Ted Walsh lives in Buffalo, New York, and is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm and is one of the key leaders in establishing and strengthening partnerships between insurance carriers and clients.
Ted graduated from Nichols School in 1972 and Williams College in 1976. He began his insurance career in 1976 in a management training program with the Continental Insurance Company and joined Walsh Duffield in 1977. Ted received a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1985, and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1997. He is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association of Western New York, Professional Insurance Agents of New York, and recently served on the Board of the Insurance Club of Buffalo. As an insurance executive, he has frequently been a member on regional and national producer councils for many insurance carriers.
Ted has been an active community volunteer for over 35 years and has held leadership positions with organizations such as Kaleida Health, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, Goodwill Industries of WNY, Nichols School, and the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. He is honored to serve as Treasurer of the John R. Oishei Foundation and as President of the Josephine Goodyear Foundation.
In 1977, Ted was married to Ginna Remington and they have two daughters, Liza and Ellie, who are married to Sean Keenan and Andrew Beasley. Ted and Ginna are also very proud grandparents to Avery, Haley, Grant, Addison and Colette.