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Cameron Gartley Earns AAI Designation

Cameron Gartley

Cameron Gartley

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce that Cameron Gartley has earned an Accredited Adviser in Insurance designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Gartley is a personal insurance account executive in the company’s Camden office.

Designations such as AAI demonstrate an insurance broker’s tested knowledge in their field. Allen Insurance and Financial supports all its employees in their efforts to continue their education.

The AAI program requires nine separate exams; the course outlines risk analysis techniques and tools, while providing an in-depth understanding of commercial insurance products and services.

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Amanda Corson Earns CIC Designation

Amanda Corson, a personal insurance account executive with LS. Robinson Co.

Amanda Corson

Amanda Corson

insurance, has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor.

The professional dedication and commitment represented by this achievement sets the standard within the insurance industry. Corson earned the designation through a series of rigorous written exams focusing on all major fields of insurance, agency operations and insurance management.

“Amanda’s emphasis on professional development continues to set a great example for her colleagues and shows her deep commitment to making sure they receive her best possible insurance counseling,” said Michael Pierce, company president.

A Bar Harbor native, Corson is a graduate of MDI High School and the University of Maine in Orono. She also holds the ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative) and AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance) designations.

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Libby Davis Earns CPIA Designation

Libby Davis , ACSR, CPIA

Libby Davis , ACSR, CPIA

Libby Davis, an assistant on the personal insurance team in the Belfast office of Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society).
The CPIA designation, received after completion of three in-depth seminars, stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical knowledge. The designation requires a bi-annual continuing education update.
Davis has been with the company since 2006. She also holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative in Personal Lines designation.
The AIMS Society is the only insurance organization dedicated solely to recognizing training and service quality among property and casualty insurance personnel. The mission of the AIMS Society is to improve the selling skills and insurance knowledge of its members by upgrading professionalism through information and education, which will result in providing better service to the insurance-buying public.

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Karen Reed Earns CPIA Designation

Karen Reed

Karen Reed, CRIS, CPIA


Karen Reed, a member of our business insurance team, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society).
The CPIA designation, received after completion of three in-depth seminars, stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical knowledge. The designation requires a bi-annual continuing education update.
Reed, of Appleton, has been with Allen Insurance and Financial for 25 years and specializes in insurance for contractors and large businesses. She is also certified as a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), and is a member of the Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals.
The AIMS Society is the only insurance organization dedicated solely to recognizing training and service quality among property and casualty insurance personnel. The mission of the AIMS Society is to improve the selling skills and insurance knowledge of its members by upgrading professionalism through information and education, which will result in providing better service to the insurance-buying public.

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Holly Shields Earns CPIA Designation

Holly Shields

Holly Shields


Holly Shields, a member of the personal insurance team at L.S. Robinson Co. insurance, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society).
The CPIA designation, received after completion of three in-depth seminars, stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical knowledge. The designation requires a bi-annual continuing education update.
Shields has been with L.S. Robinson since 2008. She also holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative in Personal Lines designation.
The AIMS Society is the only insurance organization dedicated solely to recognizing training and service quality among property and casualty insurance personnel. The mission of the AIMS Society is to improve the selling skills and insurance knowledge of its members by upgrading professionalism through information and education, which will result in providing better service to the insurance-buying public.
L.S. Robinson Co. is a division of Allen and Financial,operating in Southwest Harbor, Maine.

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Chris Richmond Earns CMIP Designation From International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies

Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond


Chris Richmond, a member of the marine insurance division at  Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Marine Insurance Professional (CMIP) from the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies.
CMIP is the premier practical training and designation program in marine and longshore insurance.
Richmond, a licensed mariner and former schooner captain, works with mariners and boat yard owners in Maine and around the U.S. and heads up a marine insurance program endorsed by Tall Ships America, working with the owners and crew of the nation’s most historic sailing vessels. Richmond also holds the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designation from The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group and is a member of the board of directors of the Maine Marine Trades Association.