Executive Team

Edward C. Meyer, Jr.

Founder and President

Ed has spent over five decades in group insurance, specifically with collegiate alumni associations since 1970. The first 13 years were with Prudential, and in his last assignment he directed Prudential’s national association marketing operation.

Ed received a B.A. from Muhlenberg College and attended the University of Michigan Law School. He continues to be heavily involved in alumni activities at his own alma mater, having served on the governing board of his alumni association.

Barbara G. Meyer

Vice President and Treasurer

Barbara has been a key player at Meyer and Associates since its founding and is familiar with all aspects of our operations. She has been instrumental in the long-range development of our company, and oversees Administration and Customer Service. Barbara personally handles all life insurance claims. She is also the company Treasurer.

Barbara received a B.A. from Radcliffe College. As a recent recipient of the Harvard Alumni Association Award recognizing decades of service, Barbara has chaired several reunions and committees, been an alumni interviewer since 1977, and is a current member of the Harvard College Fund committee.

Ann Meyer Abdi

Chief Operating Officer

In addition to having overall P& L responsibility for the business, Ann oversees both Administration and Sales and Marketing at Meyer and Associates, including strategic planning and key partnerships and prospects.

With experience in management consulting, insurance, marketing, and technology, Ann has worked with Fortune 500 companies and VC-backed start-ups on operations reengineering, customer service and retention, employee benefits, brand management, and new-product development. Ann has been at Meyer and Associates since 2003.

Ann holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has been active in her alumni associations as an admissions interviewer and a communications committee member.

Angie Mann, FLMI

Director, Administration

Angie leads the Customer Service team, providing education, information and support to prospective and existing insurance customers. She also oversees compliance and administration.

Angie brings over three decades of insurance experience in a variety of roles, including many years with Prudential where she held numerous positions, including those in information systems, human resources, underwriting, corporate services, and business continuation planning, among others. Angie holds a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) professional designation.

Angie received her BS from Duke University. She has been with Meyer and Associates since 2003.

Barbara Clossey

Manager, Client Relations

Barb coordinates all P&C solicitations including timing, approvals, logos, signatures, and editing. She also interfaces with insurance company partners to ensure the program is properly executed.

In addition to having an extensive background in various lines of insurance, the industry in which she has worked for over three decades, Barb also has extensive experience in recruiting international students to attend United States colleges and universities. Barb has a BA from the College of Saint Elizabeth and has been with Meyer and Associates since 2004.

Cheryl Opell

Director, Marketing and Product Development

In addition to her client-management role, Cheryl participates in new-product development, marketing strategy, and campaign design. She works with insurance companies and other partners on strategic marketing, communication plans, and marketing compliance.

Cheryl has a BA from Lafayette College and an MBA from Georgetown University, and has two decades of experience in marketing, accounting, and finance. She has been with Meyer and Associates since 2003.

Monica Perkowski

Director, Business Development & Customer Experience

Monica has responsibility for business development and client relations for alumni insurance programs.

Monica’s most recent position was in global marketing, where she focused on several industries, including insurance. In prior roles, she has handled communications (including advertising and direct mail), client relations, and sales, among other things.

An alumna of The College of New Jersey, Monica also has her MBA from NYU/Stern. She joined Meyer and Associates in 2017.

Neil Westgate

Associate Director, Customer Service and Administration

Neil joined M&A in 2018 bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry. He has an extensive background in providing outstanding customer service to both external and internal customers. He has wide-ranging knowledge and experience in many facets of the life insurance industry, including, but not limited to, new business, underwriting, compliance, suitability review and post issue processing. He received his BA in English Literature from Wagner College.