Management

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. Professionally, Hod served for many years on the Workers Compensation Appeals board and was past president of Vermont Insurance Agents Association.

Siblings Steve, Jon and Brenda Shea were recognized by the State of Vermont with the Vermont Centennial Business Award
Siblings Steve, Jon and Brenda Shea were recognized by the State of Vermont with the Vermont Centennial Business Award. Image courtesy of Best of Central Vermont, Fall 2013, page 56. Header photo: Co-owners Frank Place (middle) and Charles Paige (right) in 1909. The man on the left is not identified.

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