THE GAUDREAU GROUP IS GROWING
The Gaudreau Group Insurance and Financial Services Agency of Wilbraham has recently made some exciting changes to their Employee Benefits and Personal Insurance teams.
Judy Davis, Employee Benefits Strategy Advisor, recently joined their team. Davis has over 25 years of experience in the Corporate Employee Benefits industry, with a focus on designing and implementing benefits plans and services for organizations large and small. She joins The Gaudreau Group after having spent 11 years as Vice President of Sales in the Employee Benefits Division at Insurance Center of New England in Agawam, MA. Prior to her time at Insurance Center, Davis was Vice President of Employee Benefits at Banknorth (now USI) Insurance Agency in Springfield, MA.
“I am very proud to have joined an organization that exemplifies the same high standards of exceptional customer service and integrity that I have provided my clients for over 25 years,” says Davis.
Davis is the recipient of several accolades and awards, including the 2013-2014 Top Woman in Insurance in the “Top 25 Women to Watch” in Western MA as well as the 2015 “Friend of Stavros” award from Stavros Center for Independent Living in Amherst, MA. She has served on several Chamber of Commerce boards and committees in the Western MA area.
The firm recently promoted Melissa Cuzzone to Director of Employer Benefit Services. In her new role, Cuzzone will help keep clients compliant in today’s increasingly complex regulatory environment, in line with the firm’s focused approach on compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s regulations. The Gaudreau Group’s Employee Benefits division, which has the largest staff in the region, delivers real results to clients with robust compliance programs and high-tech employer and employee software solutions to facilitate cost reduction, claims management, and employee wellness and communication.
“The unique skillset Melissa brings to the table, in combination with the tools & services that she provides, such as ACA Reporting Guidance, Benefit Administration, and Proprietary Claims Analytics are extremely valuable to our clients. Melissa helps our clients enhance their overall benefits programs, which results in an increased ability to attract and retain great employees. Results like these are the reason more and more businesses are trusting us with their accounts,” says Jules Gaudreau, President of The Gaudreau Group, one of the fastest-growing insurance organizations in the area.
Cuzzone has been a valued member of The Gaudreau Group team since 2012. She has worked in the Insurance and Financial Services industry since 2004, gaining a broad range of experience including Employee Benefit Plans, Life Insurance, and Personal Insurance. She is a recent graduate of the Western New England University Mini-Law School and has co-chaired the Wilbraham Relay For Life.
Tracy Goodman, Personal Risk Specialist, has joined The Gaudreau Group’s Personal Insurance team. Using the agency’s access to dozens of carriers to ensure a customized experience for each client, Goodman designs personal risk management plans for individuals and employer groups, helping protect what’s important to them. She specializes in coverages including life, home, auto, renters, and umbrella.
“Tracy takes pride in completing a thorough coverage analysis with each client, helping them to understand their coverage, feel financially comfortable, and know what to expect if they ever have a loss. She’s a valuable addition to our remarkable Personal Insurance team, and our clients will benefit from her unique skillset and perspective.” says Gaudreau.
Goodman has been in the Insurance industry since 2008, with prior experience in Human Resources and Recruiting. She is Co-chair of Programs for the Women Business Owners Alliance, a volunteer and mentor with Girls, Inc., conducts community outreach for the Springfield JCC’s J-Art program, and is a member of the Professional Women’s Chamber. Tracy is a graduate of the University of Delaware and completed a semester abroad at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel. She is continuing her insurance education in the prestigious Certified Insurance Counselor program.
Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, The Gaudreau Group insures over 6,000 businesses and families in 14 states with combined annual premiums of over $100 million.