May 20, 2021
Former Branch Vice President of CNA Insurance, Bill Donovan, accepts position as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Providence Mutual
WARWICK, RI: Providence Mutual, a mutual property and casualty insurance company, continues to develop and expand their leadership team as they onboard an accomplished sales and marketing leader, Bill Donovan. As Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Bill will shape business goals and strategy, drive sustainable and profitable growth, and develop healthy agency partnerships.
Bill brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to Providence Mutual, including a variety of leadership roles focused on profitable growth and agency management across three large insurance carriers.
Bill launched his sales and marketing career with Utica National Insurance Group, where he served as a marketing representative, a marketing manager, and director of commercial lines sales over the course of 15 years. At The Hartford, Bill held roles of increasing responsibility, including his position as Regional Vice-President of the Boston branch. Most recently in his position at CNA Insurance, Bill oversaw sales, underwriting, talent, and agency management in the Connecticut and Westchester branches.
“We are thrilled to have Bill serve as our Vice President of Business Development and Marketing,” says Michele Streton, president and CEO of Providence Mutual. “His depth of expertise in sales, profitability, and talent development will help us execute our corporate strategy and vision, as well as continue to deliver on our promise to our agents and policyholders.”
Bill brings expertise in small and middle market commercial as well as personal lines to the organization. Over the course of his career, Bill and his teams have received several accolades and awards for sales, growth, and profitability initiatives.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join the dedicated, committed, and passionate team at Providence Mutual,” says Bill. “I look forward to cultivating new relationships, renewing network connections, and enhancing current partnerships with our independent agents. I am fortunate to join a prestigious, distinguished, and storied organization that believes in service, security, and stability for its agents and policyholders.”
About Providence Mutual:
Providence Mutual is a mutual property and casualty insurance company providing auto, home, and business owners coverage to individuals and businesses. Providence Mutual writes and manages over $95 million in written premium in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, lower New York, and New Jersey through select independent agents. Chartered in 1800, Providence Mutual is the oldest mutual insurance company in New England and the fifth oldest in the United States. Providence Mutual understands the value of each policyholder and places an emphasis on personalized claims, underwriting, and customer service.