HOLYOKE, Mass. –The Dowd Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 120 years, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jack Dowd from account executive to vice president of personal lines. Dowd has been with the agency since 2016 and represents the fifth generation to join the family business.
“I am happy to announce the well-deserved promotion of Jack to this new position,” said John E. Dowd Jr., president and CEO of The Dowd Agencies. “For the past six years, he has been a very successful commercial producer as part of our sales team and in this new role, he will further develop the personal lines department including marketing, customer service, client retention and operating procedures.”
Jack Dowd graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a B.S. in business administration and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. A Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Producer, he achieved his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2019. In addition, he has participated in the 18-month Agents Sons & Daughters Training Program for underwriting at Quincy Mutual Insurance. In his community, he serves on committees for the Brightside Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is also a member of the board of directors for Boys Scouts of America, Western Massachusetts Council, where he serves as the risk management chair.
“I look forward to taking on more responsibility within the business,” said Jack Dowd. “Continuing the Dowd insurance tradition is important to me, and I am proud to be part of the fifth generation of this family-owned operation. I look forward to working with our team on the new challenges this position will bring, as well as the opportunity to continue to learn and grow here.”
About The Dowd Agencies
A full-service agency, The Dowd Agencies, including Dowd Financial Services and Dowd Wealth Management, has been helping people and businesses in western Massachusetts with their personal insurance, commercial insurance, employee benefits and financial needs for over 120 years. Established in Holyoke in 1898 by James J. Dowd, The Dowd Agencies is the oldest insurance agency in Massachusetts with operations and management under continuous family ownership. Today the fifth generation of Dowd provides counsel and coverage from eight locations in western Massachusetts. For more information, please visit dowd.com.