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Executive Staff

Our fully automated and licensed agency is now in its fourth generation. We have always been committed to providing you with the best possible service for your questions, coverages, and claims.

William J. Mealia, Chairman and Past President

Bill has been with B.B. Miller & Co. since 1972. His experience has been acquired from three different sides of insurance: the brokerage, the corporate buyer, and the provider. He was employed by Chubb and INA, insurance providers, and by Pfizer, Inc., the pharmaceutical giant where he handled the negotiation and purchase of all property and marine insurance coverages. Currently, he presides over the daily operations of the agency staff and assists the general public by putting personal and business programs together in the best interest of the client.

During his career, Bill has served on many industry boards and company/agent councils. He served as an officer and Director of the Independent Insurance Agents of Union County and also the Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey. While on the state level, he chaired many various committees and was honored as Chairperson of the Year.

Bill is married for 47 years and has two adult daughters and three grandchildren. He and his wife JoAnne reside in Scotch Plains and have lived there for 41 years. Active in his community, he coached girl's softball for many years, served on the Township of Scotch Plains insurance committee, and is a very involved member of Rotary International. Bill is also an active member of his church where he served on the finance committee and liturgy committee.

His motto: "Service above Self" applies to all.

Merritt Miller Duffy, President

As the fourth generation owner of B.B. Miller & Company, Merritt joined the organization in 1993 after working for St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company as a Senior Underwriting Specialist for financial institutions. Her extensive insurance background includes experience with coverage and premium determinations for financial, commercial, and medical insurance products.

She is a Certified Insurance Counselor and graduate of both Cedar Crest College (1988) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (2008). Her affiliations over the years include Adirondack Camp (located in upstate NY), National Association of Insurance Women, Women Presidents Organization, Executive Women of New Jersey, and Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Merritt is a recent past Chairwoman (2012-2015) for The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, she also serves on the Trinitas Health Foundation Board and Gala Committees. As a second generation member and past volunteer for The 200 Club of Union County, she was honored in 1997 with a Silver Life Card Award from the PBA. She is also a recipient of the Junior Achievement Director of Distinction Award 1997 and National Nominee for Elementary School Classroom Volunteer of the Year and Bronze Leadership Award winner in 2000. In June of 2015 she was awarded a Union Lifetime Achievement Award by the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots' Path Council.