Mackey named new president of Dowd Financial Services

Date: 3/22/2013

HOLYOKE – The Dowd Agencies, a locally owned independent insurance agency, is has announced the appointment of R. Kirk Mackey as president of Dowd Financial Services LLC (DFS) and its Employee Benefits Division effective Feb. 1.

DFS is a full service financial division of The Dowd Agencies, with more than 50 years of combined expertise specializing in employee benefits.

Mackey has been in the financial services business since 1979. Prior to coming to Dowd in 2005 he was a representative of New England Financial Group, LLC. He specializes in corporate employee benefit planning. This primarily includes group health, life and disability insurance plans in addition to qualified retirement plans and selective executive compensation arrangements.

Mackey received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts (1978) and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Western New England College (1987).

Mackey lives in South Hadley with his wife Lise, and enjoys spending time with his four children.

"We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk to President of Dowd Financial Services," John Dowd, principal and executive vice president of The Dowd Agencies, said. "Kirk's financial skills and experience at Dowd Financial Services will contribute greatly to our continued success."

The Dowd Agencies have been helping people and businesses in Western Massachusetts with their insurance needs for over a century. The Dowd Agencies maintain strong relationships with many A-rated insurance carriers enabling them to negotiate the best possible insurance protection at a fair price.