MONTPELIER, Vermont (August 29, 2016)—Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® recently held its 34th 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 seventy nine guests were on hand to celebrate and recognize members of this venerable club. Vermont Mutual’s General Counsel, Richard Bland, who celebrates 25 years at Vermont Mutual, is the newest member of the club. Also acknowledged for 30 years of service were Reneè Bilodeau, Sharon Chadwick, Christine Lewis and Laurie Stone. Celebrating 35 years at the company were Debi Graves, Shirley Metcalf and Julie Smith. Celebrating 40 years at Vermont Mutual was Mary Davis, who started at the company back in 1976. Though the evening was one of celebration, all in attendance joined in a somber and reflective moment of silence for one of its esteemed members, former VP of Claims, Donald W. Bean, who sadly passed away on June 16, 2016.
During the evening, Daniel C. Bridge, Vermont Mutual’s President and CEO, stated: “It is indeed a remarkable achievement to be admitted into this exclusive club and Vermont Mutual is pleased to acknowledge these outstanding employees. We are grateful for their dedication and decades of service and look forward to working alongside these distinguished insurance professionals for many years to come.”
The “25 Year Club” is proud to have 66 members in its ranks, 44 of whom are active and current Vermont Mutual employees.
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® is a trade name of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and Granite Mutual Insurance Company. Chartered in 1828, Vermont Mutual is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States and provides coverage throughout New England and upstate New York. Through more than 400 independent agencies, the Group insures over 285,000 policyholders with a direct written premium of more than $400,000,000. The group is rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty for the past eight consecutive years.