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Fulton (Main Office)

Insurance Agent & Broker
Dan Freda
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Dan Freda

Insurance Agent & Broker

Bio

As an agent/broker, Dan is passionate about building lasting relationships and designing competitively priced insurance programs with his clients.

Dan and his wife, Jessica, enjoy spending time outdoors with their young family and love the natural beauty and rich heritage of the Upstate NY area.  Dan is an avid craftsman and is involved with local artisans.

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Personal Lines Sales Representative
Erin Sachel
Personal Lines Sales Representative

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Personal Lines Sales Representative

Erin Sachel

Personal Lines Sales Representative

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Erin is passionate about working with our carriers to provide customers with the best coverage for their needs, at a competitive price.

Erin has lived in the Fulton area her whole life. She currently resides in the city of Fulton where she enjoys spending time with her children, attending their sporting events. Erin and her family enjoy camping, riding bikes, swimming, and visiting with friends and family in the area.

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President, Insurance Agent & Broker
Eryl Christiansen
President, Insurance Agent & Broker

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President, Insurance Agent & Broker

Eryl Christiansen

President, Insurance Agent & Broker

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Eryl is dedicated to provide an insurance program that helps secure and protect his clients - today and for years to come.  He believes accomplishing this requires building a strong relationship with his clients by understanding their insurance needs and business objectives.

Eryl grew up in the Finger Lakes and has spent most of his life in the region. He resides in Fulton where he enjoys spending time with his wife and visiting his children at college.  As a member of the community, he has been a coach at several levels for baseball, basketball and soccer.  His family's pastime, when not attending school, church, and sporting events, is taking in the sites of Upstate New York and visiting with extended family in the area.

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Insurance Agent & Broker
Stephen Ranous
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Stephen Ranous

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Steve is a second-generation insurance agent, following his father's chosen profession. During the 1970's and 1980's, his family owned an insurance agency where Steve helped with all tasks, beginning in junior high when he typed direct mail postcards, and later graduated to handling insurance change requests, policy quoting, and claims reporting during high school and while on college breaks. Steve has an Associates’ Degree in Insurance from Mohawk Valley Community College and a Bachelors' Degree in Insurance and Risk Management from Syracuse University. Steve has worked as an Insurance Agent in several insurance agencies and has been a Commercial and Personal Lines Broker at Eastern Shore Associates since 2002. Steve has a general business insurance clientele, with a specialty in farm insurance that started back in 1991 and has grown to over fifty commercial and hobby farms.

Steve is very involved with the United Methodist Church, where he has served in leadership positions in the local, District, Conference and Jurisdictional areas since the 1990's. He is currently involved with their Camp and Retreat Ministries along with their United Methodist Men. Steve and his wife Susan, who is also involved as a Deacon and Stewardship Advisor, reside in Syracuse with their two cats.

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North Syracuse Office

Insurance Agent & Broker
Alan Wright
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Alan Wright

Insurance Agent & Broker

Bio

Alan is passionate about building lasting relationships to design a competitively priced insurance program for customers.

Alan grew up in Oswego, NY and is one of seven children. His father owned a local independent insurance agency and his mother taught kindergarten at a catholic school. After high school, Alan went on to college at St. Lawrence University in Potsdam where he majored in English Writing. After graduating in 1985 with his B.A., he began his insurance career as a commercial underwriter for the Travelers Insurance Company. For the next 16 years, Alan worked for several different insurance companies, but always concentrating on commercial insurance. In 2001, Alan joined Eastern Shore Associates working primarily with business owners to develop and implement an insurance and risk management strategy to control risk.

Alan, his wife Jamie and two college-aged daughters, have lived in Cicero, NY for 25 years. Alan is an avid woodworker and enjoys fishing, reading and golfing.

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Commercial Lines New Business Unit Manager
Carrie Hutchins
Commercial Lines New Business Unit Manager

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Commercial Lines New Business Unit Manager

Carrie Hutchins

Commercial Lines New Business Unit Manager

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Carrie works diligently to provide clients with competitive pricing and coverage to meet their business insurance needs.

Carrie has lived in the Central New York area her entire life.  She started her insurance career in 1998 and joined Eastern Shore Associates in 2010.  Carrie holds both an agent and broker license and is enthusiastic about working with customers.

Carrie actively serves on the ESOP Communication Committee at Eastern Shore Associates and is very community-oriented by volunteering at home and work, when opportunity arises. Carrie enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family.

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Insurance Agent & Broker
Kristen Juliana
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Kristen Juliana

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Kristen provides clients a complete review of their business exposures and designs a competitively priced insurance program. She looks to help protect businesses and allow them to spend their time and resources making their business prosper.

Kristen has been a Licensed Property & Casualty insurance broker since 1988. In 1996, she obtained her Property & Casualty agents’ license and Life & Health agents’ license. Originally from Rochester, NY, Kristen started her insurance career in Nashua NH. She moved back to Upstate NY and settled in Syracuse in 1991. Kristen has over 25 years’ experience in Commercial Insurance and over 15 years with large accounts. She has completed her Certified Insurance Counselor’s (CIC) Designation and is currently working on her Certified Risk Management (CRM) Designation.

Kristen began her tenure Eastern Shore Associates as a Large Account Specialist in 2012. In 2013, Kristen was promoted to New Business Unit Manager and she transitioned into the sales department as a Producer one year later. 

Kristen resides in Eastwood with her family. In her free time, she volunteers in the Eastwood Community. Kristen also enjoys golf, relaxing by the pool or reading a good book.

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Insurance Agent & Broker
Thomas Anthis
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Thomas Anthis

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Thomas partners with CEOs, Executives, and Business Owners to develop an encompassing insurance program that will help to minimize costs and mitigate losses through best in class Risk Management and Loss Control. Thomas is professional, responsive, and is a resource to Eastern Shore's valued clients.

Thomas was a student athlete in college and after his college graduation, moved back to his hometown of Syracuse, NY at which time he joined the insurance industry. When he is not working, Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and son, golfing and being involved in the local community.

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Insurance Agent & Broker
Tim O'Hara
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Tim O'Hara

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Tim joined his father in the insurance business in 1980, in Camillus, NY, following in the footsteps in his father and grandfather.  He being dedicated to helping customers reach their objectives by providing an insurance program that helps secure and protect businesses.

Tim is a former four-year Division I lacrosse player at Syracuse University. He joined Eastern Shore Associates in 1998 and has enjoyed his long tenure with the agency.

Tim resides in Camillus with his wife Kristen. They have three grown children and are the proud grandparents of two granddaughters.  In his spare time, Tim enjoys golfing and relaxing summers on Otisco Lake. The insurance business has given him the opportunity to meet many different people throughout the CNY Region where he has built life-long relationships with some of the clients he has met and insured.

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Insurance Agent & Broker
William Street
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

William Street

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Bill seeks to provide insurance programs designed to protect assets and help businesses prosper.

He began his insurance career in 1987. Prior to joining Eastern Shore Associates in 2008, he spent 21 years working for several commercial insurance companies. Bill focuses on public entities, not for profits, construction and retail/wholesale clients. 

Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and he is an active adult leader for Boy Scout Troop 22 in Dewitt.  Bill is an avid SU sports fan and also enjoys camping and competitive distance running.

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Camden Office

Insurance Agent & Broker
David Stone
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

David Stone

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker
Katie Stone
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Katie Stone

Insurance Agent & Broker

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Pulaski Office

Insurance Agent & Broker
Sean McLaughlin
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Sean McLaughlin

Insurance Agent & Broker

Bio

Sean is dedicated to providing superior service and guidance with all your insurance needs.  He began his career as a Claims Representative with GMAC Insurance in 2003.  Sean went on to continue his work with Utica National and RLI, specializing in the handling of Commercial Auto, General Liability, Property and Homeowners claims.  He joined Eastern Shore Associates in August, 2017 as a Producer.

Sean grew up in Pulaski and graduated in 1995.  He attended SUNY Oswego and with a degree in Communications.  Sean played basketball and baseball at Oswego, receiving All-American honors in both sports.  He was inducted into the SUNY Oswego Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Sean now resides in Pulaski, with his wife and four children.  In his spare time he enjoys hunting, golfing, and coaching the Varsity Boys Basketball.

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Walworth Office

Insurance Agent & Broker
Jackie Shaffer
Insurance Agent & Broker

Bio

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Jackie Shaffer

Insurance Agent & Broker

Bio

Jackie promises to build a lasting relationship with you and to design a competitively priced insurance program to protect your assets and help your business prosper.

Jackie started her insurance career working in a Nationwide Agency in 1988. In 1995 she joined Triple County Agency where she was the office manager. In 2001 she became an employee owner with Eastern Shore Associates/Cleary Insurance Agency working out of the Walworth office as a commercial lines producer. Jackie holds both an agent and broker license and has earned the title Accredited Advisor in Insurance. Jackie believes in going the extra mile, building lasting relationships, and striving to provide the best service and protection to her customers. She specializes in hard to place business.

Jackie is also very active in her community, including involvement as Chair of the Palmyra Republican Committee, Chamber of Commerce Member, Secretary of the Palmyra Skate Park Committee, and an active volunteer in a variety of community events. She has previously served as a local Sunday school teacher, Brownie leader, ESOP Committee member, and Chair to the Canal Town Nursery School. When she is not working or helping in her community, Jackie enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Some of her favorite past times involve camping, riding motorcycles, hiking, kayaking, and entertaining.

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Personal Lines Sales Manager
Jody Blazey
Personal Lines Sales Manager

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Personal Lines Sales Manager

Jody Blazey

Personal Lines Sales Manager

Bio

Jody works diligently on new business quotes. She has worked in our Walworth Office since 2002, earning a Property & Casualty License and an Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) Designation during that time.

In 2005, Jody served on the Customer Service Representative Council for National Grange and for Hanover Insurance in 2008.

While Jody understands the importance of earning new business for our agency, she also knows that it is equally imperative to take excellent care of our existing clients.  Jody loves building strong relationships with our carriers and is driven by finding the best solutions to improve customer experiences.

Jody was born and raised in Palmyra, where she still resides with her husband and three children. She is an active member of the American Legion in Palmyra. In her spare time, Jody enjoys being with her family, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and traveling across the country with her husband on their motorcycle.

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Insurance Agent & Broker
Tim Cleary
Insurance Agent & Broker

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Insurance Agent & Broker

Tim Cleary

Insurance Agent & Broker

Bio

Tim is dedicated to helping customers reach their objectives by providing an insurance program that helps secure and protect businesses today and for years to come.

Tim chose to pursue a career in insurance, after earning a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Fredonia University in 2008.  Tim joined the Cleary Insurance Agency in 2009 as Customer Service Representative.  Over the past several years he has transitioned into sales and takes pride in furthering his education and seeking out competitive options that are customized for each clients’ needs.

Outside the office, Tim enjoys racing and working on his motorcycles, golfing, hunting, shooting skeet, helping on the family farm. He and his wife, Nicole enjoy hiking through the woods with their golden retriever Sully.

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Waterloo (Molly M Headley Insurance)

Syracuse Home Builders
Association (Charles Moynihan)