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Aug 18 2021

Builders Mutual Announces New Leadership Roles

Jodi Vedelli

Raleigh, NC – Builders Mutual has experienced strong operations and company growth over the last few years as the construction industry is more dynamic than ever. As a result, the company has broadened its leadership team to place greater emphasis on the strategic direction of the company and enhance operational efficiencies. Recently three new senior leadership positions were announced.

Melissa Williard was promoted to the role of Assistant Vice President/Underwriting. Melissa will continue to oversee the Middle Market Underwriting team and will take on an expanded role of leading Underwriting Operations. With 28 years of industry experience and 18 years tenure with Builders Mutual, Melissa brings strong underwriting knowledge and prior operational experience that will allow her to position the Underwriting team for success

Jodi Vedelli was promoted to the role of Assistant Vice President/Strategy. Jodi will enhance Builders Mutual’s ability to drive results through the strategic planning process and increase accountability and commitment to achieving long-term goals. With 21 years in the Property and Casualty insurance industry and 14 years tenure at Builders Mutual, Jodi brings a unique ability to see across the organization with expertise in agency relations, customer service, human resources, marketing, training, underwriting and strategic planning. Jodi will continue to guide the strategic direction of marketing, communications, and the customer experience.

Sherman McCoy rejoined Builders Mutual as Assistant Vice President/Business Operations. Sherman will provide specialized focus on business operations as we align multiple operations functions into one cohesive unit. With a strong background in insurance and agency relationships, Sherman brings over 20 years of experience and a proven ability to lead business operations.

“There are a lot of exciting opportunities ahead for all of us. We’ve established a strong foundation and now is the time for us to look forward to even greater success,” stated Mike Gerber, President/Chief Executive Officer.  “The creation of these three new roles will guide Builders Mutual into the future where we maintain our strong customer focus, build agility to respond to ever changing customer needs and drive innovation to solve tomorrow’s problems today.

Headquartered in North Carolina, Builders Mutual is one of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast’s leading writers of commercial insurance for the construction industry.  Since its inception, Builders Mutual has broadened its territory beyond North Carolina to include the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company provides coverage to more than 27,000 policyholders through more than 5,000 sales agents and employs more than 380 staff at its Raleigh headquarters.

Pictured left to right are Melissa Williard, Jodi Vedelli, and Sherman McCoy.

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