The Arbella Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Cote as assistant vice president of Personal Lines Underwriting. Reporting to Jim Hyatt, senior vice president of Personal Lines, Cote will be responsible for all aspects of the underwriting department.
“Matt possesses deep experience in both personal and commercial underwriting and marketing,” said Hyatt. “Arbella is a relationship-driven company with independent agents squarely at the center of everything we do. Matt understands and values the importance of these relationships and has forged strong bonds with agents in his prior roles. His background and experience will make Matt an important addition to Arbella’s senior leadership team.”
Previously, Cote served as vice president of Marketing and Business Development for MMG Insurance in Presque Isle, Maine. He brings more than 15 years of insurance experience to Arbella. In 2008, he joined MMG as lead underwriter, Commercial Lines. He then transitioned to Personal Lines in the role of assistant manager, Underwriting. In 2015, he was promoted to the role of manager, Personal Lines Underwriting, for all states and lines of business before being promoted again to vice president of Marketing and Business Development. Cote has effectively led and developed teams in each of his roles and brings a strong understanding of product and pricing to his new position.
Cote earned a Master of Science in insurance management from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Maine. He maintains the CPCU designation and served as a past president of the Maine Chapter of the CPCU Society.
Cote has been residing in northern Maine, just outside of Presque Isle, where he enjoys being on his bike and spending time outdoors with his family. They will be relocating to Quincy, Massachusetts.
More about the Arbella Insurance Group
Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group is an A-rated company by AM Best, with more than $800 million in revenue and approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, Arbella is a customer-focused, regional property and casualty insurance company, providing commercial insurance products in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, and personal insurance products in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 12 consecutive years, Arbella is deeply committed to maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and supporting a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Arbella attributes its success to their dedicated employees, strong agent partnerships, and community focus.