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  • Christopher K. Shea

    President
    Office: 585-272-1956 x205
    Mobile: 585-975-9035
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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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
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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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
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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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.

  • Jennifer Staub

    Surety Account Manager
    Office: 585-272-1956 x216
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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    Jennifer joined Landmark Group in December 2004.  Jennifer has over 17 years of customer service experience and holds her New York State Property & Casualty Brokers License and is a Notary Public in Monroe County.  Jennifer has strong organizational skills and computer skills and is always learning something new.  She works closely with Kelly and Chris to ensure that surety accounts are up to date and that bonds are issued in a timely manner.  Jennifer grew up in Washington State, is married to her husband Jason and has 2 daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography and traveling.

  • Courtney Calvert

    Commercial Account Representative
    Office: 585-272-1956 x208
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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    Landmark Group welcomed Courtney to the team in 2015.  She eagerly took on the position of a Commercial Account Representative, which requires her to handle the day to day servicing of accounts such as billing issues, certificates of insurance, and reporting claims.  She also processes audits, endorsements, and renewals.  Courtney’s outstanding organizational skills along with her great attention to detail leave her customers feeling confident in their Landmark Group experience. Courtney has a New York State Property & Casualty Brokers License and keeps up to date with insurance matters by attending continuing education and industry courses. Courtney was born and raised in West Irondequoit.  She spends her spare time camping, hiking, reading, and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • Stefanie Hilton

    Commercial Account Representative
    Office: 585-272-1956 x226
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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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

    Commerical Lines Account Representative
    Office: 585-272-1956 x215
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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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.

  • Laurie Walsh

    Controller/Personal Lines Manager
    Office: 585-272-1956 x209
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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    Laurie joined Landmark Group in 2015 as the agency's accountant. She is a detail-oriented professional and enjoys providing excellent service to customers as well as fellow employees. Laurie possesses over 20 years in the accounting field and holds a New York State Property & Casualty Brokers license. She was raised near Utica, NY and has a degree from Herkimer County Community College. Laurie's family includes her husband and three daughters. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family and pets.

  • Stacey Hansen

    Personal Lines Account Representative
    Office: 585-272-1956 x206
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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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. 

  • Barb Snyder

    Administrative Assistant
    Office: 585-272-1956 x201
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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    Barb joined  Landmark Group in the summer of 2014 as an Administrative Office Assistant after 14 years in the payroll and customer service fields.  She is the first one you see when you walk into the office and the first friendly voice you encounter if you call.  Barb provides support for the owners, as well as the Personal Lines and Surety departments.  Always eager to help, she possess many years of exceptional customer service experience, attention to detail, and organizational skills.  A life long Albion resident, Barb resides with her husband and three dogs.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the warm months and snowshoeing during the winter months.

  • Fauzelette Doran

    Accounting
    Office: 585-272-1956 x227
    Fax: 585-272-7709
    1956 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY 14623
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