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Karin Branscombe



Karin Branscombe started the agency in 1981 and is responsible for its overall management and operation.
Karin serves on various E&S carriers’ Agency advisory councils. She is actively involved with the Worcester Art Museum and serves as a Trustee. She serves on the board of Governors at Worcester Country club and several other non-profit agencies and is involved in various civic activities. Karin resides in Worcester. Her favorite time is being with her grandson and spending time with family here and in Germany.


Thomas Prokop

Operations Manager

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Thomas Prokop is an Account Executive, specializing in Professional Liability – particularly cyber liability coverage and claims. Tom graduated from Boston College in 2000 and the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in 2004. Prior to joining Quaker Special Risk in 2016, Tom as a partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP, focusing on insurance defense law, especially as it pertains to first party property, liability, and bad faith claims. Ten years of practicing law makes Tom a valuable asset to Quaker as an in-house legal consultant. One of Tom’s roles is also overseeing the handling of claims for which Quaker has delegated authority. Tom is a member of state and federal bar in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. he is also a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and is presently pursuing the RPLU designation. Tom resides in Northborough with his wife Kelley, their 2 children, and Fritz, their beloved boxer. In his spare time Tom enjoys playing golf, skiing, and spending time in Florida with his family.