Management Team

Jim Herlihy, III, CIC, CRIS

President

jimherlihy@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9663

Jim Herlihy
CIC / President

Jim joined Herlihy Insurance Group in 1986. He began his insurance career working alongside his father and grandfather as a producer. Upon his father’s retirement in 2005 Jim was elected President of the agency. Under Jim’s management leadership the Herlihy Insurance Group doubled its revenues and developed a dedicated team of experienced professional to profitable grow the agency and to provide outstanding client servicing to the agency’s valued clients..

Jim has maintained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS) insurance designations.
The agency’s concept of Team Herlihy was developed by Jim and his management team.

Jim enjoys his Team Herlihy work with the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester and the Be Like Brit Foundation.

Mark Herlihy, CIC, CRIS

Vice President

mherlihy@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9660

Mark Herlihy
Vice President

Mark joined the Herlihy Insurance Group in 1994 where he assisted in servicing the clients of Herlihy Insurance in their Worcester, Holden and Rutland offices. Within a few years, Mark earned his Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance License and transitioned into a commercial salesperson for the agency.

These days, Mark is Vice President of Sales and holds his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and his Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designations.

Mark works with companies within the Residential Construction Industry, Commercial Construction Industry and Property Accounts such as Apartment Rental Properties, Condominium Associations and Commercial Buildings.

Outside of the office, Mark has been active member of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Mass (HBRACM) for more than 20 years. He is currently the Treasurer of the HBRACM and a past President from 2011 – 2013. The Herlihy Insurance Group is also a member of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts.

John Herlihy, CIC

Vice President and Medical Malpractice Director

johnherlihy@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9662

John Herlihy
Vice President and Medical Malpractice Director

John is Vice President and Medical Malpractice Director at Herlihy and holds the distinguished Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. John joined the Herlihy Insurance Group in 1992, completing his Property, Casualty, and Life-Health licensing. He also assisted in the acquisition and development of Herlihy Insurance Group’s Holden office.

As Medical Malpractice Director, John provides insight and expertise to individual physicians, medical groups and healthcare facilities throughout New England. He has over 20 years experience problem solving and providing medical malpractice solutions, risk strategies and education.

John’s charitable and volunteer efforts include work with Kids’ Café, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Colleen Herlihy, CIC, AAI

CFO

cherlihy@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9664

Colleen Herlihy
CFO

After working for a few years at Aetna Insurance, Colleen joined the agency in 1985. She has maintained her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance
(AAI) designations for over 30 years.

Today as part of the management team, Colleen works on agency financial management, automation oversight and working with an all star personal lines team.

When first starting out as an agency producer, Colleen shared an office with the founder of the agency, her grandfather!

Brian Robillard, LUTCF, CRIS,  MLIS

Commercial Lines Manager

brobillard@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9670

Brian Robillard
Commercial Lines Manager

Brian Robillard has worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years. He started out working for Liberty Mutual Insurance in multiple roles and joined Herlihy Insurance Group in 2013.  In that time, he has earned and maintained his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS), and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designations.

Brian enjoys learning about our client’s businesses and working to lower their overall cost of risk by providing the best insurance solutions.

Brian graduated from Wachusett Regional High School before receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his MBA from Boston College. Brian lives in Holden with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys cheering on his kids at their soccer and basketball games, traveling (especially to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire), and spending time with family and friends.

Nathan Cormier

Personal Lines Manager

ncormier@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9654

Nathan Cormier
Personal Lines Manager

Nate joined the Herlihy Insurance Group in June of 2021. He has worked in the insurance industry for over 12 years and since 2009 and specializes in personal home, auto, and liability insurance.

Nate lives in Fitchburg with his wife and enjoys playing billiards in a local pool league. Nate is also a passionate animal lover and a happy cat owner.

Sales Team

Dick Herron Jr

Vice President of Sales

rherron@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9665

Dick Herron Jr
Vice President of Sales

Dick has 18 years of experience in the insurance Industry, both as a direct writer and on the agency side of commercial lines. He is licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Accident & Health and a member of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts.

Dick specializes in automotive related industries including new and used auto dealers, auto mechanical repair, auto body repair & retail tire businesses.
He lives in Boylston with wife and 2 daughters. Dick enjoys spending time with family, coaching his daughters in ASA Softball and umpiring baseball. He is also a member of WABUA, MBUA and CBUAO.

Stephen D Brunelle

Vice President of Sales

sbrunelle@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9673

Stephen D Brunelle
Vice President of Sales

Stephen is Vice President of Sales at Herlihy. He began working as a bodily injury and large loss claims adjuster for the Hanover Insurance Company in 1993 before moving over to Sales in 1996. Stephen’s specialties include Franchised Auto Dealers, Transportation, Construction and Manufacturing.

In his free time, Stephen is an active participant in Kid’s Café at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester as well as the Pan Mass Challenge Winter Cycle. He also volunteers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

Somehow Stephen finds time to be a coach and Vice President of the Joe Schwartz Little League, as well as an Assistant Football Coach at Doherty Memorial High School.

Alka Yadav-Mehta, CISR, CRIS

Sales Executive

ayadavmehta@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9658

Alka Yadav-Mehta CISR , CRIS
Sales Executive

Alka Yadav-Mehta has worked in the insurance industry since 2005. She is a commercial and personal lines producer at Herlihy Insurance Group. Prior to working in insurance, she worked as an attorney in insurance litigation, environmental law, and corporate law.

She is a Licensed Producer in Property and Casualty Lines in MA with Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

She is a licensed attorney, a member of the New York Bar and American Bar Association. She is currently a member of the Business Networking Group (BNI) in Worcester, which allows her to network with other like minded business professionals. Besides that, she is also a member of Women’s networking groups and Corridor Nine, Chamber of Commerce.

Her passion is to share yoga practice with others. She enjoys teaching yoga to all ages from kids to seniors and currently volunteers with India Society of Worcester as a yoga instructor. If she is not on the yoga mat, then she is volunteering to do community work and is actively involved with charitable organizations like Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society, Be Like Brit and is supporting education of children in rural and tribal areas of India.

She lives in Westborough with her husband and has one son who is a medical student at UMass Medical College. She spends time traveling with her family and loves outdoor sports like sailing, kayaking, hiking, etc.

Personal Lines Team

Lisa Desjardins, CISR

Personal Lines Account Executive

ldesjardins@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9687

Lisa Desjardins, CISR
Personal Lines Account Executive

Lisa Desjardins has worked for Herlihy Insurance since 1998. She has earned her Property and Casualty License as well as the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). Lisa works in our personal lines insurance department assisting her clients with all of their insurance needs.

Lisa lives in Worcester County with her husband and their dog. She has participated with Team Herlihy in the “Be like Brit Walk” and “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” as well as fundraisers for Veterans Inc.

Nancy Iaconi, CISR, CIC

Senior Personal Lines Account Executive

niaconi@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9661

Nancy Iaconi, CISR, CIC
Senior Personal Lines Account Executive

Nancy has been in the insurance industry since 1993, with 26 of those years with the Herlihy Insurance Group. Nancy started out in Commercial Lines and is now handling Personal Lines Accounts. She has earned her Property and Casualty License as well as the designations of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Nancy lives in Worcester with her husband and son. She loves spending time with her family at their summer camp in Maine. If you’re looking for Nancy, she’s probably at the local car shows with their Corvette or on the back of her husband’s Harley cruising New England.

Rene Buzzell

Clients Relations Executive

rbuzzell@herlihygroup.com
508-756-5159

Rene Buzzell
Clients Relations Executive

Rene Buzzell has worked for Herlihy Insurance Group for over 18 years. She started her insurance career at Herlihy welcoming clients at reception.

Rene’s excellent client servicing skills were soon noted and she was promoted to her current role of client relations executive. In that role, she assists our Personal Lines Department in exceeding client expectations.

Cheryl Lauria, CISR

Personal Lines Account Executive

clauria@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9659

Cheryl Lauria, CISR
Personal Lines Account Executive

Cheryl started her insurance career at Hanover Insurance where she worked in many different positions. For the past fourteen years Cheryl has worked at locally owned insurance agencies. She is a licensed personal insurance account manager at Herlihy Insurance Group. Her hobbies include archery and in supporting and donating to cancer research.

Lizz Vogel, CISR

Account Development Specialist

lvogel@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9657

Lizz Vogel, CISR
Account Development Specialist

Lizz Vogel has been in the insurance business for 11 years. In her current role as an Account Development Specialist she helps guides new clients through the insurance buying process. Her primary focus is personal lines insurance.

She has earned her Property and Casualty License as well as the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR).

Outside of work, Lizz is part of the Valley Business Network with the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the executive board of the Worcester Shamrocks Women’s Rugby Club.

She lives in Sturbridge with her wife. In her free time she enjoys kayak fishing, raising chickens and camping in Vermont.

Lisa Lange, CISR CCLP

Herlihy Advantage Account Executive

llange@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9675

Lisa Lange, CISR CCLP
Personal Lines Account Executive

Lisa has worked in the insurance industry since 1997. She has earned her Property and Casualty License as well as the designations of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and Certified Commercial Lines Professional (CCLP).

Lisa is a proud Rutland Mass townie, a dog lover, and a vegetarian.

Barbara Dunkerton, CISR, CPIA

Personal Lines Account Executive

bdunkerton@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9677

Barbara Dunkerton, CISR
Personal Lines Account Executive

Barbara began her career in financial services working with large mutual fund and insurance companies. When she started her family, she transitioned to the agency side and worked exclusively with Property and Casualty products. Barbara has worked as an independent agent in Worcester County for over twenty years.

She is currently a licensed Account Executive at Herlihy Insurance Group specializing in Personal Lines Insurance products.

When not working or with her family, Barbara enjoys reading, photography, and exploring the beautiful coastline.

Nicole Mills

Personal Lines Account Executive

nmills@herlihygroup.com

508-471-9655

Nicole Mills
Personal Lines Account Executive

Nicole joined the Herlihy Insurance Group Personal Insurance team in 2018. She has over 27 years of insurance. In her free time, Nicole enjoys reading and her community involvement with the Casa Project.

Commercial Lines Team

Gail Gibbs CISR, CRIS

Commercial Lines Account Executive

ggibbs@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9672

Gail Gibbs CISR, CRIS
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Gail Gibbs is a member of our Commercial Lines Department and has worked in the insurance industry since 1988. For over thirty years her focus has been commercial insurance. She has been with Herlihy Insurance since 2005.

Gail has earned her Property and Casualty License as well as the designations of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)

Gail lives in the Worcester area with her family. She enjoys reading, stepping out for long walks, and relaxing by the pool with family and friends.

Joanne Augustine, CIC, CPCU

Commercial Lines Marketing Director

jaugustine@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9679

Joanne Augustine, CIC, CPCU


Commercial Lines Marketing Director

Joanne Augustine has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years. Joanne has focused on the agency side of the insurance business, predominantly in Commercial Lines.  Joanne has earned several insurance designations including CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter)  and CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor)..

Joanne enjoys learning about our client’s businesses.  She spends time understanding the client’s exposures and works to provide insurance solutions that are both competitively priced and coverage that is comprehensive.

Joanne lives in Milford and enjoys spending time with her husband playing golf, traveling,  and working in her yard.

Patricia Hudson AIS, CRIS

Commercial Lines Account Executive

phudson@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9667

Patricia Hudson AIS, CRIS
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Pat has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and for the last 2 decades she has focused on commercial lines insurance.

Over her long career, Pat has earned her Property and Casualty License as well as the designations of Associates in Insurance Services (AIS), Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designations.

Pat lives in the Worcester area with her husband. Now that her two children are grown, she has more time for watching Judge Judy, shopping and spending time with her granddaughter.

Jennifer Cruz

Commercial Lines Assistant

jcruz@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9656

Jennifer Cruz
Commercial Lines Assistant

Jennifer has worked in the insurance industry since 2014. She works in the commercial lines department as an assistant.

Jennifer lives in Worcester with her children.

Christopher Rose, CLCS, CISR

Commercial Lines Account Executive

crose@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9669

Christopher Rose
Commercial Lines Account Executive

Chris Rose has worked in the insurance industry for over 23 years. In that time, he has earned his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designations.

Chris lives in Millbury with his wife, 2 children, and 3 dogs. He enjoys coaching baseball, going to CrossFit, and taking family vacations.

Chris Herlihy

Claims Specialist

chrisherlihy@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9676

Chris Herlihy
Claims Specialist

Chris joined Herlihy Insurance Group in 2003. He assists the agency with commercial claims and registry processes.

Kristin Herlihy

Accounting Specialist

kristin@herlihygroup.com
508-471-9666

Kristin Herlihy
Accounting Specialist

Kristin Herlihy has been part of the agency for over 28 years. During that time, she has managed both personal and commercial lines accounts. For the past ten years, she has been Herlihy’s accounting specialist.

Alison Sluckis

Reception

reception@herlihygroup.com
508-756-5159

Alison Sluckis
Receptionist

Alison started in the insurance industry in 1986 at a large Worcester agency answering incoming calls. Within a few months, she became a commercial lines assistant, eventually becoming a licensed commercial lines account manager.

She left the agency in 2001 to be a stay-at-home mom for her two boys. We moved back into the workforce in 2015 by becoming a Certified Personal trainer and joined Herlihy Insurance Group in October 2017 as a receptionist.

She earned my Property and Casualty License in May of 2019 and provides agency support as receptionist and assistant to the Commercial Lines department.

Alison lives outside of Worcester with her two sons, a dog, and a cat. She likes to spend time cooking, working out, and getting together with family and friends.

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