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Bookham named director of Business Development; Dutch named Chief Operations Officer

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
Dan Bookham
Dan Bookham

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Bookham, a business insurance specialist, as the company’s director of business development, a new position.

Bookham joined the company in September 2012 after four years as executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Other administrative changes effective Jan. 1, 2014 at Allen Insurance and Financial:

  • The appointment of Jean Dutch as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. She has also been named a vice president of the corporation. Dutch, of Belfast. She has been with the company since 1995.
  • The appointment of Gene McKeever, a business and marine insurance specialist, as a vice president of the corporation. McKeever has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since March 1992.
  •  The retirement of Steve Crane and Peter Van Alstine from the company’s board of directors. Crane, a former company president, retired from that position in November 2007. Van Alstine, a long-time financial advisor with the company, is retiring at the end of 2013.

The company’s board of directors approved these changes at their annual meeting earlier this month.

Founded in 1866, Allen Insurance and Financial is an employee-owned insurance and financial planning services company with offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast and Southwest Harbor, Maine. In 2014, the company will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of its employee stock ownership plan.

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