MEMIC Promotes Barden to Director Corporate Communications
PORTLAND, Maine, July 17, 2017 – Workers' compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Kelly Barden to the position of Director, Corporate Communications. She is responsible for shaping and projecting the corporate image and brand identity and overall reputation for MEMIC’s many stakeholders.
Barden started at MEMIC in 1998 as an intern through Southern Maine Community College’s Maine Career Advantage initiative. She was quickly hired full-time as a Communications Assistant, promoted to Communications Specialist in 1999 and then Communications Production Manager in 2012.
Barden graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and has earned her Workers' Compensation Professional (WCP®) designation. She has served on the board of the Maine Public Relations Council since 2006 and is the Immediate Past President. She is also a member of the Communications Committee of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) and has served on the board of Portland PROPEL.
A super-regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, The MEMIC Group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees. Licensed across the country with more than $1.2 billion in assets, The MEMIC Group is a leading carrier in the Northeast with a growing profile across the Eastern Seaboard. Offices are located in New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida, in addition to the headquarters in Portland, Maine.