Arbella Names Andrew O’Donoghue Assistant Vice President of Sales and Marketing

QUINCY, Mass., July 17, 2018 The Arbella Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew O’Donoghue to the position of assistant vice president of sales and marketing. In his role, O’Donoghue will report to Steve Jacobs, vice president of sales and marketing, and will continue to work closely with the company’s territory managers and underwriters and will continue to enhance Arbella’s strong agent partnerships.

"Andrew has established himself as a go-to resource for our local, independent agents looking to gain a competitive edge in today’s marketplace,” said Gayle O’Connell, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Arbella Insurance Group. “He has become an important addition to the sales and marketing team helping agency staff to better understand and communicate their value proposition. He has also been instrumental in helping the Arbella Service Center team to grow agency premium through on-going coaching, training and support. Andrew is a true advocate for our independent agents and we are thrilled to elevate Andrew into this role.”

Donoghue joined Arbella in 2013 as senior organizational development leader in the human resources department where he served as a cultural coach. His role later shifted into sales and marketing as O’Donoghue began working with partner agents on numerous initiatives including agent education, training and coaching support.

Prior to this role, O’Donoghue served as a consultant to Arbella through the management consultancy business he founded in 1996 called Advance Performance. As president of that business, he focused on driving positive results through individual performance, leadership development and coaching for behavioral change. His expertise helped many companies achieve better sales and customer excellence through his coaching and guidance. When O’Donoghue began consulting with Arbella in 2005, he worked on the creation of Arbella’s mission, vision, and values statement, and was instrumental in the creation of Arbella’s “cultural guide.” He also worked to promote employee engagement within the firm.

Also, a former attorney in the United Kingdom, O’Donoghue obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Liverpool and his professional qualifications as a solicitor from the College of Law in Chester.

About the Arbella Insurance Group

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group ( is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Foundation in 2004. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Top Charitable Contributors” for ten consecutive years, the mission of Arbella’s Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.

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Greenough Communications