18 April 2023Analysis

CAC Specialty expands new healthcare division

CAC Specialty has added Melissa Menard as executive vice president to its newly formed healthcare division. Menard will lead the division alongside executive chairman Kevin Carnell.

The company created the division this year, looking to enhance the senior living practice CAC Specialty launched last year as the first installation of its bid to build a nationwide healthcare-specific risk advisory division. the formal launch announced earlier this month.

“We consider ourselves very fortunate to welcome Melissa Menard to our team,” said Bruce Denson, president of CAC Specialty and Cobbs Allen. “Melissa’s expertise and experience will be a tremendous asset to us, and we are confident that she will help us continue to drive innovation and growth in our new healthcare division. We have assembled the best-of-the-best talent in the healthcare industry to put together an elite team.”

Menard will be responsible for driving business development, formulating and implementing sales strategy, and corralling the exceptional resources CAC Specialty commands to construct a healthcare-specific risk advisory division.

According to the company she has a successful history of deploying cutting-edge healthcare sales strategies and managing all functional areas of insurance, in addition to an extensive underwriting background. Most recently, she served as managing director of Brown & Brown’s (formerly Beecher Carlson) national healthcare practice and has held a variety of leadership positions in the industry, including chief of staff for sales and account services at BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts.