Westbrook, CT and Newport, RI (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Gowrie Group, New England’s premier independent insurance agency, is excited to announce that Dan Cooney has joined the company’s growing commercial insurance division. Dan will work with commercial entities, marine businesses, and yacht clubs across the US to help them put in place comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management plans.
In addition to providing his clients with broad insurance protection, Cooney will work with businesses to put in place proactive preventive strategies, loss control measures, and safety standards that position the client to:
□ Take control of and reduce their total cost of risk
□ Look more attractive to the insurance marketplace
□ Implement long term preventative programs
Dan Cooney commented, “In every interaction, Gowrie Group differentiates. Gowrie brings unrivaled expertise to the table and they genuinely care about and root for the success of their clients. I’m thrilled to join this group of professionals and become an advisor and advocate for our clients.”
Cooney brings to Gowrie Group deep marine industry expertise and sharp business acumen. Prior to joining Gowrie Group, Dan was the Associate Executive Director of US Sailing. At US Sailing, Dan negotiated several million dollars of sponsorship agreements and created a new commercial program for the US Olympic Sailing Team.
Before his career at US Sailing, Dan was a professional fundraiser for a Gubernatorial, Senate and two Presidential campaigns. He also served as Executive Director of the State of Oklahoma’s Washington Office. As a salesman for Broadcast.com and Yahoo! his clients included marquee brands such as The World Bank, Fidelity Investments, The Department of State, Maxim Magazine, and General Electric.
Dan’s marine roots run deep. He is a long-time volunteer for the Beverly Yacht Club and is currently serving as Rear Commodore and racing J 80’s. He is also a Director at Community Boating New Bedford. In the recent past, he served as a Director of Sail America (2005-2008), as a member of the Tabor Alumni and Headmasters Councils, and chaired the Buzzards Bay Regatta in 2006, the largest volunteer-run regatta in the United States.
Dan is a graduate of Tabor Academy, Bowdoin College, and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler School of Business (MBA). He resides in Marion, Massachusetts with his wife and two young sons. Dan will work out of the company’s Newport, RI office.
About Gowrie Group. Gowrie Group provides insurance, benefits, and financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the US, and specializes in customized marine, business, home, auto, and boat insurance products and services. Gowrie Group is the largest independent marine insurance group in the US and is ranked in the top 75 independent insurance agencies in the US. Gowrie is endorsed by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. Gowrie's 125+ dedicated professionals are primarily located in the company's main offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, North Kingstown RI, and Newport RI. For more information about Gowrie Group visit http://www.gowrie.com or call 800.262.8911.