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Hickok & Boardman, Inc.
346 Shelburne Road
PO Box 1064
Burlington, VT 05402-1064

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Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays.

(802) 658-3500 (phone)
(800) 639-1655 (toll free)
(802) 658-0541 (fax)
www.hbinsurance.com


       

Background: Founded in 1821, Hickok & Boardman Insurance is the oldest and one of the largest retail insurance agencies in Vermont. In our Burlington office we provide property and liability insurance for both individuals and corporations of all sizes. Our agency was built, and has survived so long, on the principal of providing superior customer service to our clients. As a locally owned agency we know you, your community and your business operation. We employ 35 professionals in Burlington who are dedicated specialists in either personal lines, commercial lines, claims, or loss prevention which allows them to better serve our clients. As an independent insurance agency, we represent several insurance companies. Due to our premium volume with these carriers and our knowledgeable staff, we are able to negotiate for you the most competitive insurance solutions for our commercial and personal clients.

Management & Sales Personnel

Commercial Lines

Scott Boardman, CPCU, President

Scott Boardman, CPCU
President

802.383.1617
sboardman@hbinsurance.com

Scott joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in July of 1982 as a Property and Casualty Agent and was elected Vice President in 1989.  In 1992, Scott was elected Executive Vice President and named Chief Operating Officer of Hickok & Boardman.  Scott was elected President in 1994.

Scott is a member of the Vermont Chapter of CPCU and a past President.  He is a past President of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association (VIAA).  Scott currently serves as a director of Merchants Bank, Lake Mansfield Trout Club, and Mater Christi School.  He is a graduate of Holy Cross College where he received a B.A. in Economics in 1982.


Michael Boardman, CPCU, Senior Vice President

Michael Boardman, CPCU
Senior Vice President
802.383.1618
mboardman@hbinsurance.com

Mike joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in 1991. As a Commercial Insurance Producer, Mike is responsible for marketing and assisting clients in the management of their property and casualty insurance. In addition, Mike is Chief Operating Officer and a principal of the company.

Mike earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1997. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College where he received a B.A. in Economics and New York University where he received his MBA in Finance in 1991.


Paul Plunkett, CIC, Senior Vice President

Paul Plunkett, CIC
Senior Vice President

802.383.1614
pplunkett@hbinsurance.com

Paul joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in 1988 as a Commercial Property and Casualty Agent responsible for the development of large strategic clients. Paul became a Principal of Hickok & Boardman, Inc. and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994. In 1999 Paul was elected Senior Vice President. In addition to his producer responsibilities, Paul is the Corporate Director of Business Development for Hickok & Boardman and Denis, Ricker & Brown.

Paul is a graduate of St. Michael's College where he received a BS in Business in 1986. Paul holds a Certified Insurance Counselor designation and is a member of the Vermont Chapter of Certified Insurance Counselors.


Mary Farley, Director of Operations and Administration

Mary Farley
Director of Operations and Administration

802.383.1615
mfarley@hbinsurance.com

Mary joined the Hickok and Boardman Insurance Group as the Director of Operations and Administration in September of 2013. She holds her MBA from Suffolk University and her Bachelors from Long Island University, C.W. Post.

Mary comes to Hickok and Boardman with a diverse background in executive management including FedEx, Sunrise Senior Living and Spalding Sporting Goods. She and her husband, Shaun and daughter, Amelia, have relocated to South Burlington from Laconia, NH and the Berkshires, MA.


Kate Emert - Human Resources Generalist

Kate Emert
Human Resources Generalist

802.383.1652
cemert@hbinsurance.com

Kate joined Hickok & Boardman/Denis, Ricker & Brown Insurance in December of 2013 as a Human Resources Generalist. She holds a Bachelors from Plattsburgh State University. Kate comes to Hickok & Boardman with almost 13 years of experience in Human Resources. She was most recently with Fab-Tech Incorporated in Colchester, VT. Kate and her husband Jarett and dog TJ, reside in Burlington.


Jeff LaBonte Commercial Account Executive

Jeff LaBonte, CIC
Commercial Account Executive

802.383.1654
jlabonte@hbinsurance.com

Jeff joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in 2007 as a Commercial Sales Executive and is responsible for the development of primarily medium size clients. Prior to joining Hickok & Boardman, Jeff worked for Merchants Bank for seven years serving in various capacities most recently as a Branch President.

Jeff serves on the board of Special Olympics Vermont and is also on the St. Michael's College Green Mountain Golf Classic committee.

Jeff is a graduate of St. Michael's College where he received a BS in business in 1998. He resides in Essex Junction with his two children.


Matt Campbell Commercial Account Executive

Matt Campbell
Commercial Account Executive

802.383.1637
mcampbell@hbinsurance.com

Matthew Campbell joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in August 2008 as a Commercial Sales Executive, responsible for the development and cultivation of large commercial clients. Matt graduated from Fairfield University with a major in Business Management and minor in Accounting. He previously worked for Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in their Boston sales office and was a sales leader for the company. Matt resides in South Burlington and volunteers as an ambassador for the United Way.


Ian Sutherland Commercial Account Executive

Ian Sutherland
Commercial Account Executive

802.383.1638
isutherland@hbinsurance.com

Ian Sutherland joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in August 2009 as a Commercial Sales Executive. Ian graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a B.A. in Psychology and Business. Ian was most recently a Senior Account Executive at EMC Corporation in Massachusetts. He resides in South Burlington with his wife Erin and their son Tommy. He and his family are excited to be back in Vermont.


Jennifer Barrett Workers Compensation  Risk Management Director
Jennifer R. Barrett, CRIS
Workers Compensation Risk Management Director

802.383.1658
jbarrett@hbinsurance.com

Jennifer Barrett joined Hickok & Boardman, Inc. in August 2009 as the Workers Compensation Risk Management Director.  Jennifer has 9 years of experience in the insurance industry and 3 years specifically in the risk management field.  She is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent, a licensed Workers Compensation Insurance Adjuster and holds a CRIS (Construction Risk Insurance Specialist) designation.  Prior to joining Hickok & Boardman, Jennifer worked in the Safety and Risk Management Department as the Corporate Insurance Manager at Pizzagalli Construction.


Personal Lines

Carla Smalling

Carla Boardman Smalling
Vice President

802.383.1639
csmalling@hbinsurance.com

Carla joined Hickok & Boardman in July of 1992 as a property/casualty agent specializing in the personal lines area of insurance. She became a principal in 1994 and was elected as Vice President in 1997. In 2006 she was elected to Hickok & Boardman Board of Directors. Carla also serves on the Board of Civil Authority in Essex, and is an elected Justice of the Peace.

Carla volunteers with CHAMP (Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program), which is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic horse back riding for children and adults with a wide range of physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.

Carla resides in Essex Junction with her husband, Kent and they have two daughters.


Jeff Dion

Jeff Dion
Personal Account Executive
802.383.1649
jdion@hbinsurance.com

Jeff Dion joined Hickok & Boardman in May of 2000 as a licensed Property/Casualty Producer specializing in Personal Lines. Prior to joining H&B, he attended Lyndon State College and worked in retail sales management. An avid golfer, Jeff enjoys hitting the links whenever Vermont weather permits. Jeff resides in South Burlington with his wife Andrea, daughter Olivia and twin boys, Cameron and Cooper.


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