Allison Buytenhuys, partner, named senior vice president; Brian Lynch, Cady Sinks and Rachelle Tucker become assistant vice presidents at specialty brokerage

 WASHINGTON, DC  – Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, today announced the appointments of equity partner Allison Buytenhuys as senior vice president and of Brian Lynch, Cady Sinks and Rachelle Tucker as assistant vice presidents.

“At Ames & Gough our ongoing success has always depended on our ability individually and collaboratively to consistently deliver exceptional service to our clients,” said Matt Gough, president, Ames & Gough. “For several years, Allison, Brian, Cady and Rachelle have distinguished themselves by their client focus, commitment to service excellence and outstanding performance. On behalf of our leadership and all the members of our firm, I’m pleased to recognize their accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to our clients and success at Ames & Gough.”  

Allison Buytenhuys, appointed as a senior vice president, has been a partner of Ames & Gough since 2015. She will continue to lead the firm’s Administration, including accounting, technology, and licensing, as well as assisting with human resources and employee benefits. Based in the Washington, DC office, she joined Ames & Gough in 2001, after serving as a marketing assistant for Victor O. Schinnerer. One of the firm’s 13 active partners, she earned a B.S. degree in business marketing from Penn State University.

Cady Sinks, promoted to assistant vice president, is a client executive based in the Washington, DC office. In addition to evaluating clients’ risks and handling all aspects of their insurance renewal process she is directly involved in the placement of all commercial coverage lines, including property/casualty, professional liability, and management liability. She joined Ames & Gough in 2016 and has more than 16 years of insurance industry experience. She earned B.A. degrees in economics and English from The University of Virginia, where she was a GEICO Jack & Dorothy Byrne Academic Scholarship winner. She also earned an M.S. degree in insurance management from Boston University.

Brian Lynch, promoted to assistant vice president, is a client executive based in the Washington, DC office. He joined Ames & Gough in 2017 and has more than 10 years of experience in insurance brokerage. Previously, he worked at insurance brokers in Boston, MA where he was a member of the Boston Young Professionals, Cape Cod Young Professionals and Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lynch earned a B.A. degree in broadcast communications from Elon University.

Rachelle Tucker, promoted to assistance vice president, is a senior account manager based in the Boston, MA office. She joined Ames & Gough in 2014 and has nearly 25 years of experience in commercial and personal lines account management, as well as customer service with various insurance companies and agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ms. Tucker earned an Associate Degree in business administration from Fisher College and holds several insurance designations, including: Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS). She has been a member of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women and is a former director of the Bristol Chapter.