Who’s In Charge

Who’s In Charge

Our head honchos are experienced, dedicated and extremely talented. Take a look:


David P. Delaney, Jr. — President

Dave has been President and CEO of Lancer Financial Group since 1982. His background includes almost 40 years of insurance and reinsurance experience with American International Group, American Re-Insurance Company, American Risk Management (Reiss Group), Delaney Intermediaries, Inc. and Lancer Financial Group. Dave is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and has received that institution's Outstanding Professional Achievement Award.


Timothy D. Delaney — Senior Executive Vice President, Passenger Transportation Underwriting

Tim has served as a director of the Lancer Financial Group since 1982. His background includes over 40 years of insurance and reinsurance experience with Frank B. Hall & Company, American Risk Management, Inc. (Reiss Group), Delaney Intermediaries, Inc. and Lancer Financial Group. Tim is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and is a member of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU).


Alistair T. Lind — Chief Financial Officer

Alistair joined the Lancer Group in 1983. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland where he began his career with the accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (DH&S). After six years of auditing experience with DH&S, Alistair accepted a position with Arthur Young & Company / Ernst & Whinney in Bermuda where he continued to perform audits on insurance subsidiaries of U.S. Fortune 500 companies. He then became the Chief Financial Officer of a Bermuda-based subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, where he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for an additional four years until joining Lancer.


Wayne S. Ricci — Executive Vice President, Chief
Underwriting Officer

Wayne joined the Lancer Group in 1988. His background includes 40 years of underwriting experience. He began his career at the Fireman's Fund Insurance Group, under whose sponsorship he attended the College of Insurance in New York. He later served as an Assistant Vice President for Patricia Fleischman, Inc., a New York-based underwriting management organization. Wayne was named Lancer's Chief Underwriting Officer in 2002.


Kim T. Aquilino — Chief Information Officer

Kim joined the Lancer Group in 1989. Her background includes 25 years of insurance technology experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology and an Associate Insurance Data Manager (AIDM) designation from IDMA. Kim is a member of the Board of Directors of PLANS (Property Liability Association for New Systems). She was named Lancer's Chief Information Officer in 2014.


Timothy H. Delaney — Senior Vice President, Passenger Transportation Underwriting

Tim joined the Lancer Group in 2012. He has over 16 years of experience in insurance underwriting and marketing. He began his career in 1999 as an Assistant Broker with Besso Limited in London. In 2000, Tim joined AIG's National Union (Executive Liability) in New York as an underwriter in the National Accounts Division. Over the next eight years he held several positions, including three years as National Accounts Regional Manager in San Francisco and, later, Assistant Vice President in the home office. In 2008, Tim joined Ironshore Insurance, eventually becoming Senior Vice President of Management Liability Products. Tim is a graduate of Boston College's Carroll School of Management.


John A. Petrilli — Senior Vice President, General Counsel

John joined the Lancer Group in 1991. Prior to joining Lancer, John devoted much of his law practice to insurance and reinsurance-related litigation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.


Gail W. Reilly — Senior Vice President, Human Resources/Administration

Gail has been with the Lancer Group since 1982. She has over 40 years of accounting and administrative experience. Prior to joining the Lancer Group, she was employed by G.I. Hodson & Son and held the position of Foreign Accounts Manager at Wilcox Barringer & Co., Corporate Treasurer at Andrew Edwards & Company, and Chief Financial Officer at Delaney Intermediaries, Inc. Gail holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Richmond College in New York and a Masters degree in Accounting from St. John's University.


Paul R. Berne — Senior Vice President & Chief Claims Officer

Paul has been with the Lancer Group since 1992. He has over 36 years experience in the management and administration of commercial claims. Prior to joining Lancer, Paul was Vice President of Claims with Progressive Casualty Insurance Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and has earned an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. Paul was a member of the Board of Directors of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) for nine years, and also served as President and Treasurer. Currently, he is chairman of TIDA's Endowment Committee. Paul is also a Dean of the CLM (Claim & Litigation Management Alliance) Claims Transportation College.


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