Executive Vice President, Healthcare
Melissa Menard joined the CAC Specialty team in April of 2023 as an Executive Vice President for the Healthcare division. Melissa brings a wealth of experience in strategy and business development, negotiations, and collaboration.
Prior to joining, Melissa served as an Executive Director for Beecher Carlson Insurance Services where she managed all functional areas including, Underwriting, Actuarial, Finance & Accounting, Investments, Legal, Claims, and Operations as well as ensured regulatory compliance resulting in a successful examination conducted by the State of Rhode Island. She was also the Senior Vice President for the National Healthcare Practice before advancing. Melissa was previously the Chief of Staff for Sales and Account Service at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for two years and spent twelve years as a manager for Liberty Mutual.
Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Simmons College and her Master of Business Administration from Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She also holds a Producer License for property, casualty, accident, health, and life and is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
When she’s not working, Melissa loves to travel and has been to 6 of the 7 continents. She is an avid skier, and lives in Boston with her husband, Edwin, son, Michael, and pooch, Arlington or Arlie for short.