PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RLI Corp. (NYSE: RLI) -- RLI Corp. announced today that Seth A. Davis has been named Vice President, Corporate Services. Davis will lead the company’s assessment of internal controls over financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other non-audit governance activities.
Davis began his career at RLI in 2004 as Manager, Internal Audit and was promoted to VP, Internal Audit in 2005. He has more than 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining RLI, he served as internal audit director for CNA in Chicago. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting from Illinois State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Patrick D. Ferrell has been named Vice President, Internal Audit, succeeding Davis. Ferrell will lead company internal audit assurance and advisory activities. He began his career at RLI in 2004 as Senior Auditor, Internal Audit, and was promoted to Audit Director in 2006 and AVP, Internal Audit in 2012. Prior to that he served as an internal auditor and claims specialist at State Farm for more than 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College.
“Seth and Pat bring proven leadership and depth of knowledge to their new roles,” said RLI Corp. Chairman & CEO Jonathan E. Michael. “Their expertise will be instrumental in helping our organization continue improving its processes and governance.”
RLI Corp. (NYSE: RLI) is a specialty insurer serving diverse, niche property, casualty and surety markets. The company provides deep underwriting expertise and superior service to commercial and personal lines customers nationwide. RLI’s products are offered through its insurance subsidiaries RLI Insurance Company, Mt. Hawley Insurance Company and Contractors Bonding and Insurance Company. All of RLI’s subsidiaries are rated A+ “Superior” by A.M. Best Company. RLI has paid and increased regular dividends for 43 consecutive years and delivered underwriting profits for 22 consecutive years. To learn more about RLI, visit www.rlicorp.com.