James Andreoli, CPCU, ASLI
Senior Vice President
Jim Andreoli is a Senior Vice President specializing in Property and Casualty insurance placements as well as Environmental and Excess. Jim has been with Quaker since 1988, after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross and Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA. During his years at Quaker, Jim has gained extensive knowledge of the Excess and Surplus Market and has handled the placement of all size accounts including Fortune 100 accounts. His areas of expertise are with contractors, real estate accounts, environmental and property risks. Jim serves on the Agency Council of several E&S Carriers including one of the industry’s largest, and has excellent rapport with all carriers. He is a member of the Holy Cross Varsity Club, New England Surplus Lines Association and the Worcester County Insurance Association. He holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designations. In addition, Jim sits on the boards of several local Non-Profit organizations. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golfing, skiing, coaching high school football, and relaxing on the beach in Harwich Port, MA. Jim lives in Worcester with his wife Leslie and their three children.
Senior Vice President
James Hawkins is a Senior Vice President specializing in Property and Casualty Insurance placements as well as Environmental, Professional and Excess accounts. Jim has been at Quaker since 1985 and deals primarily with Massachusetts agents throughout the entire state. Prior to joining the Quaker organization, he spent 5 years working in the Commercial Department of The Travelers Insurance Company in Worcester, MA. Jim’s responsibilities at Travelers included the underwriting and marketing of all the various lines of Commercial business. Jim graduated from Babson college in 1979 with a Bachelors degree as well as a major in Marketing.
Jim served 6 years as chairman of his Condominium Association and still keeps active with giving advice to the current Board members. In his free time, he loves spending time with his 3 year old granddaughter and volunteering in his local community of North Oxford, MA.
Tony O’Donnell, CPCU, ASLI
Tony O’Donnell is a Vice President specializing in Brokerage Property and Casualty Insurance. He joined Quaker Special Risk in 1995 after a successful career as an Educator. He attended the University of Nottingham in England where he earned his Bachelors Degree and he then earned a Masters Degree in the USA. He provides insurance services to retail agents in MA, CT, RI and NH.
Tony earned his CPCU designation in 2000, his Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) the same year, and he is a licensed Property & Casualty Broker in MA. In his free time, Tony enjoys coaching soccer, recently earning his National Coaches license. He is an avid cyclist and swimmer, participating in numerous charity events throughout the year.
Liam Staunton, CIC, ASLI
Liam Staunton is a Vice President and specializes in Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance. Liam joined Quaker in 2002 after receiving a Bachelors Degree from the College of the Holy Cross. Since then he has spent his career building a vast knowledge of Commercial Lines Insurance and cultivating relationships with retail agents in New England. Liam is a member of NAPSLO Next Generation, Holy Cross Club of Boston and Young Insurance Agents of MA. He holds both Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designations.
Liam lives in Milton, MA with his wife Tiffany and three children, Sophia, Julia and LJ. In his free time Liam enjoys spending time with family, traveling and volunteering in the Boston community.
Philip McGinnis, CIC, CRIS, ASLI
Phil McGinnis, Vice President, is a Property and Casualty Insurance specialist, serving retail Agencies across New England. Phil graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He joined Quaker Special Risk in June of 2008 after spending three years as a sales representative for Assurant Health. Phil keeps his Massachusetts Property and Casualty license active and earned the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. He is a member of the Cape Cod Independent Agents Association and New England Surplus Lines Association. He lives in Northborough with his wife Jil, daughter Violet, and two sons Griffin & Callan. In his spare time, Phil enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, golfing, and reading.
Senior Account Executive
Marilyn Boykin, Senior Account Executive, has been with Quaker Special Risk since January 1996. She works directly with Senior Producer Liam Staunton. Her work includes underwriting Commercial Lines business and managing the support staff. Marilyn enjoys the beach, golfing, traveling, and most importantly spending time with her husband Lee, three grown daughters, and granddaughters.
Marvin Andre, ASLI, AU
Marvin Andre graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. In his position of Account Executive, he is responsible for assisting in Commercial Lines business and helping Commercial underwriters at Quaker. Marvin enjoys spending time with family and friends, sports, and reading.
Assistant Vice President
EJ Bradley joined Quaker Special Risk in September of 2013. EJ graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. He works directly with Jim Hawkins, underwriting Commercial Lines accounts. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and coaching basketball at the youth and high school levels.
Megan McMahon joined Quaker Special Risk in September 2017 as a Policy Issuance Specialist. She is responsible for issuing commercial brokerage policies. Megan graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications; Media Studies. She lives in Worcester and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Megan loves books, movies, and trying new restaurants.
Katie joined Quaker in May 2018 after a brief sabbatical from the insurance industry. Prior to that she has worked in both employee benefits and the property & casualty sides of the business. Katie has been assisting the entire team on marketing their brokerage accounts and getting up to speed on our binding authority markets, working closely with Tony O’Donnell. Katie graduated from Worcester State University and resides in Worcester.
Katie enjoys staying active with the gym, yoga, Muay Thai and has recently rekindled her love of dance with adult classes at Dance It Up! She loves her Patriots football and never misses a chance to cheer on Tom! She has a passion for fashion and decorating. Spending time with friends and family is a priority and is the best auntie to Grace, Jack and Mason.
Kayla Smith, Account Executive, joined Quaker Special Risk in February of 2016, where her main area of focus is underwriting commercial policies in Quaker’s Small Business Unit. Kayla enjoys creating and listening to music – she has been a flutist for over ten years. In her spare time, Kayla appreciates shopping, eating, and making others laugh.
Austin Chamberlain joined Quaker Special Risk in 2011 after graduating from Nichols College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Since then he has spent time growing his knowledge on various surplus lines products and carriers. He works directly with Phil McGinnis underwriting new and renewal property and casualty business. In his spare time, Austin enjoys playing hockey and spending time with family and friends.
Account Executive – Small Business
Jaclyn Aliperta, Underwriting Assistant, joined Quaker Special Risk as a temp in January 2019 and was offered a permanent position in May of 2019. Jaclyn is responsible for assisting the underwriters in the Professional Lines department with their every day tasks. Jaclyn graduated from Anna Maria College in 2017 with a degree in Music Therapy and is currently enrolled in Anna Maria’s MBA program. Jaclyn loves to make music, play sudoku, binge Netflix, and have fun with friends.
Jennifer Rienzo joined Quaker in July 2020 after working on the retail agency side as well as with a large insurance carrier. Jennifer started her career in insurance after graduating from Worcester State University in 2014. Her work at Quaker includes account management, working closely with Tony O’Donnell. In her spare time Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and pets. Jennifer enjoys weight lifting and anything Disney. You can often find her planning her next trip to Disney World or her other favorite vacation spot, Maui.
Account Executive – Small Business
Owen Gibbons joined Quaker Special Risk in September 2020. Owen graduated from Worcester State University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies and Business & Health Education. He works as an Account Executive underwriting accounts in the Small Business Unit. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, coaching high school baseball, and hanging out with his family, friends, and dog.
Kim Baldyga joined Quaker Special Risk in September 2020 as an Account Executive in the Commercial Lines Small Business Unit. Kim came from Eastern Insurance Group, where she worked as a Commercial Lines Senior Account Manager for 8 years. Kim enjoys cooking, baking, painting, and spending time with friends and family – especially her husband, 2 daughters (Emma and Gia), and her St. Bernard, Bentley.