In 1997, Short Insurance Associates, Ltd. evolved into a new organization after mergers and acquisitions of various agencies. The agency employs people in Charlottesville who are licensed customer service agents who dedicate personal attention to our clients. We are a community of workers who share conviction to provide the highest quality standards for our clients.

Robert T. Short, CPCU, AIS, Principal of Short Insurance Associates a TrustPoint Agency. . Bob began his career in the insurance business in 1971 as an independent agent in Charlottesville where he has lived his entire life. He has served on many local, state and national insurance committees and numerous boards.

  • Member, Board of Directors of Independent Agents of Virginia-Chairman-Elect 2012
  • Current Member of the Board of Directors for the Seminole Trail Fire Department
  • Certified Instructor, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Continuing Education classes and seminars for agents
  • Current member of Utica Insurance National Agent's Counsel
  • Agent of the Year "Gold Eagle Award" Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia-2006
  • Past President, Independent Insurance Agents of Charlottesville
  • Past President, Rocks Owners Association
  • Past Member, Nominating Committee, National CPCU Society
  • 1981, Young Agent of the Year Recipient, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia
  • Charter President and Co-Founder, Central Virginia Chapter, CPCU Society
  • Past member, Board of Directors, National CPCU Society
  • Past Regional Vice President, National CPCU Society
  • Past member of the Board of Directors for Virginia Financial Services Corp-President 2005-2010
  • Past Chairman, Ethics Committee National CPCU Society
  • Past Chairman, National Leadership Institute, National CPCU Society
  • Past Chairman of Selective Insurance Company Regional Agent's Council
  • Past Chairman of USF&G/St. Paul Regional Agent's Council
  • Past Treasurer and past President, The Greencroft Club
  • Past President, The Redlands Club
  • Past President, Young Men's Business Club
  • Past Vestry Member of Christ Episcopal Church

Dale R. Bailey, Bond Manager and Commercial Account Executive. Dale's responsibilities include commercial sales and service, marketing, rating, fidelity and surety bonds, and agency data processing. He also performs functions relative to the maintenance and upkeep of the agency's local area network. Dale obtained his agent's license in 1982 and has worked with Bob since 1989. Dale enjoys collecting and restoring antique clocks and is a musician in two churches. He volunteers time with the Salvation Army in connection with his church group. He is also a former Safety Services Instructor for the American Red Cross.

Crissy Barr, ACSR, Commercial Account Executive. Crissy has been licensed in insurance since 1994 and joined our staff in October 2010. She sells and provides service to new and existing personal lines customers. Crissy loves spending time with her family and enjoys her hobbies which include spending time at the beach, playing volleyball, softball and soccer. Anything to do with the outdoors is what Crissy enjoys!

Marsha M. Wood, ACSR Personal Lines Account Executive. Marsha joined Short Insurance Associates in May 2006. Marsha sells and provides service to new and existing personal lines customers. In her off time, Marsha loves spending time with her family and being outdoors with her girls, especially in the fall, her favorite season. She likes to go shopping and having dinner with her friends.

Robin L. Zimnick, Personal Lines Account Executive. Robin joined Short Insurance Associates in June 2013. Robin sells and provides service to new and existing personal lines customers. In her off time, Robin enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and hiking the many trails in the local area.

Tracy Joyce, Receptionist. Tracy has been with Bob since October 2013. Her main duty is to efficiently and pleasantly maintain the phone system and greet customers who visit our office. Her other responsibilities include taking payments and making deposits, maintaining the office supply inventory and various other clerical tasks. Tracy enjoys seeing live music in Charlottesville, staying active, traveling, cooking and socializing with friends.

This is not a solicitation of insurance coverage in any state or jurisdiction where the agency is not licensed.