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Meridian Gives

At Meridian the urge to give back is a daily exercise, coming directly from our fearless leader. We recognize many people who need...

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Trust comes with experience.

Meridian helps you protect your property, family, business & lifestyle with the
premium products and personal service that you deserve.

ABOUT MERIDIAN

Anyone can sell you insurance –
we help YOU BUY IT.

An important difference that defines the very essence of Meridian. Selling insurance is a transaction, managing your risk properly requires insight and understanding. About the way you live, the hopes and dreams you have for your family, your professional goals and more. When you work with Meridian, you work with people who have walked in your shoes, for four decades.

Our experience extends across the spectrum of insurance risks, so we are uniquely qualified to accommodate your needs as your assets and responsibilities grow. We thoroughly analyze all cost and coverage options to offer you products that are not only trustworthy but represent value for your spend. Meridian provides expert consulting and a wide array of insurance and financial products for both personal and commercial purposes. We reflect the values and principles of our founder and his father: Discipline, diligence, honesty and commitment to community.

JOE SOLIMINE JR.

Joe Solimine, Jr., Founder and President of Meridian Risk Management has the insurance business in his blood. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Joe Solimine, Sr. who co-founded his own independent insurance agency in 1965 in the Bronx, and later brought Joe Jr. with him to Pelham, New York, beginning in 1972.

The road to Meridian was a colorful and rewarding path for Joe, Jr. He grew up in Pelham (where he still lives to this day). A natural talent for baseball led him to Fairfield University in Connecticut where he was ’89 Athlete of the Year and made All Northeast Region that same year. Graduation in 1989 was not the end of Joe’s connection to Fairfield – he is now very active with the Alumni Association and is Founder of the Mike Andrews Memorial Scholarship fund.

Post-college life found Joe, Jr. once again stepping in similar footfalls to his dad – this time in professional baseball. Joe was a catcher for the Chicago White Sox organization from 1989-1991. Joe, Sr. played for Pittsburgh.

Joe, Jr. and the entire Meridian team place a high importance on giving back, especially where it matters most: close to home. Joe supports many local events and organizations, including: The Junior League of Pelham, The Picture House, Pelham Children’s Center, Pelham Art Center and many more.

Joe met his wife Annie through his Fairfield University roommate, and Joe and Annie have been married since 1996. Annie went to Middlebury College and was Phi Beta Kappa. They have four great children together – Chandler, Tim, Maggie, and Shep. When not making sure Meridian is the best independent insurance agency around, Joe enjoys time with family, pursuing the art of golf, and boating in Maine where they visit Annie’s family in Prout’s Neck. All are welcome to come tubing – after signing a waiver, of course.

Meridian was founded in 2003 and to this day embodies the priorities Joe learned from his father – Knowledge, Integrity, Family, and Community.

  • Pelham Youth Football – Coach

  • Pelham Hockey Association – Board member and Dad

  • PTA – All Pelham Schools (PMHS graphics helped choose our color scheme…it’s the same as theirs!)

  • The Junior League of Pelham – Major sponsor of yearly fundraiser

  • Pelham Country Club – Past president and current and future golfer…sort of

  • Pelham Picture House – Restoration and awareness

  • Pelham Arts Center

  • Pelham Education Foundation – Annual Top Level Corporate Sponsor

  • Pelham Little League – Coach, Annual Parade Sponsor and Dad (we gave back-packs to the teams this year)

OUR PEOPLE

Joe Solimine Jr.

Joe Solimine Jr.

Joe Solimine, Jr., Founder and President of Meridian Risk Management has the insurance business...


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Conrad Allen

Conrad Allen

Conrad Allen is the Private Client Senior Account Executive for the Rosol Agency, Inc.  After attending ...


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Shannon Anderson

Shannon Anderson

Shannon began her insurance career in 2008, working in the claims department of an insurance carrier...


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Audrey Beerman

Audrey Beerman

Hailing from just south of Boston in Randolph, Massachusetts, Audrey (Shore) Beerman first came...


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Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett

Peter is a Partner at Meridian Risk Management. In that capacity, Peter is focused primarily on...


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Catherine Reilly Botta

Catherine Reilly Botta

Cathi began her insurance career over 25 years ago flying airplanes up and down the east coast,...


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Amy Collazuol

Amy Collazuol

Amy’s start in insurance came in high school thanks to Project InVEST, where local agents and c...


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Joanna Cruz

Joanna Cruz

Joanna began her career in 2013, learning the ins and outs of both Personal and Commercial insurance...


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Monique Edwards

Monique Edwards

Monique Edwards grew up in White Plains, NY where she still resides. Monique is the youngest and...


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Andrew Emery

Andrew Emery

Andrew C. Emery, Partner at Meridian Risk Management has spent his entire career in the insurance...


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Bill Foxx

Bill Foxx

Bill Foxx was born and raised in a suburb just south of Boston, Massachusetts.  Son of a heavy ...


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Jeannine Foxx

Jeannine Foxx

Jeannine (Solimine) Foxx has been a part of Pelham for many years, but it wasn’t where she started h...


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Michael Hade

Michael Hade

Michael Hade, partner, has been with Meridian Risk Management since 2005. Formally licensed with...


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Chrissy Kantrowitz

Chrissy Kantrowitz

Chrissy Kantrowitz began her career in the insurance industry in 2001 and has been working at Meridian...


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Janet Locascio

Janet Locascio

Janet Locascio was first introduced to the world of Insurance as a Part Time Receptionist at an...


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Tina McCleod

Tina McCleod

Tina began her insurance career in 1997 and joined Meridian Risk Management on December 3, 2007...


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Erin Moriarty

Erin Moriarty

Erin is Meridian's "Everything Marketing" Manager and we mean everything. From local charity donation...


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Sharon Morrison

Sharon Morrison

Sharon grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before...


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Taryn Schmidt

Taryn Schmidt

Taryn came to us from Long Island and the print production industry when she made the life decision...


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Joe Solimine Sr.

Joe Solimine Sr.

Joe Solimine Sr. has been advising insurance since 1965. While pursuing his dream of playing professional...


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Tom Solimine

Tom Solimine

Tom Solimine has been advising his clients in insurance for over 30 years and has helped laid the...


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Michael Welling

Michael Welling

Michael came aboard to direct the firm's Life Sciences group, providing the ability to serve th...


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