Meet The Board
Joe Stephenson is the Director of SIU for a national specialty insurance carrier. He has been in the insurance industry for 10 years, after retiring as a police officer from the State of Maine. He has been the President of NEIASIU since 2014 and previously sat on the Board of Directors. He is a certified insurance fraud investigator (CIFI), accident reconstructionist, and lectures to various groups regarding Internet and Social Media Investigations.
Vice President 2017
Matt Griffin is a SIU Regional Manager for Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and affiliates (a subsidiary of MetLife Insurance Company). Mr. Griffin joined Metropolitan in 1994 as an investigator within the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Before joining Metropolitan, he was an SIU Investigator with the Aetna Property & Casualty Insurance Company, and a Senior Trooper with the Vermont State Police.
Sue MacKay, FCLS, CIFI, CPIW is a senior special investigator with Hanover Insurance. She has been in the insurance industry for 37 years, starting her career with Middlesex Insurance but spending the last 30 years with Hanover. Sue is a Life Member of NEIAISU, past President of NEAIFI and the past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of IAAI. She has also sat on a number of Boards, including that of IAMI.
Steve LaVasseur is a Special Investigator with National General Insurance Company. He has been employed in the insurance industry for 25 years. The first half of Steve’s insurance career was in various claim capacities. He then transitioned to SIU in 2003. Steve is a certified insurance fraud investigator (CIFI) and also Fraud Claims Law Associate (FCLA). Steve served on the Board of Directors prior to being elected to Treasurer.