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Westbrook, Maine (January 1, 2020)- Acadia Insurance is pleased to announce the hiring of John Elias to the Acadia Insurance management team as Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer. 

Most recently, John served as the Insurance Commissioner of the State of New Hampshire where he led improvements in overall efficiency, speed to market of new products, advancements in technology and use of data.  Prior to his regulatory role, John was Vice President of Underwriting for two regional property and casualty insurance carriers.  

John earned his B.S. and his J.D. from the University of Akron. He earned his M.B.A. from Grantham University. John and his family will be relocating to Maine and he will work out of our Westbrook office.

“Acadia Insurance is known for its technical expertise and strength in underwriting in order to help our agents craft tailored solutions for our mutual clients,” Dave LeBlanc, President, Acadia Insurance. “With John’s leadership, I am confident he will help enhance our competitive strengths while maintaining our organizations’ strong technical acumen and discipline.”

John began his new role with Acadia on January 2nd and is working at Acadia’s Westbrook, Maine office.

About Acadia Insurance

Acadia Insurance is a regional underwriter offering commercial and specialty property casualty insurance coverages through independent insurance agents with local offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, Acadia Insurance Company is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Please visit

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