Protx:Meet Our Leadership
Protx Risk Management was founded by experienced insurance professionals who understand the senior living insurance market, and provide the best products, coverage and service to insurance agents representing America’s senior living facilities. This includes broad and creative insurance solutions for independent living facilities, CCRCs, home health care, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
ROBERT L. HITCH
CPCU, ARe. Chairman
Bob has more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in underwriting and management roles, serving as Divisional President at Great American Insurance Company, and President and CEO of Mitsui Marine Management USA. As a consultant, he has advised major international insurance organizations on business development, underwriting, and claims. He holds a B.S. from the University of Kentucky.
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PAUL J. PALERMO
CEO & President
Prior to joining Protx, Paul held sales and management positions with Church Mutual Insurance Company for the previous 23 years. Much of Paul’s experience was in the sales and marketing of senior living products. He holds a B.S. from Duquesne University and an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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William (Bill) Maly
CPCU AIC, Senior Vice President – Operations
Bill has over 25 years of insurance experience. He served as Divisional Vice President at Great American Insurance in such disciplines as accounting, actuarial, IT/systems and claims. For the 6 years prior to joining Protx, Bill worked for a medical revenue cycle and claims clearing house company. There he served as enterprise architect, directed the software development and was the OIG/HIPPA compliance officer. Bill graduated from Xavier University with a BSBA in Finance.
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CHRISTOPHER O. FELL
RPLU, Senior Vice President – Underwriting
Chris has 13 years of experience underwriting senior living liability insurance at K&B Underwriters, and prior to that, at Lighthouse Companies. He holds a B.A. from Christendom College.
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry across multi disciplines, including Program Administration, Product Development, Claims, Compliance, Marketing/ Market Development, and Reinsurance. He has led the development of several organizations, and comes to Protx from a national Managing General Agency and Program Administrator. He holds a B.S. from the University of Kentucky, and a Juris Doctor from the Nashville School of Law.
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