|Edward R. Blake Named Senior Account Manager|
(March 2018) Arthur Hall Insurance is pleased to announce that Edward R. (Ted) Blake, CPCU, CIC has been named Senior Account Manager for the firm. Ted began his career in the West Chester office in 1993 as a Personal Lines Account Manager transitioning to Commercial Lines Account Manager in 1995. This year, he celebrates his 25th year with Arthur Hall Insurance. As one of the key personnel to open the agency’s Hockessin, DE office, Ted’s focus involves assisting new business interests as well as renewals and remarketing of existing accounts. He holds two respected industry designations, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), both of which require rigorous coursework and examinations, continuing professional development skills and competence requirements.
“We receive nothing but positive feedback from both our company partners and clients about Ted’s exemplary service, says Glenn D. Burcham, CIC, CRM, Senior Vice President – Delaware Operations and agency principal. “We are fortunate to have someone of Ted’s caliber as an integral part of our team.”
Ted attended Wilmington Friends School and is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He lives with his wife and family in Kennett Square.
|Joshua J. Isler, CIC Named New Vice President and Shareholder|
(March 2018) The Board of Directors of Arthur Hall Insurance are pleased to announce that Joshua J. Isler, CIC has been named as a principal shareholder for the firm. Josh joins James Denham, Glenn Burcham, Mark Sammarone, Nicole Grebloskie, and Karen Leary as agency partner and assumes the title of Vice President. Josh began his career with Arthur Hall Insurance in 2004, returning in 2015 as a Commercial Lines Account Executive. With a continued focus on generating new business opportunities and establishing strategic business relationships, Josh has a proven track record of providing the best possible risk management solutions to his clients in both personal and commercial realms.
Josh credits those important client relationships established early in his career, clients who have placed their trust in him from the beginning, with his success in the industry. Growing a book of business from scratch is challenging in the insurance industry. Doing it successfully without the benefit of growing up in the area escalates that level of difficulty, yet Josh is not only recognized as a seasoned insurance professional but also one that earns the respect of all those with which he comes in contact.
“The industry continues to excite and challenge me,” says Josh, “and we have more to offer our clients than ever before through niche products, risk management expertise, full time claims staff and value added services. Arthur Hall Insurance is committed to caring for their clients and delivers a complete program based on the agency’s mission of serving as a trusted Advisor, Advocate, and Agent.”
“I am truly honored that Arthur Hall Insurance has offered me the opportunity to continue to grow and build relationships as a partner in a firm of this caliber.”
Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both management and marketing from Eastern University. He holds the insurance industry’s premier Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation recognized throughout the industry as a standard of achievement, personal dedication, and expertise. The CIC Society’s national members are required to pass rigorous undergraduate and graduate-level examinations, meet experience requirements, and agree to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics.
A strong family life is extremely important to Josh, who is married to his high school sweetheart, Daisy. Making their home in West Chester, their active family includes four young children ages two through eight. Josh is also actively involved with several local charity organizations.
|Arthur Hall Insurance Honored|
Arthur Hall Insurance President, Jim Denham, CPCU, CIC, (second from right) and Glenn Burcham, CIC, CRM, Sr. Vice President of Delaware Operations,(center) proudly accept the prestigious Flagship Award from Harford Mutual Insurance. The Flagship Award is selectively awarded to those top performing agencies who not only meet a certain premium level, but also qualify with low loss ratios and are committed to continued growth for mutual success. Fewer than 5% of appointed Harford Mutual agencies have earned this distinction. We are honored to receive the Flagship Award as affirmation of our continued commitment to our clients.
Also pictured are Harford Mutual’s Jeff Rink, CPCU, Vice President- Marketing and Business Development and Charmain Hess, Production Underwriter.
|Arthur Hall Insurance Named Best of Chester County|
The results of the Daily Local News’ Readers’ Choice Awards are in and Arthur Hall Insurance has been named the winner in the Insurance category.
This marks the 24th year that the readership has selected Arthur Hall Insurance as their #1 insurance firm in Chester County. The contest takes place during the month of September. Votes are either submitted online or by paper ballot in a host of categories including restaurants and dining, home and garden services, education and retail.
We value the confidence and trust our clients place in us and are proud to be recognized as the Best of Chester County in the Readers’ Choice Awards.
|Melissa Phillips Achieves CISR Elite Status|
Arthur Hall Insurance is pleased to announce that the distinction of CISR Elite has been conferred upon Melissa D. Phillips, of Arthur Hall Insurance in West Chester, PA. She has successfully completed all nine, classroom or online courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations.
The Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Program, available to insurance
professionals around the world, is distinguished from other programs of its kind by an annual
continuing education requirement, which ensures that designees stay current on the important
policy changes and trends within the industry. Five successful courses are required to achieve the
CISR designation; passing all nine exalts one’s status to CISR Elite – the highest recognition for those in customer service.
Ms. Phillips is to be highly commended on her dedication to professionalism as evidenced by her earning the CISR Elite status and her commitment to continuing education. “Melissa’s knowledge, experience, and commitment are a strong asset to the Arthur Hall Insurance team,” says Mark D. Sammarone, Vice President and Agency Principal. “We are very proud of her for reaching this professional milestone.”
The CISR Elite distinction is awarded by the Society of CISR, a not-for-profit organization and
member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s premier
provider of insurance and risk management education. This year, the Society of CISR celebrates
over 70,000 participants in the Program and more than 27,000 individuals holding the CISR
Ms. Phillips has fifteen years of proven and progressive experience in personal and commercial insurance. She is currently a Commercial Lines Account Representative based in the West Chester, PA office.