Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents CEO to step down

Vocal leader in the producer community Francis Mancini to retire from role by end of 2016

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) Jan. 14 revealed that the group’s president and chief executive officer, Francis A. Mancini, would retire by the end of the year.

Mancini served as both president and CEO for MAIA since 1994. Before working with the association, he was director of Government Affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents of Massachusetts (one of the predecessor organizations of MAIA) for 14 years.

“My career in the insurance industry has been extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally. I have made and maintained many wonderful friendships with those I have met through my work with the association,” he said.

While Massachusetts’ insurance industry has radically changed since Mancini’s tenure with MAIA and its earlier incarnations, he observed that the independent insurance agency system is still popular among the state’s consumers.

“Despite the obstacles faced by independent insurance agents over the years, their resilience and professionalism have kept them the dominant leaders in an evolving marketplace,” he remarked.

MAIA formed a search committee to help in the selection of a new president and CEO. Vetted Solutions, an executive search firm based in Washington D.C., has been tapped to help find candidates.

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