We’d like you to join us in welcoming Linda Kimmey, CPCU to DeForest Group. Linda has accepted the role of Regional Manager and will start with us on June 1st.

Linda started her insurance career with MetLife Auto & Home in 1979 in the claim operations working her way up to supervisor. In 1987 she transferred to the company’s sales development operations holding various positions including training and marketing, working closely with the captive MetLife agents. Linda transferred once again within MetLife and in 2007 began working with the Independent Agency operation working with IA’s in Vermont. For the last 10 years she has been working with IA’s in the Capital District area.

Linda worked directly with agents, assisting them in developing business and marketing plans so that they could meet sales and profit goals. She also trained agency staff on new products, underwriting guidelines and taught Continuing Education to MetLife agents. Linda is a true partner for her agents and has helped grow the state of NY profitability.

Linda achieved the CPCU designation in 2002. She qualified for the company’s Top Sales Leaders Conference in 2007, 2012 and in 2014. She resides in Clifton Park with her husband Chris. They have two children, Jessica who lives in NJ and Sam who his studying for his Ph.D in CA.

We are confident that Linda will be a strong asset in continuing our Partner Agents’ success. We are excited to work with Linda and hope you will join us in welcoming her to the team!

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