As a Senior Vice President at Sapers & Wallack /The Hilb Group of New England in the Group Benefits and Property & Casualty insurance sector, Cristie Hanaway brings over 32 years of experience delivering insurance and risk management services to her clients.

Her insurance practice focuses primarily on Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities & Home Care Agencies, Real Estate & Condominium Associations, Affordable Housing Entities and Non-Profits. Cristie has held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation since 1990. In addition to her thirty plus years of professional experience, Cristie serves as Chairperson the Rhode Island Governor’s Insurance Council, is a past chairperson of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, and Visiting Nurse Home Care, and is a present Member of the Board of Directors of Freedom National Bank.

Prior to her insurance career, Cristie was a Paralegal/Investigator in antitrust and consumer protection with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General.

On the nightstand:

Pen and paper to write down what wakes me in the night and…a good book.

Passionate about:


Favorite quote:

As the mother of 5 children, Mark Twain said it well: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

Favorite places to visit:

Spain in late spring, Colorado in winter.