|Thomas R. Schiff|
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—John J. & Thomas R. Schiff & Co. Inc. (Independent insurance agency); Director since 1975
Thomas R. Schiff, age 65, has been a director of the company since 1975 and is a member of our investment committee. He is a director on our insurance subsidiary boards.
Mr. Schiff’s long tenure on our board helps provide ongoing insight into how we are serving our primary customer, the independent insurance agent. He contributes to board assessments of the impacts of our decisions on agency operations, including sales, claims, professional advising and financial management. Additionally, he brings the perspective of a large shareholder to our board discussions and decisions.
Mr. Schiff has been chairman and chief executive officer since 1996 and a director and an agent with John J. & Thomas R. Schiff & Co. Inc., a privately owned, Cincinnati-based independent insurance agency. He was its president from 1983 to 1996 and sales manager from 1970 to 1983. He also is chief executive officer and chairman of Lightborne Properties and Lightborne Communications, privately owned media companies based in the Cincinnati area. Mr. Schiff is a graduate of Ohio University. His activities have included leadership and service to nonprofit community boards and foundations that support fine and performing arts, arts education, a hospital and children’s dental services.
As of March 1, 2013.