Paul Tetrault, JD, CPCU, ARM, AIM joined the Library as Executive Director in January of 2019. Long a fan of the Library, he took Institutes classes there early in his career and has been a patron and supporter for many years.
Paul previously served as state and policy affairs counsel for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, responsible for public policy development, legislative and regulatory issue management, and legal analysis in support of NAMIC’s government affairs activities.
Active in the CPCU Society, Tetrault is chair of the Society’s Regulatory and Legislative Interest Group and a member of the Society’s Publications Committee, as well as a member of the board of the Boston Chapter.
He is a recognized thought leader on public policy issues involving the property and casualty insurance industry and is a frequent contributor to insurance trade and professional publications such as National Underwriter/PC 360 and INSIGHTS: A Professional Journal by the CPCU Society.
Prior to joining NAMIC in 2005, Tetrault practiced law focusing on litigation defense and insurance coverage issues. He previously served for many years as editor of The Standard, New England’s Insurance Weekly.
A graduate of Villanova University and Suffolk University Law School, Tetrault is a member of the bars of Massachusetts and the United States Supreme Court.
Reference Librarian/Education Coordinator
Meagan Stefanow, MLS, Research Librarian and Education Coordinator, joined The Library in 2003. Meagan conducts in-depth insurance research and oversees cataloging of library resources and manages educational programming and continuing education compliance. She also handles much of the financial operations of the organization.
Meagan previously held research positions in financial services consulting and executive search firms.
Meagan holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Smith College and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Simmons College and is in the process of completing her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
She serves as Treasurer of the Association of Boston Law Librarians. Meagan has completed numerous classes at the North Bennet Street School in bookbinding and repair, and has worked with a master binder to help repair various items in the collection.
Reference Librarian/Event Coordinator
Sarah Hart, MLS, Research Librarian and Event Coordinator, joined The Library in 2001 while attending the Graduate School of Library and Information Science program at Simmons College. She has been involved in the planning, organization and oversight of the Library’s annual Insurance Professional of the Year Award Ceremony since the inception of the event.
Sarah began both her insurance and researching career in high school working summers as a customer service/title assistant at a title insurance company in Alaska.
Sarah serves as the Communications Director for the Association of Boston Law Librarians.
Jennifer Valentine, MLIS, Assistant Research Librarian, joined the Library in May of 2017. She works together with the research librarians for reference questions on occasion, but primarily manages the periodical collection and cataloging print volumes.
Jennifer earned her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Arkansas and her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.