Marie Eszenyi, NSAID, was hired as Underwriting Manager by New Mexico Mutual.
Eszenyi will manage the daily workflow of the underwriting department, monitoring productivity and ensuring compliance with controls and procedures governing the underwriting process. She will also manage the department’s staff, helping to solve complex problems and assisting with the department’s recruiting and training efforts.
Prior to joining New Mexico Mutual, Eszenyi served as an underwriting analyst at BerkleyNet, a workers’ compensation insurance provider based in Manassas, Virginia. She also has professional experience in education, training and coaching. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, philosophy, and a master’s degree in communications and advocacy from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The insurer also announced two promotions:
Adrian J. Gallegos has been promoted to Business Analytics Supervisor. As a supervisor, Gallegos will be responsible for providing data analytics solutions to meet the business needs of the company, as well as supervising, coaching and training a team of reporting analysts. He will serve as the main liaison between his department, managers and end users who require business analysis services. He has extensive experience in the field of business analysis, which he acquired at New Mexico Mutual. He joined the company as an analyst and worked his way up to senior business analyst in eight years. Prior to joining New Mexico Mutual, he was a personnel auditor at Burt & Company CPAs in Albuquerque. Gallegos holds a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico.
Diana Padilla, CIC, CISR, has been promoted to Head of Underwriting. In his new role, Padilla will oversee, train and mentor New Mexico Mutual associate underwriters while continuing to provide underwriting services to some of the company’s associate agents. She will also be responsible for developing and implementing improvements to the company’s underwriting processes. Padilla has 28 years of experience in the insurance industry, most of which with New Mexico Mutual. She joined the company as an underwriting intern and worked her way up to supervisor. She holds two professional titles, that of Chartered Insurance Advisor and that of Chartered Insurance Services Representative.
New Mexico Mutual is the largest workers’ compensation insurer in the state of New Mexico.