by | Nov 16, 2021 | architects and engineers, Important, News

News Release

 BOSTON, MA, November 16, 2021 – 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 appointment of Santina Ragonese as a senior account manager in the Boston office.

Ragonese, who has more than 10 years of experience handling property/casualty insurance for design firms, joins a team of Ames & Gough professionals serving the risk management and insurance needs of architectural and engineering clients. Previously, she was an account manager for five years with Smith Brothers, an insurance broker in Glastonbury, CT and earlier held the same position at Maloney & Company LLC in Guilford.

“As design firms throughout New England and the northeast expand their business in the recovering economy, many look to Ames & Gough for specialized expertise in navigating increasingly complex risks, including heightened professional liability and cyber exposures,” said Brett Gough, chief operating officer, Ames & Gough and head of Boston operations. “Santina’s extensive experience working with A/E firms complements our capabilities and makes her an excellent addition to our team. We’re pleased to welcome Santina to our firm and look forward to her contributions to our clients and our business.”

Prior to her roles in insurance, Ragonese worked for nearly a decade in mortgage banking with Royal Bank of Canada in Boca Raton, FL. She earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Southern Connecticut State University and has served as a volunteer for numerous children’s health organizations, including Yale Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center in Niantic, CT, and as a Connecticut Legislative Advocate for Children with Disabilities and Complex Medical Needs.

About Ames & Gough
With more than 1,700 architects, engineering firms, and other construction professionals of all sizes as clients, Ames & Gough is the leading specialty insurance brokerage and risk consulting firm serving the needs of these professionals. Ames & Gough also has established itself as a committed, superior resource for law firms and associations and nonprofit organizations in need of professional liability, management liability, and property/casualty insurance and risk management assistance. Established in 1992, the firm has offices in Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; and Washington, DC. Clients throughout the U.S. are served by a team of more than 40 professionals and staff located in the four offices. Visit the Ames & Gough website at