Marvin A. Freedman - CEOMarvin is the last of the original founders of anchor agency in 1960 and is still active in the business. He served as President & CEO for many years and oversaw the firm during its growth and development to becoming one of the larger insurance agencies in the Albany area.
Fred Stemp – PresidentFred Stemp is President of Anchor Agency, Inc. His experience ranges over 35 years in the insurance industry. Fred began his career as an underwriter for a national insurance carrier. He joined Anchor over 30 years ago and was instrumental in growing the agency to one of the top 10 independent agencies in the Capital Region (Business Review Book of Lists).
Steve Lobel - Vice President, Sales and MarketingSteve Lobel joined Anchor Agency, Inc. as Director of Sales and Marketing in January of 1997, and in 2006 he was promoted to Vice President. He left his position, as assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs at the University at Albany to assume this opportunity in one of Albany’s most respected insurance and financial services firms.
Patricia Ross, CLU – Vice President, Financial ServicesPatricia “Pat” Ross came to Albany to attend SUNY majoring in business. Her insurance career began with a major life insurance company working her way to a sales consultant position. In 1992 Pat joined Anchor Agency Inc. to establish a Financial Services Dept. Under her guidance the department has grown and now has 5 employees. She was named VP of Financial Services several years ago. In addition to earning her CLU designation she is a member of several industry organizations including the Society of Financial Services Professionals.
Nancy Marr – Account Manager – Employee Benefits & Financial StrategiesNancy began her career in Insurance in 1988 starting in the Commercial Lines Department and later moving to Financial Services. She is fully licensed for Life and Property & Casualty Insurance.
Michelle Lyman - AssociateMichelle began her insurance career in 1998 and joined the Anchor Agency family in 2002 where she focuses on helping employers manage and provide employee benefits for their employees. She currently works with employers to compile their employee benefits package including Health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance and retirement plans. Michelle is a New York State licensed agent for Life and Health. She is currently working towards a designation Chartered Assisted Senior Living (CASL) through American College.
Jenny Sardi - AssociateJenny joined Anchor Agency in 2008, bringing 13 years of insurance experience with her. Her specialty has been in the group employee benefits market. Her duties at Anchor Agency include selling all lines of group employee benefits and individual benefit plans, including retirement accounts, and providing client management services for existing clients.
David A. Williams – Sales Associate – Financial StrategiesDavid has lived in upstate New York his whole life, attending college at SUNY Oneonta where he earned a B.S. in Economics and Business. In 2004 David joined the Anchor Agency Family and has been In the Financial Services Industry for 11 years primarily working for public school and not-for-profit employees to plan for retirement and help protect their assets.
Cindy Collins, CIC – Account Manager – Business InsuranceCindy Collins has over 20 years experience in the property and casualty industry. She began her career after college with a major carrier and began with Anchor Agency in 1985. After giving birth to her second child in 1989, she left the Agency and sold residential real estate. She returned to Anchor in 1998. Cindy’s responsibilities include marketing and sales of new Commercial Lines business to the Agency, with a concentration in technology insurance. She also services an existing Commercial book of business. She received her CIC designation in 2008.
Beverly Gregory – Support – Business InsuranceBeverly came to the Anchor Agency in March of 2005 after working for a major carrier for 12 years. Beverly is the support person for the Business Insurance Department. She prides herself in being detailed oriented and has an excellent work ethic.
Marc S. Barach, CPIA – Personal Lines ManagerMarc began his insurance career in 1982 with Tucker-Lieberman, Inc., a family-owned an independent Insurance Agency started by his grandfather and continued on to this day by his father and him. In September of 1993, he joined Anchor Agency’s Personal Insurance Division. He brings over 28 years experience to his current position as Personal Lines Manager, directing Anchor Agency’s Personal Insurance, Flood and Bond Divisions.
Marylyn Raleigh, CPIA – Account Manager – Personal InsuranceMarylyn began her insurance career in 1979 through another local agency in the area, as Personal Lines Manager. She has since worked for several agencies in the area and joined Anchor Agency in April of 1999 tending to the needs of clients in the Personal Insurance Division. Marylyn achieved the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) in 2010.
Laurel Kidalowski – Account Manager – Personal InsuranceLaurel began her Insurance career in 1996 as a Personal Lines Insurance Representative for a local insurance agency. She was an Associate Agent for a national insurance carrier for the past 8 years. In August of 2010 she joined Anchor Agency’s Personal Insurance Division tending to client’s personal insurance needs.