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Freda Joins Eastern Shore Associates

Dan Freda was hired as a producer at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Freda will be in the agency’s Greece office, 1109 English Road, Suite D.

“We are so pleased to welcome Dan to ESA,” Murray said. “He, and Producer Eryl Christiansen make an effective and knowledgeable team for serving our large base of commercial customers in Rochester.”

Dan Freda was hired as a producer at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Dan Freda was hired as a producer at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Freda, a native of Albany, resides in Gates with his wife, Jessica, and daughter, Aubrey.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Greece office can be reached at (585) 227-9810 and the Fulton office can be reached at (315) 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates” and at “twitter.com/ESAinsurance.”

Steckel Joins Eastern Shore Associates

Kelly Steckel was hired as a commercial lines marketing manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Steckel will be in ESA’s North Syracuse office.

“Kelly brings a wealth of experience in commercial lines to ESA, and we are thrilled to have him on our team,” Murray said.

Kelly Steckel, commercial lines marketing manager, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Kelly Steckel, commercial lines marketing manager, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Steckel has more than 25 years in commercial lines experience where he has worked for four insurance carriers and two large Syracuse insurance agencies.

He also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Certified Insurance Counselors, Associate in Commercial Underwriting, and Associate In Insurance Services certifications.

Steckel resides in Brewerton with his wife, Heidi, and their two children. His son, Jacob, is a senior at LeMoyne College.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice® independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth.

The North Syracuse office can be reached at (315) 452-0350 and the Fulton office can be reached at (315) 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates,” and at “twitter.com/ESAinsurance.”

Eastern Shore Associates’ Persse Receives Chamber’s Kenneth Boutwell Award

FULTON – Jamieson Persse, commercial producer for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, received the Kenneth Boutwell Service Award at Thursday’s (March 5) 99th annual meeting of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

The Boutwell award is given to an individual who has shown unselfish, long-term commitment to the chamber.

“Jamie exemplifies ESA’s commitment to sharing our time and talents in the communities we serve,” said Martha Murray, ESA president. “All of us at ESA congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition for his devotion to the chamber, and to the Oswego County community.”

Jamieson Persse,  (center), commercial producer for Eastern Shore Associates, (ESA), received the Kenneth Boutwell Service Award at the March 5, 99th Annual Meeting of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GOFC). The Boutwell award is given to an individual who has shown unselfish, long-term commitment to the GOFC.  He is joined by Gregory Mills, GOFC executive director, and Assistant Executive Director Danielle Hayden.

Jamieson Persse, (center), commercial producer for Eastern Shore Associates, received the Kenneth Boutwell Service Award at the March 5 annual meeting of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He is joined by Gregory Mills, GOFC executive director and assistant executive director Danielle Hayden.

Persse, a licensed Insurance broker, joined the chamber board of directors in 2008 and was elected to a two-year term as board president in 2014.

He is also a past vice president of the Eastwood Chamber of Commerce.

He has been with ESA since 2006 and resides in Hastings with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Amanda.

Other current community involvement by Persse includes membership in the town of Hastings Republican Party and Oswego County Republican committee.

He has been a member of the Oswego County Workforce Development Board since November 2014 where he serves on the Business Development Committee.IMG_1474

Past community activities include: board member and finance committee chair of the Mexico Tiger Sharks Swim Club from 2008 to 2012; Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County board member from 2008 to 2011 with one term as board president; director at large for the New York State Snowmobile Association; and past president, Christian Business Network.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company.

ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, and we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. Other services we offer include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Blasczienski Joins Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

FULTON – Jodi L. Blasczienski was hired as a personal lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Blasczienski will be in ESA’s Fulton office.

“Jodi brings a wealth of insurance industry experience to ESA,” Murray said. “And she makes a wonderful addition to our extremely dedicated personal lines team.”

Jodi L. Blasczienski,  personal lines account manager, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

Jodi L. Blasczienski, personal lines account manager, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

Blasczienski resides in Fulton with her husband, Thomas, and children Madisyn and Thomas.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and she was previously employed managing personal lines accounts at two agencies in Syracuse.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, and we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies.

“Other services we offer include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Michele Crisafulli-Becker Joins Eastern Shore Associates

FULTON, NY – Michele Crisafulli-Becker was hired as a personal lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Crisafulli-Becker will be in ESA’s Fulton office.

Michele Crisafulli-Becker

Michele Crisafulli-Becker

“It’s great to have Michele on our team,” Murray said. “We all look forward to working with her and sharing her expertise with our personal lines customers.”

Recently married, Crisafulli-Becker resides in Fulton with her husband, Daniel. She has eight years of experience in the insurance industry and she was previously employed managing personal lines accounts at agencies in Oswego, Syracuse and Fulton.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and employee stock owned company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Lorrie Wallis Joins Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Lorrie Wallis was hired as a personal lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Wallis will be in the agency’s Camden office.

Lorrie Wallis

Lorrie Wallis

“We are so pleased to welcome Lorrie to ESA,” Murray said. “Her involvement in her community combined with her more than 25 years of experience in the industry make her a wonderful addition to our team.”

Wallis, who resides in Camden with her husband, Norman, has served with the Camden Volunteer Fire Department for more than 17 years and was Camden’s first female firefighter, as well as a 30-year member of the CVFD Auxiliary.

She is a Certified First Responder and serves the CVFD as secretary, scene support, and fire police. Her husband is also a volunteer fireman and he operates ambulance services in Camden and Pulaski.

In addition, Wallis manages the non-profit, North Star Super Nova All-Stars Cheerleading gym in Rome. Prior to joining ESA, she served as an agent for a Camden insurance agency for 25 years.

“Coming to Eastern Shore has definitely broadened my community connections even further,” Wallis said. “As a Camden native, it’s a joy to serve my friends and neighbors and to be able to offer them the many services offered by ESA.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and employee stock owned company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Camden office can be reached at 245-1750 and the Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Eastern Shore Associates’ Pulaski Office Is Not Closing

“Despite rumors to the contrary, our Pulaski office is not closing,” said Martha Murray, president, Eastern Shore Associates. “Terri Gregory and Barb Hubbard are retiring at the end of the year, but we will continue to serve our customers there with a full staff. We are grateful for the great relationships Barb and Terri have established with our Pulaski area customers as they retire, but account managers Barbara Brosch and JoAnn Holbrook will be there as always to serve them. JoAnn lives in Pulaski and together, they have more than 40 years of insurance experience.”

Account managers Barbara Brosch, left, and JoAnn Holbrook will continue to serve ESA customers in the Pulaski area. They can be reached at (315) 298-5126.

Account managers Barbara Brosch, left, and JoAnn Holbrook will continue to serve ESA customers in the Pulaski area. They can be reached at (315) 298-5126.

Anyone with questions may contact Barbara or JoAnn in Pulaski at (315) 298-5126, or call the main office at (315) 598-6000.

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Russell, Hutchins, Wehrmann, Earn Promotions At Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

FULTON – Sharlotte Russell, Carrie Hutchins, and Lora Wehrmann have all earned promotions at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

“Each of these employees has worked hard to earn these promotions and each is a credit to our team, “ Murray said.

Sharlotte Russel, who works at the Fulton office, was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative (CSR).

Sharlotte Russell was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.

Russell, who works at the Fulton office, was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.

She resides in Mexico and has been with ESA just over one year.

Wehrmann, also at the Fulton office, was promoted from Commercial Lines CSR to Commercial Lines Account Executive.

She resides in Scriba and has 10 years with ESA.

Hutchins, who works at ESA’s North Syracuse office, was promoted from Marketing CSR to Senior Marketing Specialist.

She resides in Liverpool and has five years with ESA. In addition, she was ESA’s 2012 Above and Beyond award winner.

The Above and Beyond program is designed to recognize the individual who goes above and beyond their normal job duties to exceed the needs of fellow employees, our customers and our agency, Murray said.

Carrie Hutchins was promoted from Marketing CSR to Senior Marketing Specialist.

Carrie Hutchins was promoted from Marketing CSR to Senior Marketing Specialist.

Headquartered in Fulton, ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

Lora Wehrmann was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative (CSR).

Lora Wehrmann was promoted from Commercial Lines CSR to Commercial Lines Account Executive.

Commercial Lines CSR to Commercial Lines Account Executive.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Welch Promoted To Assistant VP, Commercial Lines, At Eastern Shore Associates

Julie Welch, commercial lines manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, was promoted to assistant vice president, commercial lines, it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

“Julie has provided invaluable expertise for our commercial insurance customers, “ Murray said. “Especially in the area of construction risk, which makes her a great internal resource for ESA as well.”

Julie Welch, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lines, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Julie Welch, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lines, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Welch, located in the Fulton office, is a licensed insurance broker for ESA, holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist certification and earned the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter by the American institute for CPCU in 2011.

She resides in Baldwinsville, has worked at ESA for 10 years and has more than 17 years in the insurance industry.

Headquartered in Fulton, ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Kowalski Joins Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

FULTON, NY – Lori Kowalski was hired as a commercial lines senior account executive at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Kowalski will be in the agency’s Fulton office.

“We are so pleased to welcome Lori to ESA,” Murray said. “Her many years of experience in commercial lines will serve our clients well.”

Lori Kowalski, commercial lines senior account executive at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Lori Kowalski, commercial lines senior account executive at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Kowalski, who resides in Hastings, and has more than 30 years in the insurance industry and holds several industry certifications, including: INS, in-depth study of property, personal and commercial insurance; Certified Insurance Service Representative, (CISR), and Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI).

Prior to joining ESA, she worked 24 years in commercial lines for a major Syracuse-based insurance agency.

“I’ve always loved learning about my clients’ businesses and I’ve established great working relationships with them,” Kowalski said. “It’s always the most satisfying part of my job.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company.

ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

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