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Officer Bios

Daniel C. BridgeDaniel C. Bridge, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, joined Vermont Mutual in 2009 and is an industry veteran of nearly 30 years. He was previously employed in senior management positions both regionally across New England and nationally. Dan brings experience in Underwriting, Marketing and Distribution, Product Development and Pricing, Information Technology and Strategic Planning. He has served on several boards and committees, including AIPSO, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Property Insurance Underwriting Associations (FAIR Plans), Mutual Fire Insurance Association, and the Vermont Business Roundtable. Most recently, Dan has lead the Marketing, Underwriting, IT and Research & Development functions at Vermont Mutual.

Mark McDonnellMark McDonnell, CPCU, CIC, AIM, AAM, AIT, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, joined Vermont Mutual in 2014. He has worked in the insurance industry for almost 30 years, most recently managing personal lines sales for a national carrier. There he also served as President of the company’s Attorney-in-Fact for two reciprocal insurers in New York and New Jersey. Prior to that, Mark held positions of increasing authority in Operations, Customer Service, Underwriting and Marketing with several regional and national carriers. He currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the National CPCU Society and IIABA’s Council for Best Practices and has served on the boards of several community organizations and industry panels during his career.

Brody GilbertBrody Gilbert, CPA, Vice President & Treasurer, joined Vermont Mutual in 2017. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual he held senior management positions at Bluestone Life Insurance Company and Arbella Insurance Group. Gilbert started his insurance finance career at PwC, spending 13 years in various posts within PwC’s National Insurance Practice.

Jonathan BeckerJonathan Becker, Vice President Underwriting, joined Vermont Mutual in May of 2020. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual Insurance Group he was Regional Vice President and Branch Manager of a New England-based commercial property and casualty insurance company. Jonathan began his insurance career nearly 25 years ago and has held positions in underwriting at Chubb, Travelers and Fireman’s Fund, as well as roles in marketing, loss control, claims and policy rating.

William CahillWilliam Cahill, CPCU, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, joined Vermont Mutual in June of 2020. Bill has more than 35 years of insurance industry experience, which includes marketing and underwriting roles early in his career and nearly 30 years as legal counsel at a New England-based national insurer. In addition to his involvement in national initiatives, regionally he has served on the Governing Committee of Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (C.A.R.), as Director of the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund and has been active with the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan).

Susan ChicoineSusan Chicoine, PHR, Vice President – Human Resources, joined Vermont Mutual in May 2012. Susan has more than 25 years of experience in the Human Resources field and has served on several community boards and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Vermont Human Resources Association. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual, Sue worked for a large regional financial institution.

David DeLucaDavid DeLuca, CPCU, Vice President – Claims, joined Vermont Mutual in January 2003. He has been working in the insurance business for over 28 years. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual, David held a series of progressively responsible regional and home office positions with other carriers. He is a member of the CPCU Society, Loss Executives Association, Boston Association of Claims Executives, Vermont Adjuster’s Association and a Fellow in the CLM.

Shaun P.T. FarleyShaun P.T. Farley, Vice President – Marketing, joined Vermont Mutual in December 2012. A thirty year veteran of the insurance industry, Shaun most recently was the COO for a large Insurance Agency in New Hampshire. Prior positions held include Senior VP of Insurance Services at a Large Credit Union and President of an Independent Insurance Agency in Massachusetts.

Bryan MjaanesBryan Mjaanes, Vice President – Information Technology, joined Vermont Mutual in 2017. Bryan comes to Vermont Mutual from Zurich North America in Schaumburg, Illinois where he served as Senior VP and Head of Underwriting Information Technology. In his more than 20-year career he has held a number of key IT positions of increasing responsibility both with Zurich North America as well as the broader Zurich Insurance Group in their home office in Zurich, Switzerland.

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