Martin G. Hacala
Martin G. Hacala is President and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis. He assumed this role in January 2015. Previously, Marty held a variety of senior underwriting and claims roles in Genesis, General Star, and Gen Re. He first joined the group in 1997. Prior to that, Marty was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Ross, Dixon, and Masback, LLP, where his law practice centered on insurance coverage litigation and counseling. Marty also served for four years as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. He was appointed to that position through the the Attorney General's Honors Program. Marty received his AB and JD degrees with honors from St. Louis University.
Kevin is Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Genesis. He joined the Underwriting Department in 1989. He holds a Masters degree from Drake University, and received a B.S. degree from Iowa State University. Kevin has obtained his CPCU designation.
John is Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager for Genesis. He joined the General Re Group in 1985, working with General Star Management Company for 18 year before transferring to Genesis in 2003. John holds a B.A. from New York University and has obtained his CPCU and ARe designations.
Lauren is Vice President and Western Regional Manager for Genesis, also serving as a facilitator and Effective Intelligence instructor. She joined the Gen Re Group in 2000. Lauren received her BA degree from the University of Iowa in 1997, and her JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2000.
Ted Gaisford is Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the GenStar and Genesis Claim Department. Ted joined GenStar in 1995 as a Claim Examiner in the Los Angeles Branch, handling primary and excess casualty claims. In 1997 he was promoted to the Los Angeles Branch Claim Manager; he maintained that role until 2009, when he was promoted to Unit Manager for the Professional Liability Claim Unit in Chicago. Ted became the Unit Manager for the Genesis Claim Unit in 2014 and maintained that role until he was promoted to his current position. Ted is a graduate of San Jose State University and has earned his CPCU, RPLU+, ARM and ARM-P designations.
Lane A. DeCoster is Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, and Underwriting Services Division Manager of Genesis. He leads corporate underwriting, referral underwriting, actuarial pricing, data analytics, predictive modeling, coverage wording, state filings and regulatory compliance, and catastrophe management for enterprise risk management. He has the same roles for General Star. Prior to assuming these positions for Genesis in 2015, he was a Vice President and Senior Referral Officer for Genesis and General Star. Lane’s career began at The Home Insurance Company as a commercial underwriter. In 1987, Lane joined the Gen Re Group and held various reinsurance positions in underwriting, marketing, and management in Treaty, Casualty Facultative Programs, and initially Genesis. Lane received a BS degree from the University of Vermont.
Regina Kirwan is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Genesis and GenStar. Regina leads the Business Development Division which focuses on brand management, communication, product development, producer management and learning. Prior to joining GenStar in 2015, Regina held senior underwriting and management roles for General Reinsurance. Regina received her MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a BA degree from Holy Family University. She is also a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Insurance Executive Development Program and has also attained her CPCU designation.
Robert Sharrer is Senior Vice President of the Business Services Division. Robert joined the General Re Group in 1987 as a client accountant in the New York branch. He has held a variety of client, statutory and management accounting roles in General Star, Genesis and General Re Global Finance. He assumed responsibility for managing Genesis Accounting in 2008, and Genesis Operations in 2014. Robert received his BA from Vassar College and his MBA in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has obtained his CPCU, AIAF and ARe designations.
Candice Davies is Senior Vice President of the Technology Strategy Division. Candice joined the General Re Group in 1999 as an IT Application Developer, later managing global business applications. In 2005 she moved to support business operations for both General Star, Genesis and in 2017 assumed responsibility for business technology. Candice is a graduate of the Chubb Institute of Technology and has obtained her CPCU, AIAF and AIC designations.