Jay Willer of Penfield, a senior at SUNY Oswego, is working as an intern this summer at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) in Fulton, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president.
Willer, a risk management and insurance major who will be graduated in May 2013, is working primarily with commercial insurance department, Murray said. “Jay is working with producers and customer service representatives to learn the intricacies of their positions.”
Willer said that this is a relatively new area of study at Oswego: “I saw this field as having more opportunities than earning a business degree alone,” he said. “I also like working with mathematics and statistics, and I enjoy the actuarial aspects of the industry.
“ESA has been a fascinating place to work. I’ve been able to learn things that aren’t in any textbook or classroom lecture. That experience and knowledge is priceless as I enter my senior year and prepare to enter the job market.”
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 through strategic alliances.
“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. 2012 is our 26th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.
“We offer personal and commercial lines risk analysis and have commercial service units for small business, middle market, construction and public entities such as municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”
Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is an independent agency with offices in Fulton, Oswego, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.