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New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents Announces 2013 Board of Directors

September 24, 2012 – Concord, NH

Left to right: Dean Merrill, Charles Hamlin, Congressman Guinta, Bryan Bernier, Christopher Worcester
Left to right: Dean Merrill, Charles Hamlin, Congressman Guinta, Bryan Bernier, Christopher Worcester

The New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA), the state’s predominant association of insurance agents, announced its Board of Directors for 2013.  Elections were held at the association’s 113th annual convention held at Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont. Congressman Guinta was present during the swearing in of the new board members.

Charles Hamlin, of Infantine/Cross Insurance Agency was elected Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Hamlin was joined by Bryan Bernier of Aspen Insurance Agency as Chairman of the Board-Elect, and Christopher Worcester of Hometown Insurance Agency as Vice Chairman.  Ryan Towle, of Davis & Towle Group, serves as Immediate Past Chairperson, and Dean Merrill of Tobey & Merrill of Hampton, NH, will continue to serve as New Hampshire’s National Director to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA).

The NHAIA 2013 Board of Directors also will retain 2012 members: Lewis A. Barnes from Kapiloff Insurance, Matthew Barrett of Barrett Insurance, Robert Bethel of Rowley Agency; Gregory Eastman of Hunkins & Eaton; William Infantine of Aspen Insurance Agency; Michelle Lamper of Melcher & Prescott Insurance-Moultonboro; Christopher Sharpe of Cross Insurance; Barbara DeStefano of People’s United Insurance Agency; and Christopher Snow of Bernier and Snow Insurance.  The NHAIA was pleased to welcome new board member Beth Needham of Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency.

Robert L. Nash, President of NHAIA, continues as the staff representative to the Board of Directors, and Thomas Minkler of Clark-Mortenson Agency, a member of the IIABA Executive Committee, will remain as liaison to the New Hampshire association.

Charles Hamlin, who has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, was pleased to accept the title of Board Chair, “It is an honor to be a part of this organization at such a crucial point in the insurance industry,” he said.  “As chair, I look forward to working with fellow Trusted Choice® members to promote the importance of working with a local agent, so customers can experience the value and advocacy of the Trusted Choice® brand.”

About the New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA)

New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA), located in Concord, NH, was founded in 1899, and is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).  The goal of the association is to be a valuable resource to its members by proving a competitive advantage to retain existing customers and attract new ones.

For more information contact Bob Nash, 1.800.559.3373,,


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