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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 an 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 a 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.

 

Maegan Gordon
Assistant Bond Manager II

Maegan 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 that focuses 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 skillset. 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.

 

Mitch Smith
Assistant Bond Manager I

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 skillset 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
Assistant Bond Manager I

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 organizing and processing information. Kathleen comes to Frankenmuth from a Top 10 surety writer. Contact Kathleen by email or phone at 704-421-7002.