NEEE Welcomes New Vice President and Operations Manager


June 19, 2019 1 minute read

Todd and Kelly
Christal Fleishman

Posted by Christal Fleishman

New England Excess Exchange, New England’s premier independent Wholesale Broker and Managing General Agency (MGA) serving independent insurance agents, is pleased to welcome Todd Wood as Vice President of Underwriting and Kelly Hadiaris as Operations Manager. 

"Todd and Kelly bring years of industry knowledge to our organization. Their passion for underwriting and commitment to team building will be instrumental in our continual growth." Says NEEE President, Ralf H. (Goober) Schaarschmidt, II. "We're excited to have them on board and look forward to supporting their initiatives to serve our valued Agents."

Todd WoodTodd Wood has spent 20 years in the insurance industry. Todd holds CPCU, CIC, CRM, ASLI designations. He also holds an MBA and BSBA in Risk Management and Insurance, and a BS in Statistics, from Appalachian State University. Prior to joining NEEE, Todd was a Property & Casualty Underwriter, Property & Casualty Department Manager and Chief Underwriting Officer for Jackson Sumner & Associates. Todd also served as an Adjunct Professor in Insurance at Appalachian State University. Originally from North Carolina, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer and watching his favorite soccer team, Liverpool. 

Kelly Hadiaris

Kelly Hadiaris is an E&S and specialty insurance professional who loves to help people and companies achieve their goals. In Kelly’s 15 plus years in the industry she has helped James River Insurance and Verus (a W.R. Berkley Company) grow from start-up operations into successful industry players. Kelly has also worked for Global Fortune 500 companies including Allianz and Markel.  Kelly’s background is in property and casualty, travel and specialty insurance.  She values the art and science of underwriting and holds the CPCU and ASLI designations.  She has previously served in leadership positions in the CPCU organization and has also enjoyed teaching CPCU courses.  Outside of the insurance arena you will find her running marathons and coaching triathletes. 

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