Meet the Team at Evans, Pires & Leonard

Tim Evans - Commercial Lines, Vice President

Tim Evans-Commercial Lines, Vice President

Tim joined his father, Michael, at Evans, Pires & Leonard in 1995 after graduating from Central Connecticut State University with a major in Business Management. Tim’s first role at the agency was as a Personal Lines Executive but he quickly transitioned into leading the Commercial Lines team. Over the next two decades, Tim worked alongside his father and siblings to grow EPL’s footprint across the region, creating a wide breadth of new and exciting comprehensive cost-effective insurance programs for clients and prospective clients alike.

As Vice President of Commercial Lines, Tim oversees a large and diverse group of customers with varying needs. Drawing on his nearly 30 years of service, he continues to support businesses throughout Connecticut in finding the best insurance solutions for their organizations. Tim’s experience includes working with contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers, and garage operations of both small and large across the state.

Tim and the team at Evans, Pires & Leonard understand that service and relationships matter! And they are committed to delivering each client the best comprehensive coverage at the most competitive price, while providing impeccable customer service at every point in the process.

Michael P. Piergallini, CPA, Vice President Commercial Lines

Mike Piergallini joined his family at Evans, Pires & Leonard in 1999. Mike works with a variety of commercial clients providing insurance and risk management services across various industries including Construction, Auto Service, Manufacturing, Wholesale/Distribution, Environmental, and Professional Liability. Mike has experience working with both NCCI and various Insurance Carriers on “Ownership” issues (ERM-14), recalculation of Experience Modifications over multiple years, and Classification of Employee issues related to NCCI SCOPES and payroll audits to the benefit of our clients.

In addition to guaranteed cost programs, Mike helps build and implement alternative risk programs, such as Partially Self Insured and Captive Insurance Programs. This is an evolving segment of the insurance industry. Along with a client’s other trusted advisors (CPA, Attorney, Financial Advisor), Mike works with the owners of closely held businesses from feasibility and design stages, to assessing Risk Transfer Strategies, all the way through joining an existing Captive or establishing a new Captive for a specific company. Focusing on mitigating risks and claims management provides the opportunity to control insurance costs in the long term.

Mike graduated from Colby College with a Bachelors in Business, and completed a Masters degree Accounting at the University of Hartford to earn his CPA designation while working for a “Big-8” accounting firm. Mike then traveled extensively as part of the management team for two multinational companies with operations throughout North and South America and Europe. These companies had diverse operations including Engineering and Construction Management, Manufacturing, Robotics, Environmental Systems, Power Generation, Shipping and Hotels, and Residential Construction. He returned to Connecticut where he served as Controller of a paper manufacturing company before joining the agency. This diverse experience gives Mike a unique perspective as to how insurance can be used in owning and operating a Company. Mike enjoys golf, fishing and spending time outdoors with his wife Marnie and a house full of golden retrievers.

Michael W. Evans, Jr. Commercial and Personal Lines

Mike graduated from St. Leo College, Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. After graduating, he played professional minor league baseball with the Oakland A’s organization.

Mike joined his father, Michael at Evans, Pires & Leonard in 1993, focusing on Property/Casualty for both Commercial and Personal Lines. He has had success assisting his commercial clients implement safety programs, improve their Work Experience Mods with detailed claims consultation and provides support with audits and complying with loss control recommendations. This experience has been beneficial to Contactors, Manufacturers, Distributors and Transportation accounts, as well as businesses in many other industries.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his grandson, Colton and rescued dogs, Della and Champ. Mike can also expertly advise his Motorcycle clients, as he got his endorsement in 2017 with his son, Nick.

Kevin A. Evans, Vice President – Personal Lines

After attending the University of Connecticut, Kevin joined the family business in 2000. As a licensed producer, his primary focus is on Personal Lines Property and Casualty Insurance as well as Business Owner’s Commercial Accounts. He has extensive experience in Agency quoting and claims handling, providing a comprehensive service to our clients. Outside of work, Kevin is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.

Marnie Evans, President, and Commercial Lines Operations

Marnie has been involved in the family insurance agency since a young age working her way up from filing, direct mail marketing and customer service. After graduating from the University of Delaware, she joined the agency full time in 1994. In addition to providing day to day service to the agency’s commercial lines clients, Marnie is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of commercial lines claims. With nearly three decades in the insurance industry, Marnie’s experience lies in handling claims including General Liability, Property and Automobile with a focus on Workers Compensation. Marnie uses a proactive approach to workers compensation claims management to create a collaborative relationship with the client, the agency and the claims adjuster. Marnie loves insurance and loves the fact that no day is ever the same allowing her the opportunity to grow and continuously build on her extensive knowledge of the industry. Outside of work, Marnie is an avid Red Sox fan, enjoys playing golf, going to the beach and spending time outside with her husband and three golden retrievers who can be found at the office every day.

Luisa Caccavale – Commercial Lines Account Manager

Luisa joined Evans, Pires & Leonard in 2002. She began her career after receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Salve Regina University and working for the Travelers Insurance Company. She came to the agency side as she felt that she wanted to have a more direct personal relationship with people. She believes in putting her clients first and making sure she provides the best possible service.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and their family dog, Rocky. She also enjoys taking long walks, working out and taking spin classes.

Peter A. Pires, Jr. In Memorium

Peter Pires was a long time friend and colleague at our agency and considered part of the Evans’ Family. A hard working professional, dedicated to the service and well being of his clientele large and small. He was always enthusiastic and tenacious about , well, just about everything. Whether fixing a problem for a client, passionately discussing the Red Sox or anything UCONN, the news of the day, or offering advice on your golf swing it was clear that Peter believed he could contribute positively, and was not shy about working to encourage others to get things done. He shared his vast knowledge of the health insurance industry, happy to educate others in the office whenever needed. Sadly, Peter passed away in June of 2020 after a brief and unexpected illness. We wish to honor our friend by mentioning him here. We will miss him.

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