Doctor’s Co. Hires Francis as COO

May 26, 2004

Napa, Calif.-based The Doctors Company, a leading medical malpractice insurance carrier, announced the appointment of Robert D. Francis as COO. He will begin his work with The Doctors Company on July 1, 2004.

“Rob is a strong leader with exceptional organizational and personnel management skills,” said Richard E. Anderson, M.D., F.A.C.P., chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company. “He possesses the industry experience and strategic insight required to succeed in this important role.”

Francis joins The Doctors Company after 20 years with ProAssurance Corporation. Most recently, he served as president of Red Mountain Casualty Insurance Company, where he was responsible for ProAssurance’s Excess and Surplus line initiatives, and as senior vice president of ProAssurance Professional Liability Group. Prior to these positions, Francis held a variety of senior executive and board positions for the company and its subsidiaries, serving a major role in its transition from a single state mutual company to a multi-state, publicly traded company.

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