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 five 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. As we celebrate our 50th year in business, we remain committed to offering unique insurance plans and providing world-class service. Read more from our Founder and President.

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

Cheryl is responsible for 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 three 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.

Ahsan Cheema

Director, IT and Development

Ahsan joined M&A in 2016 as a Senior Software Development Manager with over 25 years of experience in the software and technology fields and was recently promoted to Director, IT and Development. In this role, Ahsan is responsible for IT infrastructure, including network security, third party applications, proprietary software development, carrier connectivity, among other things. He manages a team that includes DBAs, programmers, and IT-related vendors.

Prior to his time at M&A, Ahsan has worked in a variety of software engineering roles, overseeing teams (both onshore and offshore), establishing requirements, and leading the design and integration of services.

He graduated with BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Punjab.


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!

“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

Our customers have also described Meyer and Associates as being trustworthy, patient, and caring. Click here to read more about our commitment to excellence and what it’s like to work with us.

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