Effective in March, Hollister Insurance of Clinton, Massachusetts has acquired J.F. Conlon and Associates, of Amherst Massachusetts. J.F. Conlon has been a leading employee benefits broker in Western Massachusetts for 20 years. Jim Conlon, President of J.F. Conlon and a former BCBS of MA regional director, has plans to retire within a year of the transition and Matt Hollister has assumed the role of CEO for the overall business. April Williams, who has worked at J.F. Conlon for 15 years as a producer and account manager has been promoted to regional manager and will head up the Amherst office.
The consolidated business gives Hollister Insurance a broader presence in the Massachusetts employee benefits market, increases the number of carriers and plans offered and adds significantly to the depth of experience in the brokerage staff.
J.F. Conlon will continue to maintain the same close relationships with customers while being able to offer clients additional support available through Hollister Insurance, such as Human Resources expertise and electronic enrollment solutions.
Hollister Insurance will continue the strong partnership J.F. Conlon has with the business community in Amherst and will look for opportunities for further expansion in the region.