Maya Cruz is Area Vice President for Risk Placement Services, Inc., a Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally focused wholesale insurance broker. Maya began her career by working part time for excess & surplus

lines brokerage Continental/Marmorstein in Paramus, NJ while attending college. She worked her way through all facets of the job and was offered the opportunity to open a New York City office. The two offices sold to Risk Placement Services, Inc. nine years ago and she is currently a producer in RPS’ Wall Street office. Maya obtained her CPCU designation in 1995 and has been active in both the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association of New York State (PIWA), of which she is a Past President, and the New Jersey Surplus Lines Association.