The MEMIC Group, a workers’ compensation insurer headquartered in Portland, Maine, has promoted Kelly Barden to the new position of communications production manager.In her new role, she will oversee and implement communications and branding projects across all areas of The MEMIC Group.
Barden has worked for the company for 14 years, starting her career as an intern through Southern Maine Community College’s Maine Career Advantage initiative. After a year as an intern, she was hired full-time as a communications assistant and was later promoted to communications specialist.
She has served on the board of the Maine Public Relations Council since 2007 and is currently the chair of the communications committee. She is also a member of the communications committee of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF).
Specializing in workers’ compensation insurance, The MEMIC Group includes Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC), MEMIC Indemnity Company and MEMIC Casualty Company. The company insures nearly 20,000 employers across the northeast and has offices in New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York and now Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The MEMIC Group maintains a dominant market share in Maine and has been expanding across the Northeast in recent years. It is the fifth-largest underwriter of workers’ compensation business in New England and is among the fastest growing workers’ comp insurers in New York. In 2012, the company expanded in the mid-Atlantic with operations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.