Our Staff

Kim Bassford
Commercial Lines Manager
609-646-1000 ext. 708
kbassford@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Kim began her insurance career in 1985 working for a captive agent in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Initially hired for sales and service of personal and small commercial insurance, her role evolved to include all aspects of agency management. In pursuit of her interest in operations, Kim accepted a position with a large national carrier, managing multiple locations throughout New Jersey. In 2006, with a desire to be closer to home, Kim joined IAI to oversee the Commercial Lines Division. Kim holds LUTC-F and CLCS designations.

Kim Schenck
Personal Lines Manager
609-646-1000 ext. 123
kschenck@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Kim joined Insurance Agencies, Inc. in 2000 and is our Personal Lines Manager. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Richard Stockton College and maintains her NJ Property and Casualty Producer License as well as her PA Non-Resident Producer License. In 2008, Kim was honored with the Travelers Personal Insurance High Achiever Award. Because Kim grew up in Brigantine, she is passionate about the coast and the communities that are bordered by it. Combine that passion with her drive to always provide excellent customer service, and you have a coastal risk and flood insurance specialist ideally suited to help you find the best coverage combination for you and your family.

Rich Mangano
IT /Operations Manager
609-646-1000 ext. 804
rmangano@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Rich joined Insurance Agencies Inc. 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park. Rich has worked in Information Technology for over 15 years and has received numerous technical certifications. Rich resides in Ventnor City with his wife, Lori.

Sam Summerville, MBA
Director of Finance
609-646-1000 ext. 401
ssummerville@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Sam Summerville oversees accounting and finance operations for Insurance Agencies Inc., which has grown to over fifty employees and four separate office locations. In an effort to serve Atlantic County residents, Sam proudly served as treasurer for the Atlantic County Long Term Recovery Group, which was tasked with helping Atlantic County families rebuild from the effect of Hurricane Sandy. Sam holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the College of New Jersey, as well as, a Master’s degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Sam lives in Egg Harbor Township with his wife Valerie and has two children, Sam and Haley.

Donna Kovacs
Personal Account Manager
609-646-1000 ext. 121
dkovacs@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Donna Kovacs is a lifelong resident of Atlantic County who has been a part of Insurance Agencies, Inc. since 1988.  She works as a new business consultant in our Northfield office.  Donna maintains her NJ Property and Casualty Producer License and calls on her 30+ years of insurance experience to help our clients find the right coverage at a competitive price – placing coastal risks is her specialty.

Magda Chudziak
Personal Account Manager
609-646-1000 ext. 131
mchudziak@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Magda Chudziak is a personal lines new business consultant in our Northfield office and has been with Insurance Agencies since 2011. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Opole in Poland and maintains her NJ Property and Casualty Producer License. Born and raised in Poland, Magda is bilingual and is available to help our Polish clients with their insurance needs. Her specialty is quoting and underwriting homeowners, auto, flood, and other personal lines policies.

Kathy Kuras
Claim Manager
609-646-1000 ext. 503
kkuras@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Kathy’s insurance career began in 1978 with Kaufmann-Wimberg Agency, Inc. in Egg Harbor City where she performed numerous job duties including Receptionist, Accounts Receivable/Collections, Assistant to Life Insurance Producer, Personal Lines Underwriter and Accounts Payable and Receivable. In 1994, Kaufmann-Wimberg Agency merged with Insurance Agencies, Inc. where Kathy joined the Claims Department. In 2000, Kathy was promoted to Claims Manager.  During that time, she has processed and managed the claims handling of three catastrophic storms-Hurricane Irene, the derecho, and Hurricane Sandy, which affected so many of our valued customers. She maintains a New Jersey Property, Casualty, Accident and Health Producer license. Kathy resides with her husband, Paul, of 30+ years in the Mays Landing area. They have two children and two grandchildren.


Julie Edge
Claim Representative
609-646-1000 ext. 501
jedge@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Julie worked in the banking industry for 20 years before joining IAI in 1998 as a Personal Lines Customer Service representative. She has been a dedicated Claims Representative since 1999. Julie maintains a Property, Casualty, Accident and Health license. Julie lives in the Northfield NJ area with her husband, Michael of 17+ years. They have two sons, four grandchildren and an English bulldog, Henrey.

Georgette Mahoney
Claim Representative
609-646-1000 ext. 502
gmahoney@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Georgette joined the IAI Claims Department in 2013. Before being employed by IAI, Georgette worked as a preschool teacher for 13 years, a workman’s compensation claims adjuster for four years and a Customer Service Representative at Ocean City Home Bank for two years.

Lori McDonald
Clerical Assistant
609-646-1000 ext. 712
lmcdonald@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Lori has been working for Insurance Agencies Inc. as our Clerical Assistant since 2007. She grew up in Northfield and is a life-long area resident. Lori loves her job and the people she works with. Her positive attitude and excellent organization skills make her a great asset to IAI.

Brenda Dougherty
Personal Lines Agent
609-646-1000 ext. 124
bdougherty@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Brenda joined Insurance Agencies Inc. when A. E. Giegerich & Son Insurance Agency merged with us back in 2002. She has 35+ years of experience working in personal and commercial insurance and maintains her Property and Casualty license. She takes pride in providing excellent customer service to all her clients and specializes in surplus insurance lines and flood insurance, often working with difficult-to-place coastal risks. Brenda has always resided in this area and has many ties to the community.

Darlene Thomas
Payments Representative
609-646-1000 ext. 705
dthomas@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Darlene was born in Pittsburgh and moved to New Jersey in 1974 where she grew up in Washington Twp. Darlene started her working career in Philadelphia as an Executive Assistant to the President of a biotech company. She move to the Jersey Shore in 1992. Darlene joined the staff of Insurance Agencies Inc in November 2003 where she has found a “home”. She enjoys working with IAI’s customers as well as her colleagues. Darlene’s experience working in Philadelphia has afforded IAI with her knowledge of customer service and clerical skills.

Jill Mannering
Payments Representative
609-646-1000 ext. 706
jmannering@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Jill has been with Insurance Agencies as a Personal Lines clerical assistant since 2002. She has enjoyed the opportunity be part of the IAI family. Jill has been a lifelong resident of the area. She is dedicated to provide excellent customer service to our clients. Jill also provides payment information and processes payments for our client’s personal lines policies

Karen Nixon
Personal Lines
Underwriting
609-646-1000 ext. 134
knixon@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Karen started working in the Insurance Industry in 1989 at Sames Insurance Agency in Pleasantville who then merged with Insurance Agencies in 1994. She has 25 years of experience working in Personal and Commercial Insurance and maintains her Property and Casualty License.

Bette Newman
Clerical Assistant
609-646-1000 ext. 122
bnewman@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Bette has been working for Insurance Agencies Inc. as Personal Lines Service since 2010. Has been in the Insurance business since 1976. Grew up in Audubon NJ and moved to Marmora, NJ in 1974.

Yvonne Torres
Bi-Lingual (Spanish) Representative
609-646-1000 ext. 2511
ytorres@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Over the past 10 years since Yvonne joined the IAI team, she has been utilizing the skills she acquired from past employment like customer service, administrative, and clerical work. Yvonne grew up in Puerto Rico so she is bilingual (Spanish) which gives her the opportunity to deal with a broad spectrum of clients. She also maintains her Property & Casualty insurance license.

Carol Royle
Bookkeeper
609-646-1000 ext. 402
croyle@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Carol joined IAI’s accounting department in 1998. Carol has been in accounting for over 40 years. She and her husband reside in Mays Landing NJ.

Kathryn Manera
Personal Lines CSR
609-646-1000 ext. 125
kmanera@insuranceagenciesinc.com

Kathy joined Insurance Agencies Inc. when A E Giegerich and Sons Insurance Agency merged with us back in 2002. She has 40+ years of experience working in personal and commercial insurance and maintains her Property and Casualty license. She takes pride in providing excellent customer service to all her clients and specializes in surplus insurance lines and flood insurance, often working with difficult-to-place coastal risks. She first came to the shore as a young bride and instantly fell in love with the area. She is involved in the Absecon Sports programs as a volunteer and fundraiser since her children were young – now her grandchildren and their sports programs are benefitting from her energy and enthusiasm!

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