Senior vice president, recreation division
As senior vice president of the recreation division at K&K Insurance, Lita Mello manages the daily operations of the underwriting team to provide coverage for a wide variety of recreational and entertainment facilities. Employed by K&K since 1982, Mello started out insuring fairs and festivals before moving into the firm’s motorcycle dealership program. She was promoted to vice president of that division before being named vice president of K&K’s venues and gaming division, where she helped increase written premium to more than $90 million, making it the largest division within K&K at the time.
Using her experience in program development, contract review, underwriting, sales and marketing, Mello serves as a role model of professionalism and leadership for many colleagues within K&K and the sports and recreation industry. In her current position, she works with several prestigious and well-recognized venues in the US, including sports arenas and complexes, music venues, pari-mutuel racing facilities, convention centers, and entertainment facilities.