Regional Director Candidates

Rachel Galasso

Rachel has been an AICP member since 2014 and has many years of experience in the Property & Casualty insurance industry. This experience includes everything from agency relations to product regulatory compliance. She is currently a Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Markel Specialty.

Rachel has served the AICP in numerous capacities including:

  • Regional Director – 9/2019 to present
  • New England Chapter Past President: 2017 – 2018
  • New England Chapter President: 2016 – 2017
  • New England Chapter Vice President: 2015 – 2016
  • National Committees: Education (L&D), ATLaS and Chapter Outreach

Rachel is currently pursuing the Associate Compliance Professional (ACP) designation with a concentration in property & casualty through the AICP. She has also earned an AINS designation and just recently starting working towards an Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) designation from The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group.

Rachel has been an active member of the following groups or committees: The American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Product Steering Committee, Life & Health Compliance Association, Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Association and the National Association of Notaries.

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I am a leader that has the ability to engage with others in a positive manner.

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

To complete the officer training program and to make sure the aicp website has updated all communities with an organized structure.

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

I would continue to work with all AICP officers, the Executive Committee and my chapter to meet all desired goals.

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see AICP continue to grow its membership in the future and to expand further with student membership. I think we need to reach out to even more colleges. Perhaps we make that a goal of every chapter to work on identifying colleges/universities in each of their respective regions.

I would like to take necessary steps to attract more volunteers to AICP. More in person meetings held by Chapters to get us back on track since COVID. Should always talk about volunteering and share the impacts of being a leader. I would also like to identify ways to obtain employer support of leadership roles. Can we reach out to the employer for that support? We may be more successful recruiting volunteers if we can get it backed by the employer.

Additional Comments 

I greatly value my AICP membership and love to share my enthusiasm with others.

Regional President Candidates

Anne Casillo

Proud graduate of Gettysburg College 

CPCU class of 2000 

Spent first 5 years in the insurance industry as a Commercial Property Underwriter 

The next 20 years with Hanover Insurance – Filings, Regulatory work and Businessowners Product Manager 

Have been employed at Insurance Services Office (ISO) as Regional Director, Government Relations for 16 years 

Married and Mom to two grown daughters who work in the medical field 

I love to golf, bowl and basically participate in and watch all kinds of sports 

Lucky to have family with Patriots Season Tickets – there’s nothing better – GO PATS 

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

Past experience; dedication to oversee the success of the NE Chapter and AICP moving forward as we look to bring more insurance professionals into leadership roles within the group. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

Continued success of the NE Chapter as we provide our members with information, seminars and meetings to assist with their careers and education within the insurance industry. 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

I have personally benefited so much from being a member of this group from a professional perspective. I would like to continue to share with others by utilizing my own expertise to bring value for our members. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see us develop into a more professional organization. Education is a key to achieving this. Continue to provide our members  with updated information and interact with regulators and industry leaders on a variety of topics. 

Additional Comments 

I am honored to be nominated to run (again) as President of our Chapter.  If elected, I look forward to working with our new chapter officers as well as other chapter and national officers. Our NE Chapter has some great history behind it as well as so many fabulous members with so much talent to share. Networking throughout this past year has been difficult but we have had success on that front. I am looking forward to the upcoming year for sure. 

Regional Vice President Candidates

Gregory Pelletier

Gregory Pelletier holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an MBA from Nichols College. He holds CPCU and ARC designations from the Institutes and the CCP designation from AICP. He has worked for The Hanover Insurance Group for over ten years and is currently a manager in the Compliance Department. He lives in central Massachusetts with his wife and two girls and enjoys singing and playing tennis in his spare time. 

Give a brief description of your involvement (current and past) with the AICP: 

Over the course of my 5 year involvement with AICP I have attended most of the New England chapter’s E-Days as well as winter and summer meetings and the virtual events of the past year. I attended the mid-Atlantic chapter E-Day in 2016 and the National Conference in Seattle in 2017. I quickly began to appreciate the group, its mission, and the benefits that came with membership. I’ve volunteered for our chapter E-Day and was the chapter’s website committee chair prior to it being absorbed by national’s new website initiative. I’ve also assisted with membership renewal within my company and have obtained ACP and CCP designations. 

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

AICP has such great value in its connections with regulators. I feel an ideal candidate in this role will be able to maintain and build on these relationships. This is an area I feel I can do well as I enjoy making connections and getting to know people. I have a great respect for the organization and have been an ambassador since my first AICP event. My positive attitude and persistence have led to teammates renewing memberships and attending events. I have over 10 years of experience with my company, 5+ in Compliance specifically. I feel my experience, skills, and growth mindset are what make me a viable candidate for the office.   

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

I would like to gain insight and knowledge from the chapter president, maintain existing relationships with regulators, continue to increase member engagement, and assist with events. 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

Through outreach and communication. Encouraging members to complete surveys. Helping to plan/organize chapter events. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like AICP to continue to be seen as a reputable group within the industry where regulators and industry members can continue to see the value the organization provides. This can only be achieved through dedication and hard work which I intend to bring if elected to the position. 

Additional Comments 

I have a genuine affection for AICP and appreciate everything the organization and my home chapter have done since my joining in 2016. I hope to be able to help keep it going strong in the years to come. 

Regional Secretary Candidates

Corrin Gildea

Corrin has been an insurance compliance professional for 6 years, and is currently a Rate Filing Analyst at HSB. Prior to this position, she was an Underwriting Compliance and Standards Specialist at HSB for 2 years, and a Compliance Specialist at MAPFRE Insurance for 3 years. She holds the AINS and API designations.

Corrin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Statistics. While in college, she played clarinet in the marching band and enjoyed attending UCONN football and basketball games.

Corrin has been a member of the New England Chapter of the AICP for 5 years. She has been on the e-day planning committee, the event planning committee, and is now the NE Chapter secretary.

Outside of work, Corrin loves spending time with her husband and her baby boy. Corrin enjoys being outdoors doing yard work or going for walks, cooking, and painting.

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I have experience as the NE Chapter Secretary for 2021/2022. In addition, I have professional work experience with project management, setting agendas, taking minutes, and distributing notes to participants.

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

My goal for this upcoming term is to take a more active role in the chapter by keeping everyone informed of what the chapter’s initiatives are. In addition to taking meeting minutes and distributing to the chapter board members, I would like to expand the communication to include all of our members.

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

I would like to work with other members of the chapter, other members of the board, and our external contacts to put together a NE chapter newsletter. This would keep members informed of chapter information and industry compliance information throughout the year. I believe this would add value to our members and to the AICP.

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see more member involvement throughout the chapter. I think continuing to have in person events will increase involvement by being able to network with other members and regulators. I would also like to keep all members informed about chapter goals and initiatives throughout the year so our members maintain interest.

Regional Treasurer/Chapter Financial Liaison Candidates

Sarah Huffer

I have been a member of AICP for over 10 years and the Financial Liaison (formerly Treasurer) of the New England Chapter for many of those years. 

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I have extensive background knowledge of AICP and the recent chapter history, which is incredibly valuable as a board member. I am ready to do what I can to help bring forward the positive changes that are in store for AICP while ensuring the many wonderful aspects of our chapter remain. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

The most important goal this year is to aid in the transition from “Treasurer” to “Financial Liaison” and do what I can to help the future volunteers for this position be set up for success.  

Another important goal is to utilize my position on the chapter board to help maximize the benefits of AICP membership by focusing on webinars, events, and other ways to bring value to members. 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

Our chapter is focused on planning events and bringing knowledgeable speakers and vendors to members. As one of the few Life & Health board members, I am especially focused on ensuring there is adequate Life & Health content.   

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

A bright side of the pandemic has been the huge increase in webinars and virtual meetings and I think this should continue into the future. I also very much look forward to getting back to in-person meetings and the networking they provide.