About USLI

USLI aspires to be the very best insurance company for underwriting insurance for small businesses along with a select group of specialty products. We are committed to making a difference to our customers through well-designed products delivered with unparalleled speed, service and support.

A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, USLI is an A++ rated company that supports its products with financial strength and stability.

In addition to our innovative products, we provide a broad range of marketing assistance to our customers to help ensure their long-term success.

"If you want to do something, do it well or don't do it at all."

USLI is a proud member of Berkshire Hathaway. Our group consists of three insurance companies: United States Liability
Insurance Company, Mount Vernon Fire and U.S. Underwriters Insurance Company, all of which are rated A++, the highest
rating available to any insurance entity by A.M. Best, the premier analyst of insurance companies. Our three companies give
us the ability to offer admitted or non-admitted insurance policies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In addition to our home office in Wayne, PA, USLI has four regional Commercial Lines offices located in Mission Viejo,
California; Denver, Colorado; Oak Brook, Illinois; and Austin, Texas and three Professional Liability offices located in San Ramon,
California; Denver, Colorado and Oak Brook, Illinois. There are also several sales offices located across the U.S. as well as a Commercial and Professional Lines office in Mississauga, Ontario.

Executive Contacts


Each member of our Executive Leadership Team has invaluable experience retained from prior external positions as well as experience while working at USLI. These executives have an extensive knowledge of, not only their respective fields, but of the insurance industry as a whole. You will find that, as you explore their biographies, these individuals bring commitment, drive and an unparalleled passion for the industry and for service.

Thomas P. Nerney
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Nerney brings years of leadership experience to his role as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for USLI (United States Liability Insurance Group). Previously, Mr. Nerney was the President and Chief Operating Officer for Philadelphia Insurance Companies where he was part of the senior management for 18 years before joining USLI in 1996. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from The Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he was inducted into The Haub School of Business Hall of Fame at St. Joseph’s in April of 2009. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American Institute of Property and Casualty Insurance in Malvern, Pennsylvania and subsequently was presented the Franklin Award for outstanding achievement and contributions to the insurance industry by the Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society in 2008. Mr. Nerney’s undergraduate studies were completed at Cabrini University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and Philosophy. He also earned an Honorary Doctorate from Cabrini University in May of 2015.

Mr. Nerney is an active member of his community and has founded two local nonprofit organizations: A Front Row Seat to Learning and The Nerney Family Foundation. Mr. Nerney has served on many boards including La Salle Academy, Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, St. Joseph’s University, Main Line Health Systems, and Cristo Rey Philadelphia, and he was chairman of the board at Cabrini University. He also chaired a team at the Main Line Chamber of Commerce for their Talent and Education Network. Currently, Mr. Nerney is serving on the board of trustees for the Institutes Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group, and he is the chairman of the board that oversees The Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini University.

Lisa Kuesel Traynor
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Kuesel Traynor serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for USLI. Previously, she held the position of Senior Vice President of Personal Development. Ms. Kuesel Traynor first joined USLI in 2004 to help develop USLI’s Personal Development team from the ground up, consisting at that time of a new internal college (People's College), fitness center and wellness programs (Slainte) and fundraising/philanthropy/events (Community Spirit). She transitioned into the role of Executive Director of Personal Development, adding Benefits, Facilities, Graphics and Social Media, USLI University, Corporate Events and Travel.

Ms. Kuesel Traynor has been a crucial point person for many USLI initiatives, including the construction of our expanded campus in Wayne, PA, the development and building of our presence in branch offices across the U.S. and the re-branding of USLI. She also played a key role as President in the creation of USLI’s first nonprofit organization, the CARE2 Fund, which enables USLI employees to request donations to charities or causes to which they have a personal connection, as well as fundraising with our company and customers towards major global philanthropic efforts. Additionally, she also oversees senior leadership of USLI’s Renewal Underwriting teams, as well as Information and Underwriting Technology teams, and strongly supports the importance of women in leadership across our company.

Ms. Kuesel Traynor has 20+ years of experience in the health, wellness and education fields, having graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science degree as a Health and Wellness Specialist as well as a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Physiology. Before joining USLI, Ms. Kuesel Traynor served as Director of the Graduate Hospital Executive Health and Sports Medicine Center and then went on to create Premiere Health and Fitness in Malvern, PA. She has served as an adjunct professor at both West Chester University and Cabrini College and is certified by the NSCA, ACE and IDEA.

Ms. Kuesel Traynor holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designation as well as Associate in Commercial Underwriting, Associate in General Insurance and Associate in Insurance Services. In her free time, she enjoys ballet dance and theater, teaching fitness classes, cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.

Drew Mitala
President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Mr. Drew Mitala brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial industries to his role as President, Chief Underwriting Officer. Mr. Mitala is a proud graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Prior to joining USLI in 1997, he was an Agent for the Prudential Insurance Company and also worked at The Vanguard Group. During the first part of his career at USLI, he underwrote various lines of directors and officers, employment practices and errors and omissions.  

Mr. Mitala has developed a number of new products, written numerous coverage forms and spoken at over 100 industry events. He was designated by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society as a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) in 2000. He is also the former Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Mr. Mitala is active in his community, including serving on his church’s parish council. In his free time he enjoys golfing, boating, rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles and spending time with his wife and three sons. .

Reiner R. Mauer
President, Property/Casualty Division

Mr. Reiner Mauer is President of USLI's Property/Casualty Division. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Product Team Leader of the Personal Lines and Instant Quote Private Label Teams for USLI. Mr. Mauer gained his insurance experience during his 13 year career at Old Guard Insurance Group, Lancaster, PA, where, in his most recent role, he served as Executive Vice President for Personal Lines. Previously, Mr. Mauer served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations for Talk America Holdings, Inc., Reston, VA. He was a member of the senior management team for both organizations before joining USLI in 2005.  

Mr. Mauer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Widener University. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Mr. Mauer holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Surplus Line Insurance and Associate in Claims designations.  His interests include family, sports and singing.

Thomas C. Snyder
President of Customer Distribution

Mr. Thomas C. Snyder brings over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, underwriting, and leadership to his role of President of Customer Distribution. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for USLI. Prior to joining USLI in 1997, Mr. Snyder had roles at EBI Companies and Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance and has served on the Underwriting Advisory Council of the National Committee on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).

Mr. Snyder earned a Master of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester. He has achieved the following designations: Certified Property Casualty Underwriter, Registered Professional Liability Underwriter, Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance and Associate in Marine Insurance Management. An active member of the community, Mr. Snyder served as a Councilman for Pennsylvania’s Langhorne Borough, was a Volunteer Probation Officer in Middletown Township, and served on the Swedesford Chase Homeowners Association Board of Directors, including a term as president. Mr. Snyder has four children: Ryan, Sean, Grace and Luke. He enjoys golf, skiing, SCUBA diving and traveling with his family.

Jack Carballo
Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer

Mr. Jack Carballo is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer for USLI. He has been with the company since June of 2000. Mr. Carballo gained his strong background in administration at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, where he ultimately held the position of Vice President of Administration. Prior to his 17 year tenure at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Mr. Carballo was a Senior Insurance Adjuster at GAB Business Services, Inc. in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Carballo earned a Bachelor of Science degree from La Salle University in 1976. He subsequently attended GAB Casualty Claims School and Vale Technical Institute where he completed various professional programs in claims adjusting and physical damage appraisal.

Mr. Carballo has earned many professional designations including; Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Registered Professional Liability Underwriter, Associate in Claims, Associate in Risk Management, Associate in Reinsurance, Associate in Insurance Services, Associate in Regulation and Compliance, Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance and Associate in Information Technology. In his free time, Mr. Carballo enjoys reading, running and cycling.

Lauren Reiley
Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Lauren A. Reiley is the Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for USLI. She brings over 10 years of legal experience to her role. 

Before she joined USLI in 2011, Ms. Reiley was engaged in private legal practice. She is a graduate of Villanova University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate and was a member of the Temple Law Review. Ms. Reiley has achieved several professional designations, including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Registered Professional Liability Underwriter, Associate in Insurance Services, Associate in General Insurance and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance designations. She spends much of her free time enjoying the company of her children, husband and large extended family. She is also an avid fan of the Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team, and her hobbies include reading, attending fitness classes and traveling.

Mark Addiego
Senior Vice President, Chief Actuarial Officer

Mr. Mark Addiego is the Senior Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer for USLI. He brings more than 30 years of actuarial experience to his role.

Before he joined USLI in 2008, Mr. Addiego led the actuarial and finance areas for the run-off operations of OneBeacon, a division of the White Mountains Insurance Group. He spent 17 years with OneBeacon and its predecessor companies, General Accident and CGU, in various leadership roles. Prior to that, he began his career with Continental Insurance Company in 1988. A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Addiego received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Addiego enjoys coaching baseball and spending time with his family.

James Scalise
Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer

Mr. James Scalise brings over 18 years of experience in litigation, claims handling and claims management to his role as Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer for USLI. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Scalise served as a Senior Vice President, Complex Casualty Claims at AIG Claims, Inc. in the New York City home office. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Scalise was engaged in private legal practice where he gained significant experience litigating civil matters on behalf of insurance companies, corporations and individuals.

Mr. Scalise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. In 2002, he was admitted to the New York State Bar Association and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District and Southern District of New York. In his free time, Mr. Scalise enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his family. 

Aaron Miller
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Aaron Miller is the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for USLI. He brings over 20 years of experience in the software development and technology fields. Before joining the company in 2010, Mr. Miller was the Chief Technology Officer at Octagon Research Solutions, a company that provided process consulting and software solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. In that role, he provided architectural, technical, project and people leadership for various software development teams. Mr. Miller also provided sales support to key customer decision makers. Prior to that role, he was a Senior Developer at both Octagon Research Solutions and First Consulting Group. 

Mr. Aaron Miller is a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. In addition, he has earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller enjoys swimming, tennis, and spending time with his wife and children.

A++ Rating

Best has reaffirmed USLI’s A++(Superior) rating effective September 12, 2018, reflecting the company’s superior level of
capitalization, strong operating results and solid market position within the specialty admitted and surplus lines markets.

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