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New England Chapter

(Includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Rhode Island, Vermont)

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This area is your resource for information about past, current and future meetings, events and news. Please visit often as the information will be updated frequently.

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Chapter Officers

Denise Tessier

Denise Tessier, JD, CPCU, Are, ARM-E
7 Longfellow Dr
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Phone: (781) 907-6662
Email: DeniseRTessier@gmail.com

Brian Duval

Vice President
Brian Duval
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Compliance Consultant
175 Berkeley St., MS05250
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-224-8483
Email: brian.duval@libertymutual.com


Mark Franklin

Mark Franklin, JD
Franklin Regulatory Consulting LLC
PO Box 1116
Southbury, CT 06488
Phone: (860) 729-9864

Sarah Huffer

Sarah Huffer
Currin Compliance Services
14 East Main Street
Greenwich, NY 12834
Phone: (518) 692-2494
Email: shuffer@currincompliance.com


Julie Levine

Regional Director
Julie Levine
900 Cottage Grove Rd.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: 860-226-9019
Email: julie.levine@cigna.com

Mike Sternberg

Past President
Mike Sternberg
Axis Insurance
One State Street
Suite 1700
Hartford CT ,06103
Phone: 860-707-1729


Committee Chairs

Committees are made up of volunteers interested in contributing to the strength, growth and value of our Chapter. Volunteering on a Committee doesn't take a lot of time and is a great way to meet other members and make a real contribution. Please contact the applicable Committee Chair if you are interested in volunteering on a committee or have any questions about committee activities.

Education Day Committee — Focusing on the educational needs of our Chapter, Continuing education, designations, and creating a day of learning and networking each year for members.


Membership Committee — Promoting AICP to attract new members, provide information to existing members.

Chair: Open


Nominating Committee — Identifies leaders within our chapter, coordinates the nomination process.

Callie Currin
Currin Compliance Services, LLC
14 East Main Street
Greenwich, NY 12834
Phone: (518) 692-2494
Email: ccurrin@currincompliance.com


Planning Committee — Planning upcoming chapter events and meetings.

Jim Ruegg
Amica Life Insurance Company
Phone: 800-234-5433 x29324
Email: jruegg@amica.com

Cheryl Marrone
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Phone: 877-277-3052


Publicity/Website Committee — Works directly with National Website committee to maintain Website content for our chapter, explores ways to market the value of our chapter, in order to enhance the image and increase the recognition of AICP within the industry.

Amy Whipple
Thomson Reuters Accelus
Phone: 860-537-2213
Email: amy.whipple@thomsonreuters.com


Vendor Committee — Promoting awareness of and opportunities to interact with vendors who provide products and services that support our industry.

Your Name Could Be Here!


Volunteer Recognition Committee — Identifying and recognizing outstanding volunteer leaders and recruiting new volunteers.

Peggy Schwartz
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company
Phone: 781-770-0423
Email: marguerite_schwartz@bostonmutual.com

Steve Fisher


Chapter By Laws


Meeting Dates/Info

AICP New England Chapter: Winter Meeting Sign Up Now Open!

Sign up today to join us at the AICP New England Chapter Winter Meeting on December 4th at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, CT.

Don't miss this special event featuring Charlie Lynch, former General Counsel of the AICP, a Yankee Swap and, as always, opportunities to meet with your industry peers and regulators from around New England.

You can find the registration form and information here.


Please contact Sara Thomas at SaraR.Thomas@libertymutual.com or 857-224-2397 with any questions.

Speaker Policy


Past Chapter Meeting Minutes

12-09-2011 Chapter Meeting Minutes
8-15-2011 Chapter Meeting Minutes
8-21-2009 Chapter Meeting Minutes
4-03-2009 Chapter Meeting Minutes
8-27-2008 Chapter Meeting Minutes
6-13-2008 Chapter Meeting Minutes
1-18-2008 Chapter Meeting Minutes
9-7-2007 Chapter Meeting Minutes
12-01-2006 Chapter Meeting Minutes
8-25-2006 Chapter Meeting Minutes
3-31-2006 Chapter Meeting Minutes
2-10-2006 Chapter Meeting Minutes


President's Corner



Volunteer Recognition

AICP New England Chapter Volunteer of the Year

This annual award was established to recognize that individual member of the New England AICP Chapter whose dedication to AICP, our Chapter and the insurance industry through his or her extraordinary volunteer activities benefits our organization, industry and or the community at large.

Jim Ruegg

Mary Hendricksen

Gregory A. Popolizio


Volunteer Recognition Certificate Awards

We recognize that many people in our Chapter routinely volunteer their time, talent and enthusiasm to contribute to AICP, the industry and the community at large. The following chapter members have been recognized for such efforts and awarded a Volunteer Recognition Certificate by the President of the Chapter at various Chapter meetings.

Laurie Clarke – Dec. 11, 2009
Lee Davidson
Jim Ruegg
Barbara Panzer
Mary Hendricksen
Steven Fisher
Linda Economos


Recent Meetings & Presentations

March 9, 2012
Hartford, CT

Our quarterly chapter meeting was held at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, CT. The speaker was Denise Tessier of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Denise gave an interesting presentation of Enterprise Risk Management, and how ERM is relevant to compliance professionals.

During the meeting, we recognized Linda Economos with a Volunteer Recognition award for all of her hard work on behalf of the chapter.

After the business meeting and a buffet luncheon, members had the opportunity to tour the Science Center, which was great!

ERM for the Compliance Professional

December 9, 2011
Sturbridge, MA

Our winter chapter meeting was held at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, MA. The speaker was Kathy Donovan of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Kathy gave a thorough presentation of the recent trends and changes in insurance law. Please see below for a copy of her presentation.

During the meeting, we recognized Stephen Fisher with a Volunteer Recognition award for all of his hard work on behalf of the chapter.

We had a delicious meal at the conclusion of the business meeting, followed by our networking activity. The activity was a Yankee Swap and fun was had by all!

AICP New England Chapter Meeting Presentation by Kathy Donovan


Past E-Days

New England Chapter Educational Day
Friday, May 15, 2009
Four Points by Sheraton
Norwood, Massachusetts

This year's Education Day had an all star team of regulators, industry organizations, compliance experts and other industry leaders to help us learn about key issues and strategies for 2009. Topics on the agenda included: Privacy, the Interstate Compact, SERFF, Surplus Lines, Disability, AML Legislation, Bankruptcy, Consumer Affairs & Compliance Management, Financial Strategies & Market Updates, Networking Skills & Using New Technology, and Hot Topics discussions covering a number of current issues.

The day started out with the entire group together for a presentation by Kathy Donovan, Senior Compliance Counsel, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services on "Top Regulatory Concerns for Now and the Future." We then went on to concurrent breakout sessions provided.

At the noontime Networking Lunch and Volunteer Recognition, Frances Sample was honored as the 2009 Volunteer of the Year.

Following the meeting we were able to take a self guided tour at "The Hall at Patriot Place." The tour took us through the history of the Patriots where we were able to watch a video, take pictures with some of the "players in a huddle," with the Super Bowl trophies, and Super Bowl Rings. It was great fun for all who went.

For more information about our E-Day see the links below and visit our Photo Gallery.


Friday, May 9, 2008
New England Center
Durham, New Hampshire

Friday, May 4, 2007
The Hilton Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut

Friday, May 5, 2006
The Hotel Marlborough
Marlborough, Massachusetts

Friday, May 13, 2005
The Marriott
Hartford, Connecticut

Friday, May 7, 2004
Sheraton Hotel
Nashua, New Hampshire

Thursday, May 1, 2003
Marriott Hotel
Springfield, Massachusetts


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