Kathy Cody has been appointed president of Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (Orchid Insurance), a specialty underwriter of catastrophe-exposed property insurance.
Brad Emmons, chief executive officer at Orchid, said Cody, who joined Orchid Insurance in 2019 as chief operating officer, has worked to modernize the company’s business platform and acquire new talent to help the company grow.
Cody came to Orchid from Farmers Insurance Group, where she served as the COO of its Personal Lines division.
Cody has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. During her 10 years at Farmers, Cody led personal lines underwriting, finance, analytics, operations, and strategy execution teams, and served as chief financial officer for the life business.
Based in Vero Beach, Fla., Orchid Insurance provides specialty insurance products for homeowners and businesses throughout the United States, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. In 2018, private equity group TowerBrook Capital Partners made a majority investment in Orchid.
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