It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mari Schaarschmidt, former Partner / CEO of New England Excess Exchange, Ltd. (NEEE).
Mari began her insurance career in 1969 in Neu-Ulm, Germany with American International Underwriters. Upon returning to the United States, Mari was the editor of two medical publications. In 1981 she joined her husband as a Partner of NEEE.
Over the years, Mari held several seats on insurance boards throughout the U.S., including: Treasurer, New England Surplus Lines Association; President, Institute of Professional Practice; Co-Chair, Communications Committee for AAMGA; and Member, Membership and Ethics Committee - NAPSLO; among others.
In addition to her national work, Mari held local board seats as a Committee Bylaws Chairperson and State Public Relations Chairperson for the Vermont Association of Insurance Women. Mari was also passionate about non-profit work and formerly held the role of Executive Director of the Vermont State March of Dimes.
Employees of NEEE, and our extended insurance community, express our deepest condolences.