Brenda Jewell-Swartz has over 25-years experience in the property/casualty insurance field, and she has extensive product knowledge regarding the insurance needs of dentists, oral surgeons, physicians, and non-profit organizations.
Brenda began her insurance career in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1986, handling sales and marketing for J.N. Manson Insurance for ten years. She then moved on to the Wisconsin Hospital and Health Association where she developed, evaluated and managed their property/casualty insurance programs. Brenda then joined The Medical Protective Company, where she was a managing general agent from 1996 until 2001. While working from MedPro’s Milwaukee office, she marketed professional liability insurance products to physicians, health care facilities and dentists--and she networked with accounting professionals, medical group managers and large insurance brokerage firms to increase the company’s market penetration. She also served as a member of the Wisconsin Risk Management Steering Committee (a division of the department of insurance), and she organized and attended annual Medical Group Management Association conferences.
Brenda accepted a promotion in 1998 and relocated to Hartford, CT to develop the New England territory by appointing insurance agencies and brokers to create the infrastructure of a strong, growth-oriented medical malpractice insurance program. During this time in her new territory, Brenda developed strong business relationships within the agency network, local community study groups and health care associations. As a result of her hard work and dedication to her dental clients, Brenda was instrumental in securing the program endorsement of the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) in 1999 for MedPro. Brenda was also the liaison for The Hartford Insurance Group and MedPro in the New England territory, successfully collaborating direct mail campaigns, events with potential clients, trade show attendance and branding of the two carriers as the primary source of insurance for dental offices.
Brenda joined an Insurance Agency in 2001, bringing with her the endorsed program for the Connecticut State Dental Association, currently underwritten by Fortress Insurance Company. Brenda coordinated growth and enhancements to the dental program, and she was instrumental in securing the agency’s appointment by OMS National Insurance Company as their exclusive agent for oral surgeons in CT, NJ and southern NY. She also co-developed a program with Mercator Risk for Employment Practice Liability coverage designed specifically for the dental profession.
Brenda currently serves as a board member for the Connecticut Dental Association Foundation, and she serves as a volunteer each year at the CT Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) free dental clinic. An avid reader, proud mom, grandmother and owner of two adorable Yorkshire Terriers, she also volunteers as a Recruiter and Interview Consultant for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets (GASP). Brenda is married and resides with her husband Peter in Berlin, CT.