John was born and raised in Burlington, Vt and has spent his entire life here in the Green Mountains. Upon graduation from Burlington High School in 1979 he entered the Business School at The University of Vermont and earned his BS in Business Administration in 1983.
Shortly after graduation John joined The Essex Agency and has been with the firm ever since. He earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Councilor) designation in 1990 and became a Principal of the Agency in 1996. In his time with The Essex Agency John has served on the Agents Councils of many of the Carriers which he represents and is a Past President of The Vermont Insurance Agents Association.
John lives in South Hero with his wife of 33 years, Jennifer Baker Handy and has three grown children.
On a personal note, I want to thank you for considering The Essex Agency for your insurance needs. The Essex Agency is run by local families that represent National, Regional and Local Insurance Companies. We’re proud to employ over 20 people who’s families live, shop, and recreate right here in Vermont. As the Vice President for our agency it is my responsibility to ensure your satisfaction with our services. Should you ever have a question or concern that you feel deserves a second opinion please, reach out to me. I care about you, your protection, and that ever interaction you have with us is a meaningful one.
John Handy, Vide-President of The Essex Agency
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