Steven M. Shea, CPCU — President
Joined the agency in 1975 shortly after graduating from Dartmouth College. Obtained Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1986 and served as the Vermont Chapter president in 2002. Assumed presidency of the agency in 1993. Serves as trustee on the Central Vermont Medical Center, a corporator for the Northfield Savings Bank, the Dartmouth Alumni Association, the Waitsfield Planning Commission and is on the Mad River Valley Planning District.
Jonathon P. Shea, CPCU — Vice President
Joined the agency in 1981 shortly after graduating from the University of Vermont with a BS in Business Administration. Obtained Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1990. Past President of the Vermont Association of Insurance Agents as well as the Vermont Insurance Council. Past Treasurer of the Associated Risk Managers of Vermont. Currently serves as Chair of the Fayston Development Review Board.
Horace "Hod" Palmer — Taylor Palmer Branch Manager
Hod owned and operated the Taylor Palmer Agency for many years after assuming ownership from his father in the 1970s. After selling the agency in 2003, he enrolled in culinary school in New York City and worked in a number of restaurants in the New York region. In 2006, Hod opened "Boldos," a deli, store and restaurant, in Fairlee, Vermont. Late in 2007, Hod decided to shut down that operation and joined our agency to manage the Taylor Palmer Agency location. He still maintains the food and cooking blog Boldo's thoughts on Food. Professionally, Hod served for many years on the Workers Compensation Appeals board and was past president of Vermont Insurance Agents Association.