We are excited to announce Jude Thompson as the new president of AgentLink. He began this role the beginning of January. This is a great addition. He has been a long-time partner and connected with us since 1989. Our former president Rich Tinsley will remain an executive consultant and remain President and CEO of Stoneridge Partners.
Recognition in the Community
Jude Thompson previously served as President and Co-CEO of Papa John’s International. Additionally, he served as Senior Vice President of Anthem, Inc., and President of Individual Business for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He is also a board member of The Rawlings Group, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Wynnchurch Capital, and Central Bank.
He received another appointment recently when the Oliver Group asked him to serve on their advisory council. The purpose of the council is to provide an outside, objective point-of-view to their company. “Mr. Thompson bring[s] exceptional talent, expertise and energy to the table,” said Jennifer Mackin, CEO of Oliver Group.
It’s an honor for our new President to be recognized in this way. We value teamwork and partnership at AgentLink. We believe his assistance to the Oliver Group and especially his leadership within our company will continue to advance our reputation for innovation, trust, and superior service.
Outstanding Experience and Hopes for the Future
Thompson brings many years of insurance experience to the AgentLink family. Company CEO Matt McDevitt says, “Jude will be a great addition not only for strategy but as a sounding board to the McDevitt Family.”
Thompson stands strongly behind our company’s commitment to be trustworthy and provide the highest quality of customer service. AgentLink has a business model built on 25 years of keeping its promises to the independent agent community and insurance carriers. Thompson joins many other amazing team members with dedication and experience. “As the new president, I hope to be a sounding board and advisor to our CEO. Secondly, I hope to use all our collective experience to grow AgentLink. We have wonderful opportunities, not only in Kentucky and Indiana, but we believe we can grow our current footprint to include multiple new states.” We look forward to Thompson’s leadership in our company.