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  • Richard A. Beskin, CPCU, CIC

    President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 205
    Mobile: 757-572-4111
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Rick is president of Beskin-Divers Insurance Group, Inc. Since 1974, his commitment & dedication to his profession have been demonstrated in many ways. Over the years, Rick has served on industry boards, been involved in insurance education by achieving his CPCU and his CIC designations, and was instrumental in the establishment of The Insurance Center at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

    Rick is a highly regarded practitioner among his peers. A past President of the Tidewater Chapter of the CPCU Society, he has also been Chairman of many state and national Agent's Advisory Councils, and past board member of both the Professional Insurance Agents of VA-DC and the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV).

    Rick is a 1974 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with a BS in Business Administration/Marketing. He continued MB studies at Old Dominion University. In 1979 he earned the coveted CPCU designation, being one of the youngest to do so at that time. In 1983, he developed EASY APP©, the first PC computer base software for Acord® applications to be offered to insurance agencies in the US.

  • Roy S Beskin, CIC

    Executive Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 203
    Mobile: 757-285-9559
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Since 1985, Roy has played a key role on team Beskin-Divers Insurance Group, Inc as it’s Executive Vice President. In addition to working with complex commercial accounts, another area of his expertise includes insuring many community associations in eastern Virginia

    Prior to the joining the Agency, Roy worked for the Xerox Corporation, first as an Account Executive, then being selected as a National Sales Trainer at Xerox World Training Headquarters in Reston, VA.

    A native of Norfolk, Roy received his BA degree from Virginia Tech in 1973., He is active in the Hampton Roads community, having chaired fundraising events for Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also conducts business seminars for both Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College. A nationally ranked tennis player for many years, Roy was honored in 1993 by election to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

  • V. Richard Divers, Jr. AIC, AIM, CIC

    Senior Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 257
    Mobile: 757-287-8692
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Richard has been in the insurance industry since 1985. First as a general insurance adjuster for 12 years handling large/complex property, liability and workers compensation claims, and then in 1999, migrating to the agency side at Savage & McPherson Insurance Agency, Inc. , where he became its president.

    His 30 + years experience of being in the trenches gives him the ability to construct for his clients practical and effective solutions to their insurance and risk management challenges. Richard is a 1986 graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Business Administration. … and is a lifelong resident of Chesapeake Virginia.

  • Deborah Lindale, CIC

    Vice President/Corporate Secretary
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 206
    Mobile: 757-646-1667
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Debbie has been serving the insurance community and a team member of Beskin-Divers Insurance Group, Inc since 1978. She is Vice-president / Corporate Secretary with primary responsibilities as chief operations officer. She earned her Insurance Institute of America certificate in 1992 and her CIC designation in 2000. She has served on various industry task forces and in 2002 as state president of the largest insurance agency computer management users group.

    Debbie is a 1976 graduate of Virginia Tech receiving her BA in English.

  • Walter W. Berry, CPA

    Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 212
    Mobile: 757-718-4940
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Walter has been a member of the executive team of Beskin-Divers Insurance Group, Inc since 2011.

    Prior to that, for over 30 years, Walter was a member of the Department of Accounting faculty at Old Dominion University and on many occasions earned the Outstanding and Most Inspiring Faculty Awards. He also taught courses for the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) and Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) Societies. In 2010, Walter was listed in the Virginia Business list of Super CPAs.

    Walter received his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Old Dominion University.

  • Andrew L. Dobrinsky

    Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 204
    Mobile: 757-416-4360
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Since 1988 Andy has been a member of the team at property and casualty insurance, executive benefits and risk management, as well as personal insurance coverages.

    Andy began his career in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual, handling property, liability, auto and workers comp claims.

    Andy is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in Financial Management.

  • Rod Goldberg

    Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 226
    Mobile: 757-753-0237
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Rod brings a unique viewpoint to the Agency.  Not only has Rod been solving his customers insurance needs for the past decade, for the previous 20 years he was a multi-location business owner, giving Rod a unique perspective in helping business owners better understand their insurance program.  Rod has been recognized by numerous insurance carriers as their top salesperson due to his thoughtful/caring approach to helping his customers.

    Rod is a 1972 graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in Marketing.

    Rod specializes in designing group and individual plans for:

    • Health, Life, Disability (short or long term) , Dental, Long Term Care
    • Executive benefits such as Deferred Compensation, Key Person, Buy-Sell
    • Pension & Profit Sharing Plans such as 401 k, Simplified IRA, Roth IRA

  • Charles N. Becker

    Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041
    Mobile: 804-347-2999
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Since 1965, "Chick" has been recognized as a knowledgeable and caring insurance professional, working hard to advise and consult his clients. Chick joined Beskin-Divers Insurance Group, Inc in 1985 as Vice President of the Richmond office.
    Over the years, Chick has served on many Company/Agency advisory boards as well as many insurance association committees. Chick is a native of Newport News; a graduate of Duke University; retired Naval officer; and a resident of Richmond for 26 years. His post graduate studies include attending Oberlin College’s School of Insurance.

  • Julie A. Tupper

    Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 233
    Mobile: 757-284-5693
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Prior to joining the Agency, Julie spent over seventeen years in the printing industry in Hampton Roads where her clients included businesses of all sizes including Fortune 500 companies. A native New Yorker, Julie is known for her ‘street smarts’ …for her passion in helping her clients reach their financial goals.

    Julie is a graduate of Guilford College where she also achieved being an All-American tennis player, and in 2001 was elected to its Hall of Fame.

  • John Castleberry

    Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 225
    Mobile: 757-434-0746
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    John's prior experiences as a successful sports broadcaster, producer and writer, prepared him well for his career in the insurance and risk management business since it taught him how to ask great questions and how to listen very carefully. John knows the score when it comes to designing effective individual and employee benefits plans (health / life/ dental/ vision) including navigating all of the potholes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Robert Wagner, CIC

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: 757-497-1041, ext. 248
    Mobile: 757-409-0025
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Robbie 's prior experience in residential construction risk management provides him keen insight in working with all types of local businesse. Robbie is a native of Norfolk and a 2013 graduate of Christopher Newport University where he earned a BS in Business Adminsitration/Marketing Management. At CNU, as a college athlete, Robbie started all 4 years on the Men's Varsity Tennis Team and has been frequently nationally ranked.

  • Nick Robertson

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 271
    Mobile: 757-619-6588
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Nick is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and has returned to the Hampton Roads area upon graduating from Virginia Tech in 2016 with a BS in Finance.  Nick’s extensive background and work experience in the construction industry provides him with a deep knowledge to ultimately provide clients with a well-crafted property and casualty insurance program and superior risk management.  In his free time, Nick loves anything outdoors or sports related.  You will often find him at the beach or out golfing in the warmer months.

     

  • Ellis Forbes

    Vice President
    Office: 757-497-1041 ext. 270
    Mobile: 757-286-0161
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Ellis’s many years as a successful businessman in Hampton Roads enables him to apply his common sense experiences and expertise to the complicated arena of employee benefits.

    Ellis is a native of Norfolk Va. and is a 1979 graduate of Va Tech with a BS in Marketing Management.

  • Lucy

    CGMO - Chief Greeter and Morale Officer
    Office: 757-497-1041
    300 Southport Circle
    Virginia Beach VA 23452
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    Since 2013, Lucy has the responsibilities of being our CGMO....Chief Greet and Morale Officer, a position she executes flawlessly, with passion and vigor. Guests to our office are immediately bombarded with affection and admiration (as every customer should be) and the staff's blood pressure from the day's intense activities are 30% lower as Lucy roams the office spreading her love.