Bird Joins Midlands Management as EVP, Chief Operating Officer

February 20, 2008

Midlands Management Corporation announced that Richard Jonathan Bird has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Bird reports to Midlands’ President and Chief Executive Officer Charles C. Caldwell and is assisting in leading all aspects of Midlands Management Corporation, including strategic marketing, business growth, implementation of new business opportunities and allocation of business resources.

Bird has 19 years of experience in the insurance industry, including extensive international expertise. During the last 16 years, he has focused primarily on the workers’ compensation, casualty, life and health lines of insurance. His background includes work with insurance markets based in Europe, the United States and Bermuda, significant participation in Treaty Reinsurance and Programs, and direct product placement.

Prior to joining Midlands, Bird was with Arthur J. Gallagher (UK), London, where he managed workers’ compensation and property and casualty package units, working in both London and overseas markets.

Midlands Management Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based managing general agent, program administrator and provider of Third Party Administrator (TPA) services. Midlands specializes in underwriting excess workers’ compensation and related insurance products on behalf of third party insurance carriers.

Source: Midlands Management Corporation, www.midlandsmgt.com

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