November 12, 2019
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Downeast Insurance announces new president

Community Author: Kristie R. Libby
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Downeast Insurance | Contributed
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Stacy Johansen, CIC has been appointed as the new president of Downeast Insurance, headquartered in Topsham with 7 locations across Maine and 8 employees serving over 3,100 clients.

TOPSHAM — Downeast Insurance, LLC  is pleased to announce that Stacy Johansen, CIC has been appointed as the agency’s new president.

Johansen holds over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry with nearly 13 years at Downeast Insurance. Previous work experience includes vice president, operations director and quality control manager at Downeast Insurance.

Johansen is a leader in the insurance industry with many connections across the state and nation. She holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. Johansen is also the president of the Maine Chapter of the Applied Client Network, a group for those involved with the Applied Systems, an agency management system.

She is a graduate of Mt. Ararat High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College in Communications. Stacy began her insurance career as a customer service representative at a community agency in Bowdoinham directly out of college. After obtaining her license, she began writing insurance and was recruited to Downeast Insurance in November of 2007.

Outgoing Downeast Insurance president, Melanie Munsey, CIC said, “Stacy’s industry expertise, experience and dedication to our clients make her the perfect fit to lead Downeast Insurance into the future as the agency’s new President. Both our team members and clients are fortunate to have her in this role.”

Munsey leaves Downeast Insurance after 13 years with the agency to begin an early retirement with her husband, Doug and pets Maggie (labradoodle) and Cooper (Persian cat) in Portland. She will remain on board in an advisory role at Downeast for the next few months.

Johansen is eager to start her new role as president and looks forward to continuing her efforts in serving the members of Downeast Credit Union and the local communities.

Stacy resides in Richmond with husband, Kaj. They have four children, Bailey, Kyla, Taylor and Aiden and a dog, Tut, who all enjoy spending time in the Maine outdoors, at the Maine Street Baptist Church in Brunswick and attending school sporting events.

Downeast Insurance, headquartered in Topsham has seven locations across the state providing customized insurance options for auto/recreational/watercraft, home/renter’s, life, pet and umbrella policies.  DEI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Downeast Credit Union.  Clients enjoy friendly, knowledgeable service from our local agents, and convenient access to insurance services.  To learn more about Downeast Insurance, visit downeastinsurance.com.