From our employees to our clients, SUNZ connects us all with powerful possibilities. Our company is led by an experienced and positively charged executive team, dedicated to maintaining our core values and meeting your needs to their fullest potential.
Board of Directors
- Steven F. Herrig
- Peter Arling
- Glen J. Distefano
- Jim Boyd
- Anthony J. Galioto
- Karrah Herring
Steven F. Herrig
Herrig serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SUNZ. He is responsible for the vision and overall performance of SUNZ. Herrig formulates policies and executes the company’s short- and long-term strategy. In 2004 and 2006, he was nominated as Entrepreneur of the year by the Gulf Coast Business Review for the Sarasota/Bradenton area. In 2007, Mr. Herrig was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Coast Business Review. He also holds active 220 and 218 licenses.
Arling joined O’Connor & Thomas, P.C., based in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2003, and currently serves as an attorney, shareholder, director, and corporate secretary for O’Connor & Thomas, P.C. While Arling maintains a general practice, he focuses much of his effort on business litigation and business transactions, consumer and commercial debt collection, and real estate related matters.
Glen J. Distefano
In 2008, Mr. Distefano was promoted to the role of Chief Operations Officer along with being voted onto the Board of Directors of SUNZ Insurance Company. In this expanded role, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of SUNZ Insurance Company. In 2017, Mr. Distefano took the role of Chief Technology Officer of SUNZ Holdings, LLC for the company overseeing technology, data, and information security for all affiliated entries. In 2020 Mr. Distefano was promoted into the role of Chief Information Security Officer and focuses on continuing to enhance and monitor cyber security measures for SUNZ to constantly look for the latest advances in security technology solutions to protect employees, team members, insureds, and claimants.
Mr. Boyd has been an insurance executive since the 1980s, and currently serves as the principal and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, Inc., which has provided insurance solutions to Manatee and Sarasota county businesses and individuals for more than 45 years.
From 2010 through 2018, Mr. Boyd was a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 68th district (2010-2012) and 71st district (2012-2018). He attended Manatee Community College, where he graduated in 1976 with an Associate’s degree, and then Florida State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1978. He served on the Palmetto City Council from 1989 to 1993, during which time he also served as Vice-Mayor and Mayor.
Anthony J. Galioto
Mr. Galioto has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. He has held senior positions at AIG including CEO of AIG Claim Services and CEO of Worldwide Accident and Health. After retiring from AIG, Mr. Galioto served as Chairman and CEO of York Risk Services Group.
Karrah Herring serves on the cabinet for Indiana governor, Eric J. Holcomb. Her team’s key priorities focus on economic development, community investment and addressing education outcomes for historically underrepresented populations in rural, urban and suburban Indiana. Prior to joining the Governor’s team Karrah worked for the University of Notre Dame for a decade and directed the university in areas of workplace culture, employment compliance, and external affairs. Karrah has received a number of awards and recognition. She was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious and inaugural list of Indiana’s 250 most influential leaders (which also includes former Vice President Mike Pence and former Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels), and the IBJ’s Forty leaders under 40 list. Appointed by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Karrah serves on the Indiana Supreme Court’s Commission on Equity and Access where she chairs a subcommittee focused on creating pathways for Indiana’s bench and bar. The Indiana Judges Association recently awarded her for her efforts with this commission. She is a graduate of Purdue University and Valparaiso University School of Law.