By Joshua Burd
An insurance brokerage has promoted a long-serving team member to vice president of operations within its environmental and construction professional practice.
In a news release, RT Specialty said Maureen Amari was the first hire for the Hamilton-based division when it was formed in 2005. Starting as an account and office manager, she now supervises the organization’s training efforts and day-to-day operations, while also serving as the practice’s resident specialist on process and surplus lines compliance issues.
“Maureen has been with us since the beginning,” said Jefferey S. Lejfer, president of RT Specialty’s Hamilton office. “She has grown alongside our team and played a valued role in our growth from a niche player to the market’s premier resource for environmental and construction-related insurance solutions. Her dedication to this team and our clients has been a driving force behind our success for the past 16 years.”
Amari joined the team with more than 25 years of commercial and personal insurance lines experience, the news release said. In addition to serving as an assistant vice president at Aon for 15 years, she worked at Prudential in the United Kingdom for three years and at independent insurance firms in New Jersey for another 10.
“The strength of this team has been the quality of our people,” Amari said. “Flexibility, motivation and expertise are the hallmarks of everything we do. We are and always have been a culture defined by a powerful mix of teamwork, independence and knowledge.”