Celebrating January Work Anniversaries22-Jan-2018

Liz Benjamin, 15 Years Executive Assistant To President/HR Coordinator I started working for DFG on January 5th 2004. My favorite responsibilities have been, without a doubt, working with our partner’s directly with their onboarding and settling into our program, and my c.. ...read more

Jo Thornley Retiring27-Nov-2017

Please join us in extending best wishes to Jo Thornley, who will be retiring from DeForest Group on December 8, 2017. She has been with DeForest Group for the past 7 years and has held the position of Commercial Lines CSR during this time. Jo is a valued employee who has done a wonderful jo.. ...read more

Diana Morse, CISR 02-Oct-2017

We are pleased to announce that Diana Morse, CISR, has accepted the position of PL Placer, replacing Lisa Paese. Diana comes to us from an independent agency and has spent 28 years in the industry. During her spare time, she volunteers for our local fire department. We hope you w.. ...read more

Donna O'Bryon17-Aug-2017

We are happy to announce that we have added Donna O'Bryon, CIC, CISR, SBCS to the DeForest Group team. Donna has been in the insurance industry for the last 20 years. She began her insurance career at State Farm selling and servicing Personal Lines insurance. Most recently she has worked o.. ...read more

We're Appointed With Music!17-Aug-2017

DeForest Group is happy to announce that we have been appointed with Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Company (MUSIC), a subsidiary of Selective that specializes in Excess & Surplus Lines. MUSIC is committed to offering customized solu.. ...read more

Welcome Linda Kimmey To DG!31-May-2017

We'd like you to join us in welcoming Linda Kimmey, CPCU to DeForest Group. Linda has accepted the role of Regional Manager and will start with us on June 1st. Linda started her insurance career with MetLife Auto & Home in 1979 in the claim operations working her way up t.. ...read more

Welcome Scott Kozak Back To DeForest Group!25-Apr-2017

We'd like you to join us in welcoming Scott Kozak, CPCU, CIC back to DeForest Group! Some of you may remember that Scott was with DeForest Group for 12 years and had played many roles under the DG roof in both underwriting and marketing. Scott is no stranger to the insurance in.. ...read more

E&S Is Open For New York!03-Mar-2017

We are excited to announce that DeForest Group is now an Excess & Surplus Lines Broker in New York! To create additional value to our Partner Agents, we have been working hard to establish broad and flexible coverage for your submissions that were previously not covered by trad.. ...read more

Malinda Kibbons - Personal Lines Placement & Underwriting Manager30-Oct-2014

We welcome Malinda Kibbons to the DeForest Group as our new Personal Lines Placement & Underwriting Manager! Malinda comes to us from MSA Group - NGM Insurance where she was a Business Development Executive for New York & Massachusetts Agents including DeForest Group. While .. ...read more

Joan Retirement Announcement01-Jul-2014

Retirement Recognition – Joan Donnelly As many of you are well aware, after 13 ½ years with the DeForest Group, and 22 years working with Alan DeForest, Joan Donnelly has retired this past month. On July 3rd we sent Joan off with well wishes, hugs and some tears. Joan was the .. ...read more

New Appointment - Greater New York05-Mar-2014

DeForest Group is pleased to announce that we have been appointed with Greater New York!.. ...read more

New Regional Manager07-Jan-2014

Bill Hoos Regional Manager bhoos@deforestgroupinc.com We have added a third Regional Manager to our team. We are pleased to announce that William A. Hoos (Bill) has accepted this position and has joined our team as of January 1, 2014. With over 35 years experience as a company executive, .. ...read more

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