Executive Leaders

Brian Spero Beacon Mutual

Brian J. Spero, Esq.

President & Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Brian develops the corporate vision, strategic direction and business plan for Beacon. He is responsible for the financial and operational success of the company and maintaining strategic alliances with external stakeholders. Under his leadership, Beacon delivers a comprehensive, high-quality and cost-effective workers’ compensation program. He joined Beacon in 2008 and served as General Counsel and COO before transitioning to President & CEO. Prior to Beacon, Brian practiced law for 29 years and was a founding partner of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP. He has degrees from Colgate University and Boston College Law School.

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Rajani Mahadevan

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Rajani leads all major operational areas at Beacon including underwriting, claims, premium audit, loss prevention and information systems. In her previous experience as Beacon’s Vice President of Information Systems, Rajani developed a detailed understanding of enterprise business operations, organizational development, information technology, and solution delivery. Her demonstrated expertise in strategy development and execution combined with innovative, effective use of technology consistently enables Beacon to achieve company strategic goals. Rajani earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from Oakland University.

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Cynthia L. Lawlor

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy develops and executes the corporate financial, operational, and strategic plan. She supervises the finance unit for the organization and provides guidance on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, treasury and investments, reinsurance, cost–benefit analysis, financial reporting and forecasting needs. Cindy has more than twenty years’ experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Providence College.

Amy Vitale Beacon Mutual

Amy C. Vitale, Esq.

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Amy oversees corporate governance, regulatory compliance, licensing, ethics and privacy compliance, and supervises outside corporate and litigation counsel. She provides counsel to Beacon's Board of Directors and business units with respect to legal and business issues including contractual obligations, corporate insurance and reinsurance, employment, enterprise risk management, business continuity, and regulatory and legislative matters. Before joining Beacon, Amy practiced law at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP. She earned a law degree from The George Washington University School of Law.

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Robert G. DeOrsey, CPCU

Vice President of Underwriting, Loss Prevention & Premium Audit

Rob develops Beacon’s agent partnerships, oversees the planning and execution of all agency activities and initiatives, and expands Beacon’s products and services to meet the needs of agents and policyholders. Rob oversees the underwriting division and directs the loss prevention team in delivering thousands of consultations, assessments, and safety training sessions each year. With over 30 years of insurance experience, Rob has worked for national and regional insurance carriers, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Finance and Insurance from the University of Rhode Island, and has earned the Chartered Property Casualty designation.

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Carmen Sharp

Vice President of Claims

Carmen directs claims, managed care, recovery and SIU operations, including the management of claims systems, practices, processes, financial objectives, customer experience and operational results. Carmen manages the end to end claims process for 10,000 new claims per year and approximately $75M of loss costs, and services approximately 12,000 policyholders. Carmen has over thirty years’ experience in the workers’ compensation insurance industry. She holds several insurance designations and completed the Executive Master’s Program at the University of Connecticut.

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Michael D. Lynch, Esq.

Vice President of Claims Legal

Mike assists policyholders to prevent and resolve workers’ compensation legal issues through the agressive representation of policyholders in the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court. He manages a staff counsel law office of attorneys and professionals who exclusively represent the policyholders of Beacon. Mike has more than 30 years of experience in workers’ compensation law. Prior to Beacon, Mike was a partner at Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney where he practiced primarily in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Mike earned a degree in Business Administration from Providence College and a law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law.

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Pamela L. Alarie

Vice President of Human Resources

Pam partners with Beacon executives and the Board to oversee development and execution of strategies in relation to leadership and talent development, recruitment and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations and performance management. She also oversees safety, security, and the facility and shared operational services. Pam engages with numerous professional development and employee wellness organizations in Rhode Island. Pam holds a Bachelor of Business Communications from the University of Rhode Island.

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James W. Moody

Vice President of Information Systems

Jim manages all aspects of information technology at Beacon including systems operations, project delivery, and security. Jim works with Beacon’s IT management team to develop and execute a roadmap that ensures Beacon’s IT department continues to introduce technology solutions that maximize business value, improve customer service, and enable operational efficiencies. Jim joined Beacon in 2005 to lead the application development team through a modernization of its legacy application portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Rhode Island.

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Theresa J. Keegan

Assistant Vice President of Underwriting, Loss Prevention & Premium Audit

Theresa manages and directs activities for the underwriting, loss prevention and premium audit departments and assists with the management of agency relationships and partnerships. She helps develop and implement the department policies and procedures, and the business strategies that contribute to the company’s financial goals. Theresa has over 29 years of experience in the insurance industry with both an insurance company and insurance broker background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Rhode Island College.

I am privileged to work with an organization whose employees commit every day, all day, to our mission and the success of our policyholders.
Brian J. Spero, Esq.

President & CEO

Board of Directors

Raymond C. Coia

Chairperson

H. Robert Bacon

Vice Chairperson

Brian J. Spero, Esq.

President & CEO

Timothy Byrne

Bradford A. Dean

Steven J. Issa

Kate Coyne McCoy

Linda D'Amario Rossi

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