Amica Mutual Insurance Company writes automobile and homeowners insurance products in the United States. It also offers life, condo, renters, retirement, marine, motorcycle, personal umbrella, specialty, structured settlements, small business, and wedding and event insurance products. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
100 Amica Way
Lincoln, RI 02865
Founded in 1907
Amica Mutual Insurance Company and Amica Life Insurance Company Announce Executive Changes
Apr 15 16
Amica Mutual Insurance Company and Amica Life Insurance Company have announced the promotion of James McDermott to senior vice president and chief marketing officer. McDermott he has held several management, marketing and research positions throughout his 33-year career with Amica. Over the last 15 years, he has served as general manager of Amica Life Insurance Company and was also responsible for oversight of Amica's marketing and advertising programs. In his new role, McDermott oversees the corporate marketing, advertising, communications and digital functions. David Macedo, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was promoted to vice president and controller in the accounting department. He has had various roles in his 27-plus years at Amica, including oversight of internal audit, financial reporting, taxes and compliance and accounting systems. In his new role, Macedo is responsible for providing financial information that assists management in making economic decisions for the company. Karen Baltzer, of Bellingham, Massachusetts, was promoted to assistant vice president in the sales and client services department. Baltzer, started at Amica in 1995 and has worked in the Cleveland, Phoenix, Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia and Greenville (South Carolina) offices. She attained her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2007. In her new role, Baltzer oversees Amica's three service centers in Rhode Island, Indiana and Washington. Jyotipriya Ajay, of Franklin, Massachusetts, was promoted to assistant vice president in the sales and client services department. Ajay, originally from Mumbai, India, began working at Amica as an associate account manager in 2006. She has previously served as business process manager, senior business process manager and sales and client services officer. Victoria Benson, of Mansfield, Massachusetts, was promoted to assistant vice president in the investment department. Benson began working for Amica in its Northern California office in 2004. She transferred to the investment department in 2007 and was promoted to investment officer in 2013. Jon Burke, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, was promoted to assistant vice president in the investment department. Burke joined Amica in 2005. He was named an investment officer in 2012 and senior investment officer in 2014. Michael Baker, of Jamestown, Rhode Island, was promoted to assistant vice president in the accounting department. Baker started at Amica as a financial reporting and analysis supervisor in 2008, was promoted to financial reporting and analysis manager in 2011, and was named an officer in 2013. Christopher Biggs, of Ellington, Connecticut, was promoted to assistant vice president in the marketing department. Biggs started at Amica as a communications manager in 2008. In his new role, Biggs oversees Amica's advertising and lead generation programs. Gregory Calderiso, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was promoted to assistant vice president in the corporate information systems department. Calderiso began working at Amica in 2008 as an integration specialist, and he was promoted to business applications assistant manager in 2012. Calderiso was then named an information systems officer in 2013. In his new role, Calderiso oversees the operations of Amica's shared IT services. Acel Silva, of Worcester, Massachusetts, was promoted to claims officer in the claims executive department. Silva started at Amica as a claims adjuster in the former Worcester office. He has held a number of different roles at Amica, including claims supervisor, employee relations manager, claims examiner and compliance manager. Lisa O'Rourke, of Warwick, Rhode Island, was promoted to information systems officer in the corporate information systems department. O'Rourke joined Amica as an IT programmer trainee that same year. Since then, she has served in a variety of positions, including project manager, business applications section manager and data management section manager. In her new role, O'Rourke leads database administration and data management. Ted Shallcross, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Amica Life Insurance Company. Shallcross began his career with KPMG LLP before starting with Amica in 2007. In his new role, he oversees all Amica Life activities. Shallcross also sits on the Board of Governors of Leadership Rhode Island, serving as treasurer, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Providence Children's Museum.