Board of Directors

Mac Armstrong
Mac Armstrong has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since February 2014. Prior to founding Palomar, Mr. Armstrong served as the President of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, which he joined in 2009, previously holding the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Armstrong led the sale of Arrowhead to Brown & Brown, Inc. in 2012. Mr. Armstrong’s prior experience includes Spectrum Equity Investors, a private equity investment firm where he led the insurance investing practice and Alex. Brown & Sons/ BT Alex. Brown Inc., an investment bank acquired by Deutsche Bank. Mr. Armstrong earned an A.B. from Princeton University. Mr. Armstrong is a member of the Board of Advisors of Cloverlay Investment Management LLC, a private equity investment firm.
Member of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Committee
 Richard H. Taketa
Mr. Taketa has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2019 and on the board of directors of our insurance subsidiaries since October 2018. Mr. Taketa serves as President of Taketa Capital Corporation, where he has worked since September 2018. Previously, Mr. Taketa served as Chief Executive Officer and President of York Risk Services Group, Inc., from January 2014 through September 2018, previously holding the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and President at numerous York divisions and subsidiaries since 2006. Prior to joining York, Mr. Taketa served as the Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Risk Management Associates and an associate at DLA Piper LLP. In addition, Mr. Taketa serves on the board of directors of a number of private companies. Mr. Taketa earned his B.A. in Economics from Colgate University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Independent Director
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Daryl Bradley
Mr. Bradley has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2020. From 1995 to 2018, Mr. Bradley held various roles at Everest Reinsurance Company, a reinsurance and insurance company, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Head of International Insurance from February 2015 to January 2018 and, prior to that, as Executive Vice President and President of Insurance Operations, Chairman of Everest Insurance Company of Canada, and President and Board member of all of Everest’s statutory primary insurance companies from August 2007 to February 2015. Prior to joining Everest, Mr. Bradley served several roles at Continental Insurance Corporation from 1992 to 1995 and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company from 1982 to 1992. Mr. Bradley earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago.
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Sub-Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Committee
 Robert E. Dowdell
Mr. Dowdell has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2019 and on the board of directors of our insurance subsidiaries since October 2018. Mr. Dowdell founded Career Education Corporation and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from September 2006 to March 2007, as a board member from 1994 until 2008, and its Chairman of the Board from 2004 until March 2008. Previously, Mr. Dowdell served as Chief Executive Officer of Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC, President of National Education Centers, Corporate Controller of National Education Corp and Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp, and as an Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Mr. Dowdell is a Certified Public Accountant in California and Illinois. Mr. Dowdell currently serves on the boards of a number of private companies. Mr. Dowdell earned his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Enterprise Risk Management Sub-Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Catriona M. Fallon
Ms. Fallon has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. Ms. Fallon is currently Chief Financial Officer at Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., leading the company’s global financial reporting and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, internal audit and controls, real estate, facilities and financial shared services. Ms. Fallon serves on the board of directors for Cray Inc., the supercomputing company, and has more than 20 years of finance, corporate strategy and development experience. Prior to Hitachi, Ms. Fallon was at Itron, where she served as general manager of Silver Spring Networks. Prior to the company’s acquisition by Itron, she was Chief Financial Officer of Silver Spring Networks. Previously, Ms. Fallon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Marin Software Incorporated, a SaaS marketing solutions company. Prior to Marin Software, Ms. Fallon held finance and strategic leadership positions across a variety of technology companies, including Cognizant Technology Solutions and Hewlett-Packard Company. She also served as an equity analyst covering software, media and technology companies at Citigroup and held roles with Piper Jaffray & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Oracle Corporation. Ms. Fallon received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from UCLA. She is a two-time Olympic rower for the USA.
Financial Expert
Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Martha Notaras
Mrs. Notaras has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2020. Mrs. Notaras is Managing Partner of Brewer Lane Ventures, investing in early stage insurtech and fintech companies focusing on creating new business models, empowering incumbents and leveraging insights from data & analytics. Prior to joining Brewer Lane Ventures, Mrs. Notaras was a Partner at XL Innovate, investing in insurtech startups. Previously, Mrs. Notaras ran corporate development for the business data & analytics division of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc. Her prior experience includes investment banking at Merrill Lynch and commercial banking at Credit Suisse. Mrs. Notaras currently serves on the board of ATTOM Data Solutions. Mrs. Notaras earned an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Committee
Daina Middleton

Ms. Middleton has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2021. Ms. Middleton is the Chief Executive Officer of Britelite Immersive, an experiential creative technology company that builds immersive and interactive client experiences to develop transformative engagements with their customers and employees. Previously, she served as the CEO of Ansira, an independent marketing technology and services company focused on customer relationship development, and prior to that held top-level management positions with Twitter, Performics, which is a global performance marketing solutions firm, and Hewlett-Packard where her tenure there included managing revenue marketing where she led the global sales marketing team that drove a 40% growth in revenue.

During her near 30-year career, Ms. Middleton has also consulted broadly across industries to assist companies to manage global teams, optimize digital marketing and nurture company culture. She currently serves on the boards of Marin Software and BIGtoken, both public companies, and is an advisor for several early-stage startup companies. Ms. Middleton received a BA degree in Technical Journalism from Oregon State University where she serves as a member of OSU’s School of Arts & Communication Advisory Council.

Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Committee