DEERFIELD, IL (January 7, 2019) — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced that it has acquired The Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, LLC, from Shore Bancshares, Inc., effective December 31, 2018.

The Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, headquartered in Easton, Maryland, is a full-service insurance agency that began providing insurance solutions to residents and businesses in Talbot County in 1850. Today, their team continues to provide clients in the Mid-Atlantic region with property & casualty and employee benefits solutions, with specialties in yacht and boating insurance and professional trucking coverage.

“We are thrilled to welcome the entire Avon-Dixon team, led by Rich Trippe.  Avon-Dixon is a powerful addition to our presence on the East Coast.  Rich and the team bring additional capabilities and provide additional geographic expansion to Alera Group’s strong presence on the East Coast,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “Avon Dixon has a history of working with a partner which dovetails with our continuing desire to build on our culture of collaboration as we partner with firms to create an exceptional experience for our clients.”

"We are excited about our new relationship with Alera Group, which gives us the resources of a large national insurance firm while maintaining the personal local service our clients have come to expect," said Rich Trippe, President and CEO of Avon-Dixon.

Avon-Dixon’s employees will continue operating out of their existing locations under the name Avon-Dixon, an Alera Group Agency, LLC.

Alera Group was formed in early 2017 and is one of the nation’s foremost independent insurance agencies. For more information on partnering with Alera Group, visit Partner With Us at




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Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 1,500 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest privately held firm in the country. For more information, visit or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS.

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