Board Composition

  Audit Governance and Nominating Risk Compensation
Bradley M. Shuster 
Chairman of the Board
       
Steven L. Scheid 
Lead Independent Director
  Committee Chair for Governance and Nominating Committee Member of Risk Committee Member of Compensation Committee
Michael Embler 
Independent Director
Committee Chair for Audit Committee     Member of Compensation Committee
James G. Jones 
Independent Director
Member of Audit Committee Member of Governance and Nominating Committee Committee Chair for Risk Committee  
Michael Montgomery 
Independent Director
Member of Audit Committee   Member of Risk Committee  
James H. Ozanne 
Independent Director
  Member of Governance and Nominating Committee   Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
Chair of the Board = Chair of the Board Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director Lead Independent Director = Lead Independent Director
Audit Committee

The members of the Audit Committee are Michael Embler, Michael Montgomery and ,James G. Jones,  each of whom qualifies as an “independent” director under our Corporate Governance Guidelines.  Mr. Embler is the chairperson of the Audit Committee and each member of the Audit Committee also serves as a “financial expert” to our Audit Committee, as that term is defined in SEC rules.

The Audit Committee is responsible for, among other things, monitoring:

  • the integrity of the financial statements of the Company;
  • the independent auditor’s qualifications and independence;
  • the performance of the Company’s internal audit function and independent auditors;
  • the Company’s system of disclosure controls and system of internal controls over financial reporting; and
  • the Company’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Compensation Committee

The members of the Compensation Committee are James H. Ozanne, Michael Embler and Steven L. Scheid, each of whom qualifies as an “independent” director under our Corporate Governance Guidelines.  Mr. Ozanne is the chairperson of the Compensation Committee. 

The Compensation Committee is responsible for, among other things:

  • overseeing our executive compensation program, including approving corporate goals relating to compensation for our Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives and determining the annual compensation of our Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives;
  • reviewing and approving the compensation policy recommended by management with respect to other employees;
  • determining, subject to ratification by our independent directors, the compensation of our independent directors; and 
  • preparing the Compensation Committee Report and reviewing the Compensation Discussion and Analysis included in our proxy statement.
Governance and Nominating Committee

The members of the Governance and Nominating Committee are Steven L. Scheid, James H. Ozanne and James G. Jones, each of whom qualifies as an “independent” director under our Corporate Governance Guidelines.  Mr. Scheid is the chairperson of our Governance and Nominating Committee.

The Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for, among other things:

  • identifying individuals qualified to become Board members, and recommending to the Board nominees for election for the next annual meeting of stockholders;
  • reviewing the qualifications and independence of the members of the Board and its committees on a regular periodic basis;
  • recommending to the Board corporate governance guidelines and reviewing such guidelines, as well as the Governance and Nominating Committee charter to confirm that they remain consistent with sound corporate governance practices and with any legal requirements; 
  • leading the Board in its annual review of the Board’s performance; and
  • recommending committee assignments for members of the Board.
Risk Committee

The members of the Risk Committee are James G. Jones, Michael Montgomery and Steven L. Scheid, each of whom qualifies as an “independent” director under our Corporate Governance Guidelines.  Mr. Jones is the chairperson of our Risk Committee. 

The Risk Committee is responsible for oversight of management’s operation of the Company’s mortgage insurance business and the management of the Company’s investment portfolio, including, among other things:

  • discussing, reviewing and monitoring the Company’s mortgage insurance products, including premium rates, underwriting guidelines and returns;
  • reviewing and approving the Company’s investment policy;
  • reviewing the mortgage insurance operating environment, including the state of local and regional housing markets, competitive forces affecting the Company and the Company’s relationships with residential mortgage lenders and investors; and
  • assisting the Board in its oversight of the Company’s risk management policies, procedures and processes.
  • related to our mortgage insurance business and investment portfolio.