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 Brad Kalter to fill the Company’s vacant General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer position. Upon joining the Company in February, Mr. Kalter will be responsible for directing and leading all aspects of the Company’s legal operations.
Mr. Kalter has over 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney. For the past fifteen years, Mr. Kalter worked at Exide Technologies, a $2.8 billion global battery manufacturing and energy storage business headquartered in Milton, Georgia. Mr. Kalter most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. In that role, Mr. Kalter was responsible for overseeing the legal functions of the organization including corporate governance, compliance, litigation and subsidiary management, as well as overseeing legal aspects of corporate financing transactions and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Kalter previously served Exide as Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel.
Prior to joining Exide, Mr. Kalter served as General Counsel at Cotton States Insurance Group, a multi-line insurance group based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1999 through 2003. Mr. Kalter began his career in private practice serving a variety of clients.
Mr. Kalter is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications.
“We are thrilled to have Brad Kalter join us as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel,” said John Forney, President and Chief Executive Officer of UPC Insurance. “He has an impressive legal background and a wealth of experience in corporate governance, SEC compliance, capital markets, and other areas that will enable him to contribute immediately to the ongoing growth at UPC.”
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.