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Amica Insurance announces promotions

03/07/2017

LINCOLN, R.I. – Amica Mutual Insurance Company is pleased to announce the following six promotions:

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Theodore Murphy, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, was promoted to chief operations officer in the corporate executive department.

Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Slippery Rock University in 1980. He has worked in several Amica branch and home office locations, and he earned a number of promotions before being named senior vice president and superintendent of claims in 2008. 

Murphy attained his Associate in Claims (AIC) designation in 1985 and his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1991. He also serves on the board of directors for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the CPCU Society. Murphy is a member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Rotary, where he served as a past president and was named a Paul Harris Fellow.

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Sean Welch, of North Stonington, Connecticut, was promoted to senior vice president and superintendent of claims in the claims executive department.  

Welch earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Salve Regina University in 1985. He started at Amica as a claims adjuster in 1985, and in his new role, he oversees all claims operations.

Welch attained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1994. He is also the board chair of the American Red Cross of Rhode Island, a member of the advisory board for Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, a board member for Arbitration Forums, and a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the CPCU Society.

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Michael Gillerlane, of Colchester, Connecticut, was promoted to vice president in the claims executive department. 

Gillerlane earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Assumption College in 1986. During his 29 years at Amica, he has worked as a claims manager in several Amica branch offices, before being promoted to assistant vice president and jurisdictional officer. In his most recent role, he served as a senior assistant vice president and director of the property loss division. In his new role, Gillerlane will be responsible for claims technical operations. 

Gillerlane attained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1995. He also serves on the board of directors for Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island.

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Anthony Noviello III, of Franklin, Massachusetts, was promoted to vice president in the claims executive department. 

Noviello earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Providence College in 1988, and he has held several claims management positions during his 27 years at Amica. Over the last eight years, he has served as a senior assistant vice president and jurisdictional officer. In his new role, Noviello will be responsible for branch claims operations. 

Noviello attained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2011, and he also holds the Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in General Insurance (AINS), Associate in Personal Insurance (API) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. He serves on the board of directors for the Fund for UCAP, which supports the UCAP School in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Shannon O’Brien, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, was promoted to senior assistant vice president in the claims executive department.  

O’Brien earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Providence College in 1992, and she has held several management positions throughout her 25 years at Amica. For the last five years, she has served as a jurisdictional officer and chief claims examiner in auto technical claims. In her new role, O’Brien will be responsible for all auto technical claims operations. 

O’Brien attained her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2006. She also serves as vice chair on the board of trustees for McAuley Ministries in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Lisa St. Onge, of Attleboro, Massachusetts, was promoted to senior assistant vice president in the claims executive department.

St. Onge earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from the University of New Hampshire in 1992, and she has held several claims management positions throughout her 24 years at Amica. For the last eight years, she has served as an assistant vice president and jurisdictional officer. In her new role, St. Onge will be responsible for homeowner and marine claims technical operations.

St. Onge has earned the Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Management (AIM) designations. She also serves on the Property & Liability Advisory Board for the Property Loss Research Bureau, as well as the board of directors for Connecting for Children & Families, a nonprofit, community-based organization in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,700 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.

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