Our People

We work hard to protect what you work hard for.

Our team of insurance experts is here to find you the most comprehensive and competitive coverage that fits your needs, and offer you assistance whenever you need it.


Tally-NobleTally Noble, President & CEO

Tally is the leader of the Woodford team. He has been with Woodford since 1983 and takes pride in being a progressive and dynamic team leader and being at the forefront of industry trends. He is always willing to adapt to the ever-changing insurance marketplace – for the betterment of the client and for the Woodford team. A father of two, he enjoys his free time traveling with his wife and family, playing golf or reading a good book.
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Nerissa-SmithNerissa Fierravanti Smith, Vice President

Nerissa has been with Woodford since 2008 and became a principal and Vice President in 2015. She is an insurance expert who always manages to find the perfect coverage for anyone. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughter at soccer games, gymnastics, or on vacation.
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Frank Waters, Past President

Frank is the past president of Woodford Insurance and was instrumental in guiding the agency through many years of significant growth and development. He is currently enjoying a semi-retired role at Woodford and is also very busy as the Executive Director of Acorn Insurance Alliance. Frank is an avid golfer, voracious reader and a prolific writer. He also loves to spend his free time in Maine with his wife and family.
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Matt-DzubinMatt Dzubin, LUTCF & CLCS, Account Executive

Matt joined Woodford in 2015 and brought with him over 15 years of industry experience. As an Account Executive, he is always pursuing the right coverage for his clients and is continually looking for ways to expand his industry expertise as evidenced by his LUTCF and CLCS designations. Matt is an avid golfer, and loves spending time with his wife and three children, especially at Disney World.
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Cara-FlintCara Fierravanti Flint, Account Executive

Cara began her career at Woodford Insurance as an intern while she was still a student at the University of Connecticut. Since then she has flourished in her role as an Account Executive. Cara loves going to the beach, spending time with her kids, and working up a sweat doing Crossfit.
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Sydney Aldrich, Personal Lines Account Manager

Sydney is the first person you see when you walk into our office, and we like it that way.  Sydney is a recent graduate of The University of Hartford with a BS degree in Insurance and Finance.  Sydney can often be found on the phone, helping clients with whatever they need.
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Janice-DixJanice Dix, Commercial Lines Account Manager

Janice has been with Woodford as an Account Manager since 1983, and her abilities and friendly demeanor simply cannot be matched when helping out our customers. Her favorite vacation destination is Cape Cod, and she also enjoys making jewelry in her spare time.
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Suzanne Berard Rodriguez, Personal Lines Account Manager

Suzanne started at Woodford in 1975, and other than a seven-year break to raise her daughter, she has been with us since. In that time she has seen it all and her invaluable experience comes in handy when assisting our customers. Suzanne enjoys a good book as well as vacationing on Cape Cod.

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Jane-ClementJane Clement, Commercial Lines Account Manager

Jane is another veteran member of our Account Management team. Here since 1986, Jane is a consistently friendly and helpful person to both her co-workers and the customers she works with. She loves anything to do with sports, and her favorite destination is Disney World.
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Ann Chilton, Accounting

Ann has been with Woodford for over thirty years. She is incredibly detail oriented and it’s always reassuring to know that the Woodford books are in her good hands. We love her British sense of humor and her quick wit! She always looks forward each year to traveling across the pond to visit with her family!
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Sue-BassickSue Bassick, Accounting Assistant

Sue has been helping to keep an eye on the books since 2015. A delight to have in the office, we always look forward to her presence and infectious energy. In addition to being good with numbers, Sue loves reading and spending time on Cape Cod and at Disney World.
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