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ABOUT US

INSURANCE PEOPLE TEAM

 

Stephen E. Griffin-AAI
President

Mr. Griffin is the President of Insurance People, Inc. He is a native of Durham and graduate from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Mr. Griffin has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. He specializes in Business Insurance. Mr. Griffin also enjoys creating business insurance programs for several different associations.

Ramona L. Putnam CIC, CISR, IIA
Vice President/Agency Manager

Ms. Putnam has over 29 years experience in the insurance industry on both the agency side and company side. She maintains her Property, Casualty, Life, Health and Brokers licenses. Ramona specializes in large commercial accounts. She joined Insurance People, Inc. in August 2002. Her accomplishments include attaining the professional designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Institute of America certification (IIA) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR).

Laura H. Shaffer
Business Manager

Laura joined Insurance People in June 2010 with over 15 years experience in the tax and financial fields. She obtained her Property & Casualty licenses in July 2010 and manages the financial aspects of the Agency. Laura graduated from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and has lived in the Durham- Chapel Hill area since 1985. Laura enjoys playing tennis, golf and reading books in her spare time.

PERSONAL LINES

Mary E. Smith
Personal Lines Manager

Mary Smith has over 26 years experience as a personal lines customer service representative. She obtained her property and casualty insurance license in 1987 and joined Insurance People, Inc. in October 2002.

Amanda Snyder
Office Administrator

Amanda joined Insurance People in June of 2013 with prior experience in the medical field. She will be obtaining her Property and Casualty License in the near future. In her spare time she enjoys crafts, cooking and spending time with her family.

LIFE & HEALTH BENEFITS

Mariana Albu
Benefits Department Manager


Mariana Albu began working as a benefits customer service representative and manager in 2005. She specializes in group health insurance as well as ancillary lines and individual coverage on and off Exchange. She holds the Life and Health license and she is certified through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

COMMERCIAL LINES

Michelle R. Long CISR
Commercial Lines CSA

Michelle has 4 years experience as an insurance agent/customer service representative. She maintains her Property, Casualty, Life, Accident & Health licenses. Michelle joined Insurance People, Inc. in May 2007 as a Life & Health Benefits Customer Service Agent transitioning to Commercial Lines in 2008. She obtained the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2011.

Kathleen A. Mc Innis CISR
Commercial Lines Technician

Kathleen has worked in the insurance industry since 1999. She joined Insurance People, Inc. in July 2002. She received her Life, Accident, & Health license in 2003 and Property & Casualty license in 2004. She obtained her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation in 2011. Kathleen graduated from Campbell University in 1989 with a B. S. degree in Social Work. She is very active in her church and community.

Lydia M. Smith
Commercial Lines CSR


Lydia has over 20 years?experience in the insurance industry and received her Property & Casualty license in August 1996. She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Child Development. Lydia rejoined Insurance People in 2014 after returning to the area from Atlanta. Lydia handles Commercial New Business.

Angela M. Taylor CIC, CISR
Commercial Lines Manager

Angela has over 40 years experience as an insurance agent/customer service representative. She maintains her Property, Casualty, Life, Accident & Health and Brokers licenses. She graduated from the Institute of Insurance in 1979, obtained the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 1989 and obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2007. Angela joined Insurance People, Inc. in August 2002 as a Commercial/Personal Lines Customer Service Agent.

PRODUCERS

Andy Beckman
Producer/Sales Agent

Andrew (Andy) joined Insurance People in February of 2011, and brings 10 years of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service experience. He provides insurance for Businesses and Individuals in both the commercial and personal lines departments. Andy is a former college tennis player, and enjoys playing anytime he gets the chance. He is a graduate of Auburn University, and holds licenses in Property & Casualty, Life, Accident & Health, and a Series 6.

Steve Martin
Producer

Steve joined Insurance People in 2013 and has 30 years experience in nonprofit arts management, sales, small business & Education. He served on the Durham County School Board for two terms and trained as a Board Training Consultant with the Center for Reform of School Systems. Steve holds a property & casualty license in North Carolina.

Andrew M. Pate
Producer

Andrew joined Insurance People in 2011. Born and raised in Belmont, N.C., he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007 with degrees in Marketing and Management. Andrew comes to us with 4 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry and currently maintains his Life, Accident, Health, Property & Casualty licenses. In his spare time Andrew enjoys playing golf, watching sports, spending time with his wife and two daughters, along with their families and friends.

John L. Ramsey
Producer

John joined Insurance People in November 2008 with over 35 years experience in the financial services industry. Maintaining offices in both Durham, NC and Charleston, SC, he specializes in serving large commercial accounts and educational institutions. John is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Howard Ross-ChFC
Producer/Benefits

Howard was born and raised in Durham. He graduated with a degree in Accounting from N.C. State University in 1979. He entered the insurance industry upon graduation from college. Howard specializes in corporate benefits, individual life and disability insurance. He has his Life, Accident, Health, Property & Casualty licenses. He completed the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation issued by The American College, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Howard is active in various community and civic groups. He is a past president of the North Durham Rotary Club.

Jack G. Kimel
Producer

Jack joined IPNC in April 2016 and brings 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. A Western Carolina graduate, former minor league baseball player, and owner of three small businesses, Jack brings focused attention to the business and personal insurance needs of his clients He currently maintains his Property and Casualty, Life and Health, and General Contractors Licenses. Jack, his wife Kerstin and their three children love all things Duke and Wrightsville Beach

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