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Photo of HIG Insurance Agency team member Paul Burke


In August of 1987, Paul C. Burke started Insurit Agency, Inc., in Fall River where he gained extensive experience in the property and casualty business. In 2003, Paul partnered with, and became president of, Hadley Insurit Group (HIG), becoming one of the agency’s three co-owners. He is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and a Licensed Insurance Advisor, (LIA). Paul has been an insurance instructor for over 25 years for the Massachusetts Association of Independent Insurance Agents (MAIA). He served as Chairman of the Board for the Fall River Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Boards of Directors for the Fall River Insurance Agents Association and the MAIA. Paul is an active Swansea community leader who has been a firefighter for the Volunteer Fire Department since 1974; elected Town Moderator since 1996; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Philanthropic Association of Swansea (d/b/a Swansea Ambulance Corp.) since 1994; where he also serves as a volunteer EMT. He is a former member of the Swansea Board of Selectmen and the town Finance and Advisory Board. Paul’s outstanding record of service also includes appointments in Fall River where he is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Fall River development Corp and USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of Jobs for Fall River, Inc., and a current member of the Board of Directors for the SouthCoast Development Partnership. Paul holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Bristol Community College and a Bachelor Degree in Business and Finance from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Photo of HIG Insurance Agency team member Bob Hadley


In 1977, Bob Hadley joined Hadley Insurance Agency (HIA) following his graduation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he received his Bachelor degree in Business Administration. In 1982, he earned a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters. In 1993, Bob became a principal and owner of HIA. Currently, Bob heads up the agency’s automation and IT operations. Bob is active in the insurance industry and has served as President of the South Coast Insurance Agents Association and is a Past President, MA/RI Applied Systems User Group. Locally, Bob was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow for his distinguished service and contribution to the Rotary Foundation and for his support of the Foundation’s goals of world peace and understanding. He has been a United Way volunteer since 1990. Bob also serves as assistant treasurer of his church in Fall River.

Photo of HIG Insurance Agency team member Chris Hadley


Chris Hadley joined the Hadley Insurance Agency (HIA) in 1987. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, he began his career with a major national insurer where he gained experience selling life insurance. As a sales representative, he specialized in developing personal financial security programs for individuals—life, disability income, and variable and life annuity programs. Shortly after joining HIA in 1987, Chris was appointed sales manager and producer. He expanded the agency’s business insurance capabilities by creating a direct marketing program for the sale of commercial property and casualty services. The program offers professional services for all types of small and medium-size business organizations in the South Coast area. Chris has also established a program to help contractors with their insurance and bonding needs.

Photo of HIG Insurance Agency team member Tom Cote


After serving in the US Navy in the early 1970′s, Tom worked for various companies before joining Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1992 where he received numerous sales awards including the Golden Quill award for sales and service. He started Cote Insurance Agency in 1994 on Newton Street in Fall River. In the fall of 2009, Tom joined forces with Hadley Insurit Group (HIG) in order to give his clients better service by increasing the availability of insurance products. He is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents. Outside of work Tom is a Red Cross volunteer on call at the Rhode Island Chapter; where he is a member of the Disaster Action Team assisting victims of fires and natural disasters. Tom has served on committees for various organizations and is a former Director of the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee. Tom is a FAA certificated pilot with Private, SEL privileges and holds a Rhode Island Journeyman electrician’s license. He is a member of the American Legion, the Navy League, the USS Concord Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Tom majored in Electrical Engineering at Roger Williams College and the New England Institute of Technology. He studied Business and Marketing at Bristol Community College and Financial planning at Boston University.

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