Walsh Duffield is honored to serve as your professional liability insurance agency. We are very selective in the insurance companies we represent and are proud to represent Fortress Insurance in New York and Pennsylvania. As the Vice President of Walsh Duffield’s Dental Division, I thought you would be interested in learning that Fortress leadership has been recognized for exemplary service to the industry.


Fortress President & CEO Bill Passolt is the recipient of the Medical Professional Liability Association’s 2021 Award of Excellence in Honor of Peter Sweetland for his contributions and longtime dedication to the MPL insurance community and healthcare professionals. This is the highest award and honor that is bestowed by the MPL Association.


Bill has served as President & CEO of Fortress Insurance Company since 2004, after joining the company in 1992 as Vice President of Finance. Bill also serves the d­ental profession as a director of the Eastman Dental Center Foundation since 2013. He has been a director of the OMS Foundation since 2015 and its Chair since 2019. Bill was made an Honorary Member of the Seventh District Dental Society (New York) in 2009.


Walsh Duffield also provides many other insurance services to Dental Practices. Please visit walshduffield.com/dentists to learn more about our wide variety of products. We provide custom insurance programs that can reduce practice costs while providing comprehensive protection.




Christine Garvelli – VP Dental Group

Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.


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