Hoff honored with recognitions in academia

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VP for Loss Control appointed to ABET council, named Inspiring Engineer by alma mater

(Portland, ME) – MEMIC Vice President of Loss Control & Safety Services Maryann Hoff, CSP, ARM, MEHS, was honored with two recognitions burnishing her credentials in academia.

Hoff represented MEMIC at her first meeting of ABET’s Industry Advisory Council and was honored as an Inspiring Engineer during an award ceremony Oct. 6 on the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus.

“We’re not surprised by these latest honors for Maryann given her expertise,” MEMIC Group Senior Vice President of External Affairs Tony Payne said. “She is gifted in analytics that are translated into practical, data-based solutions for our policyholders.”

Hoff is an alumna of The University of Minnesota-Duluth, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with minors in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics in 2004, and a Master of Environmental Health and Safety degree, in 2005. She also holds Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certifications, 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.  

In many ways, the latest honors complete a full circle for Hoff, since University of Minnesota-Duluth’s chemical engineering program, where she earned her degrees, is ABET-accredited.

“I value these endorsements by ABET and the Swenson College of Science & Engineering,” Hoff said. “It’s validating to graduate from a program that supplies great technical training, and then to be called upon to help accredit and improve other great programs. I’m truly humbled and grateful, and I hope to pay it forward by helping influence the future of safety workplace talent with skilled scientists and engineers.”

Established in 1932, ABET, Inc., is a governing agency that monitors, evaluates, and certifies the quality of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology education, and its 35 technical and professional societies provide expert volunteers who work to accredit educational programs in their respective disciplines. Hoff’s term begins next month and ends Oct. 31, 2026.

The University of Minnesota-Duluth Swenson College of Science and Engineering makes an annual Inspiring Engineer award through its Academy of Science and Engineering to recognize alumni who are making significant contributions in STEM fields. Hoff was nominated by the Department of Chemical Engineering. 


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.