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Michael Latessa

Vice President, Meltzer Group Benefits

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Phone: 301-214-7056
E-mail: mlatessa@meltzergroup.com

Michael Latessa currently serves as a Vice President within the Group Benefits division. He leads a team that provides world class customer service to clients and partners, which includes consulting on health care reform issues, managing the annual renewal process, shopping lines of coverage, negotiating rates, organizing open enrollment, and quarterbacking any billing, claims, or service issues that may occur during the contract year.

Michael joined The Meltzer Group in 2008 after completing a term of service with the Government of the District of Columbia as a senior public safety official and member of Mayor Anthony Williams’ Cabinet. Michael’s public sector career spanned 30 years of executive and senior level appointments including, Public Safety Director, EMS Chief, EMT, Paramedic, Firefighter, undercover narcotics officer, SWAT team member, and cold case homicide investigator.

A former Division I college wrestler and graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Michael also earned a master’s degree from the University of South Florida. He currently resides in Rockville, Maryland with his wife of 33 years, LeAnn. They have two adult children, Krista, a high school teacher in Miami, and Bobby, a Harvard graduate working as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.