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Your 2017 Agency Idol Nominees!

The Fan Clubs have spoken!

Read up on the individuals who have the chance to be crowned the 2017 Agency Idol and could to win a $1,000 cash prize!

and the nominees are ...


Maryleny Abreu
Maryleny Insurance Agency
1 year

Unique Skills:

Her dedication to servicing all her client and the surrounding community.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Madonna

Described as:

Beautiful, Honesty, Lively

Album that Suits them Best:

Rebel Heart

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Breathless

 


Jillian Bates
Albert J. Marchionne Insurance
5+ Years

Unique Skills:

SINGING she is always, always singing, which gives everyone a morale boost. She has shown such DEDICATION to developing others and aided in training several co-workers. Her constant singing helped relax and de-stress those trainee's plus she makes it super FUN. In such a high stress, fast moving industry, its refreshing to have Jillian relax everyone a bit, teaching new staff to 'take a breath', slow down and think.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Miranda Lambert
Jillian is all about Country Rock Music, overcoming obstacles and inspiring others.
Described as:

ENTHUSIASTIC , SPIRITED, DEPENDABLE
Album that Suits them Best:

Play it Again & Kick Up the Dust, Luke Bryan

Jillian named her DOG AFTER LUKE BRYAN so picking his songs is a must. And of course, she is always singing his songs in the office.
Rock-star Alter Ego:

Miranda Lambert
....‘if you don’t jump you’ll never know if you can fly”

 


Brian Bezanson
Philbin Insurance Group
3 years

Unique Skills:

Intellectual Curiosity, Persistent Optimism and Imaginative Efficiency

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Mike Remo- Loverboy

Described as:

Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Dedicated

Album that Suits them Best:

Get Rich or Die Trying, 50cent

Rock-star Alter Ego:

B.B. Beezus

 

 

Matthew Boland
KW Insurance Agency
13 Months

Unique Skills:

Matt genuinely cares for his customers and co-workers. He is enthusiastic about learning new skills and is always willing to jump on and help no matter what. He listens to concerns and comes up with solutions to help rectify the issue. He is open to positive and constructive feedback designed to improve his performance because he wants to rock for both his customers and co-workers.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Jimi Hendrix

Described as:

Caring, Intelligent, Hard Worker
Album that Suits them Best:

We Will Rock You

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Matty B

 


Kathleen Bourdeau
FBinsure, LLC
17 years

Unique Skills:

Kathy currently holds a Middle/Large Market Account Manager position with our Agency. She is unique in that she easily transitions herself into successfully filling any role that is asked of her on any given day in any one of our multiple locations. She has transitioned into many different roles within our organization from receptionist, personal lines support, small business account manager and even troubleshooting technology issues with the goal of providing outstanding service to our clients!

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Steve Nicks

Like 70's rock queen Stevie Nicks, Kathy’s ability to adapt in varying circumstances has led to a lengthy career full of evolutions. Kathy takes challenges as an opportunity to expand her knowledge and ability, diversifying her skillset and growing as an agent. She started her journey as a Personal Lines Account Technician and has progressed to one of the highest servicing roles, a Commercial Lines Account Manager, handling complex high value accounts.

Her powerhouse attitude also stands to compare with Ms. Nicks. Kathy doesn’t let much stand in her path, and is well known among her coworkers as someone with the drive to get solutions.  Similar to Stevie’s deep songs full of feeling, Kathy’s compassion is another mark of their similarities. She is a person within the office who can be counted on for a sympathetic ear. Her mothering nature extends from the close relationship with her family and grandchildren too and warm tight knit relationships with her coworkers. That’s why Key Man Kathy is our Agency Idol!

Described as:

Adaptive, Considerate, Powerhouse

Album that Suits them Best:

Bon Jovi - It's My Life

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Key Man Kathy

 


Michelle Cartier
Flaherty Insurance Agenc
12 years

Unique Skills:

Michelle has a talent for calming down even the most upset clients, and resolving the situations.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Those Guys from Men in Black

Michelle reminds me of the guys from the movie Men in Black. She has the same effect as they did after they flashed their pen light into someone's eyes.  The people seem to forget why they were upset in the first place, and walk away with a smile on their face.

Described as:

Understanding, Team-Player, Funny
Album that Suits them Best:

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Bruno Mars


 

Lori Carvalho
Amwins Access Insurance Services, LLC
2 Years

Unique Skills:

She is a leader and has a wealth of insurance knowledge and is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. always a go getter. She makes every one feel welcome. Lori is always eager to learn more. Lori always brings people up, never putting them down.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Lady Gaga

stands up for what is right and has accomplished a lot in her young life

Described as:

Ambitious, Courageous, Hard-working
Album that Suits them Best:

We Are the Champions

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Sasha Fierce

 

David Christos
Malcom & Parsons Insurance Agency
2 Years

Unique Skills:

High sales volume. Always has your back and is willing to chip in if needed. Cares about the client and takes the time to learn about the client's needs, and find the best coverage and premium.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Elivs Costello

Described as:

Motivated, Dedicated, Driven
Album that Suits them Best:

Rocks (Areosmith)

Rock-star Alter Ego:

chris-o-s

 


E Man (Erik)
Small Business Insurance Agency
2 Years

Unique Skills:

Erik has demonstrated advance Life insurance sales with succession planning on an aging book of business. He has also contributed to the development for new opportunities to senior benefits counselors in their book of business.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Bon Jovi

Erik is living on prayer and he's half way there.

Described as:

Positive Energy, Drive, Enthusiasm
Album that Suits them Best:

Living on a Prayer

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Erik Jovi

 


Erika Gilbert
Morse Insurance Agency
4 Years

Unique Skills:

As an Account Rep, Erika is very dedicated and efficient in her work. In today's market, the position is a difficult one, Erika always services the client at a high level. The others in the office also look to Erika for advise. We are fortunate to have a great team environment.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Erika definitely has a little Country in her with a no nonsense attitude, maybe a Carrie Underwood or Tyler Swift.

Described as:

Loyal, Dedicated, Thoughtful
Album that Suits them Best:

Come Together, Beatles

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Country Girl

 

 

Kayla Humes
Francis E Provencher Ins Agcy Inc
3 years

Unique Skills:

Kayla started out at our agency as or Resp/Data entry person and over the short time she has been here she had shown an incredible ability to pick up on the personal lines market.  She is absolutely fabulous when it comes to find resolution to an issue an insured may have.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Looks of Meghan Trainor and the explosiveness of Mick Jagger

Described as:

Intelligent, Resourceful, Irreplaceable

Album that Suits them Best:

Born to Run

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Kayla Can-Do-it-All

 


Paul Joyce
Brownstone Insurance
30 years

Unique Skills:

What unique skills does this person have: Paul has been working at Brownstone Insurance for 30 years. He has a dynamic personality, and has the ability to handle whatever it is that is thrown at him. His excitement for the industry is refreshing and makes it a joy to come to work each day!

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Bruce Springsteen

Described as:

Personable, Knowledgeable, Energetic!

Album that Suits them Best:

Born to be Wild

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Pauld Eagle

 


Peter MacDonald
Murray & MacDonald Ins Services Inc
5 years

Unique Skills:

Peter earned his P&C, LAH License, LIA, CIC, CRM, in a short time frame. Then earned a CPCU in ten months. He developed the WUnderwrite program and competed twice in the National IIAA program. He developed the Dashboard (intranet) to enhance efficiency, worked on IT, PipeDrive Sales CRM, just to name  a few, doing most of all that on his own after hours. He’s been a rock star, trend setter for the Agency.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Angie Miller aka Zealyn Provide

Described as:

Innovative, Goal-oriented, Competitive

Album that Suits them Best:

Can't Slow Down (Lionel Ritchie)

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Dream Big

 


Bob Monahan
C&S Insurance
3.5 years

Unique Skills:

Bob brings an encyclopedic knowledge of commercial insurance and all its many nuances. He displays an inspiring level of dedication - often staying late, supporting clients on weekends, helping out at company events (once with walking pneumonia). Most important, he brings his uncanny ability to make people laugh, which - on any given Friday afternoon - is easily the most priceless asset in an insurance office.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Bob has Jagger’s strut, Springsteen’s mass appeal, and the poetic soul of Michael Stipe. Above all though, he’s defined by his Timberlake-esque versatility. Much like JT, Bob’s “triple threat” talent comes in the form of construction insurance expertise, risk management prowess, and a penchant for memorizing more random facts than anyone should ever cram into their brain—e.g. world capitals, dead celebrity trivia, Saved by the Bell plotlines, etc.

Described as:

Smart. Reliable. Hungry.

Break room coffee cake does not stand a chance.

Album that Suits them Best:

Hips Don’t Lie

Rock-star Alter Ego:

DJ Jazzy Jorts


 


Dawn Marie Mott
Toole Insurance
19 Years

Unique Skills:

Dawn has performed different roles in the Personal Lines Department during her 19 years. At the end of 2016 she was promoted to Personal Lines Team Leader. She embraced this role with full force. She has set goals for her team. She reports results regularly. Each day she checks in with the staff to see how the day is... asking them if their workload is ok. She does not take on the work (unless absolutely necessary). Instead she looks at ways they can prioritize the work. Her correspondence to her team members is outstanding. Each message ends with an inspiring quote. The Goal Board also has quotes that are changed regularly. It is not easy stepping into a management role going from co-worker to manager. For being a new manager, she has ROCKED THE HOUSE!

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

She performs well. She is concerned about her community. She wants to make a difference.

Described as:

Dedicated (to continuous improvement), Inspiring, Motivating

Album that Suits them Best:

Have a Nice Day

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Any Drummer. She keeps the beat and tempo of the department.

 


Paul Reynolds
Arthur S. Page Insurance Agency, Inc.
27 years

Unique Skills:

Paul can do anything in the agency, but he specializes in IT and Company download. His knowledge and experience is shown in his unparalleled ability to teach anyone just about anything. He is involved in all aspects of management within the agency.

Paul has been in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years. He got his start at his family's insurance agency in Pittsfield Ma. He joined our team in the 90's. First as an outside consultant/trainer and, since 2001, as an inside employee.

Our 4th generation family business began in 1922 and I don't believe we have ever had such a charismatic, dedicated, optimistic employee as Paul.

He is known for coming up with creative solutions and can often be heard saying "onward and upward?" around the agency. Paul has a quick whit and ALWAYS has a smile on his face. He truly makes the agency a fun place to be. He is without a doubt our Rock Star.

He also moonlights as a musician and can be heard playing at local events with his band, The Space Heaters. His talents are truly endless.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Weird Al Yankovic

Described as:

Optimistic, Energetic, Fun

Album that Suits them Best:

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by the Beatles

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Out Side of the Box Man

 



Jacqui Richard
Phil Richard Insurance
2.5 years

Unique Skills:

Great personality with a tremendous zeal for creating a productive yet fun work environment. Working tirelessly on website development, SEO strategies, streamlining marketing techniques, rebranding, client communication in automated fashion, the new face of Phil Richard Insurance, attending multiple events as well joining local Boards of community non profits. A strong desire to rally our teams around community involvement projects, such as Peabody's haven for Hunger, Citizens for Adequate Housing, Tough Warrior Princesses, North Shore Cancer Walk, Friends of Ellis Square and the Alzheimers Foundation. She is a great team motivator and has been a success in bringing in new entries in the industry as well as the next generation of insurance buyers.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Stevie Nicks

Described as:

Enthusiastic, Driven, Compassionate

Album that Suits them Best:

Gold Dust Woman

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Carly Simon

 


Michelle Rogers
Mone Insurance Agency Inc.
10 years

Unique Skills:

Michelle oversees personal lines and she is definitely a rock star in her role.  She has an incredibly cheery disposition and goes out of her way every day to help the other CSRs. She insists on sitting at the front desk so that she can greet every customer and be sure they have a pleasant experience from beginning to end. The clients LOVE her! Her enthusiasm is infectious and her knowledge is endless. She has to commute on a boat every day to get to our office and she never complains about it and is happy to be here every day!
Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Lady Gaga for sure...has her own style and is always positive.

Described as:

Happy, Enthusiastic, Loyal

Album that Suits them Best:

We are Family

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Madonna

 


Rick Rosenfeld
Kaplansky Insurance Agency
14 Years

 

Unique Skills:

Rick certainly stands out in our agency. He consistently is one of our top performers and brings quite a bit of humor, enthusiasm and optimism to our agency...he even raps (if you are lucky to witness of course or if you make an appearance at our holiday party). Rick is always eager to take on a challenge and go the extra mile for whoever needs help, whether it be a client or a colleague.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

The Godfather of Soul, James Brown

Described as:

Passionate, Diplomatic, Sentimental

Album that Suits them Best:

I've Got A Name by Jim Croce

Rock-star Alter Ego:

Mick Jagger

 

Roberta Tyburski
Stochaj Insurance Agency
10 plus years

Unique Skills:

Roberta, looks at her clients as she would take care of her own family & friends. She looks at the whole picture and whenever a client comes in everyone knows her. She came into the industry not knowing anything about insurance and has grown into an amazing representative here. She never turns away a challenge, she faces them head on & solves whatever problem the client is experiencing. I've resently witness the true compassion that she has when a client came in who's husband had been in a serious accident just 5 days before their son's wedding. She took the time and was supportive to the client the whole time she was with her. The women was very emotional just like anyone would be in this type of situation but when Roberta was done the client thanked her for putting her at ease and helping her through all of this. She is a kind and wonderful person, with great knowledge and compassion for what she does. Her clients love her and so do we.

Reminds us of Real-Life Rock Star:

Roberta loves Neil Diamond and from time to time she brakes into song. So he may not be a rock star but he is her rock star.

Described as:

Knowledge, Compassion, Willingness to Help Everyone.

Album that Suits them Best:

Eye of the Tiger

Rock-star Alter Ego:

She is more like an Insurance Superwomen

Check back on September 22nd for the
List of Five Finalists!

      • Finalists will shoot their "rockin' video" in early October.
      • Rockin Videos will be posted and online voting will open October 20th.
      • Voting will end Saturday, October 28th at the Big Event.
      • The winner will be announced during the Safety Zone Rockin' Reception on Saturday night, October 28th.
      • Must be present to win.
      • Read rules and conditions.
      • Questions? Contact Ashleigh McDonald at amcdonald@massagent.com or 508-634-7355.

 

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