People Moves: Sears Joins USQRisk; Grindle Retires from Maine Agency

April 19, 2024

USQRisk, headquartered in New York City, hired Ashleigh Sears as the company’s Head of Casualty. She is tasked with growing distribution networks, scaling in-force structured casualty portfolio and building the casualty underwriting team.

Before joining the USQRisk team, Sears held positions as northeast division leader, Hartford Excess Solutions with The Hartford Insurance Company and vice president, northeast and assistant vice president, regional manager New England at Navigators Management Co.

Grindle Retires from Maine Agency

Former owner Terry Grindle recently retired from The Roland Grindle Agency, a division of Brown, Holmes & Milliken in Bucksport, Maine.

Terry Grindle

Grindle spent nearly 50 years in the insurance industry. His grandfather, Ivor Grindle, founded the agency in 1937. His father, Roland Grindle, took over in the 1950s. In 1993, Grindle assumed management and was the owner until the agency sold to Sargent, Tyler & West of Brewer in 2014. After the sale, he continued as agency manager. The agency was sold to Cross Insurance in 2016 and sold again in 2019, becoming a division of Brown, Holmes & Milliken while operating under the Roland Grindle name.

Topics Maine

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