Larry M. Shaw
Larry M. Shaw has been with the Company since 1982 and serves as President and CEO. Prior to being promoted to President & CEO in 1995, Mr. Shaw served in various capacities, including Chief Operations Officer, Vice President, and Secretary. He has also held various positions within the Underwriting Department from 1982 to 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine and a Master of Science Degree from Husson College. Mr. Shaw also attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School and at the Wharton School of Business. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He has also earned an Associate in Underwriting (AU) designation and a Certificate in General Insurance. Mr. Shaw serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) as well as on the NAMIC Membership Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Board of Directors, the University of Southern Maine Risk Management and Insurance Program Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of Maine Early Learning Investment Group (MELIG). Mr. Shaw serves on the Mark and Emily Turner Foundation Scholarship Committee. Mr. Shaw is a past member of the Board of Directors of Aroostook Partnership for Progress (APP) where he served as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Maine Development Foundation, a past member of the Governor’s Board of Visitors for the University of Maine at Presque Isle, a past member of the Governor’s Financial Services Economic Development Group, and previously served on the Maine Leadership Council for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Mr. Shaw is a recipient of the Maine CPCU’s Lee Allen President’s Award for Excellence. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement Maine Business Hall of Fame in 2015. Mr. Shaw is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Mr. Shaw received an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from Husson College in 2019.
Matthew R. McHatten
Matthew R. McHatten joined the Company in 2001 and serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Clerk. He previously served as Sr. Vice President of External Operations, Vice President and Marketing Director. Mr. McHatten holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Maine and also has attended several executive development programs. He was previously employed by Key Bank’s Corporate Banking Division as a Vice President and Relationship Manager. Mr. McHatten is a member of the University of Maine Foundation and Chair of the Aroostook Partnership. He is immediate past Chair and member of the University of Maine Business School Advisory Board and past Chair and member of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Management Conference Board. He is a past member of the Hartford Steam Boiler Advisory Board, past President and past member of the Presque Isle Rotary Club, and past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Central Aroostook Association, Mr. McHatten is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, recipient of the NAMIC Merit Award and was named to the 2010 MaineBiz Next List, an award presented annually to ten individuals recognized as being influential in the future of Maine’s economy. In 2019, Mr. McHatten was awarded the prestigious President Abram W. Harris Award by the University of Maine Foundation.
Michael M. Young
Michael M. Young has been with the Company since 1994 and serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining the Management Team at MMG, Mr. Young worked for the Maine Insurance Department for over ten years. Mr. Young held various management positions and was responsible for financial regulation of Maine’s insurance industry. He holds his Bachelors Degree with a double concentration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maine at Orono. Mr. Young is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Examiner as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Society of Financial Examiners. Mr. Young serves on the Northern Maine Community College Foundation Finance & Investment Committee. He is a past member of the Northern Maine Community College Accounting Information Systems Program Advisory Committee, a past member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Aroostook and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Presque Isle Country Club. He is a former Chairman of the Maine Chapter of the Society of Financial Examiners and past President and Vice President of the Chapter. He previously served as a Board member and Chairman of the Board of Notre Dame Waterville Federal Credit Union. He is a past Coach and Vice President of the Presque Isle Youth Hockey organization. Mr. Young is a past member of the Presque Isle Rotary Club and a past Director for the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative. Mr. Young has been recognized by the Presque Isle Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Stacy L. Shaw
Stacy L. Shaw joined the Company in 1998 as a computer programmer. He serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and previously held the positions of Vice President, Assistant Vice President, Information Systems Manager, Assistant Information Systems Manager, Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer, Programmer/Analyst, and Programmer. Mr. Shaw holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Husson University as well as dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine with a minor in Computer Science. He attended summer school at Harvard University for computer science. He is a member of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Foundation Board. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mr. Shaw is a Past Director and President of the Board of Directors for the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.
David G. McPherson
Dave McPherson joined the Company in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Operations. He has a broad operational background and previously worked at Travelers, most recently holding the position of 2VP Underwriting Operations. In that role, he built significant cross functional experience with focus in the areas of process enhancement, technology, quality, and productivity. Prior to joining Travelers, he worked at Progressive, holding the position of Claims Manager III with oversight of operational functions. Mr. McPherson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Harding University.
Corey A. Graham
Corey Graham joined MMG in 2006 as an Examiner. He was promoted to Casualty Claims Manager and again to Vice President of Casualty Claims before assuming his current role as Vice President of Claims in 2021. Mr. Graham has been employed in the insurance industry since 1992 holding various positions including Producer, Litigation Examiner, and Regional Casualty Claims Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Husson University. He has also earned the Associate in Claims designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, his Legal Principles Claim Specialist designation from the American Educational Institute and his Certified Scrum Product Owner from Scrum Alliance. Mr. Graham is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters and serves on the Advisory Board for RISE, a national organization focused on recognizing and advancing young professional talent in the insurance industry. He is also a member of the Atlantic Executive Claims Association and former member of the Executive Committee for Presque Isle High School Project Graduation. Mr. Graham is the past President and Vice President of the Northern Maine Claims Association, past member of the Board of Directors for the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, past Board Member for the Dover Foxcroft Kiwanis Club, and past Planning Board Member and Appeals Board Member for the Town of Dover Foxcroft.
John B. Herweh
John B. Herweh joined MMG in 2016 and serves as Vice President Human Resources. He brings over 20 years of experience from human resources management and senior technical roles within mid-sized to large companies. Prior to joining MMG, his immediate previous position was Vice President of Human Resources with a government contract IT services firm located in Washington DC. Previously, Mr. Herweh also held employee relations and senior staffing roles with Perdue Farms and the Hershey Company. Key areas of his expertise are strategic workforce planning, performance management, and legal/regulatory compliance. Mr. Herweh has a degree in Business Management from Gettysburg College and a Master of Business Administration from Salisbury University. He also has completed certificate programs including Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management. Mr. Herweh is a Board Member of the State of Maine Workforce Development Board; serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Governance Committee for The Maine School of Science and Mathematics; and is a member of the Board of Directors for A.R Gould, Northern Light Hospital.
Derek J. Hochradel
Derek Hochradel joined MMG in 2017 and serves as Vice President Commercial Lines. He brings more than 20 years of experience in middle market commercial lines management and underwriting. His background includes responsibilities in a broad cross section of commercial lines products, underwriting talent development, loss control, and technology modernization efforts with large regional carriers. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a native of Ohio. Mr. Hochradel enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the United Way and youth sports coaching.
Eric W. Tawfall
Eric Tawfall joined MMG in 2017 and serves as Vice President Personal Lines. He has more than 22 years of experience in a variety of roles across several disciplines; underwriting, research, affinity marketing, pricing, and product management. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with independent and captive agency distribution networks to develop various strategies to help achieve objectives in the marketplace. Mr. Tawfall holds the CPCU & AIDA designations and is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Finance and an MBA. Eric is active in the community and currently serves on the Aroostook County Board for Junior Achievement.
Kayla O’Malley Dill
Kayla O’Malley Dill has been with the Company since 2013 and serves as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. She previously held the positions of Senior Territory Manager for Maine, Territory Manager, and Senior Marketing Representative. Prior to joining MMG, she worked for a national carrier holding positions in Sales, Casualty Claims, and Learning & Development. Ms. Dill is a graduate of the University of Maine Business School. She has earned the designations of Associate in Claims (AIC) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. She has been active with the Maine Young Agents committee, including volunteer work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Special Olympics Maine. She was recognized as Young Agent Committee Member of the Year in 2016. Ms. Dill currently serves as Treasurer for the Xi Beta of Chi Omega Housing Corp at the University of Maine.
Dianne C. Collins
Dianne C. Collins has been with the Company since 1985 and serves as Customer Service Manager. Previously she served as Assistant Personal Lines Manager. She has held various positions in Personal Lines Underwriting, including Assistant Underwriter, Staff Underwriter and Senior Underwriter. Ms. Collins is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and has also earned Associate in Underwriting (AU) and Certificate in General Insurance designations. She has also earned a Certificate in Management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in cooperation with the American Management Association. She is a Junior Achievement volunteer, she has previously served on the Board of Directors for Aroostook County Action Program, on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Aroostook as well as the General Education Advisory Committee of Northern Maine Community College. She is a previous member of the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club.
Jason D. Ennis
Jason D. Ennis joined the Company in 2009 as a Systems Architect and now serves as Enterprise Architecture Manager. He was previously employed by Unum Group as a Systems Consultant and Technical Architect specializing in underwriting and actuarial systems, then with CCH Incorporated, Wolters Kluwer as Enterprise Services Manager specializing in corporate tax systems and with ATX Forms Inc. as the Enterprise Knowledge Group Manager. Mr. Ennis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and has earned several Microsoft certifications. Mr. Ennis serves on the Nordic Heritage Sport Club Steering Committee.
Kevin P. Levesque
Kevin Levesque joined the Company in 2017 as the IT and Information Security Director. Prior to joining MMG, Mr. Levesque held positions as Director of Information Security with Wolters Kluwer, Global Business Services Division – Global Security, Compliance and Governance; Director of Information Security for CCH Incorporated, and Senior Director of Information Technology with CCH Incorporated. Mr. Levesque has a diverse technical and business background with more than 25 years of experience in technical infrastructure, cybersecurity strategy, governance, compliance and risk management programs, and technical operations.
Mr. Levesque attended Husson College’s Bachelor of Science Program in Business Administration and earned his Associates Degrees in both Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Northern Maine Community College. He attained his Federal IT Security Professional – Manager certification from the Federal IT Security Institute in 2011 and has held various other industry certifications throughout his career. Additionally, Mr. Levesque is a current member of the FBI InfraGard critical infrastructure program and has been a past Advisory Board Member for the Caribou Regional Applied Technology Center Advisory Board, Northern Maine Partnership Advisory Board, Caribou School System Technology Advisory Board, and the Northern Maine Technical College Advisory Committee.
Chris J. Maple
Chris Maple joined the Company in 2006. Since joining MMG, he has held a variety of Information System and Enterprise Architecture roles, most recently Business Systems Architect. Mr. Maple attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Tufts University in 1998 and a Masters of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University in 2016. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He holds a BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) certification, an AIT designation (Associate in Insurance Technology) from the Insurance Institute, certifications in CSM and CSPO (Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner), and participated in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Young Professionals Institute. Mr. Maple has served as Board President of the Hope and Justice Project and as a den leader and committee chair for the Pack 170 Cub Scouts. He served as a steering committee member for Momentum Aroostook, a volunteer for Wintergreen Arts Center and for Nordic Heritage Center. He was a Titan Challenge Coach for Junior Achievement (including coaching a state champion team).
Stephen H. Morgan
Stephen Morgan joined the Company in 2014. He currently serves as Claims Director. During his tenure at MMG, Mr. Morgan previously served as the Assistant Casualty Claims Manager and most recently Casualty Claims Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in English and a minor in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine. He also holds an Associate Degree in Communications from Graham Junior College. Mr. Morgan has a very diverse and extensive claims background that spans 33 years with large national carriers. He has held various claims positions over his career including; Bodily Injury Adjuster, Total Loss Specialist, Property Adjuster, Theft Specialist, Field Claims Examiner, Auto Physical Damage Supervisor and Assistant Casualty Claims manager. He has been active in his community serving as the Westbrook High School chess coach from 1999-2018 and was previously involved in the Westbrook Grammar School chess program. He is Past Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War for the State of Maine and a past member of the Third Maine Volunteer Regiment-Civil War Re-enactment Group. He has coached little league baseball and been a youth soccer coach for many years in Westbrook. He has served on the board of directors for the Chess League of America from 2009-2013 and on the board of the Portland Chess Club where he has been a member for 40 years. He volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Presque Isle. He also volunteers with school and youth chess programs with a free lecture and simultaneous exhibition.
Terri L. Ouellette
Terri Ouellette has been with the Company since 1998 and serves as Accounting Manager. She previously held the positions of Assistant Accounting Manager, Senior Accountant, Accountant, and Assistant Accountant. Ms. Ouellette holds a Master of Science in Business Degree through Husson College. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She earned her Certificate in General Insurance, Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF) designations through the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Professionals (AICPCU). She has the distinction of being named Virginia Allan Young careerist in 2006 by the Caribou Business & Professional Women. She went on to compete at the regional and state level, capturing those titles as well. Ms. Ouellette serves on the Accounting and Business Administration Advisory Board of Northern Maine Community College. She previously served as a United Way of Aroostook Board member and Finance Committee member.
James R. “Judge” Parker
Judge Parker joined the Company in 2020 and holds the position of Regional Director of Virginia. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry having served in a variety of roles including Marketing Vice President, Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations and Local Operating Company President for large national and regional carriers. Mr. Parker served two terms on the IIAVA Board of Directors and one term on the PIA Board. Additionally, he was Chairman of the PIA Company Executive Advisory Committee for over five years. He also served on the Appeals Committee of the Virginia Property Insurance Association Board of Directors. He was named Company Person of the Year by both the Big I and PIA. Mr. Parker enjoys spending time in the community. He is a Little League Football coach, AAU Baseball coach and President of the Virginia Folk Music Association. He is also working on funding a music scholarship at West Georgia University (his Alma Mater).
Toby T. Plummer
Toby Plummer joined the Company in 2005 and currently serves as Information Systems Manager. He previously held the positions of Assistant Information Systems Manager, Webmaster, eCommerce Supervisor, Programming Supervisor, Assistant Information Systems Manager and the roles of Marketing Business Architect, Software Architect and Project Manager. Mr. Plummer earned Associates Degrees in Computer Electronics and Information Systems from Northern Maine Community College and his Bachelor of Science Degree with the Directors Award in Business & Technology from Husson College. He holds certifications from the ScrumAlliance as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). He enjoys participating and volunteering at the Central Aroostook Humane Society, Aroostook House of Comfort, Special Olympics, Cub Scouts of America, Aroostook County Triathlon, Sugarloaf Marathon, Beach to Beacon and more. Mr. Plummer is a past Board of Director for the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club, Presque Isle Rotary Club and Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) General Advisory Council.
Abel T. Russell
Abel Russell joined the Company in 2017 and serves as the Claims Director. He previously held the position of Assistant Casualty Claims Manager. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and MBA from Husson University. He also has earned an Associate of Science in Communication from the New England School of Communications and Legal Principles Claim Specialist designation from the American Educational Institute. Mr. Russell has 13 years of diverse claims experience with a large national carrier prior to joining MMG. Various claims positions included supervisory experience in Total Loss Handling, Bodily Injuries, Auto Physical Damage, Complex Coverage, and Fraud. He holds Property and Casualty Adjuster licenses in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Mr. Russell has held the I-CAR Platinum Individual designation and is a 2013 recipient of the Patriot Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. He has been active in his youth sports community by coaching local and travel baseball in southern Maine. Mr. Russell also volunteers for the Aroostook Agency on Aging delivering Meals on Wheels.
Evelyn G. Schronce
Evelyn Schronce joined the company in 2010 and currently serves as the Regional Director of Pennsylvania. She previously held the role of Senior Marketing Representative for Pennsylvania. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, having served in a variety of roles including production, underwriting, marketing, and management. She has expertise in the areas of underwriting, agency management, industry regulations, products and policy forms and has a comprehensive knowledge of agency-company interface technology. Ms. Schronce is an insurance professional with a passion for the insurance industry and a firm commitment to continuing education and professional development. She holds the following designations: CPCU, CIC, AU, API, AIC, AFIS, AINS, AIS and serves as Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC).
Keith D. Sperrey
Keith D. Sperrey joined the Company in 1999 and currently serves as Marketing Director. He previously held the positions of Assistant Personal Lines Manager, Personal Lines Lead Underwriter, Personal Lines Underwriter and Personal Lines Associate Underwriter. Mr. Sperrey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from University of Maine at Presque Isle and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Northern Maine Technical College, Presque Isle, Maine. He has earned designations of Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Certificate in General Insurance (INS), and Associate in General Insurance (AINS) through the Insurance Institute of America. Currently, Mr. Sperrey serves as a board member on the PIA of Virginia – Company Executive Advisory Council. Lastly, he has been active within the local community and is a past member of various boards, committees and public service.
Arthur J. “AJ” Cloukey
AJ Cloukey has been with the Company since 2000 and serves as Assistant Accounting Manager. He previously held the positions of Technical Specialist, Senior Accountant, Accountant, and Assistant Accountant. Mr. Cloukey holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Finance/Economics from Thomas College and an MBA from Husson University. He also attended the Leadership Development Program at the University of Wisconsin. He has earned his Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF) designation through The Institutes. Mr. Cloukey is President, as well as two time past President, and member of the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club, Chair and member of the Presque Isle Rec & Parks Advisory Board, and serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He is also a member of the Northern Maine Fair Association Board of Directors. He is a past member of the Momentum Aroostook Steering Committee. In 2010, Mr. Cloukey was awarded the MMG Community Volunteer of the Year Award.
Nicole T. DiVito
Nicole DiVito has been with the Company since 2009 and serves in the position of Assistant Customer Service Manager. She previously held the positions of Customer Service Supervisor, Senior Customer Service Representative and Customer Service Representative. Mrs. DiVito holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She is a licensed State of Maine Property & Casualty Producer and a graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Young Professionals Institute. She also attended the Leadership Development Program at the University of Wisconsin. She is an active member of the American Cancer Society’s Aroostook Relay for Life Leadership Committee, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Little Miss and Miss Caribou Scholarship Pageant Committee. As well, she has previously served on the United Way of Aroostook Board of Directors.
Andrew J. Grass
Andy Grass has been with the Company since 2003 and serves as Assistant Commercial Lines Manager. He previously held the positions of Commercial Lines Lead Underwriter, Personal Lines Lead Underwriter, and Personal Lines Underwriter. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness and Resource Economics and an Associate’s Degree in Business Management form the University of Maine at Orono. Mr. Grass is also a graduate of the New England School of Banking and has earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Aroostook County Action Program and is a past President of the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, past Treasurer of the Houlton Regional Health Services Foundation and past Board of Director of the Southern Aroostook Development Corporation. He is a past Board of Director and current member of the Presque Isle Rotary Club.
Kaci L. Ireland
Kaci Ireland entered the insurance industry in 2017 when she joined MMG Insurance as a Claims Processor. Over her tenure at MMG she has also held the roles of Claims Representative, Associate Inside Adjuster, and Casualty Claims Supervisor before assuming her current role as Claims Assistant Manager. Ms. Ireland holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Husson University and an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Northern Maine Community College. She completed her Risk Management Certification in 2018 and is a graduate of the Young Professional’s Institute. Ms. Ireland volunteers as an advisor with the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, working with high school girls to build their confidence and leadership skills.
Chantal M. Pelletier
Chantal Pelletier has been with the Company since 2005 and serves as Assistant Personal Lines Manager. She previously held the positions of Customer Service Representative, Senior Customer Service Representative and Customer Service Supervisor. Ms. Pelletier holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Legal Office Administration from Northern Maine Community College and Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration Degrees from Husson University. She has earned through The Institutes her Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), and Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designations. Through LOMA, she has earned her Professional in Customer Service (PCS) designation. Ms. Pelletier earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2011. She is a 2010 graduate of the Young Professionals Institute, is a licensed Property/Casualty Producer and a Notary Public. Ms. Pelletier serves on the University of Maine at Presque Isle Board of Visitors, the Aroostook Relay for Life Leadership Committee currently in the position of Co-Lead, a networker for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, and is an active member and board member of the Presque Isle Rotary Club. She currently serves as a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 171 and received the 2014-2015 Spirit of Scouting Award. She is a past Assistant Den Leader, Faith Formation teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and member of the Healthy Maine Partnership Coalition.