Leadership Team

Our team works together to bring employers and their employees the best in Workers' Compensation insurance.

  • Linda J. Sallop

    President
    Linda has been a leader in the insurance industry and has served as the President of Atlantic Charter Insurance Company since its inception.

    Linda has specialized in property casualty and workers' compensation insurance for more than three decades. Linda views the partnerships forged between Atlantic Charter Insurance Company and its clients as a key element in the company’s success. For the past 10 years, Atlantic Charter Insurance Company has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Linda is a member of the Governing Committee of the Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Insurance Library Association of Boston. Linda is a graduate of Barnard College and received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University.

  • Mitchel I. Weisman

    Executive Vice President
    Mitch is one of the founding principals of Atlantic Charter Insurance Company, where he serves as Executive Vice President and oversees the claims, safety and health, and underwriting operations of the company.

    Mitch helped develop Atlantic Charter Insurance Company’s progressive safety and health claims program, and believes these services set the company apart from its competitors. Mitch appreciates his dedicated staff and the entrepreneurial spirit with which they approach each day. Mitch is a graduate of Suffolk University and received his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law.

  • Joe Russo

    Treasurer and CFO
    Joe has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has been a member of the Atlantic Charter Insurance Company team since 1993.

    Joe serves as Treasurer and CFO and oversees the accounting, budgeting, and information technology functions of the company. In addition, Joe is responsible for safeguarding all of Atlantic Charter Insurance Company’s assets and handles the company’s regulatory and rate agency filings. He enjoys the team oriented approach at Atlantic Charter Insurance Company and values the friendships built during his time with the company. Joe is a graduate of Merrimack College, and is a current member of Merrimack’s Leadership Council. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the Massachusetts Association of Accountants. Since 2004, Joe has proudly served on the Board of Directors at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

  • Faye Shulman

    Vice President of Claims
    As Manager of the Claims Department, Faye brings 27 years of experience, knowledge, and passion for claims and risk management to her work at Atlantic Charter Insurance Company.

    Faye works closely with her team reviewing and responding to claims in a thorough and comprehensive manner. She also assists in training policyholders on how to prevent claims and contain claims costs. Faye appreciates the knowledge and depth of her team, and the company’s ability to be flexible when managing claims. Faye is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga, New York.

  • Anne Clark, JD

    Insurance Defense Trial Attorney
    Anne has managed Atlantic Charter Insurance Company’s affiliated law firm, Sallop & Weisman, for 25 years.

    Anne’s expertise in workers’ compensation, combined with her experience as an insurance defense attorney, make her uniquely qualified in the litigation and resolution of insurance cases. She subscribes to the philosophy that the resolution of workers’ compensation claims requires a partnership between employer and insurer. Anne believes in the benefits of teamwork, and enjoys the relationships she has established with her colleagues at Atlantic Charter Insurance Company. Anne is a graduate of Suffolk University. She earned her law degree from New England School of Law.

  • Neal Freedman, MS, CSP, ARM

    Safety and Health Manager
    Neal brings 19 years of teamwork and dedication to his work at Atlantic Charter Insurance Company.

    Neal manages the Safety & Health Department and also provides loss control services to Atlantic Charter Insurance Company clients. Neal assists the underwriting department in the acquisition and retention of business and coordinates with claims specialists to provide seamless service to Atlantic Charter Insurance Company clients. He values the open communication and trust between company leaders and the Atlantic Charter Insurance Company team. Neal is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned a Master of Science in Ergonomics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is a Certified Safety Professional.

  • Julie Bowler

    Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
    Julie is a seasoned professional with 35 years of insurance, healthcare, and regulatory experience.

    Julie joined Atlantic Charter Insurance Company in 2007 first as a member of the Board of Directors. She currently oversees all industry regulatory affairs. Her past experience in both the public and private sectors of the industry gives her a unique advantage when representing Atlantic Charter Insurance Company before government agencies. Julie enjoys the environment of the company, and finds her colleagues to be smart and personable. Julie earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and is a Doctoral Candidate in Biomedical Ethics at Georgetown University. She served as the Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts from 2002-2007.

  • Jacquie Willett

    Director of Business Development/Underwriting Manager
    Jacquie brings problem-solving skills and more than 25 years of industry experience to Atlantic Charter Insurance Company.

    As Director of Business Development, and Underwriting Manager, Jacquie is responsible for all activities relating to the marketing, sales and underwriting of the company, including oversight of new and renewal business, advertising, and public relations. Jacquie also assists in maintaining business growth and retention by developing strategic partnerships with area agents and brokers. She enjoys the daily challenges and opportunities that come with working at Atlantic Charter Insurance Company and appreciates the teamwork and consistency at the company. Jacquie is a graduate of Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.