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Michael Pierce

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Allen Insurance and Financial will have a new company president and treasurer.

Following unanimous approval last month by the company board of directors, J. Michael Pierce, JD, CFP®, will replace Gilbert T. Fifield, CIC, who served as company president and treasurer for eight years, since 2003. Fifield, who joined the company in 1986, will stay with the company and retain his post as chairman of the company’s board of directors. He will continue to serve his business insurance clients.

Pierce, a member of the company’s executive team, was formerly chief operating officer of Allen Financial, the company’s financial advisory and employee benefits division. He will retain those responsibilities. Pierce joined the company in 1998.

Allen Insurance and Financial is an independent, employee-owned insurance agency and financial services company employing 70 people in offices in Camden, Rockland and in Southwest Harbor, where the company operates as L.S. Robinson Co.

Other administrative changes at Allen Insurance and Financial effective Jan. 1 include:

  • The appointment of Michael Dufour as executive vice president and company secretary. He was formerly a company vice president, joining the company in 2002 and will continue to oversee the company’s business and personal insurance divisions. Sara K. Montgomery is the company’s other executive vice president.
  • The appointment of Scott Carlson as personal insurance supervisor, reporting to Dufour. Carlson, who joined the company in 2011, will be based in the Rockland office.

For more information about Allen Insurance and Financial, please call 800-439-4311 or visit

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