Meet The Board
Joe Stephenson is the Director of SIU for Hagerty and has been in the insurance industry for 10+ years, after retiring as a police officer. He has been the President of NEIASIU since 2014, and sits on the Bylaws and Education Committees for the International. He is also 4th VP for the Northeast Chapter of IAATI, and lectures internationally on Internet and Social Media Investigations. He is a certified insurance fraud investigator (CIFI), and Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)
Vice President 2019
Erin Bracken, CFE, AIC is an SIU Investigator with Zurich North America Claims. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in 2003. After working as a private investigator, she began her career in the insurance industry in 2004. Over the years, she has held positions as a claims case handler, senior corporate compliance investigator and field investigator. Erin was previously a Director with New England IASIU before becoming Vice President.
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.