PMA Companies Names Derek Hopper, CPCU, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer


PMA Companies has named Derek Hopper, CPCU, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. He will be responsible for leading the Underwriting, Product Management & Development, Risk Control, and Corporate Marketing areas. He will continue to report to John Santulli, President and Chief Executive Officer, PMA Companies.

“Derek is a talented leader with an outstanding track record of delivering underwriting and operational excellence,” said Santulli. “We are confident that Derek will drive disciplined underwriting strategies that deliver exceptional results for PMA Companies and impactful solutions for our brokers and clients."

Derek joined PMA in 1990 and has held various leadership roles in our large and middle market underwriting segments, as well as Corporate Distribution. Most recently, Derek was Senior Vice President, Shared Services. Derek has served as a key member of PMA’s Office of the President & CEO.

Hopper received a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy Management from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, and an MBA in Finance from the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. He has earned Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations.

PMA COMPANIES (PMA) is a trusted leader and recognized expert in commercial risk management insurance solutions and services. PMA specializes in Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Auto, General Liability, Commercial Package & Umbrella coverages and offers Claims Administration and Risk Management services through its insurance and TPA subsidiaries. PMA Companies is part of Old Republic International, a Fortune 500 company (NYSE: ORI). ORGIG.COM