Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Winfield Baird
Chairman of the Board - The National Security Group, Inc.
Winfield Baird is a Chartered Financial Analyst and retired financial advisor with Baird Financial Management in Birmingham, Alabama. He previously served as President of Investment Counselors of Alabama, Inc. He was formerly a partner and manager at the Birmingham office of J. C. Bradford & Company. Mr. Baird has extensive leadership experience as board chairman, financial acumen, risk management, investment management and regulatory knowledge developed through his experience as an investment advisor.
Fred D. Clark Jr.
President & CEO - Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Montgomery, Alabama
Fred Clark, Jr. is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Municipal Electric Authority in Montgomery, Alabama. He was formerly Executive Director of The Electric Cities of Alabama and Executive Director of the Alabama Farmers Federation, President of Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives, Montgomery, Alabama, State Director for U. S. Senator Richard Shelby, Legislative Representative for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Legislative Assistant to U. S. Senator Howell Heflin. Mr. Clark has extensive leadership skills, experience in government relations, experience in a heavily regulated industry, financial acumen developed through his extensive executive and board experience, and has developed significant industry knowledge through his tenure as a director.
William L. Brunson, Jr.
President & CEO - The National Security Group, Inc. Elba, Alabama
William L. Brunson, Jr. has served as a director since 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2000. He holds the position of President of NSIC. He joined the Company in 1983. Mr. Brunson is a Director of NSFC, NATSCO, NSIC and Omega One. Mr. Brunson is also a member of the Alabama State Bar. Mr. Brunson has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulation as well as significant experience in the areas of operations, corporate strategy, structure and law
Paul C. Wesch
Finance Director, City of Mobile, Alabama
Paul C. Wesch currently serves as the Finance Director for the City of Mobile. He is a member of the Mobile County and State of Alabama Bar Associations. Mr. Wesch has extensive executive experience, knowledge of corporate governance, real estate development, corporate and real estate law.
Jack E. Brunson
President - National Security Fire & Casualty Co.
Jack E. Brunson has served as a director since 1999 and as President of NSFC since 1997. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of NSFC and Omega One. He joined the Company in 1982. Mr. Brunson has extensive leadership experience as president of an insurance subsidiary, financial acumen and risk management experience developed through his operational and director experiences, as well as extensive industry knowledge gained over his tenure with the Company and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter certification.
Donald S. Pittman
Attorney at Law - Enterprise, Alabama
Donald Pittman has been in the private practice of law since June of 1988, in Enterprise, Alabama. He is a member of the Coffee County, State of Alabama and American Bar Associations. The Board concluded that Mr. Pittman has extensive experience with real estate, corporate, tax and estate law as well as risk management, financial acumen and industry knowledge developed through his tenure as a director and service as Audit Committee Chairman.
Mickey L. Murdock
Retired Senior Vice President, The National Security Group, Inc.
Mickey L. Murdock has served as a director since 1976. Mr. Murdock was appointed Mayor of Elba, Alabama in September 2011, to fill the unexpired term of the deceased mayor and was elected mayor in 2012. Mr. Murdock also serves as a Director of Power South, a provider of wholesale energy needs to 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems in Alabama and northwest Florida. Mr. Murdock retired from the Company in 2009 having served as Senior Vice President. From 1982 to 2002, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Prior to that time, he served as Vice President and Controller of the Company. He joined the Company in 1970. Mr. Murdock previously served as a Director of NSIC, NSFC, Omega One, and NATSCO. Mr. Murdock is a Certified Public Accountant (retired). Mr. Murdock has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulation coupled with significant experience in operations, risk management, budgeting, financial reporting and investor communications.
Walter P. Wilkerson
Consultant - Brunson, Wilkerson & Bowden CPAs Enterprise, Alabama
Walter P. Wilkerson is a certified public accountant and consultant for the firm of Brunson, Wilkerson, Bowden & Associates, P.C. in Enterprise, Alabama. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Wilkerson has extensive leadership experience as a managing partner, financial acumen and risk management experience developed through his experience in public accounting and involvement in business operations and planning. He has been designated as the Audit Committee financial expert under NASDAQ listing standards, and has developed significant industry knowledge through his tenure as a director.
Fleming G. Brooks
President - Brooks Peanut Company, Inc.
Fleming G. Brooks is Chairman of the Board of Brooks Peanut Company, Inc. of Samson, Alabama and various affiliates of that Company. He either serves currently or has served in the past, in various positions with associations of the agricultural community. Mr. Brooks has extensive executive management and leadership experience having served as chairman and CEO of a diversified privately held agribusiness entity and industry knowledge developed through his tenure as a director.
Frank B. O'Neil
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations and Assistant Corporate Secretary of ProAssurance
Frank B. O'Neil is the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) of Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of National Investor Relations Institute and is a former member and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Insurance Planning Commission. Mr. O'Neil currently serves as Chairman of the Rating Agency Liaison Committee for the Physician Insurers Association of America, a group representing medical professional liability insurance companies. Mr. O'Neil has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulation, financial reporting, investor communications, corporate governance, risk management and experience working with other public company boards.
Brian R. McLeod
Chief Financial Officer - The National Security Group, Inc.
Brian R. McLeod is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in 1992 and has served in various financial and operational roles during his tenure. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Company subsidiaries NSIC, NSFC, Omega One and NATSCO. He is a certified public accountant and also holds a chartered global management accountant designation. Mr. McLeod has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulation stemming from his experience in areas of operations, project management, corporate strategy, financial management and regulatory reporting.
L. Brunson White
Principal - Brunson White Advisors, LLC
L. Brunson White is a Principal and owner of Brunson White Advisors, LLC, a strategy and technology consulting company. He was Secretary of Information Technology for the State of Alabama from 2013 through 2015. In this role Mr. White served on the Cabinet of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley where he was responsible for the governance of approximately $345 million in information technology spending. Prior to his gubernatorial appointment, Mr. White served as a Director of The National Security Group, Inc. from 2002-2013. Mr. White is retired from Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) where he worked as Chief Information Officer for much of his 33 year tenure. He has extensive technology and regulatory experience, having served as chief information officer of a highly regulated publicly traded company. Mr. White's risk management experience, financial acumen and industry knowledge have developed through his time as a director and previous service as a member of the Audit Committee for The National Security Group, Inc.

Executive Management

William L. Brunson, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
William L. Brunson, Jr. has served as a director since 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2000. He holds the position of President of NSIC. He joined the Company in 1983. Mr. Brunson is a Director of NSFC, NATSCO, NSIC and Omega One. Mr. Brunson is also a member of the Alabama State Bar. Mr. Brunson has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulation as well as significant experience in the areas of operations, corporate strategy, structure and law
Jack E. Brunson
President – National Security Fire & Casualty Co
Jack E. Brunson has served as a director since 1999 and as President of NSFC since 1997. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of NSFC and Omega One. He joined the Company in 1982. Mr. Brunson has extensive leadership experience as president of an insurance subsidiary, financial acumen and risk management experience developed through his operational and director experiences, as well as extensive industry knowledge gained over his tenure with the Company and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter certification.
Brian R. McLeod
VP - Finance & Operation, CFO
Brian R. McLeod is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in 1992 and has served in various financial and operational roles during his tenure. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Company subsidiaries NSIC, NSFC, Omega One and NATSCO. He is a certified public accountant and also holds a chartered global management accountant designation. Mr. McLeod has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulation stemming from his experience in areas of operations, project management, corporate strategy, financial management and regulatory reporting.
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