The PMA Insurance Group has announced that Edward Scannell has joined the company as branch vice president for Connecticut and New York Metropolitan areas.

Mr Scannell will be responsible for leading PMA’s Connecticut and New York metro operations, managing the agency distribution network in those localities and achieving profitable business growth for PMA in the region.

Mr Scannell was previously COO/producer with Bouvier Beckwith & Lennox, a West Hartford, Connecticut agency and president/owner of the specialty agency, Kelly Associates. His insurance career spans 27 years, including insurance carrier experience as regional vice president for Peerless Insurance in Connecticut, vice president and branch manager for One Beacon and vice president/branch manager for CGU.

Mr Scannell was graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts with a bachelor of arts in economics. He has a chartered property casualty insurance designation and is a certified insurance counselor.