Douglas MacDonald CEO, PresidentCPCU, CIC, CRM
Douglas MacDonald and his wife Maria moved to Falmouth in 1983 where he joined C.M. Murray Insurance Agency as a sales producer. Prior to moving to the Cape he worked with General Motor’s Assembly Division in their finance department. In 1987 he became a partner at C.M. Murray Insurance and Vice President of Sales. In 1995 Douglas became President of the Agency which had changed its name to Murray & MacDonald Insurance Service. His business philosophy can be summed as: “Do what is right”, “Treat the client how they want to be treated”, and “Do the best you can”. He currently serves on the boards of Cape Arts & Entertainment (Cape Cod Symphony/Conservatory), Philanthropy Partners of Cape Cod, and Mothers and Infants in Recovery Network. He is fluent in Swedish and his interests include family, friends, piano, cycling, running, golf, skiing, boating, enjoying life, and when decompressing from life’s challenges – weeding his lawn and garden.
John Vokey Personal Insurance and RMV NinjaCIC
Everyone seems to know John. He is always smiling and willing to take the extra effort to make sure that his clients get what they need - whether organizing a run to the registry or taking a photo of your home for insurance approval. In addition to working at Murray & MacDonald for years, John is our in-house RMV expert who helps everyone, including our own staff, understand how to navigate the intricacies of the registry of motor vehicles to save us all boatloads of time.
Courtney Finigan VP Business ServicesCIC, CRM, CMIP, CWCS
Even though she is from Pennsylvania, Courtney developed a niche focus in the Ocean: she moved to the east coast and started working in the insurance industry in 1982 with Frank B Hall's ocean marine division in Boston. These days, when she is not reading best sellers or growing vegetables, flowers, and herbs in her garden, Courtney advises businesses. And she still still specializes with ocean marine: she earned her Certified Marine Insurance Professional designation in 2015. Courtney is married with 3 kids, 2 dogs, and she volunteers on the board of the West Falmouth Preschool.
Janet Scrima Director of First Impressions
As a native of Massachusetts, Janet naturally enjoys soaking up the rays outdoors, on the beach, or in her kayak. She especially covets time with her family in the summer. Since 1999 Janet has been making sure that no detail gets overlooked in the processing of a policy, or in welcoming a client in person and over the phone at our Falmouth office.
Bob Carreiro Personal Insurance
Ask Bob and if you are lucky, he will show you one of his old salty tattoos that evokes memories of his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he worked for 26 years as a criminal investigator. Bob is an artist and fisherman in his free time when he is not helping clients or working on home improvement projects. Bob works as an account manager and a client favorite in our Bourne office (since 1999).
Sandi Abrams High Net Worth SpecialistCIC
Sandi's clients love her, and their feedback speaks for itself:
“It is a pleasure to send you this letter to compliment one of your employees - Ms Sandra Abrams. Of all the insurance professionals that I have dealt with over many years, Sandi stands out in several ways. First is her overall professional competence. Second, and of particular importance, is her friendly manner. I am sure that you have already recognized Sandi's exceptional abilities, namely the ability to not only satisfy a customer, but further to delight a customer. I believe that she deserves special recognition.”
“Sandi in your office is awesome. She emails from home and provides rapid responses.”
“Sandi was very supportive during this whole horrible [claim] experience. Thanks.”
“Sandi in Bourne is amazing! She has been our contact for 10 years and she is the BEST!”
Guy Cecchi Financial AdvisorCertified Long Term Care, Certified Senior Advisor
When he isn’t cycling around the mid-lower cape, Guy likes to fiddle with the piano, help out in his church, and play golf. He’s been involved in the financial services industry since 1995, starting with five years at Prudential, and moving to Murray & MacDonald in 2000. Prior to that he worked in the restaurant industry.
In addition to his two professional designations, Guy is matriculated into the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation program. His expertise is in life, disability, and long term care insurance, IRAs/401ks, annuities, and mutual funds, especially when used for retirement and estate planning purposes. He enjoys meeting new people and building long term relationships. He is a member of the Mashpee Magic BNI.
Joan Coccoli Personal Insurance WizardCIC
Imagine you need a friendly, non-confrontational advisor to help you think through insuring your next big decision (maybe a first home or a brand new car). Joan is a smiling, welcoming presence who brings over 40 years of experience advising clients in the insurance industry, so you know that her advice is based in experience and professional credentialed expertise. Joan has trained many of her colleagues during her tenure at Murray & MacDonald Insurance since 2000
Sara Giguere ControllerCIC
Sara Giguere received her B.A. Degree in Business Administration from Gordon College in 2005. She started her career in the banking industry, joining TD Bank on Cape Cod in 2005. Two years post college, Sara chose to join the insurance industry; she joined Murray & MacDonald Insurance in June 2007 as a Sales Associate. March 2010, she took an opportunity to become the Controller for the agency. Shortly thereafter she transitioned the accounting department to become paperless; a welcome update. In 2013 Sara joined the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents Young Agent Committee Board; she is currently serving her third year. In March 2015, Sara took the opportunity to buy into her agency; she is part-owner and Financial Controller.
Sara is married to Caleb. They have two children. She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, going to the beach, traveling and participating in her local CSA at Appleton Farms.
Peter MacDonald VP Sales and Marketing. Insurance AdvisorCPCU, CRM, CIC, LIA
Peter is partner and Vice President at Murray & MacDonald and works as a Risk Advisor. In addition to three professional industry designations he is matriculated into the CPCU and CWCA programs. Peter advocates for his clients lobbying in Washington DC annually with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. He is a board member of the Marine and Ocean Technology Network, member of the Falmouth Aquatics Steering Committee, Falmouth Academy Alumni Council (Outreach Chair), the Cape Cod Marine Trades Association, and the Rhode Island Water Works Association. He is a 2015 honoree for the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Awards, which recognize distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40. Prior to insurance he ran youth hostels in Europe for two summers and led adventure tours. Further interests include mastering the perfect bread, family, and being active outdoors.
Gabriel DeSouza Account ManagerCWCS
Gabriel is an Account Manager. He currently carries a Certified WorkComp Specialist designation from the Institute of Worker’s Compensation Professionals. He plans on continuing his studies pursuing the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
Gabriel graduated University of MA- Dartmouth with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English. He is interested in the arts, music, language and communication, and community outreach. Gabriel enjoys the outdoors, sports, creative thinking, making music, and helping others.
Allana Notaro Account Manager
Allana Notaro is an enthusiastic, passionate account manager who loves to connect with people. She was born in Brazil, raised in Falmouth and is fluent in both Portuguese and English. Allana graduated from Falmouth High School and went on to Gordon College where she obtained her B.A. in International Affairs and Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. In the summer of 2013, she interned for EMC's Research and Development Center in Rio de Janeiro and became a G92 fellow with World Relief in 2014. She is an active member of IPR Cape Cod Church in Hyannis where she serves as a simultaneous interpreter and teen mentor. Allana enjoys serving her community, meeting new people and spending time with her family. She resides in South Yarmouth with her husband John and their french bulldog Boss.
Alison West Employee Benefits ConsultantAlison West is our in-house employee benefits expert. A strong believer that a top-notch employee benefits package is a surefire way to attract and retain top talent and employee satisfaction, she wants to help you succeed in your employee benefits program, human resources and overall business strategy. She’s spent a total of 11 years in the insurance industry; one of the highlights of her career was working in National Accounts for Aetna Inc., helping household names develop cutting edge benefits programs for populations of 3K or more. Alison is a native of New Jersey, but has spent most of her adult life in Massachusetts starting with her time at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She graduated from Holy Cross with a BA in Sociology in 2006. Outside of the office, Alison enjoys spending time by the ocean, especially Little Harbor in Wareham. Her favorite past-times include photography, jogging along the Cape Cod Canal, painting, and meditation.
And Many More ... (Could you picture yourself here?)
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Designations Explanations for those alphabet soup designations
CLTC: Certified Long Term Care