Jeff McDonnell, CPCU, is a principal with the Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency, a family owned and operated independent insurance agency. He has been with the Agency since 1991 and is experienced in all lines of insurance.
Graduating from Husson College with a B.S. in Business Administration, Jeff went on to earn the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the Insurance Institute of America.
Jeff has a continued history of volunteerism having held leadership positions for United Volunteers, Shaw House, Jaycees and Boy Scouts. He has served in various capacities for the Maine Insurance Agents Association and is a Past President. Jeff also serves on the Mission Council for the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ and is active in his local church All Souls Congregational in Bangor.
In his spare time Jeff enjoys many activities including running, hiking, and reading. He is an avid tennis player and is part of a local team. Jeff loves to spend time with his wife Jody, two adult children, dog and cat at his home in Bangor.
Jody L. McDonnell, ACSR, is a second generation insurance agent, meaning she sort of fell into this profession because she grew up surrounded by insurance in the family business. She even dragged her husband Jeff into this field. Jody became licensed in Property and Casualty in 1997 and Life and Health in 2004. With constant change the norm, there is never a dull moment in the Insurance Industry.
Enough about work! With her two boys grown and in college, the years of scouting adventures, school programs and church trips are winding down. To fill that empty nest feeling, Jody enjoys surrounding herself with the State Youth Council (SYC), an energetic group of high school students throughout the state affiliated with the Maine Conference United Church of Christ (UCC). Cooking and Reading are wonderfully rejuvenating activities. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting in her garden with her husband Jeff after a busy day.
Dale Bartlett serves as the Commercial Lines Department Manager at Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency. Dale entered the insurance business 35 years ago as a contract writer for a reinsurance carrier. In 1990 she came to AFMA where she assists business owners in determining and securing the coverage options that can help protect their business and employees. Dale has received the Associate in Insurance Services designation (AIS) and also holds a Certificate in General Insurance.
Dale enjoys a wide variety of avocations including horseback riding, snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, gardening, music and cooking. She is a member of an informal charitable giving club called the Dinner Circle and she is active in the Brewer Business Alliance and the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.
Katherine (Kathy) Case entered the property casualty insurance business in 1996 and first came to Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency in 1999 as a personal lines agent. Currently she serves as that department’s manager. She has been member of Insurance Professionals of Eastern Maine, (IPEM) an affiliate of Insurance Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) since 2004 and served on their Board as President Elect-2009-2010, and as President from 2011 to 2012. She received her Associate of Insurance Services (AIS) designation in 2005. In 2011 Kathy was honored to be the recipient of the “Insurance Professional of the Year” Award by IPEM.
Kathy has been member of Beta Sigma Phi for the past 30 yrs. She enjoys reading, cooking and golf. Kathy lives in Bangor and is the proud mom of three children and has 2 grandchildren.
Karen Bennett brings to the Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency over 20 years of insurance expertise. In addition to her experience as a licensed personal lines agent, Karen has provided client and customer service in retail, banking and public utilities fields. Enjoying the challenges associated with working on behalf of a diversity of people, she finds reward and satisfaction in assisting customers with their insurance needs.
Karen is proud to be a native Main-ah who enjoys laughing, Zumba, friends, and a 100 foot dive off the Grand Cayman wall as a certified scuba diver for 22 years. She and her husband Dean enjoy their home in the trees, a rescued Pekingese named Dakota, a Pomeranian named Riley, their son and daughter-in-law, and the greatest grandson in the world.
Julie Clewley‘s primary responsibility at Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency is serving as the Professional Liability Program Administrator, specializing in coverage for both law and accounting firms. With over 24 years of experience with AFMA, she also assists in the Personal and Commercial Lines Departments.. Julie is always willing to help and is a dedicated team member.
For the past ten years, Julie has served as a Selectman for the Town of Clifton where she resides with her husband Shawn, son Joey and their dogs, Copper & Ruby and enjoys spending time with their daughter & son-in-law, Nichole & James and grandsons, Roman and Bretton. In her spare time, she enjoys Zumba and scrapbooking, as well as Ice Fishing in the winter and spending time at their camp on Rocky Pond, in Orland in the summer. She loves traveling to tropical destinations, including Cancun, Mexico and Antigua, but her favorite vacation spot is Disney World with the family.
Suanne Glidden After retiring from 20 years of service with Abnaki Girl Scout Council, Suanne joined our staff as the Receptionist in 2009 and earned her Agent’s License in May of 2015.
Suanne’s interests and hobbies include: Enjoying arts & crafts and reading with her grandchildren; studying family history/genealogy; photography with a special interest in memorable older buildings, lighthouses and bridges. Her favorite form of physical activity is dancing to 50’s & 60’s music. Suanne and her husband Tom raised two children, have two grandchildren, and a Lab mix dog named Bea.
Susan “Sue” McKay entered the insurance business in 1981, joining Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency in January of 1990 where she presently manages the life & health department. A 1978 graduate of Bowdoin College, during the 1990s she earned the insurance designations of CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) and ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) and served as state president of NAIFA-ME, receiving their highest award for service to the life insurance industry and its customers.
Sue is passionate about community service through her church and local non profit organizations and is a past recipient of the “2 Those Who Care” award” sponsored by WLBZ Channel 2 and the United Way of Eastern Maine. She was known for several years as the “voice” of the Bangor Band and serves as a volunteer auctioneer for a variety of non profits. She has been a member of Tuesday Forum since 1982. Sue lives in Bangor with her spouse Patti and sheltie, Colten.
As the newest member to join Allen/Freeman/McDonnell Agency, Linda is by no means new to insurance. She brings over 35 years of insurance experience working in the Downeast area of Maine. We all benefit from Linda’s weekly commute to the “metropolitan area.”
Linda’s car knows its way back and forth across Route 9.Linda and her husband Larry still enjoy and call the Downeast area home. In her time off, she loves being home spending time with her family. Linda and Larry have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren that keep them plenty busy. So, come Friday afternoon, get out of the way!