Meyer and Associates

Since 2004, we’ve more than doubled in size and quadrupled our benefits and services. We’re extremely proud that our growth has been 100% organic, not through outside funding, merger, or acquisition, so we’ve been able to maintain the continuity and personal attention our clients and customers have come to expect.

Our Company

Insurance is our only business. Affinity groups are our only clients, and we’ve managed insurance programs for some of them for more than four decades. We are passionate about service, and design all of our products and procedures in the best interests of our customers.

We design, sell, and manage specialty insurance programs, endorsed by organizations exclusively for members and their families. As experienced administrators, we’ve combined decades of insurance knowledge with cutting-edge product and marketing innovations. Insurance is still our only business, but we’ve taken it in many new directions.

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.

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, Sales and Marketing

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.


Work at Meyer and Associates

Meyer and Associates is a growing company looking to fill positions in Chatham, NJ. We’re looking for employees who can dive in, learn quickly, and expand with us. If you are bright, articulate, live in the area, and are interested in a job with a good life-work balance, read on…

We are a boutique direct-marketing company, selling insurance products through the sponsorship of college and university alumni associations or other professional organizations. We employ about 25 people in an entrepreneurial environment.

We are not currently hiring for any positions.


See for yourself what our clients and customers have to say about us!


“M&A is one of the best partners I have worked with in my 35+-year career.  I have complete confidence in their service and guidance.”   – Anonymous response from May 2016 Client Survey

“…ever since we began working with Meyer & Associates, we and our travelers finally have the personal attention we hoped for. We are seeing this service and relationship as a real and additional benefit, when navigating the understandably complicated questions around insurance. Not only have the customer relations teams answered my calls quickly and professionally, but you, Evie, are responsive and efficient and ever helpful. Whenever I contact you, I am confident that you will give the questions immediate and professional attention, and get the best possible results. Thank you!”  -Beth Ray-Schroeder, Duke Alumni Affairs



“I very much appreciate the fact that you have gone above and beyond with your work with my husband and me.  You have conducted yourself in a kind, respectful and professional manner throughout a very trying ordeal.  I truly appreciate the fact that you were instrumental in making the end result a positive one.  Without your involvement, I am uncertain we would have continued at all!” – Life insurance customer

“Thank you so much for your call and following up so quickly. I would recommend Meyer and Associates to anyone based on your service alone!” –University of Pennsylvania alumna

“Throughout the process, Andrew (Customer Service Representative) was informative, professional and responsive to my questions and concerns.  You are likely aware of the quality of his work, but I wanted to express my appreciate for the service he provided on behalf of Meyer and Associates.”– Life insurance customer Dorothy Lisk, Holy Family University alumna

“Thank you for helping me with my LTD insurance. The dedication, follow-through, and polite communication I received was fantastic! This is something that is not obtainable from a random online company. Additionally, the product and pricing are exactly what I am looking for. I appreciate you going to bat for me with the underwriters to get me the appropriate rating. I sure am glad you are on my team. Though the proposal last year didn’t work out due to the timing of my job change, you were just as responsive when I reached out to you again this year. I finally have peace of mind with a policy that I think is a nice fit for my situation.” Kiran Annavarapu, Penn Alumnus

“This was a great alumni perk to help with the process and cost of purchasing a home. I recommend this program for everyone!” Dana Catstro, Stony Brook Alumna, Real Estate Benefits Customer

“I had a very helpful conversation about Long Term Care insurance. The call was more consultative than sales-driven and you ended up recommending that I keep what I have, which is not your product. I am very pleased with DU’s selection of Meyer & Associates as an Alumni Partner.” Judy McAllister, University of Denver Alumna

“I wanted to follow up and let you know that the refund has been processed and the credit has hit my credit card. I cannot thank you enough for the miracle you seemed to work to get this accomplished.  YOU ARE AMAZING!!!” Jeanne Martin, Duke Alumna, Travel Customer

“Thank you so much for your excellent explanations and perspectives! We are very appreciative and we’re looking forward to continuing the conversation. Meanwhile, here are five stars – you certainly deserve them.” Smith Alumna, Advisory Services Customer

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