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SFAA Elects Board of Directors, New Chair, and Officers Thanks Industry Veterans for Their Leadership and Contributions

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Washington, D.C. | April 21, 2022 12:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing all segments of the surety and fidelity industry, held its Annual Meeting and Board of Directors meeting on April 14 and 15, 2022. During the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th the SFAA membership elected the SFAA Board of Directors and during the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, April 15th the Board elected the Officers and Executive Committee Members:

Officers and Executive Committee Members

  • Robert Murray, SFAA Chair, Head of Surety, Zurich North America
  • Robert Raney, SFAA Vice-Chair, Head of Construction Surety, Travelers Companies
  • John F. Welch, SFAA Past-Chair, President & CEO, CNA Surety Group
  • Rick Ciullo, Chief Operating Officer, The Hartford Insurance Group
  • Mike Keimig, President & CEO, Markel Surety Corporation
  • Timothy Mikolajewski, President, Global Surety, Liberty Mutual Group
  • Stephen Ruschak, Executive Vice President Surety, Arch Insurance Group


Other Elected Board Members

  • Antonio C. Albanese, Head of Surety, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Ken Bearley, President – Bond Division, Great American Insurance Companies
  • Ken Chapman, Executive Vice President – Surety, IAT Insurance Group
  • Stephen M. Haney, Division President, North America Surety & CUO, Global Surety, Chubb Surety
  • James Kawiecki, President of Surety, Hanover Insurance Group
  • Matt Lubin, President, Surety Division, Crum & Forster
  • Alan Pavlic, President/COO, Old Republic Surety Group
  • Sarina Puccio, Head of Credit and Surety, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • Michael Seff, Head of Surety, Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions
  • Gary Stumper, National Surety Leader, Westfield Group
  • Larry Taylor, President, Merchants Bonding Company Group


The board welcomed newly elected board members Matt Lubin (Crum & Forster) and Stephen Ruschak (Arch Surety) and recognized outgoing board members Steve Anderson (Swiss Re) and Nancy Giordan-Ramos (Main Street America) for their outstanding service on the board and to the industry. The board also thanked John Welch for his leadership and contributions to the industry during his two years of service as SFAA Chair.


 The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing all segments of the surety and fidelity industry. Based in Washington, D.C., SFAA works to promote the value of surety and fidelity bonding by proactively advocating on behalf of its members and stakeholders. The association’s more than 425 member companies write 98 percent of surety and fidelity bonds in the U.S. For more information visit www.surety.org.


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