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Joseph Ruch
Vice President

Joe Ruch, VP Frankenmuth SuretyAs Vice President of Frankenmuth Surety, Joe brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and nearly 20 years in Surety operations. Joe joined the company in 2019, as Senior Director and head of Credit and Risk. His evaluation process for understanding the operations of a contractor consists of assessment of the senior management team and their level of oversight, the entity’s internal control structure, and the job costing systems to determine reporting capabilities. His areas of focus and expertise include portfolio and enterprise risk management, credit modeling, financial statement and tax interpretations, forensic financial investigations, and evaluating individual contractors and single project risks. Joe is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). He has master’s degree in Finance and has presented at CFMA and International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) conferences. Contact Joe by email or phone at
(704) 421-7003.

 

Mark Latini
Senior Director

Mark LatiniMark is responsible for directing two regional teams from our Charlotte Office, covering the Southeast territory. He comes to us from a Top 5 surety writer and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. over the course of his 30-year career. His career includes time as an agent, so he understands how to manage and effectively grow agency relationships. He also brings a strong technical skill set to support his outstanding relationship and communication strengths. Contact Mark by email or phone at (704) 421-7005.

 

Maegan Gordon
Southeast Regional Director

Maegan GordonMaegan Gordon brings almost 20 years of experience to Frankenmuth Surety and has well-established her career in North Carolina. She leads a team in Charlotte who focus on production efforts in the Southeast, which includes GA, NC, SC and VA. Maegan joined us from a Top 5 surety writer and has a very strong technical skill set. She has extensive knowledge in the construction industry and can develop strategic solutions in difficult scenarios. Contact Maegan by email or phone at (704) 421-7010.

 

Gregory Gerrard
Southeast Regional Director

Greg brings more than 20 years of surety experience to the team. He began his career in 1996 in upstate New York with a Top 5 surety writer. He moved to the Charlotte, NC area in 2016 to focus on construction writings in NC, SC, GA and FL. Greg brings an expansive knowledge base of the construction industry, having worked with contractors of all types and sizes. Customer service is a central focus of his, and his aim to give provide agents and contractors optimal solutions. Contact Greg by email or phone at (704) 421-7007.

 

Mitch Smith
Central Regional Director

Mitch is the Central Regional Director for Frankenmuth Surety. He comes from a Top 5 surety writer and brings more than 10 years of experience in the financial and surety industry. Mitch has a strong technical skill set with expertise in large contract surety. He is continuously thinking outside of the box in order to come up with mutually beneficial solutions. Based out of Indianapolis, Mitch covers the Midwest with a focus on IN, OH, MI, IL, MO and KS. Contact Mitch by email or phone at (704) 421-7009.

 

Kevin McCosh
Regional Director

Kevin brings first-rate construction experience to Frankenmuth Surety. After graduating with degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Kevin spent 26 years working with construction companies. He led field supervision, estimating/project management and operations management. By working in these various positions, Kevin acquired extensive, hands-on knowledge of contractor operations and construction processes. At Frankenmuth Surety, Kevin works proactively with team members to provide value-added services to agents and contractors. Contact Kevin by email or phone at (704) 421-7006.

 

Kathleen Maloney
Claims Director

Kathleen is Director of Surety Claims for Frankenmuth Surety. Kathleen has been involved in handling surety claims for nearly 30 years and has managed accounts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. From claims of varying complexity and bonds of varying size, Kathleen brings a detail-oriented approach to organize and process information. Kathleen comes to Frankenmuth from a Top 10 surety writer. Contact Kathleen by email or phone at (704) 421-7002.