An Independent Massachusetts Insurance Agency

Elliot Whittier has been serving the community since 1882.  We offer personal and commercial insurance products including Auto, Homeowners, Life, Commercial Packages, Workers Compensation, General Liability, Employee Benefits and more.


Our Mission & Principles

Our Mission is to help clients protect their assets by providing professional advice and superior products with an outstanding staff.

Our Vision is to make Elliot Whittier a great home for our clients and a great place to work, while building a growing and profitable business.

We believe that, to be successful, we must be guided by beliefs and behaviors we call our Core Principles and we take great care to recruit and develop people who have these same beliefs:


The Five Star Agency Designation is awarded to those agencies that go through a vigorous review based on 5 imperatives: Customer Focus, Management/Leadership, Human Resources, Products & Processes and Future Success Initiatives. Upon earning a qualifying score, an agency becomes a Five Star Agency Designee.  The program challenges us to continually improve our relationships with our clients, our company partners and our employees.  A fitness review is required every three years to maintain the designation.

  • We believe that our employees are the foundation of our success.  We possess personal and professional integrity. We respect each other and attempt to set our personal objectives aside in favor of shared goals and objectives. We are a team. While our professional duties are very important, we acknowledge that family responsibilities take precedence.  As a family-friendly business we will do whatever is necessary to accommodate those needs in our employees' lives.

  • We acknowledge responsibility to our community by participating in a variety of non-profit organizations, encouraging staff volunteerism and with charitable contributions.

  • We believe that our relationship with clients are of paramount importance and we demonstrate that by placing their needs above our own, giving prompt and courteous replies, being good listeners, and quickly acknowledging and rectifying mistakes.

  • We strive to consistently show respect for all company representatives by our open and honest interactions, always trying to achieve common goals and objectives, particularly as it relates to the thoroughness and quality of our submissions and all other transactions.

  • We try to achieve the highest level of professionalism and excellence with every transaction and interaction through our commitment to continuing education, manifested by earning industry designations.

  • We encourage and expect staff to have the ability to recognize one’s own strengths and weaknesses and to share the strengths and weaknesses of others in a constructive and professional manner.

  • And most important of all — we constantly challenge ourselves to ensure that we behave in a manner consistent with these stated core principles.

Meet the Leadership

Steven Roy, CIC

Principal, Sales

Joined Elliot Whittier in 1992.

Over 26 Years of Experience.

Steven specializes in Business Insurance.  Steven is the agency CEO and serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents.


Wayne Guyer, CIC, CPCU

Principal, Sales

Joined Elliot Whittier in 2001.

Over 30 Years of Experience.

Wayne is an owner of the Agency and specializes in Business Insurance.  Wayne is the agency CFO


Andrew Bierschied, CIC, CLCS

Sales Executive

Joined Elliot Whittier in 2005.

Over 14 years of experience.

Andrew specializes on all kinds of Business Insurance and has a special niche with Property Management sector.


Amy Olevitz, CISR

Claims Manager

Joined Elliot Whittier in 2005.

Over 25 Years of Experience.

Amy manages the Winthrop office and is our Claims Specialist.


Designation Descriptions:

CLCS:Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist

CIC:Certified Insurance Counselor

CPCU:Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

CISR:Certified Insurance Service Representative

We Represent over 50 A-Rated Carriers

These relationships, some of which can be traced back a century, are based on trust and a mutual understanding of the needs of our clients. Strong agency-carrier relationships allow us to offer more competitive protection of client assets.


The Dr. Gene DiStasio Scholarship Fund

Elliot Whittier has adopted this scholarship fund to assure that a Grant of $500 may be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Winthrop High School in perpetuity.

The scholarship was established in 1998, from proceeds of the Oceanside Big Band & Jazz Fest, in loving memory of jazz trombonist and Winthrop Orthodontist, Dr. Gene DiStasio.

Dr. Gene encouraged Paul Roy, a former principal at Elliot Whittier to produce the first free outdoor concert at Hannaford Park in Winthrop in 1994. Gene played trombone for the Kenny Hadley Big Band that year. He died in 1995.

The recipient is selected by the scholarship committee at the High School with the advice of the Band Parents.

Past recipients include:
  • Julia Survilas 2022
  • Jack Fobert 2021
  • Fiona MacPhail 2020
  • Stephen Tracy 2018
  • Serena page 2017
  • Bobby Gioiosa 2016
  • Christopher Murphy 2015
  • Kelly Russo 2014
  • Jeremiah Driscoll 2013
  • Ariane Seymour 2011
  • Will Milano 2010
  • Shannon Marie Hagan 2009
  • Stephanie Moskal 2008
  • Curtis Manning 2007
  • Sadekshya Nepal 2006
  • Kristina Lessard 2005
  • Kerri MacDougal 2004
  • Steven Goldberg 2003
  • Kristin Quinn 2002
  • Michael Caaman 2001

Join the Team

We believe that if we treat our employees well they will do the same for our clients. We manifest this by fostering a friendly workplace where communication and mutual respect are practiced. Employee performance is measured, at least annually, against our stated Core Principles

We pride ourselves on being open to your suggestions and ideas so that we can do a better job for you and our clients. We strongly encourage our staff to share thoughts and concerns and we can assure you that Management listens. Ask anyone who knows us!

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Serving the Community for Over 135 Years

Elliot Whittier has been serving the community since 1882.  We offer personal and commercial insurance products including Auto, Homeowners, Life, Commercial Packages, Workers Compensation, General Liability, Employee Benefits and more.

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