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  • Christopher K. Shea

    President
    Office: 585-272-1956 x205
    Mobile: 585-975-9035
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Christopher Shea is the President of Landmark Group of Brighton, Inc. Born and raised in the city of Rochester, Chris graduated from McQuaid Jesuit in 1998 and Nazareth College in 2003 with a Business degree in Sports Management. During this time, Chris completed an internship with Converium Reinsurance in New York City, where he conducted actuarial research. After working in the medical equipment sales industry for a few years, he joined Landmark Group in 2005 and has worked hard to build strong relationships with all of his clients since then. He prides himself on giving the knowledge he has gained from his business pursuits back to the Rochester community, where he sits on various boards. When he is not working, Chris can be found playing squash at the Genesee Valley Club or playing golf at Oak Hill. Chris lives in the City of Rochester with his wife Stacy and their daughters Tenley and Hadley.

  • Kelly M. Shea

    Chairman
    Office: 585-272-1956 x207
    Mobile: 585-455-5349
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Kelly is the Co-Founder of Landmark Group of Brighton.  He began his career as an underwriter and Surety Manager in the Rochester office of The Hartford Insurance Group. After leaving the Hartford, he joined Marsh & McLennan Inc. as Assistant Vice President and Surety/Fidelity Manager.  He formed The Landmark Group of Brighton in 1984  and his firm has been providing innovative solutions and comprehensive services beyond what a traditional insurance agency offers ever since. Kelly is a 1972 graduate of St. Anselm College, Manchester NH, BA Economics. He lives in Rochester with his wife Kathy and is very active in the Rochester community as a member of numerous boards and organizations.

  • Sara Shimmel

    Vice President/Commercial Lines Manager
    Office: 585-272-1956 x210
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Sara joined Landmark Group in early 2013, after graduating from the University of Rochester.  After becoming licensed, she took part in an intensive three week industry training course that allowed her to broaden her insurance knowledge through instruction, case studies, and group discussion.  As manager of the Commercial Lines department, Sara implements procedures and timelines to keep workflow as efficient as possible so that our clients continue to experience the highest level of service. She also services a handful of Commercial accounts and takes care of any issues that may arise throughout the day. Sara truly enjoys the opportunity she has to build relationships with clients and to help put their insurance concerns at ease.  Sara holds a New York State Property & Casualty Brokers License.  She lives in Rochester and enjoys being an active member of the community.  In her spare time, Sara coaches figure skating.

  • Nick Botcher

    Commercial Lines Account Executive
    Office: 585-272-1956 x208
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Nick joined Landmark in 2018. He graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Risk Management & Insurance. He has worked in insurance for the last 5 years, including working as a Service Specialist in Commercial Lines Property & Casualty Insurance and in Underwriting for Personal Lines Property & Casualty Insurance. He was born and raised in Newark, NY, but is now residing in Irondequoit, NY with his fiancé, Alesha. Nick enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing a round or 2 of golf, exploring the Rochester area and watching the Philadelphia Eagles on Sundays. 

     
  • Stefanie Hilton

    Commercial Lines Account Executive
    Office: 585-272-1956 x226
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Stefanie joined Landmark in 2016. She graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2013 with a bachelor’s in Public Relations. She has years of customer service experience, most recently she worked in COBRA, Life and Health insurance and holds a NYS Life Accident & Health License. She was raised in Chili but currently lives in the Park Avenue Neighborhood. She spends her spare time frequenting the Rochester festivals with friends and family and enjoys taking Zumba classes!

  • Michael Shea

    Commercial Lines Account Executive
    Office: 585-272-1956 x215
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Michael joined Landmark in 2017. He graduated from University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Science and master’s degree in Higher Education. He was raised in Buffalo but currently lives in Rochester with his wife Cindy. He spends his spare time enjoying the many golf courses here in the Rochester area.

  • Stacey Hansen

    Personal Lines Account Executive
    Office: 585-272-1956 x206
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Stacey joined Landmark Group in early 2017 as a Personal Lines Account Representative. After graduating from Finger Lakes Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Communications, she began working in the insurance industry in January of 2012. Stacey holds a New York State Property and Casualty Brokers license, as well as a New York State Life, Accident and Health License. With over 5 years’ experience in the industry, she takes pride in providing superior customer service and support to clients. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending quality time with her friends and family. 

  • Christine Peartree

    Accounting Controller
    Office: 585-272-1956 x227
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Chris brings to Landmark Group extensive accounting experience, having worked in the medical manufacturing industry and with local legal and financial firms. She is responsible for all aspects of the agency's accounting functions. Originally from Michigan, Chris is a 1984 graduate of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN where she earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Chris serves on her parish finance committee, was past treasurer of Mercy Crew, Inc. and has volunteered her time for a variety of organizations.

  • Jess Greene

    Surety Account Executive
    Office: 585-272-1956
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Jess joined Landmark in 2017 as the Surety Account Executive. She graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a teaching degree and after 6 years of teaching and education administration, she made a leap of faith to try something new, and she greatly enjoys this new challenge. In her spare time Jess enjoys checking out new breweries and going on adventures with her dog, Elephant.

  • Mindy Boyer

    Personal Lines Account Executive
    Office: 585-272-1956 x209
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1239 University Avenue, Suite 4
    Rochester NY 14607
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    Mindy joined the Landmark Group in 2018 as a Personal Lines Account Representative. She began working in the insurance industry in August of 2010 after moving back to New York from Dallas, TX. Mindy holds a New York State Personal Lines broker's license, as well as a New York State Life, Accident and Health license. With several years of insurance experience, she takes pleasure in educating and assisting clients with their insurance needs. She is from Ogdensburg, NY which is in the Thousand Islands region and has lived in Rochester for the past few years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, fiancé and golden doodle, Sammy. She spends most of her summers on the St. Lawrence River with family, boating and camping.