AMERISAFE Announces Election of Teri Fontenot to Board of Directors

DERIDDER, La., Oct. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF), a specialty provider of high hazard workers' compensation insurance, announced today that Teri Fontenot has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016.

C. Allen Bradley, Jr., AMERISAFE's Executive Chairman, stated, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Teri Fontenot to our Board of Directors in 2016. Teri has extensive board and strategic leadership experience in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare."

Jared A. Morris, AMERISAFE's Lead Director, said, "The Board is pleased that Ms. Fontenot accepted our invitation to serve as a member of the AMERISAFE Board. We believe that Teri’s healthcare background and board experience makes her a great addition to our Board."

Ms. Fontenot is currently President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, one of the nation’s largest and most successful health systems dedicated to women’s and infants’ healthcare. Prior to joining Woman’s Hospital in 1992 as CFO, Ms. Fontenot was a CFO for hospitals in Louisiana and Florida. Over her thirty year career, she has been heavily involved in developing policy for health insurance coverage and recently served for six years on the American Hospital Association Board. Ms. Fontenot received her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and holds an MBA from Northeast Louisiana University.


AMERISAFE, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, manufacturing, oil and gas and agriculture. AMERISAFE actively markets workers' compensation insurance in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Neal A. Fuller, EVP & CFO AMERISAFE, Inc. 337-463-9052

Source:AMERISAFE, Inc.