Jack Donehue is the new Chief Operating Officer of the Coverys, the Boston-based medical professional liability company. This will be a homecoming of sorts for Mr. Donehue, who was Covery’s former Chief Financial Officer from 1989 to 2010 when the company was still known as ProMutual.
Coverys says that in his new role, Mr. Donehue will assist with the development and execution of the company’s annual business plan as well as with its long-term strategic plans. In addition, he will also oversee the Healthcare Provider Education, Marketing, Risk Management and Underwriting Departments, as well as Coverys Insurance Services, an insurance agency the company runs in Lansing, Michigan. A veteran of the Massachusetts insurance industry, Mr. Donehue worked at both Commercial Union Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company prior to joining the company in 1989. Aside from his COO duties, Mr. Donehue also serves on the Board of Managed and the Investment Committee of the Property Casualty Initiative. He is also a past member of the Association of Mutual Insurance Accountants and the Society of Insurance Accountants.
In addition to the Donehue announcement, the company also announced the following five promotions
As the chief claims officer, Miele-Cesario will mentor and develop staff and oversee vision and strategy, in addition to her responsibilities as chief information officer. As chief information officer, she leads strategy for the IT Department, which supports all Coverys member companies. Prior to these roles, Miele-Cesario was senior vice president of IT. From 1979 to 1988 she worked in the Claims Department as both a claim representative and a claim supervisor before taking over the implementation of company-wide IT services. Miele-Cesario received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Lesley College. In addition, she holds an Information Systems Management graduate certificate from Boston University and a Strategic Internet Management graduate certificate from Northeastern University.
Michael Kubik has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing. Since taking on the role of vice president of marketing in 1998, Kubik has implemented the company’s expansion into 12 new states. He was also integral in the development of the newly formed Coverys RRG. Kubik has more than 25 years of experience in the sale and marketing of professional liability insurance. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He is a licensed property-casualty agent.
Barbara Staples has been named the new vice president of claims for Coverys. Previously a director of claims, Staples will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Claims Department and for assisting Miele-Cesario with overall claims strategy. Staples has been with Coverys and its predecessors for 35 years. Prior to that, she was a claim representative for St. Paul Companies. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Salem State University.
As the new vice president of IT, Eric Crockett will be responsible for all IT staff and for the daily IT operations for the entire organization. Crockett joined Coverys in 2002 as manager of information systems. He has since served as a senior manager of information systems and director of infrastructure and operations. Prior to joining Coverys, Crockett held various information technology positions at Arbella Insurance. Crockett received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He has Local Area Networks and Data Communications certifications from Northeastern University.
In recognition of his responsibilities in the Corporate Finance Department, Mark Lynch has been promoted to vice president of corporate finance, and will also maintain his role as controller. He will continue to oversee the daily operations in the department and contribute to overall strategy in his role as corporate controller. Prior to joining the organization in 2010, Lynch held a variety of finance roles at MiddleOak, a property casualty insurer, where he began his career in 1984 as an accountant. Lynch is a past president of the CPCU Boston Chapter and a member of the Property and Casualty Initiative Investment Committee. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from Gordon College, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Salem State University.