For Immediate Release
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Stefan Petrella, [email protected]
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI JUNE 2023 – Risk & Insurance® has named Jessica Thayer, Senior Vice President & Financial Institutions Practice Leader, of Starkweather and Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S), as a 2023 Risk & Insurance® Power Broker®. She was among a select group of Power Broker® winners who were chosen out of hundreds of applications, across many industry categories.
This program awards a selection of the most effective and influential commercial insurance brokers. Jessica was judged primarily on her creativity in solving risk-related problems during the previous year, her demonstrated industry knowledge and her high level of client service.
“This recognition would not have been possible without the support and help of my family, incredible team of colleagues at Starkweather & Shepley, amazing guidance of mentors and my clients that am fortunate to work with. This industry challenges me to learn and grow and has provided me with opportunities that motivate me each and every day,” noted Jessica Thayer.
Jessica joined the S&S team in 2018 with over 20 years of exceptional knowledge of the insurance industry. Jessica is the Senior Vice President and Practice Leader of Starkweather Financial Institutions Risk Solutions. She and her team are focused on assisting and guiding Banks, Investment Advisors, Mutual Funds, Private Funds, Broker Dealers and Private Equity Firms towards successful and efficient risk transfer solutions.
About Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Established in 1879, Starkweather & Shepley is presently the largest independent agency in Rhode Island and the 57th largest Insurance brokerage firm in the U.S., along with being a Top 10 Best Places to Work in Insurance, mid-sized company, by Business Insurance. Starkweather & Shepley, held in Trust since 1935, ensures the firm will remain privately held in perpetuity, providing certainty to clients and associates alike. The firm provides commercial and personal insurance, health and employee benefits, surety bonding and risk management services. These services are provided nationally and internationally, through its partnership with Assurex Global. Headquartered in East Providence, RI, Starkweather has additional branch offices in Providence, East Providence, Middletown, Newport, & Westerly, RI, Shelton, & Bristol CT; Westwood, Sturbridge, and Martha’s Vineyard, MA: Palm Beach Gardens and Naples, FL.