AMERISAFE Inc., a DeRidder, La.-based specialty writer of high hazard workers’ compensation insurance, announced that Jared A. Morris has been appointed to serve as lead independent director.
Morris will also continue to serve as the chair of the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Among his key responsibilities as lead independent director, Morris will consult with the chairman of the board on the agenda for and schedule of meetings of the board of directors, serve as a liaison between the chairman of the board and the independent directors, and chair executive sessions of the board’s independent directors.
Morris has served as a director since 2005.
AMERISAFE actively markets workers’ compensation insurance in 35 states and the District of Columbia.