Program management expert named Accredited America president

March 27, 2024 [IBA] - Program manager Accredited has announced the strategic hire of Grace Meek as president of Accredited America.

With over three decades of experience in program management, Meek will become part of Accredited’s global executive team. Her new role also includes board positions at Accredited Surety and Casualty Company as well as Accredited Specialty Insurance Company.

Previously, Meek held the title of chief executive and president at Homesite Underwriting Managers where she spearheaded the creation of the firm’s program division. Before her tenure at Homesite, Meek spent eight years at Allied World Assurance Group where she was also in charge of managing the program division she set up.

In her new capacity, Meek is tasked with the leadership of underwriting and program management, aiming to propel Accredited America’s growth with a focus on a customer-centric and underwriting-first approach.

Meek’s appointment will take effect on April 8, and she will report to Accredited CEO William Spiegel while based in the New York office.

“Grace is a fantastic appointment for Accredited, and it is testament to the potential of our business that we have been able to attract a leader of her caliber,” Spiegel noted. “Grace has a proven track record of growing organizations and building teams within the program space.

“We look forward to her energy and leadership, which I know will create new opportunities for our clients, partners, and employees.”

Meek, a Target Market Association board member, had this to say: “Accredited has a strong brand in the market and has grown significantly in the last few years, and I was attracted by the chance to join at a time when the business is looking ahead to the next chapter of its growth.

“I look forward to working with the team and using my experience and market relationships to contribute to their exciting ambitions for Accredited in the US.”