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Craig R. Smiddy

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Craig R. Smiddy, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Smiddy is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Old Republic International Corporation (ORI), and the President of the Old Republic General Insurance Group (ORGIG). He is a member of ORI’s Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee.


Craig brings 36 years of insurance and reinsurance industry expertise across numerous disciplines, including claims, product management, underwriting and operations. Immediately prior to joining ORI, he was with Munich Re America for 16 years, where he was President of their Specialty Markets division and a member of their Executive Leadership Team. Craig spent the first 10 years of his insurance career at Progressive Insurance. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, both from The University of Iowa.