice President of Chubb Financial Solutions, Inc., the financial services unit of The Chubb Corporation. Mr. Carr is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Carr is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Law School.

Susan E. Giarrusso

Vice President — General Auditor since April 2004, was previously Internal Audit Director at MBIA Inc. Prior to that, she spent over 15 years in various accounting and audit capacities for several companies in the property and casualty insurance industry. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Society of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters and The Association of Fraud Examiners. Ms. Giarrusso is a graduate of Utica College (of Syracuse University) and The State University of New York at Binghamton.

Kerry J. Jacobs

Vice President —  Finance since March 2014. From May 2013 to February 2014, Ms. Jacobs was Vice President, Global Revenue at Gerson Lehrman Group. Prior to that, Ms. Jacobs was a Vice President at the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank Securities in the Financial Institutions Group, where she was employed since 2008. Previously, from 2003 to 2006, Ms. Jacobs was employed by DaimlerChrysler Financial Services in Germany.  Ms. Jacobs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. 

Peter R. Sismondo

Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary since 1989, Assistant Treasurer since May 2013 and Treasurer from January 1995 to May 2013.  Mr. Sismondo joined Alleghany in 1988 as Controller and Assistant Secretary. Previously he was Vice President of E.F. Hutton Group Inc. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Sismondo is a graduate of Princeton University and the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

Michael C. Sapnar

President and Chief Executive Officer of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. since January 2012, was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. from May 2011 to September 2011, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Domestic Operations of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. from May 2006 to May 2011. Mr. Sapnar is a graduate of The College of William & Mary.

David E. Leonard

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RSUI Group, Inc. since April 2012, was President of RSUI Group, Inc. from April 2008 to March 2012, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer of RSUI Group, Inc. from 2003 to March 2008. He began his career in insurance in 1979 with the Crum & Forster Insurance Companies. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, holds Associate degrees in Risk Management, Reinsurance, and Insurance Accounting and Finance from the Insurance Institute of America and is a graduate of East Carolina University.

Janet D. Frank

Chairman and President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Compensation Corporation since December 2012.  Prior to that, Ms. Frank was an insurance consultant in the Los Angeles, California area.  From March 2010 to September 2011, Ms. Frank was President and Chief Operating Officer of Zenith Insurance Company, and prior to that, President and Chief Executive Officer of the State Compensation Insurance Fund of California from November 2001 to October 2007. Ms. Frank is a graduate of the Daniels School of Business, Denver University.

Stephen Sills

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CapSpecialty, Inc. (f/k/a Capitol Transamerica Corporation) since August 2013 and Executive Chairman of Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. since January 2013.  Mr. Sills founded Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc., a former subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, in 2003 and served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer until 2008.  Prior to that, Mr. Sills founded Executive Risk Inc., where he served as its Chief Underwriting Officer from 1990 to 1996 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 1999.

David J. Bugatto

President and Chief Executive Officer of Alleghany Properties since January 2000, he joined Alleghany Properties as Senior Vice President in 1994. Previously he was a Vice President of the real estate investments division of Sacramento Savings Bank, which was a subsidiary of Alleghany. He is a director of Sonoma West Holdings Inc., managing trustee of the Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship Fund, chairman of the California State University Sacramento Honors Program, and an active member in the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Bugatto is a graduate of the California State University Sacramento.