Our History

50 Years and 3 Generations


August 1963: Metro A & H Agency was founded by Len Gardner to provide Massachusetts Casualty disability income insurance products to insurance agents.


April 1969: Karen and Lorraine's first General Agents meeting at the Eden Rock Hotel in Florida.


September 1981: Karen Gardner joined Metro Agency as a brokerage manager.


August 1986: Karen and Len partnered up to become the first father daughter Co-General Agents for Massachusetts Casualty.



1996: Lorraine Skoglund joined Metro Agency.


1990-1999: Metro was the number one agency for Massachusetts Casualty.




October 1998: Metro became a General Agent for Principal Financial Group.




January 31, 1999: Massachusetts Casualty sold their block of business to DMS, ending a 36 year relationship.



March 1999: Metro began working with Berkshire Life, which was acquired by Guardian Life two years later.



October 2000: Metro became a General Agency representing Union Central, which is now known as Ameritas.


  December 2005: Metro added Assurity Life to our family of disability income insurance providers.




July 2009: Jordan Albala joined Metro as a brokerage manager.


October 2010: We changed our name and image. Metro A & H Agency Inc. started doing business as MetroDI.


January 2010: Christopher Leppard joined our MetroDI team.


September 2010: We added MetLife products to our portfolio.


July 2011: Matthew Albala started his career at MetroDI.

October 2011: The Standard made their move into New York and appointed us as their newest General Agent.


April 2013: First Annual MetroDI Forum.

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