For Immediate Release
August 21, 2015
Media Contact: Thomas Thamm
(802) 223-2341 x8975
MONTPELIER, Vermont (August 21, 2015)—Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® recently held its 33rd annual meeting of the “25 Year Club”. Every year Vermont Mutual hosts a reception and dinner to honor those employees, both active and retired, who have given at least 25 years of service to the company.
A total of eighty-one guests were on hand to celebrate and recognize several Vermont Mutual employee milestones. First welcomed to the Club was new member, Jennifer Rouse, who celebrates 25 years at Vermont Mutual. Also acknowledged were Mary Gray and Rose Thompson for 30 years of service and Lisa Edson and Lisa Seaver for 35 years of contributions. In addition, two more employees, Alice Bard and Diane Couture, were both honored for their 40 years at Vermont Mutual.
During the evening’s festivities, Arnold Lawson (Vermont Mutual employee from 1963 - 1999), announced that he will be stepping down from his role as Club President, a position he has held for 27 years. The newly elected Club President, Kevin Croteau, has been with Vermont Mutual for 27 years. Renee Bilodeau (29 years with the Company) will maintain her role as the Club’s Vice President and Secretary.
Speaking at the event, Dan Bridge, Vermont Mutual’s President and CEO remarked: “It is a privilege to work with these fine insurance professionals. This event makes it clear that people can enjoy a rewarding career and offer positive lifelong contributions if they find the right home.” The “25 Year Club” is proud to have 66 members in its ranks, 43 of whom are active and current Vermont Mutual employees.
Chartered in 1828, the Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® (www.vermontmutual.com) is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States. They have operated continuously since that time in Montpelier, VT. Along with the wholly owned subsidiary, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and the affiliated Granite Mutual Insurance Company, Vermont Mutual Insurance Group provides coverage throughout the Northeast. With more than 800 independent agency office locations, the Group insures over 285,000 policyholders with a direct written premium of more than $380,000,000. Rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty for the past seven consecutive years.