Kathy Cody Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Kathy Cody joined Orchid Insurance in 2019 as the Chief Operating Officer.
She was previously the Chief Operating Officer, Personal Lines, for Farmers Insurance Group reporting to the President of Personal Lines. In this role, Kathy had responsibility for Underwriting, Finance, Analytics, Agency Benefits, Agency Services, the Project Management Office and Strategy Execution. She also worked closely with the President as they created and executed the Personal Lines strategy.
Kathy Cody started at Farmers New World Life on June 1, 2009, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, she increased her responsibility to include being Head of Operational Finance for Zurich Global Life North America.
Kathy has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry including public accounting, and is an experienced Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer.
Joining Farmers from The Phoenix Companies, Kathy held positions including leading Phoenix’s emerging growth line of business, Alternative Retirement Solutions, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer, and Second Vice President Strategic Development, among others. Prior to working at Phoenix, she served several insurance companies through her work as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As a graduate of Syracuse University, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Kathy holds the designations of CPA, CTP, FLMI, HIA, and MHP. She is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, a Board member for the Northeast region of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation and recently a member of the Whitman Advisory Council for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.