WEBSTER, MA, JULY 6, 2012. Jaime Tamayo, the President and Chief Executive Officer of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp., announced today that MAPFRE Insurance has transferred ownership of the MAPFRE USA Early Learning Center in Webster, MA to The Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester, Inc. The Center, which until the transaction, exclusively served the employees of MAPFRE Insurance, will now serve the greater Webster community with a total capacity of 137 for children from 4 weeks through 6 years of age.
The Guild, which in 2013 will celebrate 100 years of experience in child care, is the largest provider of child care in Central Massachusetts and has the same high level of accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children as did the MAPFRE USA Center.
MAPFRE USA made a significant financial investment as part of the transaction to ensure that its employees and the community have access to high quality child care.
Mr. Tamayo called the transaction a “win-win opportunity for the greater Webster area, the Guild, and MAPFRE USA." He continued, "MAPFRE USA’s participation in this important transaction is consistent with MAPFRE’s international philosophy of investing in the communities in which it does business.”
Edward Madaus, Executive Director of the Guild, said, “The Guild is truly pleased and looks forward to the opportunity to expand its services to Webster and the neighboring communities. We thank MAPFRE for its generosity and support.”
MAPFRE USA is the 18th largest writer of automobile insurance in the United States and its subsidiary The Commerce Insurance Company is the largest auto insurer in Massachusetts. For additional information about MAPFRE USA, go to: http://www.mapfreusa.com.
Further information on the Guild can be obtained at its website: www.guildofstagnes.org or 508-755-2238.