Burns & Wilcox Staff Elected to Local Insurance Assn. of Metropolitan Detroit

July 10, 2007

Burns & Wilcox announced today that three employees have been elected to Insurance Association of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc. (IAMD) positions. IAMD is a local affiliate of the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW). Each term began July 1.

Betty DuRocher was elected to a one-year term as president. DuRocher has been with Burns & Wilcox for five years as a claims administration supervisor. She has held various positions with IAMD, including program chair and co-chair of the association’s literacy initiative. DuRocher has been an IAMD member since 2002.

Carmen Bonnici was elected a one-year term as treasurer. Bonnici started at Burns & Wilcox in 2003 as an accounts payable specialist. In 2006, she became a premium audit specialist with USF Insurance, a Kaufman Financial Group Company. She served as IAMD director of safety/legislation for a two-year term (2005-2007). In 2006, she was awarded Rookie of the Year by IAMD. Bonnici has been member since 2004.

Melanie Elias was elected to a two-year term as marketing director. She currently is director of claims for Burns & Wilcox, a role she has held since 2002. Previously, Elias was IAMD director of public relations and has been a member since 2002.

The National Association of Insurance Women is an association of nearly 13,000 insurance professionals dedicated to the development of leaders in the insurance industry.

Based in Farmington Hills, Mich., Burns & Wilcox is a specialty insurance and brokerage provider serving more than 30,000 agents nationally.

Source: Burns & Wilcox

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