About Us

Management

Martin G. Hacala
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Marty is President and Chief Executive Officer for Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation. Marty spent 16 years with Genesis and General Star in a variety of senior claims and underwriting roles, prior to assuming the role of Global Claims Manager at General Re in 2014.  Prior to joining Genesis, 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.  Following his graduation from law school, Marty joined the US Department of Justice, through the Attorney General's Honors Program, and served for four years as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division.  Marty received his BA and JD degrees with honors from St. Louis University.

 



Lane DeCoster
 
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Lane is Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Division Manager and on the board of directors for Genesis (and General Star, an affiliated excess and surplus lines insurance group). Prior to his appointment to these positions in 2015, he was at General Star and Genesis for seven years as a Senior Referral Officer of the Underwriting Services Division. In 1987, Lane joined the Gen Re Group and held various underwriting, marketing and management positions in Treaty and Cas Fac Programs. In 1989, he was at Genesis when Gen Re launched the company. Lane received a BS from the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Business Administration at the University of Vermont. After graduation he joined The Home Insurance Company as a commercial underwriter. Lane is originally from Maine.



Joe Majsak
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Joe is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Genesis. He manages the Business Development Division, which focuses on marketing support, customer communications and product development. Joe joined General Star in 1985 in the Claims Department.  In 1990, he transferred to the Excess Underwriting Division and was the Casualty Division Manager until assuming his current role. Prior to joining General Star, Joe was a claims adjuster/supervisor with Liberty Mutual. Joe is a graduate of Bates College and has obtained his CPCU, ARM and ASLI designations.



Jill Eaton
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Jill is Vice President and National Manager for Genesis. She joined the Underwriting Department in 1991, and has been actively involved in shaping Genesis direction on governmental and educational risks since the Public Entity initiative was established in 2000. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Branch Manager for the San Francisco office. Jill holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University, and received her undergraduate degree in Business from The George Washington University. Jill has obtained her ARM designation.



Greg Diorio
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Greg Diorio is a Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer of General Star. Greg joined General Star in 1986 as an underwriter in the General Star Property Department. Prior to joining General Star, he was a property underwriter with Industrial Risk Insurers. Greg is a graduate of Hartwick College.



Kevin Williams
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Kevin is Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager for Genesis. He joined the Underwriting Department in 1989. Kevin is also the branch manager for the Chicago office. He holds a Masters degree from Drake University, and received a B.S. degree from Iowa State University. Kevin has obtained his CPCU designation.





James Dart
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Jim is Vice President and Northeast Regional Manager for Genesis. He began his underwriting career at General Reinsurance in 1986 in the Broker Markets Unit which was the precursor to Genesis. Over the years, Jim has held a variety of underwriting, marketing and management positions within Genesis. Prior to his current position he was the Branch Manager of Genesis' Stamford office. Jim is a graduate of Sacred Heart University.

John Fumo
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John is Vice President and the Southeast 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.


 
Carl Oswald
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Carl is Vice President and the West Regional Manager for Genesis. He held various marketing and underwriting positions in the insurance industry for 13 years prior to joining Genesis in 1989. Carl holds a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and has obtained his CPCU and ARM designations as well as his California brokers license.


 
Lauren Hilan
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Lauren is a Vice President of Genesis and Manager of the Claim Department.  She has been in the insurance industry since 1977.  Lauren has worked for the corporation since 1986.  Prior that that, she worked for Northbrook Excess & Surplus Insurance Company, handling multiple lines of coverage.  She holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.


 
Robert Sharrer
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Robert Sharrer is 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.