MEMIC Expands Reach with Underwriting Hires

MEMIC Expands Reach with Underwriting Hires

Jeremy Card, Julie M. Smith aim to attract new business in Southeast, New England

PORTLAND, Maine -- The MEMIC Group continues adding experienced insurance industry talent to expand its Eastern Region book of business with the recent hires of underwriters Julie M. Smith in the Southeast and Jeremy Card in New England.

Senior Production Underwriter Julie M. Smith joined MEMIC in May. Her background and experience in insurance includes multi-line commercial underwriting for national and regional carriers, as well as agency sales and marketing management.

“As I step into my role as production underwriter at MEMIC, I am excited to work closely with my agents to form trusted partnerships and provide exceptional service and support,” Julie said. “I am proud to be a part of the MEMIC Group and their commitment to workplace safety.”

Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Radford University in Virginia and earned her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2004. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and her extended family and friends. Julie resides in Charlotte, N.C.

“Julie is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable industry veteran who I expect will hit the ground running,” Southeast Territory Manager Roger Comer said. “We’re excited to have her on the team as we continue to build relationships in the Carolinas.”

Production Underwriter Jeremy Card joined MEMIC in April, bringing more than a decade of experience with him from the agency side.

Jeremy was introduced to the insurance industry when his job selling telecom products spurred an offer from an agency as a producer-in-training. He then developed a loss control department for a small independent agent in New York while obtaining his Associate in Risk Management (ARMTM) certification and used the pandemic as an opportunity to deepen his knowledge of risk management and injury prevention by earning his Chartered Property Casualty (CPCU) designation in less than two years.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Syracuse University and an MBA from Benedictine University, which he achieved part-time while working. A native New Yorker, Jeremy lives in Connecticut and spends the majority of his time cooking for family and playing golf when time permits.

“I studied hospitality to feed my passion for connecting with and helping people,” Jeremy said. “Workers’ compensation is the ultimate version of that, connecting with agents and helping organizations protect their employees and their bottom lines.”

“In his insurance career, Jeremy has done a great job building relationships with agents and brokers, in multiple territories,” Northeast Territory Manager Jim Keck said. “He has a unique sales and safety background that lines up well with our MEMIC core values, so we are very excited to have him join the team and excited to see him grow our already strong book of business with our partner agencies in Rhode Island and, particularly, in Connecticut.”



The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company; all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation across the entire country. The group insures and serves more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees with dedicated safety and injury management service teams from Maine to Florida.