TAMPA, Fla., March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRTG) ("Heritage" or the "Company"), a super-regional property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced the appointment of Paul Whiting to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately, to fill a recent vacancy.
"We are honored to welcome Paul to Heritage's Board of Directors and look forward to his contributions," said Richard Widdicombe, Heritage Chair of the Board of Directors. "Paul's wealth of public company experience makes him a valuable addition to our Board as Heritage continues to execute against our strategic profitability initiatives to achieve consistent long-term quarterly earnings and drive shareholder value."
Whiting brings decades of public company experience having previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sykes Enterprises, Inc. from December 2003 to May 2019, and Non-Executive Chairman from August 2004 until May 2016. Whiting's public company director experience also includes Teco Energy, Inc. from February 2004 until July 2016, serving on the Audit Committee and Chair of the Compensation Committee.
Since 1997, Whiting has served as President of Seabreeze Holdings, Inc., a privately held investment company. Previously, Whiting held various positions within Spalding & Evenflo Companies, Inc., a $1 billion international consumer products organization, including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Presently, Whiting sits on the boards of The Bank of Tampa and The Tampa Bay Banking Co., serving as Chair of the Compensation Committee as well as serving on the Wealth Management and Directors Loan Committees. Whiting serves as a trustee of Academy Prep Foundation and Academy Prep Centers in the Florida cities of Lakeland, St. Petersburg and Tampa, which are full-scholarship, private college preparatory middle schools for low-income children.
Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a super-regional property and casualty insurance holding company. Through its insurance subsidiaries and a large network of experienced agents, the Company writes approximately $1.3 billion of gross personal and commercial residential premium across its multi-state footprint.
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