Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced it has named Maryann Hoff ARM, CSP, MEHS, a 17-year insurance industry veteran, its new Vice President of Loss Control and Safety.
Hoff comes to MEMIC most recently from Safety National Casualty Corp., where she served as Senior Risk Control Manager before being promoted to Managing Director of Client Engagement. Her previous experience includes time with major national carriers and workers’ compensation specialty companies.
“Maryann combines a passion for workforce safety, a team-centered approach to her work, and a compassionate and collaborative approach to preventing workers from getting injured,” said MEMIC President and CEO Michael P. Bourque. “Her long experience in the industry, and in markets where MEMIC is growing, give her a running start. She joins the best Loss Control department in the country, and I know her smarts and energy will help us to do even greater things.”
Hoff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with minors in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics, and a Master of Environmental Health and Safety degree, both from The University of Minnesota at Duluth. She also holds Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certifications.
Hoff also serves on the Board of Directors for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia and is actively involved with the American Society of Safety Professionals and Women in Safety Excellence.
Hoff said she developed her passion for safety when she was in college, studying to be an engineer.
“I found that I had a particular interest in the relationship of people within designed processes and how to reduce process failures, as well as the potential for loss or harm because of those processes,” Hoff said. “At a deeper level, my experiences as a child who went through a civil war in Liberia created an inherent passion for the concept of safety.
“I believe workers’ compensation will move beyond compliance by leveraging technology and data to improve employees’ total health,” she said.
Hoff replaces Karl Siegfried, who led MEMIC’S Loss Control team, and retired from MEMIC after 24 years in June.
Hoff resides in Lititz, Pa., with her husband and their 5-year-old Plott hound.