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Top intern for Mosaic start-up

Bermudian McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett has joined Mosaic Insurance as the company’s first intern.

The company said Ms Tuckett, 18, is a former head girl at Warwick Academy, a youth parliamentarian, and a public-speaking champion.

She is to attend the University of Bristol in September to study law.

Mosaic said Ms Tuckett was invited to join the global speciality insurer this month for a four-week internship at its Bermuda headquarters.

Among other projects, the company said she will develop content for Mosaic’s new website, research corporate policies, participate in industry events, meet Mosaic’s growing team, stage a social platform “takeover”, and learn about life inside a start-up.

Lisa Fontanetta, chief of staff at Mosaic, said: “We’re excited to offer McKenzie a unique start-up experience, with visibility across our growing global enterprise.

“We look forward to expanding our internship and training programmes across different jurisdictions in the years to come.”

Mosaic said Ms Tuckett has served as Youth Premier in Bermuda’s Youth Parliament, is Youth Assistant Director of the island’s Future Leaders programme, works as intern reporter with Media Maya Broadcasting, and has excelled in local and international competitions for public speaking as a member of Bermuda’s national debate team.

She will represent the island again later this month at the World Schools Debating Championships staged virtually from Macau July 26–27.

Rosemary Jones, chief communications officer at Mosaic, said: “We’re thrilled to have McKenzie on board this summer and hope to make her time with us as mutually impactful as possible.”

Ms Jones, to whom Ms Tuckett reports while engaging with all units in the Mosaic team, added: “Our aim is to give her a holistic view of what it takes to launch a global company from Bermuda and become a market leader across our speciality lines. Her many accomplishments made her the perfect choice for this opportunity.”

Mosaic said Ms Tuckett attends company strategy meetings and speaks with underwriters in Bermuda, Chicago, London, New York, and Asia to learn about geopolitical trends driving the insurer’s specialised business model and products -- from ransomware and cybersecurity to political violence and the nuances of M&A deals.

Among other projects, the company said she is drafting text for website content, collateral, and key messaging, as well as conducting research to draft environmental, social and governance (ESG) and diversity and inclusion (D&I) policy initiatives.

The company said Ms Tuckett got an inside-out view of Mosaic’s start-up journey during a previous month-long internship this summer at Conyers, Mosaic’s Bermuda law firm, where she became familiar with the insurer’s legal incorporation process.

At Mosaic, the company said she will see the other side, completing the corporate governance annual general meeting forms, company incorporation, and economic substance filings.

The company said Ms Tuckett is also helping expand Mosaic’s social-media strategy and will stage a “takeover” of its Instagram Stories feed during her tenure, highlighting her own take on the company’s #startupstory. To follow her insights, go to @Mosaic_1609.

Ms Tuckett said: “It’s been a great experience so far, with opportunities to work with Mosaic’s leadership team and meet virtually with its worldwide team of underwriters.

“The fact that this is one of Bermuda’s newest insurers is exciting and gives me the chance to play a hands-on part in Mosaic’s growth.”

Mosaic Insurance’s first intern, McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, with the company’s co-founder and co-CEO, Mitch Blaser (Photograph supplied)

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Published July 20, 2021 at 8:03 am (Updated July 20, 2021 at 8:03 am)

Top intern for Mosaic start-up

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