Meet the Team

We have only the best and most caring people at Jewell Professional Insurance. We are constantly dedicated to exceeding the needs of our customers and providing the highest quality of service.

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Brenda Jewell-Swartz - CEO, President & Licensed Agent

Brenda Jewell-Swartz has 30+ years’ experience in the property/casualty insurance field, and extensive knowledge regarding insurance needs of dentists, oral surgeons, physicians, and non-profit organizations.

Brenda began her insurance career in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1986, where she developed, evaluated and managed numerous property/casualty insurance programs for ten years. Brenda joined MedPro in 1996, where she was managing general agent until 2001. She marketed professional liability insurance products to physicians, health care facilities and dentists.

In 1998, Brenda relocated to Hartford, CT to develop the New England territory, Brenda was instrumental in securing the endorsement of the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) in 1999 for MedPro.

Brenda joined an 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 was instrumental securing the agency’s appointment by OMS National Insurance Company as their exclusive agent for oral surgeons in CT, NJ and southern NY.

Brenda opened Jewell Professional Insurance in 2010 and currently maintains the endorsed program for the CSDA.  JPI is a full-service insurance agency that serves clients across the country.

Brenda serves as a board member for the Connecticut Dental Association Foundation and serves as a volunteer at the CT Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) free dental clinic. An avid reader, proud mom, grandmother and owner of three adorable Yorkshire Terriers, Brenda is married and resides with her husband Peter in Berlin, CT.

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Amber F. Boggus, MBA - Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President

Amber obtained her undergraduate degrees in Marketing, Management and Graphic Design from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. She went on to earn her M.B.A in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA. She is currently working on her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover.

Amber spent 15 years in corporate marketing, healthcare and consulting. She continues to develop strategies focused on continued growth of our agency. Her focus is a comprehensive approach to our client’s insurance needs through continuous operational efficiency and listening to the voice of our consumer.

Amber is proud to be married to Jason, a USMC Veteran, and Mother to her amazing son, Kiefer.

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Lindsay Jackson - Sr. Vice President, Commercial Insurance & Licensed Agent

Lindsay Jackson is the Vice President, Commercial Insurance & Licensed Agent at Jewell Professional Insurance. Lindsay has 20+ years of insurance experience and specializes in Business Owners, Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto and Personal Lines Insurance.

Lindsay started her career in 2000 at InsuranceNoodle, a division of Willis North America in Chicago and worked there for 14 years handling all new business for the Midwest region. Lindsay consulted with insurance agents providing insight to the best products and coverages for their client’s needs. Lindsay reviewed each account at a detailed level becoming an expert in commercial and personal underwriting knowledge.

Lindsay joined JPI in 2014 and some of her responsibilities consist of policy rating, preparing, and reviewing coverage proposals to make sure all clients are receiving the best coverage at an affordable premium.

Lindsay is married and resides with her husband Ray and daughter Zoey.

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Cole Slominski - Vice President, Professional Insurance & Licensed Agent

Cole joined Jewell Professional Insurance in 2017, bringing ten years of operational management experience with various organizations, with a strong focus on customer service. Cole also served in the United States Army (National Guard and Reserve) for 15 years. He deployed twice to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror. He became a licensed insurance agent in 2018 and will focus on building commercial relationships within the Northeast and Midwest, along with being a main point of contact for our Dentists and Oral Surgeons.

In his free time, Cole volunteers at his local food bank and can always be counted on for a good laugh! He is married to his wife Aastha and they have a golden retriever named Zoey.

Matthew Schultz - Customer Service Specialist & Licensed Agent

Matt has a Communications degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and a background in personal insurance. He was born in Virginia and moved to Connecticut while in elementary school, but enjoys traveling anywhere with his wife, Meridith. You will find he has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of comic books! Matt has been with the agency since October 2020 and is the go-to person for customer service.

Jenni Slominski - Customer Service Liaison

Jenni recently joined the JPI team. We appreciate her ability to problem solve and promptly assist our clients. She is currently working on her nursing degree at Madison WI Technical College.

Jenni brings a strong customer service background in health services and hospitality for the last 15 years.