Rhode Island’s Starkweather & Shepley Promotes Prentiss, Barresi

July 24, 2019

Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) has promoted Michael Prentiss to assistant vice president and Robert Barresi to senior vice president.

As a commercial lines producer, Prentiss is responsible for establishing new accounts, as well as maintaining an existing book of business. In addition to this new role, Prentiss also manages the Manufacturing Practice Group at S&S, working specifically with manufacturing, construction, real estate, wholesale and distribution clients in Connecticut.

Michael Prentiss

Before joining S&S in 2015 as an account executive, Prentiss was an account executive with Arthur J. Gallagher in Hartford, Conn.

Barresi is currently an associate of S&S’ Construction Practice Group, where he identifies prospective clients within the construction and real estate development industries throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. He works with closely held private companies and provides them with the tools and capabilities to reduce their total cost of risk to become more profitable.

Barresi joined S&S in 2014 as an account executive and soon after assumed the positions of assistant vice president in 2016 and vice president in 2018.

Established in 1879, S&S is an independent agency in Rhode Island. The firm offers

Robert Barresi

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, R.I., S&S has additional branch offices in Bristol, Pawcatuck and Shelton, Conn.; Westwood, Sturbridge, Sagamore Beach, and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.: Palm Beach Gardens and Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Virginia Beach, Va.

Source: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.

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