Bill Mecklenburg, President & CEO
Prior to launching Redwoods Managers in late 2009, Bill Mecklenburg was the Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of The Redwoods Group. Through his 19-year insurance career Mr. Mecklenburg has held senior management positions at specialty insurance companies including running the Property & Casualty Division of KEMPES, Inc. and the Denver based Program Division of Orion Specialty. Mr. Mecklenburg also placed over $500 million of program business during his tenure as Managing Director at Guy Carpenter & Co. Mr. Mecklenburg graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley and he has served on the boards of several charitable organizations.
Kevin A. Trapani, Chairman
Kevin A. Trapani has been President and CEO of The Redwoods Group since its inception in 1997. Prior to the formation of The Redwoods Group, Mr. Trapani was Executive Vice President of Burlington Insurance Group; Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Coregis Insurance Group; held senior leadership positions at Great American Insurance Companies and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; and started the first statewide HMO in New Jersey. Mr. Trapani has been named one of the 50 most influential leaders in the state of North Carolina for his deep involvement in multiple philanthropic interests and his leadership of what is broadly recognized as one of the most innovative socially conscious for profit companies in the nation.