For Immediate Release
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Jessica Thayer Appointed to the Starkweather & Shepley Board of Directors
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI JULY 2023 – Trustees of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) are pleased to announce the election of Jessica Thayer to their Board of Directors. “I am beyond honored to serve on the Board of Directors at Starkweather & Shepley and I am excited to be a part of such an incredible organization’s future,” Thayer stated.
Jessica is the Senior Vice President and Practice Leader of Starkweather Financial Institutions Risk Solutions. Her team is focused solely on assisting and guiding Banks, Investment Advisors, Mutual Funds, Private Funds, Broker Dealers and Private Equity Firms towards successful and efficient risk transfer solutions. Jessica and the Starkweather Financial Institutions Risk Solutions team are specialists in Directors & Officers Liability, Errors & Omissions, Fidelity, Cyber Security, Employment Practices Liability, and Fiduciary Liability.
Jessica has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Institution Professional Lines space. Prior to joining Starkweather, she was a Senior Vice President at Liftman Insurance and Marsh, Inc. for eleven years where she was responsible for the professional/management liability insurance for all financial institutions in the New England region. At Marsh, she earned client service awards in 2004 and 2005. Jessica was also recently awarded the 2023 Financial Institutions Power Broker Award by Risk & Insurance. We are thrilled to announce and acknowledge Jessica to our Board. She exemplifies and incorporates our core values, and she will champion the firm, our associates, and our clients.” Comments Larry Keefe, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree as a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Syracuse University.
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, large-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 and Middletown, & Westerly, RI, Bristol, and Shelton, CT; Westwood, Sturbridge, and Martha’s Vineyard, MA: Palm Beach Gardens and Naples, FL.