Leadership

Executive Committee

Your business deserves the best. When you partner with Holmes Murphy, you’ll be represented by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable, experienced professionals – starting with our Executive Committee. So we want to introduce the Holmes Murphy Executive Committee members who lead our team to compete to win every day. These six are true game changers!

The 2023 leadership team standing in the Holmes Murphy headquarters.

Back row left to right: Kari Cooling, John Hurley II, Tom Stewart; Front row left to right: Jay Reavis, Dan Keough, Charisse Vaughn

Board of Managers

Now that you know our Executive Committee, we’d like to introduce you to our Board of Managers. Each are incredible at what they do and bring value to Holmes Murphy that is unmatched in the industry! Want to know a bit about them? Take a peek by hovering over each board member; you may find something interesting you didn’t know about the men and women leading Holmes Murphy.

  • Charisse Vaughn - a woman in a white and black blazer smiling for a professional photo

    My dream is to win on the TV show Lip Sync Battle!

    Charisse Vaughn

    Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits
  • Dan Keough - a man in a suit smiling for a professional headshot photo

    My three favorite things to do outside of work are watch my boys compete in sports, travel with my family, and drink wine and break bread with family and friends.

    Dan Keough

    Chairman & CEO
  • Doug Muth - a man smiling in a blazer smiling for a professional headshot photo

    One thing you may not know about me — I worked in a restaurant in Yellowstone Park one summer. I made it two weeks and came home because I was homesick!

    Doug Muth

    Senior Vice President, Property Casualty
  • Gerald Johnson - a man in a blazer smiling for a professional headshot photo

    A little fun fact about me: I’ve ridden more than 100,000 miles on my bicycle over the past 15 years!

    Gerald Johnson

    Senior Vice President, Property Casualty
  • Jay Freiermuth - a man in a suit without a tie smiling for a professional photo

    My biggest passion outside of work is exercise/fitness! If my body would allow it (and I had the time), I would work out 2-3 times a day every day in various different ways!

    Jay Freiermuth

    Senior Vice President, Surety
  • Jay Reavis - a man in a blazer and collared shirt smiling at for a professional photo

    A fun tidbit about me — I love to cook and do 95 percent of the cooking in my household. In fact, in another life, I would be a chef!

    Jay Reavis

    President, Brokerage Services
  • John Hurley - a man in a suit without a tie is smiling for a professional headshop photo

    The three things I dislike the most are paying taxes (who likes that?!), working out and waiting between my kids’ tournament games.

    John Hurley II

    Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Technology
  • Josh Loftis, a bald man in a grey striped suit smiling for a professional photo.

    Josh Loftis

    Senior Vice President, Surety
  • Kari Cooling - a woman in a red blazer smiling in a professional headshot photo

    My favorite things to do outside of work are taxi drive my children (unpaid) to all their activities, spend time outside, run, and Pilates!

    Kari Cooling

    Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Brokerage Services - Iowa
  • Lauren Roth - a woman in a grey blouse smiling for a professional photo

    Most people don’t know that my dream job (outside of Holmes Murphy of course!) is to be a Michelin Restaurant Critic.

    Lauren Roth

    President, Avant
  • Stephani Manning - a woman in a white blouse smiling for a professional photo

    Fun fact about me…I love to travel. In fact, I’m in the process of hitting all 50 states. I only have 7 to go!

    Stephani Manning

    President, Innovative Captive Strategies
  • Steve Gfroerer, a man in a grey suit without a tie smiling for a professional photo

    Steve Gfroerer

    Senior Vice President of Specialized Services, Property Casualty
  • Tom Stewart - a man smiling for a professional headshot photo

    Fun fact about me...I married my high school sweetheart. Also, my second favorite passion (behind captive consulting) is cooking for my wife and four kids!

    Tom Stewart

    President, PLUS
  • Travis Dent - a smiling white man with brown hair in a black suit.

    Travis Dent

    Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits