We are pleased to announce that effective October 15th, Melissa Scheffler will now serve as the Regional Chief Operating Officer (RCOO) for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Melissa will also continue to lead our branch operations in Western Pennsylvania as Pittsburgh Branch Manager, a role she has held since 2008.
Melissa began her career at Chubb as a Personal Lines Underwriting Trainee in the Long Island office in 1994 and then held various underwriting and management positions in Westchester, New York City, Chicago and Pittsburgh. She moved to the New Jersey branch in 2006 as the Marketing Manager, a position she held for nearly three years.
In 2008, Melissa returned to Pittsburgh to become Branch Manager. Since then, she has been responsible for developing and managing producer and client relationships, securing underwriting profit, leading and cultivating staff, and driving the strategic direction of the branch. Earlier this year, Melissa became the Co-Chair of IMPACT, Chubb’s Women’s Business Roundtable.
She is a graduate of Colgate University, with a B.A. in Economics and Spanish. She received her MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. She attended executive education courses at Smith College and Wharton. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf’ and volunteers for several other organizations in her community.
As RCOO, Melissa will leverage her prior underwriting, marketing and leadership experience to help ensure the Mid-Atlantic Region branches effectively execute the company's North American business strategies.
We are excited to have such a well-qualified internal candidate step into this role in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Please join me in congratulating Melissa and wishing her great success in Pittsburgh and across the broader Mid-Atlantic Region.
Robert M. Poliseno
Regional Executive Officer
Chubb Mid-Atlantic Region