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Christy Bratz

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Christine (Christy) Bratz has 7 years of personal lines experience as she started her insurance career as a direct writer and currently works at VW Brown as Account Executive. Christy takes pride in helping the insureds with their needs and issues on a day to day basis. Christy attended Montgomery College and A Paul Mitchell Partner School, graduating with a Cosmetology License. She currently holds a P&C License (P&C).

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Ed Geisler, CLCS

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Ed Geisler works in our Commercial Department and has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before transferring over to the commercial side, Ed worked in the Personal Lines Department handling life insurance, disability, long-term care, and mutual funds. He currently specializes in Commercial Coverage for property and businesses of all types in the Northern VA Region, focusing on wholesale distributors, the food service industry, builders/contractors, and Information Technology. Ed received a BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC. He currently holds a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

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Erin Bowley, CISR

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Erin Bowley is an insurance business professional who has over 17 years of experience in the industry. Joining our agency in 2002, she is currently our Personal Account Executive. Erin is an expert at building professional relationships to ensure the needs of the clients. Erin currently holds a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

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Marc Bruno, CIC, CRM

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Marc A. Bruno has more than 17 years of experience in the insurance business and currently serves the Executive Vice President of VW Brown Insurance Service. Prior to starting in the insurance industry, Mr. Bruno spent 10 years as a business process improvement analyst, working as a consultant with fortune 100 companies, such as BASF and Anheuser Busch. As a business analyst, he was responsible for establishing complete company-wide turnaround programs in the areas of manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, sales & marketing, accounting, and human resources. In 2001, Mr. Bruno began his career in the insurance industry as an independent agent,…

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Brenda Smith

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Brenda Smith has over 27 years of experience in the insurance industry and has worked for VW Brown for 10 years. Brenda manages the commercial book of business involving servicing existing and writing new clients. She specializes in Service Center/Garage and Construction accounts. Brenda currently holds a Certified Notary Public (CNP) designation.

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Joe Baum

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Joe Baum is an insurance business professional with over 25 years of experience. As the Group Insurance Specialist, Joe assists many clients with the day to day management of their employee benefits program and work very closely with all of his carriers in order to place the best value program to all of his groups. Joe received a BS in Institutional Administration from the University of Maryland.

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Peggy Friesen

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Peggy Friesen, with over 26 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializes in assisting with the production of new accounts and the retention of existing accounts. Peggy came aboard VW Brown in 2008 and currently works as a Personal Account Manager. Peggy attended Howard Community College and currently holds an Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designation.

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Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell is the Individual Insurance Specialist at VW Brown for the past 8 years. She specializes in providing clients with competitive quotes on health insurance from various insurance carriers. She also assists with the agency’s group health and life insurance departments. Kelly currently holds a Maryland Life and Health License.

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Julie Williams, CISR

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Julie Williams has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years. Upon working primarily in the Personal Lines Division, Julie joined VW Brown when the agency she worked for merged. She enjoys a solid work relationship with insurance carriers, which enhances her ability to service the VW Brown clients with their insurance needs. Julie attended Luzerne County Community College and Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She currently holds a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

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