PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RLI Corp. (NYSE: RLI) – RLI Corp. announced today three leadership promotions, effective immediately, that will position the company for continued success.
Todd Bryant Promoted to Vice President, Finance & Controller
Todd Bryant, Vice President, Controller, has been promoted to Vice President, Finance & Controller. In this expanded role, Bryant will assume management responsibility for RLI’s cash operations in addition to his current responsibilities of overseeing the accounting, financial reporting and tax operations.
Bryant joined RLI in 1993 and held various positions in the accounting department prior to being promoted to Vice President, Controller, in 2009. Bryant has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience and extensive expertise in finance and accounting.
Aaron Diefenthaler Promoted to Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer
Aaron Diefenthaler, Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer. Diefenthaler will assume management responsibility for RLI’s treasury operations in addition to his current responsibility of overseeing the company’s investment strategy, policy and asset allocation.
Diefenthaler joined RLI in 2012 as Vice President, Chief Investment Officer. He has more than 16 years of investment and operations experience and extensive expertise managing investment portfolios for insurance companies.
Jean Stephenson Promoted to Vice President, Corporate Secretary
Jean Stephenson, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Secretary, has been promoted to Vice President, Corporate Secretary. Stephenson will continue providing support for the RLI Board of Directors, managing shareholder communications and ensuring timely submission of state insurance, regulatory and corporate filings.
Stephenson joined RLI in 1995 and held various compliance and corporate secretary roles until being promoted to Assistant Vice President, Corporate Secretary, in 2007. She has 19 years of insurance industry experience and extensive expertise in insurance compliance.
“We continue to build an exceptional team of leaders who are committed to our mission of providing innovative products and superior service to our customers,” said RLI Corp. Chairman & CEO Jonathan E. Michael. “These promotions are a direct reflection of the critical roles each of these individuals have played in helping our organization thrive in an increasingly competitive environment.”
“Their expertise will continue to be important to our success as we move toward growing our business and positioning RLI for the future,” said Michael.
RLI, a specialty insurance company, offers a diversified portfolio of property and casualty coverages and surety bonds serving niche or underserved markets. RLI operates in all 50 states from office locations across the country. RLI’s insurance subsidiaries – RLI Insurance Company, Mt. Hawley Insurance Company, RLI Indemnity Company and Contractors Bonding and Insurance Company – are rated A+ “Superior” by A.M. Best Company.