Old Republic International Corp. on Tuesday said its board of directors approved four senior management appointments, effective June 1.
Craig R. Smiddy, 54, current president and chief operating officer of Old Republic General Insurance Group, was named president and chief operating officer of the corporation, becoming the eighth president in Chicago-based Old Republic’s 95-year history, Old Republic said in a statement.
He succeeds R. Scott Rager, 69, who has been named executive vice chairman.
W. Todd Gray, 50, was named to the additional post of senior vice president and treasurer at ORI. He continues with current responsibilities as senior vice president-operations and finance of the Old Republic General Insurance Group.
Cheryl A. Jones, 65, executive vice president-chief human resources and communications officer of Old Republic’s Title Insurance Group, was named to the additional executive position of senior vice president-national benefits director for the corporation and all of its subsidiaries.
Phillip A. Schutt, 57, was named to senior vice president-deputy chief investment officer for the management of ORI’s $13 billion portfolio of bonds and stocks.