In 2014, Maria was hired to lead a new team at ARC focusing on D&O and E&O lines. She graduated from the College of Insurance (now known as The School of Risk Management at St. John’s University) and she also holds both a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation. Maria previously developed and ran the Management and Professional Liability wholesale division of Program Brokerage Corporation since 2003. She was their Chief Sales Officer for all their product lines. She also spent ten years as an underwriter for Professional Liability, Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Fiduciary and Crime/Fidelity coverage for all business types. She is currently on the Executive Committee and will be President of The PLUS Foundation for the upcoming 2016-2017 term as well as a member of PLUS.
As one of the Top 50 Women Professionals on Long Island in 2013 by Long Island Business News, Maria has spoken at numerous conferences including the International PLUS conference on Insurance Agents E&O; PLUS D&O Symposium on Private Company D&O; Family Office Exchange regarding Hedge Funds and Investment Advisor E&O; AM Best on Non-Profit D&O and American Conference Institute regarding Cyber Liability Dodd Frank Regulatory Environment: New risks & Requirements; Jumping Ship in Rough Lawyer E&O Waters; Lawyer’s Professional Liability: A Thinning Market; Hack Attacks Help Boost Insurance Business- CNBC.com; Real Estate Brokers Beware- E&O Premiums Headed Up; Chinese reverse mergers pushing up D&O liability prices; Guard against Wage & Hour Lawsuits. Maria is very involved in the industry and is a valuable asset to us at ARC and therefore our clients.