Meet Our Leadership
Get to know the faces behind the Integrity name. Each of these men and women work tirelessly to ensure the Integrity family is growing, thriving and happy.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas Jake began his career in the insurance business in 1997 as a sales producer and later partnered with his Father, Joe Bailey in 2002. They worked alongside each other until 2010 when his father retired. After his father’s retirement, he focused on creating systems and serving agents to help elevate his captive agency to the next level.
Jake grew up in Fort Worth, TX where his business has thrived since 2010. He resides in Fort Worth with his wife Jade and their two sons.
Chris Shields is President of Shields Brokerage and a Managing Partner at Integrity Marketing Group.
In 1981, Shields Brokerage was founded in New Hampshire by Chris’ mother, Joe Anne Shields. Chris then followed in his mother’s footsteps by joining her successful agency in the early ‘90s.
When the under-65 health market had significant changes in the late ’90s, Shields Brokerage pivoted and re-engaged with the brokers as a resource for Medicare supplements, long-term care, annuities and benefit plans. In addition, they added life insurance to the brokerage in 2005.
Shields Brokerage still uses the basic principles that Joe Anne instilled when she founded the agency. The staff goes out of their way to make brokers successful and support them in their sales. By offering multiple lines of business, the team will make every effort to help the Medicare broker who may need a buy/sell for their best client or the life broker who needs to navigate a complicated LTC sale. One call puts them in touch with a team they trust.
Chris and his son, who is an Eagle Scout, volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and help with several of the committees to support the local Scouting efforts. As a recent PADI-certified diver, Chris enjoys travels above and below the water, seeking new adventures with his family, and loves to explore the beauty of New Hampshire in his Jeep.
Joseph Fortunato is the President of The Health Insurance Place and a Managing Partner at Integrity.
Joe earned his Associate Degree in business in 1971, prior to entering the retail industry. Three years later, he was transferred from Pittsburgh to Johnstown, Pennsylvania to open a new retail location. He then obtained his Life, Health and Annuity License in 1979 and eventually joined the National Association of Health Underwriters, frequently meeting with federal and state representatives to discuss the health insurance industry.
Joe opened The Health Insurance Place in 1979, where the primary focus was on Medicare and supplemental plans, as well as annuity and life insurance policies. He has since added accident, critical illness, disability and worksite products to the company’s portfolio. Healthcare reform led to the creation of retail walk-in centers. Today, the agency provides exceptional support to brokers while catering to health insurance clients seeking group, individual, Medicare and supplemental plans — all in a personalized, caring and thoughtful way.
He lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Barbara, and enjoys spending time with his grandkids whenever possible.