NEW HIRES
Clark Insurance hired four people to work in its Portland office.
542809 Nick Jobin_Clark InsuranceNicholas Jobin joined as an associate account manager in the business insurance services department. Jobin, of Westbrook, graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

 

 

542809 Dana Hayward_Clark InsuranceDana Hayward joined as an account analyst. She lives in North Yarmouth and is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

 

 

542809 Tammy Spalding_Clark InsuranceTammy Spaulding, of South Portland, was hired as an account manager in the personal insurance department. She has more than five years of experience in the industry.

 

 

542809 Heather Clark_Clark InsuranceHeather Clark, of Windham and Westbrook, was also hired as an account analyst in the personal insurance department. She brings 13 years of insurance experience to the agency.

 

 

542809 Meghan FlynnMeghan Flynn was hired as sales assistant at Norton Insurance Agency.
Flynn, of Portland, was previously a group/corporate sales representative for Fairfield Inn Marriott in Scarborough and an insurance sales producer for State Farm Insurance.

 

542809 Allen_JPickfordJeremy Pickford joined Allen Insurance and Financial.
Pickford, of Camden, recently returned to Maine after a global career in marketing and retail. He obtained his license to sell property and casualty insurance in the state of Maine in December 2015.

 

 

542809 Allen_CGartleyCameron Gartley joined the personal insurance division at Allen Insurance and Financial.
Gartley, of Rockport, previously worked for Camden National Bank.

 

 

542809 Forte, TimothyTimothy Forte has joined the USI South Portland office as vice president of the Maine Operating Co.’s commercial insurance practice.
Forte began his insurance career in business development for Liberty Mutual prior to joining USI.

 

PROMOTIONS
542809 Karen LibbyKaren Libby was promoted to director of claims at Patriot Insurance Co.
Libby has been with Patriot since 2014 and has more than 25 years of insurance claims experience.

 

 

Allen Insurance and Financial announced that four people have earned their licenses to sell life insurance in Maine. Meesha Luce, Leann McMusic, Chris Wilson and Diane Zollo are now licensed to sell life insurance. All are personal insurance account managers in Allen’s Rockland office.

Meesha Luce

Meesha Luce

Leann McMusic,

Leann McMusic,

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Diane Zollo

Diane Zollo

 

 

 

 

Another three employees at Allen also received their state insurance licenses. Amanda Heal, Courtney Leonard and Samantha Runius have obtained a license to sell property and casualty insurance in Maine.
542809 Allen_AHeal2Heal, a receptionist in the company’s Rockland office, joined Allen in 2015.

 

 

542809 Allen_CLeonard2Leonard is a scanning associate in the company’s Camden office. She joined Allen Insurance and Financial in 2015.

 

 

542809 Allen_SRunius2Runius, a business insurance processor in the Camden office, joined the company in 2008.

 

 

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
542809 Josh Ellis 4x6 cropped 215KBJoshua Ellis, an account executive in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance, has earned the industry designation Certified Insurance Counselor.
Ellis, of Falmouth, is a graduate of Ithaca College and joined Clark Insurance in 2009.

 

 

 

The Maine Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society recently recognized Rachel Banister as the recipient of the 2016 Lee G. Allen President’s award of excellence.
Bannister is currently working at Patrons Oxford Insurance Co. in Auburn as a marketing supervisor.

Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland, the local chapter of International Association of Insurance Professionals, was awarded winner of Margaret M. Horvath Education Award and runner-up of the Karolyn E. Frost Public Relations Award at the Region 1 conference.

Allen Insurance and Financial of Camden announced that Jo-Ann Neal and Jennifer Wadsworth completed the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriter’s Benefits Account Manager Certification Course.
542809 Allen_JNealNeal joined the company in 2013 and works with clients on group benefits. She also assists individuals enrolling in Medicare and individual health insurance.

 

 

542809 Allen_JWadsworthWadsworth joined the company in 2014 and works with clients on group benefits with a focus on group health insurance.

 

 

542809 Allen_BSchofieldThe firm also announced that Brandy Schofield completed the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriter’s Consumer Directed Health Care Certification Course.
She is an account manager in the company’s insured benefits division.

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland, the local chapter of International Association of Insurance Professionals, elected officers:
Adele Nichols was elected president; Amee Rice, as president-elect; Nicole Glover, as secretary; and Heather Caston-Talbot, as treasurer.