James Altman joined the agency upon graduating from Syracuse University, and took over management of the company while still in his early 20s. In those days the agency had significant specialties in apparel and textile companies as that was the largest industry in New York City. Today the range of businesses written by the agency is extensive with nearly every industry represented. Also, the personal lines portion of the business which had been incidental now represents about half of the agency's premium volume. Under his management the agency has changed as business opportunities have changed.
Joined A. Zeeman Company, Inc. full time after graduating with honors from the University of Hartford in May of 1985. Recipient of the Barnard Flaxman Award for Outstanding Performance in the Barney School of Business and Public Administration. Currently the Vice-President and third generation owner under whose guidance the agency has grown and prospered.
It is important that the agency provides superior service to its clients and Ron strives to make sure that goal is met. In addition, he also is involved in the day to day service aspects and is always available to his insureds. In a time where personal service appears to be a thing of the past, Ron understands how important it is to be able to speak with the owner as necessary.
He also is involved in many other endeavors business and community related, such as speaking engagements, past President of Business Professionals Network and coaching numerous youth sport teams over the years.
Life, Health, Disability & Long Term Insurance
I cannot thank you and Lynn Lyons enough. As you know, because I inherited a property in Virginia I found myself desperate to obtain homeowners and liability insurance on very short (24 hours) notice not only for myself but also for my sister in South Carolina. Despite the fact that you do not do business in Virginia, you went way out of your way with no money in it for you to get the insurance literally within hours. Such service is seldom seen in this day and age, particular to clients, like myself, who I imagine are "small" in terms of your overall client list. It is the same quality service that you have demonstrated for years to me and my family, and it is, apparently your rule to deliver it without exception. Lots of people sell insurance. Few deliver great service, and none that I know of deliver the type of service you do. You are a comfort, and you have every right to be proud of yourself, your agency and your employees. Thank you again. — Banks Brown