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Trio of Talent Joins Avery Insurance

We are happy to share we recently hired three skilled insurance professionals: Heather Shields-Fox, Steven McAvoy, and Stephanie Valpey.  

With twenty-plus years of experience in all areas of insurance, Heather joins Avery as a Senior Commercial Risk Specialist.  She started her career as a corporate trainer for a health insurance company and eventually moved to commercial insurance.  She is currently a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent in New Hampshire, Maine, and Louisiana. In 2021, Heather moved from North Conway to Madbury, New Hampshire, where she lives with her daughter.                  

Steven comes to Avery with his Property and Casualty License in five New England states—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine. He will work as an inside sales manager, support account management duties for the personal lines division, and deliver educational seminars to clients. Prior to joining Avery, Steven worked at a national insurance carrier as a sales agent and member of the top-selling personal lines team in the nation. Originally from Easton, Massachusetts, he and his wife, Erica, and their two young daughters just recently relocated to North Hampton, New Hampshire. He’s elated to be working in the community he lives in and serving his neighbors.

We welcome Stephanie as a Service Specialist. In her role, she will provide assistance on new business and service Avery commercial clients with endorsements, renewals, and certificates.  Stephanie will train to become a licensed agent by the end of 2023. Before joining the firm, Stephanie explored a wide variety of industries as an account manager in customer-facing roles where she cultivated client relationships. Stephanie is an outside enthusiast who lives in Tuftonboro. 

“We continue to build a top-notch team to serve our clients and communities,” said Tod O’Dowd, President of Avery Insurance. “We look forward to seeing these talented professionals advocate and advise on the best insurance solutions for individuals and businesses alike.”   Learn more about career opportunities at Avery here.

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