Marge Kafka '90: Distinguished Career Award Winner
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The Distinguished Career Award is presented annually to a
Medaille graduate in recognition of his or her professional achievements. This
year’s winner is Margaret Kafka '90.
Marge Kafka is a 1990 graduate of Medaille College
and currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Services for Merchants
Insurance Group. For eleven years Marge worked her way from Commercial Lines
Rater to Rating Supervisor and then Regional Services Manager. From there she
served as a Manager for Staff Services and systems Support, moved to Assistant
Vice President of Policyholders Services and in 1989 moved into her current
role as Vice President of Corporate Services.
During that same time period, she found a way to attend
Medaille at night and earned her bachelor’s degree in 1990.
Marge has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance
industry and her talent for managing people, workflow and project management
has been extremely valuable for Merchants. Her planning and implementation of
processes and procedures have allowed merchants to realize over $3 million in
While Marge worked her way up through Merchants, she also
felt a strong commitment to the Western New York
community. She is the Chair for the Girl Scout Council of Buffalo, and serves
on the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council Board, where she also served
as Chair person. She also served on the Buffalo/Niagara Partnership Women to
Women Mentoring Program. She also serves as an active member on the Medaille College
Board of Trustees.