Ed Devine - President, CPCU, AIM, ARM.Edward Devine graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Finance.Upon graduation, Mr. Devine worked for three years in the investment business as a stockbroker before joining his family's insurance business, E.H. Devine Co., Inc., in 1986.
While working there, his
duties included everything from the bottom up.His
father expected him to learn every aspect of the business, and made sure he
became very well versed in customer service, sales, and management, while furthering his
education, knowledge base, and experience.Mr. Devine
received his CPCU
accreditation in 1996, and his ARM
, and CPD accreditations in 1998, making him 1 of only 495 Insurance professionals in the World with these credentials.This is extremely noteworthy when one considers that at that time there were over 1 million licensed insurance agents in the United States alone.
Along the way, Mr. Devine
enjoyed working with companies of almost every type from the proverbial mom-and-pop businesses to complex international manufacturers, exporters, importers, contractors, construction, and finance companies, building a diverse and thorough background, making him one of the industry's most knowledgeable and experienced professionals.Mr. Devine eventually rose to become a principal of E.H. Devine Co., Inc. which was sold in 1998 to Meeker Sharkey and became known as Meeker Sharkey Devine, of which Mr. Devine was also a principal.As CEO and President, Mr. Devine was asked to oversee the merger of the entities in Pennsylvania, while expanding its customer base West and South into the surrounding states.Mr. Devine
was recognized for his
performance with a promotion to Chairman in 1999.
In the following three years, the company was purchased three more times.Mr. Devine eventually left the company and, in 2003, formed SMC Insurance Services, with a partner.
In a very short period of time, he
into an agency with tremendous reach and resources, able to provide life insurance in all 50 states, personal insurance in 15 states, business insurance in 43 states, as well as every Continent on the Planet.In January of 2005, Mr. Devine
acquired the part of the agency he
didn't already own, and changed the name to Devine Insurance Services
Mr. Devine lives in Wayne, PA with his
wife and five children, and enjoys many activities including attending his
children's school and athletic events, golf, paddle tennis, bicycling, and coaching youth sports.