PAWTUCKET, RI – Bruce Messier has become the fourth president of Butler & Messier Insurance, succeeding his father, Roger Messier. Butler & Messier has proudly served the insurance needs of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts since 1903, and Bruce will continue the family tradition of providing trusted insurance products and advice.

In his new role, Bruce leads both the Pawtucket and Cranston offices of Butler & Messier Insurance. As a strong advocate for the insurance industry, Bruce plans to utilize his role as president to help keep the industry moving forward.

“I am humbled to accept the position of president from my father, Roger,” said Bruce Messier. “Since I began working in the industry, he has instilled in me the importance of offering a higher level of service to our neighbors and friends. I look forward to continuing our family’s tradition of serving not only our policyholders, but also our surrounding communities through our many charitable endeavors.”

A 2014 graduate of Bryant University in finance, Bruce also attended the United States Naval Academy and has become both an Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS). He worked as a sales executive for seven years before becoming president of the company.

Roger Messier is proud to have his son succeed him in the family business, stating: “Bruce has extensive knowledge of the industry, but more importantly, he is committed to helping our generations of customers protect what matters most. I am confident he will lead Butler & Messier with professionalism and integrity for decades to come.”

Bruce is currently working towards achieving the additional designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He has served for the past four years on the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island’s Emerging Leaders Committee as well as the Government Affairs Committee.  Bruce has been appointed to the Governor’s Insurance Council, AIPSO Governing Committee (RI Auto Plan) and Judicial Nomination Commission for the state of Rhode Island.  In the community, Bruce serves as a Board of Director for the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club where he chairs the Safety Committee and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force and is a member of the Governance Committee and Technology Committee.


Butler & Messier Insurance, an independent Trusted Choice® insurance agency, offers personal, commercial, and life insurance lines for families and businesses in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. With locations in Pawtucket and Cranston, Butler & Messier represents 30 major insurance companies nationwide. Founded in 1903, the agency has helped New England families develop insurance packages that meet their individual needs. With over 50 markets and a wide variety of products, Butler & Messier provides competitively priced insurance with the highest levels of coverage. For more information, please call (401) 728-3200 or visit