Cross Insurance, an insurance brokerage and subsidiary of Bangor, Maine-based Cross Financial Corp., announced the establishment of a new division specializing in surety bonds.
Cross Surety Inc., with offices in Dalton, Mass., and Lewiston, Maine, will employ seven specialists. Cross Insurance said its new division will handle the bonding and surety needs for a diverse group of businesses, contractors and construction companies.
The firm also appointed Michelle Orlando to manage and direct the new division. Orlando has more than 30 years of experience in the surety business. Prior to joining Cross, she worked for Willis of Northern New England as senior vice president of bond operations and its predecessor companies HRH of Northern New England and the Dunlap Corporation. Orlando also serves as vice president of the New England Surety Association.
Founded in 1954, Cross Insurance currently has approximately 500 employees, servicing over 22,000 customers throughout the New England region. The firm provides a wide range of insurance and financial products including personal and commercial insurance lines, employee benefits, surety bonds, comprehensive risk management advice and counsel, and specialized products focused on higher education and high net worth needs.
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