Board of Directors

Brian K. McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. McCarthy founded Energi, Inc. and Energi Insurances Services, Inc. in 2006 and currently serves as the President and CEO.
Mr. McCarthy has led the Company on a significant growth trajectory from an industrial reinsurance entity and into a virtual insurance company with expansion across the U.S. and internationally. The Company has been recognized by Business Insurance Best Places to Work and the Boston Globe Top Places to Work. In 2011, Mr. McCarthy was invited to participate in the CEO Roundtable: White House Better Buildings Challenge Initiative with President Obama & President Clinton. Beginning in 1983, Mr. McCarthy established his own independent insurance agency that led to the development of Conifer Companies in 2001. At Conifer, he gained expertise in captive program development and alternative risk management programs. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCarthy was the founder of an Internet-based insurance distribution company that developed the first online insurance application. He has served on several insurance association boards, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.



James P. Townsend, CEO, Townsend Energy

Mr. Townsend has been CEO of Townsend Energy since 1989.
Townsend Oil ranks in the top ten percent of all petroleum and propane distributors in New England, serving customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Mr. Townsend is active in a several organizations representing the petroleum industry, including Board Member and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI); Director of the Massachusetts Oil Heat Council (MOC); and member of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire. Previously, he served as Chairman of the National Oil Heat Research Alliance (NORA); and Co-Chairman of the Heating Fuels Committee of the Petroleum Marketing Association of America (PMAA). In addition, Mr. Townsend is the past Chairman of the TOV Insurance Group. He serves as a Trustee of the Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT.



Fred Boling, President, Commonwealth Oil Refining, Wyatt Energy

Mr. Boling is the Chairman of Harbor Fuel Oil Corporation of Nantucket.
He also serves as the President of Commonwealth Oil Refining and Wyatt Energy. He is also the Director and Vice Chairman of Alliance Oil Company, a publicly traded independent oil company with operations in Russia. Mr. Boling previously held executive positions with Sinclair Oil, Atlantic Richfield, BP Oil Corp., Gibbs Oil and Astroline Oil Trading Corp. In addition to his tenure of forty years experience in the oil industry, Mr. Boling has been active in the banking industry and was President of Security National Bank, a Director of Bank of New England, and was as a Director of Pacific National Bank, Massachusetts until its acquisition by Bank of America. Mr. Boling is President of Investors Life Insurance Company and he is an Overseer of the Business School of Florida Southern College.



Patrick Fee, President, Hannover Finance Inc.

Mr. Fee is the President of Hannover Finance, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Hannover Re, a position he has held since 2006.
Mr. Fee was the President & CEO and Board Member of Clarendon Insurance and its insurance company subsidiaries from April, 2006 until Hannover Re sold the company in July 2011. Prior to joining the Hannover Group, Mr. Fee was a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner, LLP which he joined in 1989 as an Associate. He holds an AB from the University of Chicago and a JD from the Harvard Law School, each with honors.



Jürgen Gräber, Board Member, Hannover Re

Mr. Gräber is a Member of the Executive Board of Hannover Re in the Non life, Advanced Solutions area.
He is responsible for the coordination of entire Non life reinsurance; Quotations Non life reinsurance, Specialty lines worldwide (marine, aviation and space offshore, energy, credit, surety, political risks); Non life treaty reinsurance Great Britain and Ireland; Structured products worldwide; Retrocessions; insurance-linked securities. He is a graduate of the University of Hannover with a Masters degree in Economics.



Vincent Osterman, President, Osterman Associated Companies

Mr. Osterman is the President of Osterman Associated Companies which contributed the assets of its propane operations to NGL Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NGL) on October 3, 2011.
Mr. Osterman serves as NGL’s President of Eastern Retail Propane Operations and is a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Osterman also serves as a director of the National Propane Gas Association, Propane Gas Association of New England, and the Board of Advisors of the Gaudette Insurance Agency.



Brian Williams, President, Williams Coal & Oil Company

Mr. Williams is president of Williams Coal & Oil Company. The company was established in 1919 and has become one of the leading distributors of energy products and services in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Williams was a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve System attending various financial/regulatory schools at the Federal Reserve System in Washington D.C. and Rutgers University in New Jersey. Mr. Williams is a former incorporator/chairman of the board of Horizon Bank and Trust Company (bank sold 2004). Mr. Williams is presently a director of Hingham Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Williams has a BS and MBA from Northeastern University, Boston.

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