McConkey Insurance & Benefits promote executive duo
McConkey Insurance & Benefits, a provider of financial security and risk management solutions, has promoted Laura Mercadante (pictured left) and Brock Lytle (pictured right) to the positions of vice president/principal, effective January 1, 2024.
Mercadante, who joined the McConkey team in 2011, began as a client service manager in the Benefits Department where she supported account managers and executives, contributing to the sales process, and managing client service needs. Her journey within the organisation led to successive promotions, ultimately culminating in her role as director of employee benefits.
“I’m thrilled to be offered this opportunity to help lead one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most elite insurance brokerage firms into the future while continuing to support the team in providing the exceptional consulting services and solutions that our clients have come to know and trust,” said Mercadante.
Lytle joined the team in 2016, as a business insurance executive with a broad depth of insurance industry experience. He began his insurance career with Travelers as a claims adjuster working with commercial businesses in the Northeast.
He then transitioned his claims experience to Travelers’ commercial underwriting group, where his responsibilities included developing opportunities, underwriting exposures and controls, considering different approaches to insurance terms and conditions, and negotiating program details with agency partners.
At McConkey, Brock’s primary responsibilities are focused on servicing several of the agency’s largest construction and group captive clients, as well as promoting growth across the Business Insurance division.
“I’m extremely grateful to be part of this McConkey team, where we continue to foster a client-first culture that remains the foundation guiding each and every one of us to best serve others in an ever-evolving insurance market,” said Lytle.
“It is a pleasure to have Laura and Brock join the ownership team at McConkey,” said Mike Harter, chief executive and president of McConkey Insurance & Benefits. “By welcoming them into our ownership team, we are ensuring that McConkey’s legacy of client support and community impact continues well into the future.”
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