David LeBlanc, CPCU has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting & Marketing Officer
David LeBlanc, CPCU has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting & Marketing Officer for the W.R. Berkley Company. Until his promotion, Mr. LeBlanc was the Regional Vice President for Acadia’s Massachusetts branch. He joined Acadia in 2005 as the insurer’s Vice President, Marine Specialty.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Mr. LeBlanc first began his career in insurance with Liberty Mutual in its Motor Transport department located in Boston. Overall he spent ten years with Liberty Mutual in a variety of roles spanning Director of Training to Regional Underwriting Manager. His career also includes time as the Chieg Underwriting Officer or RTW Inc., in Bloomington, MN and as a Regional Vice President for the Hanover Insurance Company. Mr. LeBlanc, who holds the CPCU insurance designation, also is the current president of the Central Massachusetts CPCU Chapter.
Mr. LeBlanc’s promotion followed shortly after the announcement that Susan Grady had been promoted to another position within the W.R. Berkley organization.
Acadia appoints Sharon Pontes, CRIS, as its new Regional Vice President and Profit Center Manager for Acadia’s Massachusetts branch
In a simultaneous announcement, Acadia Insurance also announced that it has promoted Sharon Pontes, CRIS, to its Regional Vice President and Profit Center Manager for Acadia’s Massachusetts branch. Ms. Pontes, who until recently was the Underwriting Director for Acadia’s Massachusetts, first joined the insurer in 2000. Her experience in the Massachusetts Insurance industry also includes leading the Underwriting function the New England Branch of CNA Insurance and positions at both Trust Insurance and Carlin Insurance. Ms. Pontes will work out of Acadia’s Massachusetts Branch located in Marlborough.
“Both Dave and Sharon are tremendous talents for us at Acadia with proven records of success. It is especially gratifying to be able to fill these important, strategic roles with two very strong and deserving internal candidates,” said Douglas Nelson, President, Acadia Insurance.
Specializing in commercial property casualty insurance, Acadia Insurance first began insuring businesses in 1992 in Maine. Backed by the W.R. Berkley Company, a Fortune 500 company and one of the nation’s premier commercial property casualty insurance providers, Acadia distributes its products exclusively through its more than 200 independent insurance agencies throughout New England and New York State. It currently boasts an “A+” (Superior) Rating from A.M. Best, an “A+” (Strong) Rating from Standard & Poor’s, and an A2 (Strong) rating from Moody’s.