Monique E. Duquette was installed as MAIW President for a second term on May 5, 2018. Get to know all of our Officers for 2018-19.

Monique E. Duquette, CPIW, CISR

Monique has been working in the insurance industry since 1987 working at both the company and agency levels with experience in both Personal and Commercial Lines. She is currently employed with the Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency in the Wareham office as a Personal Lines Client Manager.

Since joining MAIW in 2010, Monique has held numerous positions within the Plymouth Chapter such as Membership Chair, Program Chair, Safety Chair, Education Chair, Assistant Director and Director. Monique was awarded the Plymouth Chapter Rookie of the Year in 2010 and Member of the Year in 2013.

At the association level, Monique has served as Safety Chair, Education Co-Chair, Vice President, President-Elect and is the current MAIW President. She is currently working on the CISR Elite designation as well as the AINS designation.


Jocelyn Dewey

Jocelyn has been working in the insurance industry for the past 14 years. She is currently Chief Operations Officer at DeCotis Specialty Insurance, an excess and surplus lines wholesaler and managing general agent based in Providence, RI. Prior to joining DeCotis, Jocelyn held personal lines underwriting positions for both national and regional insurance carriers.

Jocelyn is a graduate of Green Mountain College (VT) and is a licensed property and casualty producer holding her ACSR, AAI, and CPCU designations. She also recently completed the NAPSLO advanced School in St. Louis, MO.

Jocelyn has been a member of MAIW since 2013. She has served as Bristol Chapters Membership Chair, Education Chair, and Chapter Director. She was Government Affairs Chair at the association level prior to stepping in as President-Elect. She currently resides in East Providence, RI, with her three Chihuahua’s, Bella Mia, Dolly Anne, & Ginger Belle.


Vice President
Laura Sewall

Laura has worked at the agency level in the insurance industry for 30 years. She is currently employed by Eastern Insurance Group as an Account Manager II in the Personal Lines Dept. where she has been for the past 13 years. Along with the Personal Lines Dept. she also works in a Specialty Firearms Insurance Program within Eastern. She earned the CISR Designation in 1995 and the CIC Designation in 2002. She is also a Notary Public.

Since joining MAIW in 2008, she has held numerous positions for Plymouth Chapter such as Government Affairs, Safety, Membership. She has also been the Chapter’s Assistant Director and is currently the Chapter Director. She was awarded Chapter Rookie of the Year in 2009 and Chapter Member of the Year in 2013 and 2017. At the Association level, she is the current Vice President and Bylaws Chair. She has enjoyed attending the State Association Meetings for the past several years.

She enjoys spending time with friends and her 2 children, Derek and Miranda. She also devotes time helping with Community Service projects or participating in events such as walking the Jimmy Fund 26.6 marathon route or volunteering at the Wellfleet PANMASS Challenge water stop in support of the Dana Farber.

Laura finds it very rewarding to be a member of MAIW, not only for the education and the friendships that are a huge part of this organization but for helping her become a more confident individual.


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Elizabeth A. Brothers, CISR

Liz started in the insurance industry 40 years ago. She is currently employed at William. F. Borhek Insurance Agency as a Personal Lines Account Executive.

Liz joined MAIW in 2013. At the Chapter level, she held several positions including Public Relations Chair, Chapter Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Director. Currently, she is the association Secretary and will be Plymouth Chapter Director the coming year.

She is currently working on obtaining her CPIA designation. She finds the experience of belonging to MAIW very rewarding and credits the association for helping her with her personal goals and becoming a stronger, more confident woman.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Larry and being with friends and family.


Heather Heffernan

Heather is a meticulous, accomplished accounting professional who has more than 20 years of progressively responsible accounting experience across various industries including public accounting, manufacturing, construction and most recently, insurance. She attended Xavier University and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting. Her past experiences in leading roles have prepared her for her current position as Chief Financial Officer at Sylvia Group. Heather has been a member of the Bristol Chapter of MAIW since 2013, holding the offices of Chapter Secretary from 2013-2014 and Chapter Treasurer from 2014-2019. She has served as Treasurer at the state level since 2016.

Outside of her work environment, Heather and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors, particularly hiking and running, and they devote much of their time in support of their community as well as various local charities such as the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


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Zenaide R. Noia, CISR, AAI, CPIA

Zenaide joined MAIW in 2009. She has served as Bristol Chapter Public Relation Chair, Chapter Director, and Chapter Scholarship Co-Chair. She is a Past-President of MAIW and served as President-Elect and Budget & Finance Committee Chair. Zenaide is a Graduate of Fisher College with a degree in Business.

She is employed with Sylvia Group Insurance Agency of North Dartmouth, MA. Zenaide has held many positions there including Sales Center Coordinator, Data Processing Supervisor, Accounting, Assistant Account Manager and is currently a Personal Lines Account Manager.


Kathryn Beckwith, CPIW

Kathy has been a member of MAIW for 40 years. She has served as a Chapter Director and as MAIW, Inc. President from 1990 to 1991. Additionally, she has served on numerous committees and as a seminar leader. She is employed by Lumber Insurance Companies (In Receivership) as a multi-state workers’ compensation claims examiner.


A Parliamentarian is an expert in rules of order and the proper procedures for the conduct of meetings. The parliamentarian provides members and the Board of Director’s directions on how to state a motion, rule of debate, quorum, etc.; assists with coordination of motions and resolutions, keeps track of the order of those wishing to speak, motions, amendments and voting as supports the President in maintaining order and adhering to time schedules.

Key Member
Glynnis Walbridge, CPIW

Glynnis has over 30-years’ experience in the insurance industry. She has her broker’s license in Property & Casualty as well as Life and Health.

One of her functions with MAIW is writing and teaching classes. Glynnis is a past President of MAIW, past Parliamentarian, past Membership Chairman and currently serves as Chairman of the Education Committee and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee.


The Key Member provides support for the President, sends out communications from the President to members of the Board and assists with the Board and Association meetings.

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