BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation today announced that it has appointed Mary Boyd as the company’s new president and CEO of its Independent Agency Group, effective August 6, 2018. Boyd will succeed Chris Olie, who will assist in the transition before retiring from his full-time role with the company. Olie’s retirement plan was announced in December 2017.
“We are delighted that Mary is joining Plymouth Rock to lead our largest business unit, the independent agency automobile insurance channel,” said Jim Stone, CEO of The Plymouth Rock Company. “Mary’s deep industry experience, history of successes and seasoned leadership style make her an excellent choice to continue Plymouth Rock’s momentum. We look forward to beginning Plymouth Rock’s next chapter together with Mary in this key role.”
Boyd joins Plymouth Rock from The Hartford Insurance Company, where she held multiple senior leadership positions, most recently heading its personal lines agency and personal lines direct channels. She brings independent agency experience, along with deep expertise in product management, predictive analytics and affinity marketing through products like The AARP® Automobile and Homeowners Insurance Program.
Prior to joining The Hartford, Boyd spent time at ACE, where she last served as president of the Private Risk Services Division. Before ACE, she was senior vice president and managing director at Explorer Insurance Company, the Personal and Commercial Automobile division of ICW Group, leading the turnaround and relaunch of the company.
“This is an exciting time for Plymouth Rock, and I am thrilled to be taking on the role of CEO for the Independent Agency Group,” said Boyd. “Plymouth Rock has shown clear evidence of innovation, a collegial and high performing culture, and strong momentum in the industry. We have a particularly exciting year ahead of us. I look forward to getting started with our team.”
Boyd will continue to advance Plymouth Rock’s expansion strategies in New York and Pennsylvania, while focusing on the overall growth and success of its independent agents in all six states in which the company operates.
Olie, who has served since 2009 as president of Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, commented: “It was my intention to retire from my role as CEO in November of this year, which I shared with our company and agents this past December. I’m confident that Mary is the right person to step into the role and lead the Independent Agency Group into its next stage. Her experience working with both agency and direct channels blends nicely with Plymouth Rock’s hybrid distribution model, which is one of many reasons that she’s such a great fit.”
About Plymouth Rock
The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies was established to offer its customers a higher level of service and a more innovative set of products and features than they would expect from an insurance company. Plymouth Rock’s approach to insurance, including unique features like Crashbusters® mobile claims vans, Door to Door Valet Claim Service®, the Get Home Safe® taxi and rideshare benefit, and its Pledge of Assurance® put customers’ convenience and satisfaction first.
Plymouth Rock is a marketing name used by separate underwriting and management companies to offer personal and commercial auto and home insurance. Each company is financially responsible only for its own insurance products and actual coverage is subject to the language of the policies as issued by each company.
The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies was founded in 1982 by Jim Stone. Taken together, the group’s companies write and manage more than $1.3 billion in auto and home insurance premiums across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Plymouth Rock gives its customers the choice to do business the way they want – online at plymouthrock.com, using a mobile device, by phone or with one of Plymouth Rock’s agents.