Ed Fernandez

President, Prudential Agent Division

Ed has 40 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. He assumed his current position at Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey in 2017.

Before his current role, Ed was President of Plymouth Rock’s Independent Agent Division for 11 years, where he significantly grew the business and implemented innovative marketing programs.

Prior to Plymouth Rock, Ed spent nearly 20 years at Chubb Insurance, during which time he held management positions in marketing, personal lines and branch management, leaving the company as Managing Director and Chief Field Officer for Chubb Personal Insurance. He developed a strong track record for profitable growth and innovation, and a reputation as a strong supporter of the independent agency system.

Ed started his career with Crum & Forster, a national property and casualty insurance group. He started at an entry level position in operations and worked in finance, reinsurance, claims, and planning and analysis. Just before leaving Crum & Forster, he was an Assistant Vice President for the Personal Insurance division.

Ed is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Pace University (MBA), and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He is a Board Director for Employment Horizons; Palisades Insurance Company; Palisades Property and Casualty Insurance Company; Palisades Safety Insurance Agency, Inc.; Shared Technology Services Group, Inc.; and the Encharter Group.

Ed is active in industry and community organizations and was named 2011 Professional Insurance Agents Company Representative of the Year, the 2011 Professional Insurance Agents of NJ Insurance Person of the Year, received the Independent Insurance Agents of Monmouth County Lifetime Achievement Award, was the 2011 honoree for Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey, and is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.

Ed loves his hybrid car and the 40 miles per gallon average.