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About ICG

Russ Oldham

President, Capital Insurance Company

Mr. Oldham is a recognized leader in the insurance industry, with specialized expertise non-standard automobile insurance, connected vehicles, telematics and digital strategies.  Mr. Oldham has proven success growing non-standard automobile insurance businesses and creating innovative products using new technologies to modernize processes, heighten revenue, reduce costs and engage consumers.  Mr. Oldham was appointed as President of Capitol Insurance Company in 2018.  In addition, Mr. Oldham is CEO and founder of NKR Managing General Agent, which provides insurance companies turn-key claims and telematics capabilities.  Previously, Mr. Oldham spend 20 years in the non-standard auto insurance industry, where he began his career at Progressive rising to Vice President of Claims before he went on to lead Sagamore Insurance Company.  Mr. Oldham graduated from Missouri State University.  

Joe Austin

CEO, Federal Life Insurance Company

Joseph D. Austin is the Executive Chairman of Federal Life Insurance Company. Mr. Austin joined Federal Life in 1972 and was elected as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer in June 1977. Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Prior to joining Federal Life, Mr. Austin served in actuarial, administrative, and marketing positions and on the board of directors of several other life insurance companies and as an expert consultant to the U.S. Postal Service. 

Bill Austin

President, Federal Life Insurance Company

William S. Austin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Life Insurance Company. Mr. Austin joined Federal Life in 1990 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2018, when he was elected as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Austin is a graduate of Marquette University and has an MBA degree in finance, investments, and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Austin is a Chartered Life Underwriter and a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals.

Dr. Lewis Sharps, MD

President, Positive Physicians

Dr. Sharps is the CEO of Positive Physicians Holdings. Dr. Sharps founded Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange in 2002 and has served as the CEO and President since its inception. In 2017, he became the CEO of Diversus Management and the President of diversus Inc. Dr. Sharps attended medical school and completed his orthopaedic residency training at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society and The American Orthopaedic Association. He has founded and managed multiple healthcare related companies and developed numerous instrument patents for minimally invasive spine surgery.   

Dr. Sharps served as President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) from 1999 to 2000. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Political Action Committee of POS and was Chairman of the PAC from 1993 to 2011. During that time, the POS PAC became a major factor in Pennsylvania politics, protecting the long-term needs of the medical and orthopaedic communities. 

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