RLI Promotes 3 in Leadership Positions in Illinois

December 8, 2014

Peoria, Ill.-based specialty insurer, RLI Corp., announced three leadership promotions

Todd Bryant, vice president, controller, has been promoted to vice president, finance and controller. In this expanded role, Bryant will assume management responsibility for RLI’s cash operations in addition to his current responsibilities of overseeing the accounting, financial reporting and tax operations.

Bryant joined RLI in 1993 and held various positions in the accounting department prior to being promoted to vice president, controller, in 2009. Bryant has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience and extensive expertise in finance and accounting.

Aaron Diefenthaler, vice president, chief investment officer, has been promoted to vice president, chief investment officer and treasurer. Diefenthaler will assume management responsibility for RLI’s treasury operations in addition to his current responsibility of overseeing the company’s investment strategy, policy and asset allocation.

Diefenthaler joined RLI in 2012 as vice president, chief investment officer. He has more than 16 years of investment and operations experience and extensive expertise managing investment portfolios for insurance companies.

Jean Stephenson, assistant vice president, corporate secretary, has been promoted to vice president, corporate secretary. Stephenson will continue providing support for the RLI Board of Directors, managing shareholder communications and ensuring timely submission of state insurance, regulatory and corporate filings.

Stephenson joined RLI in 1995 and held various compliance and corporate secretary roles until being promoted to assistant vice president, corporate secretary, in 2007. She has 19 years of insurance industry experience and extensive expertise in insurance compliance.

RLI offers a diversified portfolio of property and casualty coverages and surety bonds serving niche or underserved markets. RLI operates in all 50 states from office locations across the country.

Source: RLI Corp.

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