A.I.M. Mutual Announces New Company Appointments

Jun 01, 2014

Abi Troy - Director of Information Technology

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies have promoted Abi Troy to Director of Information Technology.  In this capacity, she is responsible for all systems design, programming and development, including oversight of an integrated policy, billing and claims administration system with Tropics Software Technologies. Ms. Troy had been IT Manager for the Companies since 2012. She joined A.I.M. Mutual in 1997 as IT Project Leader.  Prior to A.I.M. Mutual, she spent 15 years in programming, analyst and consultant roles with a national property and casualty insurer. 



Laurie Parsons - Director of Claims

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies has promoted Laurie Parsons to Director of Claims. As Director of Claims, Ms. Parsons is responsible for managing a staff of 40 adjusters supporting the regional claim operation in a tri-state area. She has specialized in workers compensation claims handling for more than 20 years and joined A.I.M. Mutual in 1997 as a Claim Supervisor. She assumed responsibility for training and technical assignments in a management capacity in 2003. In addition to Massachusetts, she is licensed to handle claims in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Prior to joining A.I.M. Mutual, she supervised workers compensation, environmental, and accident & health claims for a domestic insurer.
Ms. Parsons holds designations as a Workers Compensation Claim Law Associate as well as a Fraud Claim Law Associate and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College.

Wayne Grudzien - Director of Injury Prevention and Worksite Wellness
The A.I.M Mutual Insurance Companies have promoted Wayne Grudzien to Director of Injury Prevention and Worksite Wellness (IPWW).  

Grudzien brings 28 years of workers compensation injury prevention experience to the position and, most recently, had been Senior Manager for IPWW. He joined the company in 2002 as a Regional Loss Control Manager.

Grudzien is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, and he holds an Associate in Risk Management insurance designation. Prior to A.I.M. Mutual, he held consulting, supervisory, and management positions with several national and regional carriers.  

Injury Prevention and Worksite Wellness, introduced at A.I.M. Mutual in 2013, expands the traditional loss control service approach to include a focus on general well-being. The model was recently recognized in the Best’s Review Innovation Showcase.

Cheryl A. Began was elected Corporate Secretary of the Companies and Glenn S. MacDonald was promoted to Director of Finance.

In addition to Corporate Secretary, Ms. Began will continue in her role as Statutory Accounting Manager. She joined the Companies in 2000 and worked in several accounting capacities, including Supervisor, before being named Statutory Accounting Manager in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simmons College.


Prior to being named Director of Finance, Glenn S. MacDonald was a Financial Analyst for the Companies; he joined A.I.M. Mutual in 2012. Previously, MacDonald was with the Hartford Financial Services Group for 25 years and had been Director of Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting. He holds a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation, an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan.


Both positions report to the Companies’ Controller, Paul Kehoe.