CAC Specialty Expands New Healthcare Division with Melissa Menard, Executive Vice President
Apr 17, 2023
CAC Specialty, an integrated specialty insurance brokerage, announced the addition of Melissa Menard as executive vice president to its newly formed and rapidly expanding healthcare division. Menard will lead the division alongside executive chairman Kevin Carnell.
“We consider ourselves very fortunate to welcome Melissa Menard to our team,” said Bruce Denson Jr., president of CAC Specialty and Cobbs Allen. “Melissa’s expertise and experience will be a tremendous asset to us, and we are confident that she will help us continue to drive innovation and growth in our new healthcare division. We have assembled the best-of-the-best talent in the healthcare industry to put together an elite team.”
Menard will be responsible for driving business development, formulating and implementing sales strategy, and corralling the exceptional resources CAC Specialty commands to construct a healthcare-specific risk advisory division.
She has a successful history of deploying cutting-edge healthcare sales strategies and managing all functional areas of insurance, in addition to an extensive underwriting background. Most recently, she served as managing director of Brown & Brown’s (formerly Beecher Carlson) national healthcare practice and has held a variety of leadership positions in the industry, including chief of staff for sales and account services at BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts.
Menard organized Brown & Brown’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council in 2020 and was named a Business Insurance 2022 Woman to Watch. She was also appointed as the executive director of the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association of Rhode Island in 2021. Menard received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Simmons College and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
About CAC Specialty
CAC Specialty is an integrated specialty insurance brokerage focused on providing expertise and placement capabilities across the spectrum of insurance and capital markets. CAC is an employee-controlled company focused on providing first-class industry talent to serve its clients’ risk transfer needs. The company serves a variety of clients, including large corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, and fund managers.