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Our Staff


Contact us and we will be happy to show you why so many
“Trust in Us and Insure with Us”

Paul Fitzgerald

Paul is a thirty-year veteran of the insurance industry. A founder and partner of Connecticut Insurance Associates, Paul focuses on helping small and mid-sized companies manage risk and control their insurance costs. After a twenty-year career at The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Paul started Connecticut Insurance Associates determined to provide small businesses with the same level of service and expertise that larger employers have come to expect. More and more time each year is spent helping Connecticut employers find creative solutions to the rising cost of Health Insurance. In his long career, Paul has crisscrossed the state helping Connecticut employers purchase comprehensive commercial insurance packages and affordable employee benefit programs. Paul also helps businesses and individuals protect their futures with life insurance and disability products. In the past 11 years, he has helped grow Connecticut Insurance Associates into one of Connecticut’s top full-service insurance agencies with three locations ready to serve our growing list of customers.

Mark Rava

Mark manages all aspects of Connecticut Insurance Associates’ award-winning personal lines business. He grew American Auto Brokerage from a start-up insurance agency to one of Connecticut’s largest producers of home and auto insurance. The 2012 merger of American Auto Brokerage and The Fitzgerald Agency created even more opportunities for Mark to lead a team of professionals dedicated to getting the customer the right coverage at the right price. For over 30 years Mark has helped customers all over the state find affordable insurance solutions. In addition to providing our traditional multiline customers with competitively priced packaged insurance, Mark has years of experience helping those hard-to-place consumers as well. Drivers who are newly licensed, have poor driving records, and less than perfect claims history can count on Mark and his team to find them an affordable program that will get them on the road. Mark’s passion for taking care of the customer is the driving force behind growing Connecticut Insurance Associates into one of the state’s premier personal lines insurance agencies.

Kris St John

Kris is responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day operations of Connecticut Insurance Associates. She started with The David J Dewitt Agency in her hometown of Woodbury CT right out of high school and has been with our agency ever since. She has helped countless families protect the things that matter most by finding them the right policies with the most appropriate coverage at the most affordable price. In addition to helping manage the agency, Kris is the key service professional for our growing commercial insurance business. Her many years of experience combined with her dedication to her clients make her a valuable resource to our loyal customers.

Dani Guerrera

Dani has also been with the agency for many years. She started her career with The David Dewitt Agency and has been with Connecticut Insurance Associates since we opened our doors. She has been an integral part of our tremendous growth and is the key support person for our group health insurance department. Our group insurance clients look to Dani as the go-to person for all issues in the complex world of employee benefits. Dani’s professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile make her invaluable to both our personal lines and business clients.

Jeanne Soto

Jeanne was the first new hire when we opened our East Hartford office in 2006. She has worked in the insurance industry since she graduated high school and is a key part of our team. Along with MaryAnn Diaz, Jeanne drives our award-winning sales activities. She is consistently one of the state’s leading producers of personal lines insurance. Her years of success can be traced to her willingness to work tirelessly for the customer. Our large and diverse customer base trust Jeanne to help them with all aspects of their insurance experience, including sales, billing, and of course claims. Never flustered and always patient, Jeanne is a true resource to all of our clients.

MaryAnn Diaz

For many years our East Hartford customers have come to count on Mary Ann to help them with all of their insurance needs. Like Jeanne Soto, Mary Ann has been looking after our clients since she was a very young woman right out of school. She is consistently one of the state’s leading writers of home and auto insurance and also helps our small business customers with their insurance needs as well. MaryAnn’s passion for helping people in the community is second to none and we could not have grown Connecticut Insurance Associates without her energy and expertise.

Richard Bernier

Rich is the newest member of the Connecticut Insurance Associates team. He is licensed in both life and health and property and casualty insurance. Rich has a lifetime of experience calling on small and mid size businesses and his understanding of the challenges these companies face makes him a great resource to our clients. Rich can help businesses find the best commercial insurance programs available in the marketplace and also help small companies find reasonably priced health insurance and employee benefits. His proven track record of helping businesses save money while providing them quality solutions makes him a resource that small businesses have come to trust and rely on.

Tiffany Vargas

Tiffany provides administrative support to our East Hartford location and is the first voice so many of our customers hear when they call. Tiffany is responsible for much of the clerical work it takes to support our busy operation. When she is not on the phone fielding calls from our clients, Tiffany can be found trying to keep the rest of the staff organized and on task. Her truly infectious personality makes her well-liked by both her co-workers and our many clients.

Ray Giguire

Ray is the director of our marketing outreach program. He contacts both existing customers and new prospects to talk to them about the various products and programs of Connecticut Insurance Associates. Ray’s 30 years of experience in the life and financial industry make him uniquely qualified to help both individuals and small business owners review their insurance needs. Through Ray’s efforts, we are able to reach out to an enormous number of customers and potential customers to review their insurance needs.