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Rosemarie S. Lopes, CLU®, RHU®, REBC®

Senior Partner

A Sylvia Group senior partner, Rosemarie Lopes heads Sylvia Group's Employee Benefits division and serves as the agency's principal life insurance expert, utilizing more than 15 years of industry experience working with businesses and individuals to design programs that fit their strategic plans and goals. Her designs for health, dental, disability, life, long-term care and travel insurance coverage help clients protect their investments and provide security for the people they care about most.

A New Bedford native and graduate of New Bedford High School, Rose earned her Registered Health Underwriter (RHU®), Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC®) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designations through the American College of Financial Services.

She previously worked with AIG Insurance and Investors Bank & Trust Company in Boston. Before entering the insurance industry, she served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. During her tenure in the Corps, she received multiple commendations and medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Commandant of the Marine Corps Letter of Recognition and other awards.

The current vice president and past president of the board of directors for the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford, Rose also serves on the boards of the SouthCoast Insurance Agents Association, the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce and A's b4, a newly formed nonprofit providing mentoring to youth. She is the SouthCoast Chamber Executive Committee's Vice Chair of Economic Affairs and also volunteers as a member of the United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Citizens Review Team.