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Press Release: Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc. Opens New Headquarters
Today, Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc. (PIA) announces the opening of new company headquarters at 100 Westminster Street, 17th Floor, Providence, Rhode Island 02903.
PIA makes the transition to the iconic 100 Westminster building as a strategic maneuver in order to better facilitate the growth of the corporation and the diversifying needs of the modern day client.
The move also brings the 65 year old company to office space adjacent to Paolino Properties; a business owned and operated by relatives of PIA executive officers Gregory A. (president) and Anthony J. (vice president).
Press Release: Kelly B. Townsend joins PIA as Personal Lines Manager
Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc., a southern New England privately held insurance agency and brokerage, announces the addition of Kelly Townsend to the staff. Effective immediately, Kelly will assume the role of Personal Lines Manager over seeing the day to day operations and management of personal insurance programs.
With 14 years of experience, Kelly brings extensive risk management knowledge to Paolino Insurance and the clients. In addition to automobile, homeowner, valuable items, umbrella, and other personal lines risks; Kelly will provide clients with her advanced knowledge and expertise pertaining to the National Flood Insurance Program and flood insurance policies.; all contributing to her receipt of four consecutive 5 Star Professional Awards from RI Monthly. In addition to her work, Kelly is deeply involved in her local community and within the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Rhode Island. Kelly has held the Young Agents Chair since 2012 and is a member of the Consumer Agent Resource & Education Committee.
About Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc.
Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. is an Independent Insurance Agency serving private clients; privately held, small to middle market businesses; and nonprofit organizations in New England. Mr. Anthony J Paolino established the agency in 1950 and the company continues to operate today from its headquarters in Providence Rhode Island under the leadership of President Gregory A Paolino and Vice President Anthony J Paolino Jr.
Providence Business News Article
A business lesson in faith from an R.I. millennial
Guest Column: Gregory A. Paolino Jr.
As young professionals, we strive for the opportunity. It may be an app, or even just a concept. But it’s not what previous generations would consider something substantial.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to be presented with just such an opportunity. It involved starting a new venture. It was an attractive business proposition for sure. But it was so much more.
The opportunity represented a change from understudy to principal. But it also represented the forfeiture of a place in the family business, something that has been carefully constructed over the course of six decades and three generations.
As the token millennial within the company, my vantage point differs from my colleagues. My generation perpetually changes jobs. We take one position in order to apply for another. Computer use is a habit, not a privilege. We purchase organically and dress in business casual.
However, my seven years in the real world have taught me that the millennial generation is not always well-respected, especially in an aging Rhode Island corporate structure. My generation’s openly collaborative nature and free-flowing thoughts are a far cry from the “Mad Men” grey suit and black-tie monotony of years of long cubicle work.
And so my inner millennial said take the opportunity. But something, maybe a holiday light shining the word “faith,” made me hold off on making the call.
Where was my faith? Faith in the process. Faith in the fact that building something worthwhile seldom occurs in an instant.
Piece by piece, the aged company has evolved. From operations to staff and on to facility, the foundation has been fortified. And while not obvious at first, the big picture reveals miles, not inches, of progress.
With this perspective, how could I jump ship? The opportunity was not elsewhere, but rather it was teed up and ready for the taking. Was I ready to take it?
Take the road less commonly traveled today. The benefits, although sometimes latent, do exist. All along, the opportunity was not to move on, but rather to stay.
So with this, I challenge the millennial and more senior generations to have faith, in the value of each other and of institutions built over the years, not just overnight. •
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Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded by Anthony J. Paolino in 1950. Mr. Paolino graduated from Bryant College of Rhode Island in 1949. After graduation and serving in the United States Navy, Mr. Paolino had the ambition and knowledge to begin his own agency. Following many decades of service to his community and excellence in business, Mr. Paolino was succeeded as the principal by his two sons.
Today, the agency headquarters are located in the Financial District of downtown, Providence, Rhode Island. The office resides on the 17th Floor of the iconic 100 Westminster Building; adjacent to relatives’ family company, Paolino Properties.
The agency is owned and operated by President Gregory A. Paolino (Boston College ‘84) and Vice President Anthony J. Paolino Jr. (Boston College ‘76). These two executive officers jointly completed the purchase of the corporation and have continued to grow the agency book of business and reputation ever since.
Among the team, is Gregory A. Paolino, Jr. (Northeastern University ‘13). The third generation, Gregory began employment in the fall of 2009 and continued to work for the agency in numerous positions while attending university. He now operates in the role of Broker and primarily manages commercial lines and associated risks.
The agency is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents, Rhode Island chapter, and is also recognized as a Trusted Choice agency. Both of these distinctions identify that the agency performs to attain the highest level of customer satisfaction. Finally, the agency’s distinctions acknowledge that Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc. always maintains its ethical standards of operation above all else.
Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc. is a proven member of the business community, and comprehends the importance of insuring commercial interests.
The agency takes pride in the ability to service a broad spectrum of businesses. The office services the insurance needs of privately held, small to middle market businesses and nonprofit organizations in New England. Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. possesses the flexibility as an independent agency to provide clients with tailored programs for numerous niches. In addition to our direct appointments, the agency holds access to an expanded list of carriers through brokerage relationships.
Paolino Insurance Agency, Inc. is a professional service operation which functions with the same work ethic and class that client businesses demand from their operations and employees. Paolino Insurance recognizes that insurance is not only premium driven. While costs are a consideration, purchasing comprehensive insurance to protect a business from loss is always the priority at Paolino Insurance Agency Inc.
Serving the private client base of New England since 1950, Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. comprehends the importance of personal insurance and acknowledges the unique insurance needs of individuals and families.
Private clients possess a spectrum of insurance requirements which are often dictated by specific circumstances such the acquisition of a new home, birth of a child, or retirement. The agency has the ability to serve an individual from the time of the first automobile through the purchase of the retirement dream home. Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. provides the security of a single relationship. Diverse markets allow the agency to serve the youthful operator and the high net worth individual from the same office.
The three generation family business ensures that Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. provides the trust, accountability, and responsibility that private clients need from their insurance agency.
Clients possess insurance needs beyond the property & casualty segments. Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. offers employee benefit services in order to better serve the whole client.
Many employers provide benefits such as health insurance and life insurance to employees and their families. The agency comprehends the demand for service in these benefits areas.
With a consistently changing employee benefits market, Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. provides guidance and access to some of the most advantageous programs available. The agency’s ability to simultaneously service property & casualty insurance as well as employee benefit programs is a luxury for the client. Paolino Insurance Agency Inc. provides the services in order to allow the client to need only one relationship for different insurance needs. The agency can successfully manage requests from Term Life Insurance for an executive to Large Group Health Insurance with high deductibles and multiple plan options.