After the acquisition of the Byse Agency, Inc of Laconia in mid-2017, HPM Insurance aggressively expanded its staff with six new hires.
Personal insurance team adds Leahy, Plankey, and McQueen
The first round of hires included Samantha Leahy and Lorraine Plankey, as both were interested in professional growth and were licensed insurance agents with many years of experience.
Leahy joined the Laconia office as she wanted the opportunity to focus on client development and provide a more personalized approach to the insurance buying process. Plankey was brought on to run the Bristol office, formally known as Bristol Insurance Agency. She brought the ability to navigate the more complex accounts and provide exceptional client service given her many years as a licensed agent.
The next round of hires included Meagan McQueen, who is also an experienced risk control specialist working on personal insurance accounts. She joined HPM Insurance Laconia as she enjoys building relationships with clients within her own community.
Commercial insurance team adds Snell
Loretta Snell was also brought on board in 2019 as an experienced risk control specialist focusing on commercial accounts. Snell is based out of the Laconia office and took the place of Kathleen Gilman, who retired from HPM Insurance after more than forty years with the agency.
HPM Insurance Laconia adds support staff
HPM Insurance Laconia also brought on support staff to learn the industry while preparing to become licensed insurance agents. These hires included Brenna Plankey, who is Lorraine Plankey's daughter, and Caitlin Turgeon.
HPM Insurance established its roots in New Hampshire in 1860 and has offices in Amherst, Bedford, Bristol, and Laconia. For generations, the agency has protected businesses and families with personal attention to its client’s needs.