Response Insurance Group has a seasoned senior management team drawn from the nation’s leading corporations. Together they lead a team of dedicated staff in four offices around the country. Mory Katz (Joined Response Insurance in April 1998)
President & Chief Executive Officer of Direct Response Corporation (the holding company of the Response Insurance Group)
Chairman of Response Insurance and other subsidiary companies
Mr. Katz came to Response from Trans Union Corporation where he was Vice President and founder of the Insurance Division. Mr. Katz was instrumental in introducing to the property/casualty industry the use of demographic information for underwriting and marketing purposes. Prior to joining Trans Union, Mr. Katz was a Senior National Account Executive at Equifax Inc., another leading information provider, where he specialized in serving the insurance industry.
Mr. Katz received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Tobin School of Business at St. John’s University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the nation’s leading transportation safety organization, and on the Board of the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America, the nation’s premier insurer trade association, representing more than 1,000 companies.
Leonard N. Samson (Joined Response in April 2005)
Executive Vice President — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Mr. Samson was most recently with Fusura, an insurance aggregator. Previously he held senior positions at Kemper Insurance Companies, General Electric/Colonial Penn, AIG, and Towers Perrin. Mr. Samson has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Temple University.
August P. Alegi (Joined Response in February 1999)
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President, Human Resources of Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Mr. Alegi was a member of the law firm of Mirel & Alegi, and had a twenty-six year career with X…. Corporation. Mr. Alegi received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Pace University and his J.D. from American University. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland. Mr. Alegi is a former Chairman of the National Association of Independent Insurers’ Laws Committee and a past president of the District of Columbia Insurance Guaranty Association and has served on several gubernatorial task forces in the state of Maryland.
Danny Collins (Joined Response in April 2002) Vice President of Claims Operations — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Mr. Collins was with The Hartford Financial Services Group for nearly thirty years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Kathleen A. Gleeson (Joined Response in September 1996)
Vice President of Customer Service & Sales — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Ms. Gleeson previously worked at X…. for more than twenty-three years in various positions. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post, in Business Management and is a licensed Property and Casualty Agent in many states.
George Kowalsky (Joined Response in September 2000)
Vice President of Finance — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Prior to joining Response, Mr. Kowalsky was with Reliance National for twelve years, Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Company of America and American International Group’s AIG Specialty Agencies Inc. and AIU. Mr. Kowalsky earned his Bachelor’s degree from American University and his Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from New York University. He is a CPA and CPCU.
Steven B. Oakley (Joined Response in July 2000)
Vice President of Business Development & Marketing — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Prior to joining Response, Mr. Oakley was with The Hartford Financial Services Group for ten years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Penn State University and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Frank M. Quido (Joined Response in June 1999)
Vice President of Information Technology — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Prior to joining Response, Mr. Quido was with Southern New England Telecommunications. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and was the founder of PageProse Inc., a web-development firm based in Connecticut.
Clifford Wess (Joined Response in May 2000)
Vice President & Chief Actuary — Direct Response Corporation and subsidiary companies
Clifford Wess came to Response having worked at Employer Reinsurance Corporation, Selective Insurance Group, CIGNA Property & Casualty Group and the National Council on Compensation Insurance. He has a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany and a Masters from Indiana University. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.