PIACT Elects New Leadership

March 17, 2009

The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc. (PIACT) elected new officers during its annual convention this week. New officers for the group are:

— President James Goodman, who is president of Goodman Insurance Inc. in Shelton
— President-elect Howard Olderman, who is president of The Olderman and Hallihan Agency Inc. in Ansonia
— Vice president James Berliner, who is managing member of Berliner-Fitelson Insurance in Bridgeport, and also president of Berliner-Gelfand & Co. Inc. in Bridgeport.
— Vice president Timothy Russell, who is senior member of The Russell Agency in Southport
— Treasurer Brian Schmitt Sr., who is president of Curtiss, Crandon & Moffette Inc. in Trumbull
— Secretary Augusto Russell, who is a producer and partner at May, Bonee & Walsh Inc. in East Berlin
— Immediate Past President. Michael F. Keating, who is president of Michael J. Keating Agency Inc. in West Hartford

The PIACT also elected a new board of directors. They are: Distel, Berliner, Schmitt Sr., J. Kyle Dougherty, of Dougherty Insurance Agency Inc. in Stratford, Gary O’Brien, manager of O’Brien Russo Quint Insurance in Watertown, Schmitt Sr., Teri Walsh, vice president of Sachs Walsh Insurance in Westport, Nathan Shippee, executive director of Connecticut Healthcare Insurance Services in Wallingford.

In addition, the affiliated Connecticut Young Insurance Professionals also elected new officers. They are:

— President Angela Brunetti of The Distel Group in Farmington, Conn.
— Vice President Shannon Rabbett Hollman of The Rabbett Insurance Agency in Windsor
— Treasurer Raymond Snow of General Casualty in Weatogue
— Secretary Lucy Andrade of Goodman Insurance in Shelton

CTYIP also re-elected to its board of directors: Allyson Kataja of Service Master of Norwich in New London, Rabbett Hollman and Snow.

Re-elected to serve a one-year term were Andrade, Marsha Hillman of Crystal Restoration Services in Southington, Brunetti, Kim Breen of Patrons Mutual Insurance Co. in Glastonbury; Francis (Bud) O’Neil, of C.V. Mason & Co. in Bristol, Julius Whitehead of Housing Insurance Services in Cheshire and David Woodmansee of Woodmansee Insurance Inc. in Wyoming R.I.
Source: Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut

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