ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UIHC) (UPC Insurance or the Company), a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced today that the Company has reached an agreement with Christopher Griffith to fill the Company’s vacant Chief Information Officer position. Upon joining the Company in October, Mr. Griffith will be responsible for directing and leading all aspects of the Company’s information technology operations.
Mr. Griffith has over 20 years of technology-related experience, with over 12 in the insurance industry. Most recently, Mr. Griffith served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Safety National Casualty Corp (Safety National), a specialty insurance and reinsurance provider. While at Safety National, Mr. Griffith was responsible for the data and digital initiatives of the company, as well as oversight and development of over 200 IT professionals. Previously, Mr. Griffith has served in various executive-level IT positions across multiple industries.
Mr. Griffith holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to the UPC team,” said John Forney, President and Chief Executive Officer of UPC Insurance. “Technology and data can be important sources of competitive advantage in our industry, and Chris is the type of visionary leader who can build a team that moves us toward that goal. We look forward to bringing him on board.”
About UPC Insurance
Founded in 1999, UPC Insurance is an insurance holding company that sources, writes and services personal and commercial residential property and casualty insurance policies using a group of wholly owned insurance subsidiaries through a variety of distribution channels. The Company currently writes policies in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas, and is licensed to write in Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Virginia. From its headquarters in St. Petersburg, UPC Insurance's team of dedicated professionals manages a completely integrated insurance company, including sales, underwriting, customer service and claims. UPC Insurance is a company committed to financial stability and solvency.