The latest press releases announcing new hires, appointments and achievements in the Massachusetts insurance industry this week…
Appointments – Vermont Mutual
Brody Gilbert Joins Vermont Mutual as Controller for Vermont Mutual
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® has welcomed Brody Gilbert as its company controller. Gilbert started his insurance finance career at PwC, spending 13 years in various posts within PwC’s National Insurance Practice. Most recently Gilbert held senior management positions at Bluestone Life Insurance Company and Arbella Insurance Group.
As company controller, Gilbert will be involved in various aspects of the finance organization, including the preparation of the operating budgets, financial reporting and billing; all while supporting the company’s strategic and transformation initiatives.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Brody join us at Vermont Mutual” stated Brian Eagan, Vermont Mutual’s Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer. Eagan continued “Along with Brody’s broad experience in finance and accounting, he also brings a strong understanding of the insurance industry itself, further serving our goal of remaining a financially strong institution that best serves our policyholders, our employees and our Independent Agent Partners.”
Mr. Gilbert will be based at the Group’s Montpelier headquarters.
Appointments – Kaplansky Insurance
Kaplansky Appoints New Director Of Business Development
Kaplansky Insurance announced that is has appointed Donna Stanton as Director of Business Development, effective immediately.
In her new role, Donna will mentor our growing sales team. She will also be responsible for business development, identifying and managing partner relationships, as well facilitating organic business opportunities.
“The leadership team of Kaplansky has a unique understanding of what it takes to build, combine and grow a business, with the ability to deliver exceptional results. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the agency” said Stanton.
We are excited to welcome Donna. Her extensive industry knowledge demonstrates she has the technical expertise and strategic growth mindset to generate added revenue and value to our growing agency,” commented Ely Kaplansky, President and CEO of Kaplansky Insurance.
Kaplansky Insurance provides a full range of personal and commercial insurance products with multiple locations throughout Massachusetts.
Accolades – Rogers & Gray Insurance
Rogers & Gray Congratulates Employees On Achieving Their New Insurance Designations
The Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency announced via its Linkedin Page that two of its employees have recently completed programs to earn new insurance designations.
Paula McDarby, who is a Small Business Account Manager in Rogers & Gray Kingston office, recently earned her Certified Commercial Lines Professional designation. She already has her CISR designation.
The agency also announced this month that Mark Chester, an Assistant Client Manager at Rogers & Gray has obtained his CISR designation.
Congratulations to all of these members of the Massachusetts insurance industry!