Posted By Mary Kay Krambeer,
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Last year, we said good-bye to Diane Silverman-Black, the Massachusetts regulator who supported SILA members for years. Diane is enjoying her retirement and we are happy for her. In the back of our mind we wondered, who will fill her role at the Department? Now we know and are happy to introduce Magnus Carlberg, Director of Producer Licensing with the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.
Magnus has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years serving in various roles with an insurance agency, an insurance company, a vendor and a former Board of Director member of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of New England. He has been with the Massachusetts Division of Insurance for over two years and has been the Director of Producer Licensing for 8 months, managing the 5-person staff that handles all producer licensing and continuing education inquiries.
Magnus grew up in central Massachusetts in the Chair City of the World – Gardner, MA. His father, Magnus’ biggest influencer, was an insurance agent for over 60 years and a partner in an insurance company. He had great values, strong convictions, a great salesperson and very highly regarded as a businessman and insurance agent. No wonder Magnus followed in his father’s footsteps.
We asked Magnus what is one thing that most people do not know about you? His answer: “I was once a clown for the Shriners Circus.” That response leads to many more questions, but we’ll save those for later.
Magnus is married to Lina who is a translator and he is proud of his two children, Marcus, 27 and Leana, 28. Marcus is a partner in a music promotion company. Leana is a nurse and is married to a Preston Thompson. In Magnus’ spare time, he enjoys photography. He is a part-time professional photographer and focuses on High School seniors, family portraits and head shots.
Magnus is highly motivated to improve and grow all aspects of his business and personal life. He is very positive and strives to achieve both personal and business goals that he has set for himself. The quotes that inspires him:
Welcome to SILA, Magnus! We look forward to meeting you at the 2018 SILA National Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Be ready to answer why your career as a clown didn’t work out for you (ha!).