People Moves: MEMIC’s Langlois, Merchants’ Makey Promoted; Camerino from Everest Re to Buckle

March 24, 2021
Langlois Promoted at The MEMIC Group

Portland, Maine-headquartered workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has promoted Cameron Langlois to the role of MEMIC Express underwriter.

In this role, Langlois will be responsible for developing the company’s Express book serving small business in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company works exclusively through independent agents and brokers.

Langlois joined The MEMIC Group in 2018 as an underwriting analyst.

Cameron Langlois

MEMIC Express is designed to provide agents with a solution for small business that gives policyholders access to loss control resources and the company’s claim services.

Source: The MEMIC Group

Makey Appointed President of Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group, a group of property/casualty insurance companies serving policyholders in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states, has appointed Charles E. Makey, III, as president.

Makey is currently the company’s senior vice president of Insurance Operations. He will assume the role of president on April 1, 2021, and will be the 10th president in the company’s 103-year history. He will also join the company’s board of directors.

Robert M. Zak, Merchants Insurance Group’s current president and CEO, will retire on March 31 after more than 25 years in the position and more than 35 years at Merchants. Zak will remain on the company’s board of directors and become its board chair, effective April 1, 2021.

Makey’s insurance career spans more than 30 years. He joined Merchants in 1996 as director of sales and will celebrate his 25th anniversary this year. In 1998, he was promoted to assistant vice president and regional manager of the company’s New England regional office in Manchester, New Hampshire.

He then served as vice president and regional manager of the company’s Central States Strategic Business Center in Dublin, Ohio, before his promotion in 2009 to senior vice president of Insurance Operations.

Makey is currently based in Buffalo, New York.

Merchants Insurance Group offers personal lines in New York and commercial insurance in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. It works through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents in these states, with corporate headquarters and regional operations located in Buffalo, New York.

Source: Merchants Insurance Group

Camerino Named Head of Strategic Partnerships at Buckle

Buckle, a tech-enabled financial services company, has named James Camerino as head of Strategic Partnerships.

James Camerino

He comes to Buckle from Everest Reinsurance Company, where he spent more than a decade, most recently as chief operating officer. Previously, he was senior vice president at Munich Reinsurance America Inc., where he held claim, legal and underwriting leadership positions.

At Everest Reinsurance Company, prior to his COO role, Camerino held the roles of CEO and chairman of Heartland Crop Insurance Company and chief agent and head of Everest Re Canada.

Buckle provides a financial services platform that focuses on insurance, credit and advocacy for the gig economy.

Source: Buckle

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