HOLYOKE, MA- The Dowd Agencies, a locally owned independent insurance agency is pleased to announce the appointment of R. Kirk Mackey* as President of Dowd Financial Services LLC (DFS) and its Employee Benefits Division effective February 1, 2013.  DFS is a full service financial division of The Dowd Agencies, with over 50 years of combined expertise specializing in employee benefits.

Kirk has been in the financial services business since 1979.  Prior to coming to Dowd in 2005 he was a representative of New England Financial Group, LLC.  He specializes in corporate employee benefit planning.  This primarily includes group health, life and disability insurance plans in addition to qualified retirement plans and selective executive compensation arrangements.  Kirk received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts (1978) and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from WesternNew EnglandCollege (1987).  Kirk lives in South Hadley with his wife Lise, and enjoys spending time with his four children.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk to President of Dowd Financial Services”, said John Dowd, Principal and Executive Vice President of The Dowd Agencies. “Kirk’s financial skills and experience at Dowd Financial Services will contribute greatly to our continued success.


*Registered Representative of INVEST Financial Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC INVEST and its affiliated insurance agencies offer securities, advisory services and certain insurance products and are not affiliated with Dowd Financial Services LLC 103419