NORTH ADAMS -- Holly Taylor has been appointed president and chief operating officer, and Jean Stone, vice president, of True North Insurance, according to MountainOne Financial Group.

Taylor joined True North in December 1997 and has served as its vice president since 2002. She has overseen the growth of the employee benefits division into one of the area’s largest group insurance agencies.

She also serves on the Broker Advisory Board to the Massachusetts Health Connector, the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters, the Broker Advisory Board to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and as the Massachusetts coordinator for National Exchange Collaborative of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. She also holds a Registered Health Underwriter designation and an Insurance Advisor license.

Locally, she is a long-term member of the Ecu-Health Care Board of Directors. Taylor lives in Williamstown, with her husband, Dick Lamb.

Stone joined True North in 2001, and has worked as a broker since 2002. She holds an Insurance Advisor license, as well as Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, group benefits associate and compensation management specialist designations from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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In the community, Stone serves on the Northern Berkshire YMCA Board of Directors, serving as chairman of its strategic planning committee. She is co-chairman of the Berkshire County Kid’s Place 20th Anniversary campaign.

She also serves on the Broker Advisory Board to Health New England. A native of Lee, Stone resides in North Adams with her husband, Craig.

True North provides employers with group insurance, including medical, dental, life, disability and voluntary benefits.

MountainOne Financial is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams.