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Officer Bios

Officer Bios

Daniel C. BridgeDaniel C. Bridge, Chairman and CEO, joined Vermont Mutual in 2009 and was appointed President in April 2015 and CEO in July 2015. Dan is an industry veteran of more than 35 years. He was previously employed in senior management company positions both regionally across New England and nationally, with experience in Underwriting, Marketing and Distribution, Product Development and Pricing, Information Technology and Strategic Planning. Dan has served on the Board of Directors for American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan) and the Mutual Fire Insurance Association. Recent committee work includes APCIA Working Group on Social Equity, Vermont Business Roundtable Racial Equity Committee, FAIR Plan Executive Committee, and APCIA Finance and Investment Committee. Prior to his appointment to CEO and President at Vermont Mutual, Dan was responsible for Marketing, Underwriting, IT, Claims and Research and Development functions at Vermont Mutual.

Mark McDonnellMark McDonnell, CPCU, CIC, AIM, AAM, AIT, President and Chief Operating Officer, joined Vermont Mutual in 2014. He has worked in the insurance industry for almost 30 years, most recently managing personal lines sales for a national carrier. There he also served as President of the company’s Attorney-in-Fact for two reciprocal insurers in New York and New Jersey. Prior to that, Mark held positions of increasing authority in Operations, Customer Service, Underwriting and Marketing with several regional and national carriers. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the National CPCU Society and IIABA’s Council for Best Practices, as well as having served on the boards of several industry and community organizations.

Jonathan BeckerJonathan Becker, Vice President Underwriting, joined Vermont Mutual in May of 2020. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual Insurance Group he was Regional Vice President and Branch Manager of a New England-based commercial property and casualty insurance company. Jonathan began his insurance career nearly 25 years ago and has held positions in underwriting at Chubb, Travelers and Fireman’s Fund, as well as roles in marketing, loss control, claims and policy rating.


William CahillWilliam Cahill, CPCU, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, joined Vermont Mutual in June of 2020. Bill has more than 35 years of insurance industry experience, which includes marketing and underwriting roles early in his career and nearly 30 years as legal counsel at a New England-based national insurer. In addition to his involvement in national initiatives, regionally he has served on the Governing Committee of Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (C.A.R.), as Director of the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund and has been active with the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan).

David DeLucaDavid DeLuca, CPCU, Vice President – Claims, joined Vermont Mutual in January 2003. He has been working in the insurance business for over 28 years. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual, David held a series of progressively responsible regional and home office positions with other carriers. He is a member of the CPCU Society, Loss Executives Association, Boston Association of Claims Executives, Vermont Adjuster’s Association and a Fellow in the CLM.


Shaun P.T. FarleyShaun P.T. Farley, Vice President – Marketing, joined Vermont Mutual in December 2012. A thirty year veteran of the insurance industry, Shaun most recently was the COO for a large Insurance Agency in New Hampshire. Prior positions held include Senior VP of Insurance Services at a Large Credit Union and President of an Independent Insurance Agency in Massachusetts.


Brody GilbertBrody Gilbert, CPA, Vice President & Treasurer, joined Vermont Mutual in 2017. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual he held senior management positions at Bluestone Life Insurance Company and Arbella Insurance Group. Gilbert started his insurance finance career at PwC, spending 13 years in various posts within PwC’s National Insurance Practice.


Samuel HopkinsSamuel Hopkins, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined Vermont Mutual in January 2024. Sam is a technology leader with more than 23 years of experience. Prior to joining Vermont Mutual Sam was Senior Director of Technology with a national P&C insurance company.


Sarah YoungSarah Young, Vice President – Human Resources, joined Vermont Mutual in October 2011. Sarah has held several leadership roles since joining Vermont Mutual, including both Commercial and Personal Underwriting Manager. She serves as Executive Director of the Vermont Mutual Charitable Giving Fund, and is a founding member of the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee.


Josh WykleJoshua Wykle, Vice President – Strategy & Innovation, joined Vermont Mutual in January 2013. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Josh has held positions in pricing, reserving, and data/analytics at a number of large national carriers. Before his current role, Josh served as the Director of R&D, overseeing actuarial, data science, and product development functions at Vermont Mutual.