The latest press releases announcing new hires, appointments and achievements in the Massachusetts insurance industry this week…
Appointments – Sullivan Insurance Group
The Sullivan Insurance Group has welcomed Shilo E. Eisnor to its Personal Lines Department. Ms. Eisnor, who has over 20 years experience in the Massachusetts insurance industry, was most recently with Kaplansky Insurance in Milford. Ms. Eisnor, who earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Quinsigamond Community College, is also licensed in property and casualty in Massachusetts.
“We are excited to have Shilo as part of our growing team” says Monica DiPietro, Personal Lines Manager. “Her knowledge, problem solving skills, and willingness to help are just what we were looking for in order to better service our clients.”
Appointments – The Dowd Insurance Agencies
The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, announced that Nick Vautrin, a resident of South Hadley, has been hired as an account executive.
“As the Dowd Agencies continues to grow, we are regularly looking to add new talent to our team,” said John E. Dowd, president and CEO. “Nick is an excellent fit, bringing a lot of energy and a strong commitment to providing the best service to our customers.”
Vautrin is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Prior to joining The Dowd Agencies, he was an operational supervisor for JB Hunt in North Hatfield where he was responsible for managing the daily operations for C&S Wholesale Grocers, including maintaining revenue generation, safety, employee satisfaction, equipment maintenance, payroll and billing. He also spent four years as a professional baseball player.
Vautrin, who will be based in the company’s home office in Holyoke, said, “I’m so proud to join a company with such a strong history and leadership. The Dowd Agencies have truly built something special, and I look forward to helping continue their legacy.”
Appointments – People’s United Insurance Agency
People’s United Bank , N.A. a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), today announced the appointment of Phil Boyle as Director, Life and Employee Benefits Division. Boyle brings more than 20 years’ experience in the Insurance and Employee Benefits arena and will be responsible for expanding the client and product base across the bank’s footprint and deepening existing client relationships.
His prior roles included various management, sales and business development positions, most recently as Director, Strategic Accounts at Connecture, where he played a vital role in the company’s expansion into the Medicare market, identifying opportunities to improve client performance using technology. Prior to that, he was a Sales Manager at Access Heath CT and Vice President within First Niagara’s Risk Management Division. Boyle began his career at The Health Consultants Group where he spent more than fifteen years overseeing client services across three states. Boyle will be based in Hartford, CT and report to Dan Casey, President and CEO of People’s United Insurance Agency.
“Phil brings a wealth of experience, a proven track record and unparalleled knowledge of the Employee Benefits and Insurance industries to the team that will help drive stellar client service capabilities and business results,” said Dan Casey, President and CEO, People’s United Insurance Agency. “He has a unique understanding of the shifting needs and concerns of clients and his ability to provide educational guidance will be a tremendous asset to our team.”
Boyle is a past or present member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, Society of Human Resources Management and National Association of Insurance and
Financial Advisors. He was the recipient of the Legislative and Advocacy Award in 2013 from the state of CT and volunteers regularly for organizations including: St. Patrick
Church’s Immaculate Conception Shelter Dinner Ministry, Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament and Knights of Columbus.
People’s United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with $44 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.