About Us

Dwight Rudd Insurance provides property and casualty insurance to corporate and individual clients, as well as offering life, disability, and long-term care coverage. Founded in 1949, we are now one of the largest privately-owned insurance agencies in the Boston area.

Dwight Rudd is also a member of the Assuralliance, an association of thirteen independent agencies in New England.  This affiliation makes it possible for us to access almost every insurance company, and helps us provide the most competitive insurance and financial products currently available.

Profiles:

Philip L. Ladd

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Philip L. Ladd joined Dwight Rudd & Company in 1977. He became President, CEO and the majority stockholder of Dwight Rudd in 1986, and became the sole stockholder in 2002.  In 2014, Philip appointed his daughter, Barbara Targum, as President of Dwight Rudd and assumed the title of non-executive Chairman.A graduate of Milton Academy and the University of Virginia, Philip also holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. A resident of Dover, Massachusetts, Philip’s community involvement has included nine years as a Trustee at Perkins School for the Blind, where he is currently Vice-Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Strategic Planning and International Committees.  Prior to his involvement at Perkins, Philip was on the Board of Trustees at Dedham Country Day School for 14 years, including five years as Board Chair, and co-chaired two capital campaigns.  Philip also served for three years as President of the Independent School Chairperson’s Society, and is the Treasurer of a small community-based sailing program in Islesboro, Maine, where he has a summer house. Philip’s hobbies include sailing on Penobscot Bay in Maine, travel, gardening, reading, and cooking.

Barbara Targum

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Barbara Targum joined the company in 2008 after eight years in education administration and now serves as President. She lives in Arlington with her husband Elliot and their two children. Barbara graduated from Milton Academy and Haverford College.  She has the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation and is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council. Barbara is a co-chair for the Miriam Fund and is a Trustee at the Howard Benevolent Society.

 


Randy Schneider

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Randy Schneider joined Dwight Rudd Insurance in 2013. Randy began his career in the insurance industry in 1995, and has worked on both the insurance carrier and brokerage sides of the business. His principal focus, and passion, throughout his career has been on addressing the unique personal risk management needs of the affluent and ultra-affluent. Before joining Dwight Rudd Insurance, Randy was an Assistant Vice President at Fort Point Insurance, a division of Hub International, in San Francisco, where he worked in an advisory capacity, partnering with successful individuals and families, and their advisory teams, developing personal property and casualty insurance programs. Prior to that, Randy spent 11 years with The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, in Boston and later in San Francisco, and was most recently responsible for the strategy and direction of Chubb’s Personal Insurance operation in Northern California. A graduate of Ithaca College, Randy lives in Wellesley with his wife Andrea and two small children.

Anthony Keegan

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Anthony Keegan joined Dwight Rudd Insurance in 2014. Originally from the UK, Anthony has been in the US and working in insurance for over 20 years.  He has worked on both the insurance carrier and brokerage sides of the business, and spent 10 years at AIG as the Director of Personal Lines. Anthony has a strong management background and has spent most of his career focused on personal lines, with an emphasis on the high net worth marketplace. Anthony lives in Plymouth with his wife Kristine and two children.
Our Relationships

We believe a relationship with you begins when you start doing business with us. At every level, we aim to quickly respond to any request from you. When there is a claim, we act as your advocate to make sure your claim is handled promptly, courteously, and fairly, with a minimum of inconvenience. We are here to act as your risk manager, to both identify and find creative solutions for your insurance needs.