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Richard W. Sears Jr

Richard W. Sears, Jr.

Rick began his insurance career as an underwriter for the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company and subsequently with the Kemper Group of Insurance Companies. He received his broking training from Price Forbes and Company, Ltd., London, England. Before becoming President of Thomas E. Sears, Inc. in 1976, Rick held the office of Executive Vice President. Rick is a licensed Massachusetts Property and Casualty Insurance Broker and Advisor. He holds an undergraduate degree in Insurance and Finance, as well as, an MBA, from Northeastern University.


Benjamin W. Sears

Benjamin W. Sears
Executive Vice President/Director

Ben started his insurance career as a junior broker for Price Forbes and Company, Ltd., London, England. He formally joined Thomas E. Sears, Inc. in 1993 as a broker with our affiliated wholesale facility, U.S. RE Insurance Agency, where he placed various lines of commercial insurance. In 2002, Ben transitioned into Thomas E Sears, Inc. as a broker in the
Excess Liability Department. In 2003, he was promoted to Vice President and elected to the Board of Directors. He now splits his time between Excess Liability, Treaty and overseeing the operations of the firm. Ben graduated from The College of Wooster and earned his MBA at Boston College.
He also graduated from the Aetna Insurance Institute and is a licensed Massachusetts property
and Casualty Broker.