VERMONT INSURANCE AGENTS ASSOCIATION
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
MONTPELIER, Vt., Sept. 8, 2016 - Peter T. Richards, vice president and principal of The Richards Group, Brattleboro, Vt., was elected president of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association (VIAA) today. Richard’s election as VIAA’s president follows an active involvement with the associate that includes serving as vice president, as a member of the Executive Committee, and VIAA board member and chair of the 110th Annual Convention. Within The Richards Group, Peter heads up the commercial property and casualty insurance operations of the company, as well as the accident and health operations, focused on cultural exchange/travel organizations.
Prior to joining The Richards Group, Peter was a Vice President of Investment Banking at Southcoast Capital, in New Orleans, LA, involved in a variety of investment banking activities including equity raises (both public and private), mergers and acquisition advisory and business valuations, specifically in the gaming and oil and gas industries. Prior to Southcoast, Peter was a Venture Capital Officer at Hibernia Capital Corporation, a $100 million venture capital fund focusing on industrial technology, capital restructuring for small to middle market sized companies and private placement debt service.
Peter received his undergraduate degree from Williams College, and his MBA from The AB Freeman School at Tulane University. He has served in a variety of Board capacities at numerous local organizations. Peter and his wife Liz live in Brattleboro with their four children, Lillie, Sophie, Mark and Henry.