Carmel-based Baldwin & Lyons Inc. (Nasdaq: BWINA and BWINB) has appointed Randall Birchfield chief executive officer. Birchfield, who previously served as executive vice president of sales and underwriting, has also been elected to the company’s board of directors.
In addition, Douglas Collins has been appointed interim chief financial officer and Michael Case, the company’s senior vice president of claims and legal, general counsel and secretary, will add chief operating officer to his duties. The appointments follow the retirements of Joseph DeVito, Gary Miller and Patrick Corydon.
"Randy’s significant experience in the insurance industry, deep knowledge of the Company’s culture and operations, strong relationships with key customers and dedication to delivering excellence every day to all of our customers and stakeholders make him the clear and ideal choice to lead the Company forward," said Steven Shapiro, executive chairman of the board of directors. "Randy has the complete commitment of the executive team and strong support throughout the entire organization. The Board would like to thank Joe, Gary and Pat for their many years of service to Baldwin & Lyons."
The board says a search for a permanent CFO is underway.