Executive Management Team
The HAI Group Executive Management Team brings a wealth of insurance industry experience to the table, with specialized expertise in each of their respective sectors.
The collective motivation, enthusiasm and insight, combined with their dedication to HAI Group’s Mission and Vision, makes them uniquely qualified to inspire our employees and serve our Members. Meet each one personally below…
President and CEO
Ed Malaspina was named President and CEO in July 2017.
He joined HAI Group in 1991 and was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer responsible for business development, corporate marketing, enterprise strategy, as well as industry initiatives and market intelligence.
Ed has over 25 years of experience working in the public and affordable housing industry. During that time he has worked closely with housing authorities and commercial habitation clients on a variety of endeavors including insurance, accreditation, and financial products.
Edmund is a certified public housing manager (PHM), licensed insurance producer, certified insurance consultant (CIC), excess and surplus lines broker, a licensed claims adjuster, real estate broker and a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hartford and a master’s degree in business administration from Albertus Magnus College.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Sarah Rodriguez joined HAI Group in 2002. She is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, responsible for all financial activities, capital management, and corporate strategy for the Company. Sarah has spent her tenure at HAI Group leading financial reporting and annual planning to maintain financial accountability across the entire organization.
Sarah brings 20 years of experience spent in finance and accounting within the insurance industry. Prior to joining HAI Group, Sarah served as financial analyst, reinsurance accountant, and staff accountant for several organizations, including AMS Services, Inc. and Discover-Re Managers.
Sarah is a graduate of Bryant University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and she is completing her master’s degree in organizational leadership, with a focus on strategic leadership at Quinnipiac University.
Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary
Amy Galvin, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary, joined HAI Group in 2002. Amy’s previous roles within the Company include Assistant Treasurer, Director of Finance, and Director of Enterprise Risk Management.
Before joining HAI Group Amy graduated from the CIGNA Financial Development Program in which she held roles in controller operations and was the Chief of Staff to the CIGNA Healthcare CFO. Amy was also a financial analyst at OTIS Elevator World Headquarters and started her career as an auditor with KPMG, LLP in Hartford, CT.
Elected as the Corporate Secretary in 2013, she serves HAI Group’s Board of Directors and Committee Members, as well as handles corporate governance matters. Amy is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board.
Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Connecticut.
Director of Public Relations and Special Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Courtney Rice joined HAI Group in 2012. She is responsible for the strategic development, planning, and execution of all public relations endeavors with the goal of creating product awareness and customer engagement, while delivering on our brand promise. She is also responsible for activities within the office of the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Courtney brings more than 10 years of corporate branding, communications, public relations, event management, and social media expertise to HAI Group. Prior to joining, she spent time working in the public relations field for companies such as Starbucks Coffee Company, Pulte Homes, L'Oréal Paris Products, NBCUniversal, Jiffy Lube International, and Yoplait Yogurt.
At HAI Group, Courtney leads the ReThink: Why Housing Matters initiative, which is a national public awareness campaign aimed to shift perceptions about public housing.
Elected as the Assistant Corporate Secretary in 2015, she serves HAI Group’s Board of Directors and Committee Members, as well as handles corporate governance matters.
Courtney graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.
Senior Vice President of Insurance
Jerry Williams joined HAI Group in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Insurance. He is responsible for spearheading all insurance activities including underwriting, policy management, product development, sales, claims, risk control and the in house insurance agency.
Jerry brings over 26 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry to HAI Group. Prior to joining HAI Group, Jerry worked at Bituminous Insurance Company (An Old Republic Company), Commercial Union, FCCI Insurance Group, Harleysville Insurance, CAN, and The Tower Group serving in various underwriting, business development and executive leadership roles.
Jerry has his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and Associate in Management (AIM) designation from the Insurance Institute of America. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose University.
Vice President Marketing, Business Development, Communications and Branding
Sherry Sullivan brings more than 30 years of experience in housing and insurance to HAI Group. She is the Vice President of Marketing, Business Development, Communications and Branding, responsible for leading corporate strategy, business growth, and all marketing and communications initiatives.
Joining HAI Group in 1987, Sherry has actively participated in the development of many new HAI Group companies and products during her tenure. She leads several business units including Marketing and Communications, Research, Capital, Learning, Agency Operations, Sales, Account Management and Member Services.
A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Sherry also holds numerous industry certifications in both housing and insurance including certified insurance consultant, licensed insurance producer, certified Public Housing Manager (PHM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) and Associate in Commercial Underwriting (ACU).