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Meet Our Team

 

Casey Byrne

After growing up in Beesley’s Point, NJ and graduating from college, I worked as a P&C underwriter for almost 2 years. I made the transition to a commercial lines agent about a year and a half ago and today, I enjoy making sure our clients can sleep well at night knowing their assets are properly covered.

When I am not working, you can find me either on a boat, on a golf course, or in the ocean; I enjoy surfing, fishing, warm and sunny weather.

Kelley A. Fusco
Vice President of Operations

I have 36 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Came to the J. Byrne right out of high school. Started in filing, then to assistant in our Personal Insurance Division, got my insurance license and was promoted to Personal Customer Service Agent. Worked in all aspects of insurance and the agency.  Obtained 2 insurance designations from The Insurance Institutes – AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance) and ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative).  I’m proud to carry the Management title of VP of Operations. I also handle the agency’s IT needs.

I was born & raised in Wildwood Crest, NJ – just a hop, skip, and jump from the main Wildwood agency location. I thoroughly enjoy assisting our associates with their careers and love watching them grow within the agency. I pride myself on making sure our clients have the proper coverage they need. I love my overall career at the agency (36 years) from starting right out of high school, working my way through virtually every department, and now playing a major management role within the agency.

Outside of work in the summer months, you will find me at our family Italian Restaurant in Cape May, NJ.  In the winter months, my favorite way to spend a weekend is simply by relaxing and enjoying time with my family.

I love getting away vacationing with family, especially cruising and camping. I also enjoy cooking.

Eileen Sinn
Vice President, Commercial Lines Account Manager

I have been in the insurance industry for 34 Years. Satisfying my clients needs to make certain their assets are protected and maintained is what excites me most about my job.

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA & Cape May, NJ. I enjoy my family and close friends. I can’t stop talking about my precious grandchildren. During the summer you will find me on the beach and in the winter months, I enjoy the City life!  I enjoy crafting, upgrading and decorating my home and I love to cook.

I volunteer as a Lion along with many chambers. I also enjoy volunteering for the elderly.

Kacey Battersby
Customer Service Representative-Personal Lines

I grew up locally in Upper Township and graduated from Ocean City High School in 2006. I have been in the insurance industry for the past eleven years and have obtained my CPCU, AAI, API, CISR and ACSR designations in both commercial and personal lines; I hope to obtain my ARM in the very near future. I love being able to review and assess our client’s exposures and being able to obtain them the insurance coverage that best meet their individual needs. Knowing your assets are appropriately covered provides anyone with a much needed sense of ease and I am happy to give that to people.

I love family more than anything, my son Bradley, my bearded dragon, a fish and my fur babies (two pitbulls and a Savannah cat). We love outdoors, mountains, Key West, riding and of course, I could never leave out my ‘13Mustang GT. Weekends are always spent with our friends and family. We enjoy spending time outside, in the garage, on the sidelines of a football field, or at the beach if it’s summer time. We never have a dull moment!
I am very passionate about Dennis Township Blue Devils Football Association.

Logan McGuigan
Commercial Sales Associate

I grew up in Huntingdon Valley, PA and moved to Ocean City, NJ my sophomore year of high school. I attended William Paterson University, where I played QB for four years. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in communications and minoring in sales. I’ve been working in the insurance industry for two years now and have my property, causality and my life license.

Meeting new connections is one of the major factors that keeps me motivated and excited to give it my best effort at all times, you really never know who you’re going to meet and where one conversation will take you.

I really enjoy fishing and golfing, both are great hobbies to be into and especially when you work in the insurance business. Those two hobbies alone will help me meet future connections while having a blast at the same time. On the weekend, you can find me at Stone Harbor Country Club playing golf with clients and friends. When I’m not golfing you can find me on my friend’s boats, either marlin fishing or staying closer inshore, fishing for flounder.

I am also a proud volunteer for the St. Augustine furniture closet in Ocean City, NJ. For over eight years now, I drop off all types of furniture to those in need, on and off the island.

James Ridgway
Commercial Sales Associate

I grew up in Cape May, NJ before leaving to attend Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia on a Golf Scholarship. I currently have more than seven years of experience working in the insurance industry. For a majority of commercial clients, their insurance expenses are a top three line item on their budget and I truly believe they should fully understand and know what they are purchasing.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf. I enjoy the beach and pool with my wife and daughter, as well as a quick 18 holes on the golf course. I currently sit on the Executive Board of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, Lower Township Optimist Club and Cape May Country Education Foundation.

Rosanne Ianiro
Customer Service Representative-Personal Lines

I grew up in Bryn Mawr, PA and moved to Cape May County many years ago. I have been a customer service agent for over ten years and love being able to help clients, whether in person or on the phone. My experience working in the real estate field and for my husband’s construction business gave me knowledge that is very useful for homeowner insurance.

In good weather days, I love to venture out on the back of my husband’s Harley and also like to sail our small boat in the Delaware Bay.

Megan Gorbsky
Customer Service Representative-Commercial Lines

I’ve been working in the insurance industry since 2003. I’m a Commercial Lines Agent specializing in small businesses, condominiums, hotel/motels, and contractors. I care about my work and have fun doing it.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa attended Little Flower and graduated from North East High School. Also attended The Insurance School in Northfield, NJ.

I personally enjoy time with my wonderful husband and our 2 daughters. You can find me home with my family when I’m not working. On weekends you’ll find me trying different restaurants and traveling with my friends and family.

Lisa Meola
Condominium Department Manager

My insurance career began in 1985 where I worked for the Cashan Agency in Hammonton while attending college at Atlantic Community College. I obtained my insurance license and continued to make steady advancements in the industry working in underwriting and sales. In 1992, I obtained my Certified Insurance Counselor designation to enable me to better help my clients with a deeper knowledge of insurance and products available.

In 2000 I moved to the McMahon Agency in Ocean City to be closer to my family. I was offered and accepted the position of Condominium Department Manager in 2006 leading my department in the sales and service of condominium clients exclusively.

In 2014, I accepted my current position at J.Byrne Agency offering a fresh perspective on a specialized condominium service. Due to the ever changing and volatile Flood Insurance industry, I obtained my Associates in National Flood Insurance designation in May of 2015. This designation has been invaluable in both the service of our insureds as well as supporting our communities in their efforts to educate on Flood Preparation and Awareness at various public
forums.

Colleen Douglass
Customer Service Representative- Commercial Lines

I have been working as a servicing agent for the past 12 years. I enjoy being able to give a client a pleasant service experience and resolve any issues with a positive outcome.

I enjoy the outdoors and traveling to experience different cultures. I enjoy spending my weekends on the beach, boating & fishing.

Heather E. Beeby
Customer Service Representative – Personal Lines

I started with J. Byrne in 2012 as a Commercial Lines assistant and obtained my Property & Casualty License in 2014. I have been a Personal Lines agent for the last 3 years & have obtained my ACSR designation.

I grew up in Cape May, NJ, graduated from Lower Cape May Regional in 2010.

I love to spend my free time with my family and if the weather is nice on the beach/in the ocean.

Kim DeAngelis
Customer Service Representative – Personal Lines

I have been in this business for 43 years. Primarily personal lines and some small commercial.

I enjoy working with people and summer days by the pool. When I am not working you can find me at home relaxing.

Coleen C. Leszczynski
Customer Service Representative – Personal Lines

I have met many wonderful people working at the Agency for 19 years both co-workers and customers and some have become family. I help my clients the same way I would expect my family to be helped and guided with all of their insurance needs. I think having a personal touch when we are helping our clients is what excites me the most about my job, we don’t have to follow a script, I was blessed with empathy to help clients during any situation.

I grew up in Port Richmond Philadelphia. I graduated from Frankford High School in 1992 and completed a few semesters at Philadelphia Community College and Temple University. I enjoy spending time with my family, we can never make enough memories and living in Cape May County is an amazing community. I am not usually in the same place. I am usually somewhere around town doing something fun with one or all of my three kids, with one of the bands or chorus during the school year. In the summer months, you can find us at the beach, pool or zoo.

I am passionate about many non-profit organizations but the National MS Society has personally affected my family, therefore I have supported this one a little more these past few years.

Chazz Barber
Sales Associate

I have been in the insurance industry for close to five years now. I have specialized in commercial sales, handling all business insurance needs for the greater parts of Cape May and Atlantic counties. I get a new challenge every day and it’s my job to satisfy my clients to the best of my ability.

I grew up in Upper Township, NJ, right outside of Ocean City, as well as graduating from Ocean City High School. From there graduated from Richard Stockton College of NJ. In 2013 was chosen as one of Atlantic Counties Top 40 Under 40 for young leaders. Personally, I am a family man, I have a wife and a new son, named Michael. Favorite way to spend a weekend is doing yard work making my grass and garden look amazing, out with friends and family and just enjoying new experiences.

My hidden talent is, I am also an award-winning magician/sleight of hand artist.

Cheryl Wood
Customer Service Representative – Personal Lines

I have worked mainly in the Personal Lines Insurance Market for 15-20 years. I have also done a little stint in the Commercial Lines Market. I enjoy working directly with clients to help them find the best insurance coverage for their needs.

I grew up in the Dennis Township, NJ area, Cape May County. I attended Dennis Township Grade School and went onto Middle Township High School, graduating in 1983. I enjoy working out daily and teaching numerous exercise classes at my gym. Weekends you will find me at the gym, home with my cats or outside enjoying my pool in the Summer.

I enjoy organizing fundraisers to benefit local community members in need.

Patricia Cusella
Customer Service Representative – Commercial Lines

Insurance is not cut and dry- there are many winding roads. I’ve been in the industry for 19 years and have learned so many exciting factors of Insurance-yes, believe it or not!!! I can bring my knowledge to work every day and help the layperson who doesn’t “understand” anything part of Insurance.

I was born and raised in Pennsauken, NJ, and attended Catholic schools all my life. At the end of the week, my brain is tired, and I enjoy sitting on the beach and listening to nothing but God’s nature!!!! When I’m not working, I like to be outdoors, bike riding, walking on the beach, outdoor festivals etc. I talk nonstop about my family…. best people ever!!!!! Enjoying time with family and friends-life is too short.

My guilty pleasure is cooking….ANYTHING.

Susan V. O’Sullivan
Customer Service Representative – Personal Lines

I have been part of the insurance industry for 16 years now. 2 Years with J. Byrne Agency. I have great Co-workers and helping people understand why they need insurance is why I love my job.

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA. I love to read and spending time with my grandson. I enjoy being at home, doing home remodeling, going to the beach, reading and riding my bike.

 

Eileen M. Baker
Account Manager, Marine Team

I have been working in the insurance industry for 34 years. The first 10 years were in Philadelphia and the last 24 have been at the Jersey Shore. I manage the Marine Team and also own & operate a Marina in the area which allows me to incorporate my knowledge of the marine industry into both businesses.

I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia where all areas are divided by what “parish” you are from. I really enjoy watching (Eagles) football and attending games. When I am not working, I enjoy being on the water, cruising, fishing or just having cocktails on the dock.

I have been a part of Relay for Life in many of our local communities to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Leticia Resendes
Customer Service Representative – Personal Lines

I began with the agency in 1987 and have been a part of the J. Byrne Family for 30+ years. Insurance can be difficult to understand, and I enjoy helping our clients through the process.

Born in Texas and raised in the south and Midwest. I’ve become a Jersey Girl at Heart. I enjoy people and most clients want a personal connection. My personal time is spent with a small circle of friends and the people I love the most. Summers and beach-time are my favorite days!

Rettsyndrome.org is close to home for me.

Kyle McCrossan
Commerical Sales Associate

My experience in the insurance industry began with training at J. Byrne Agency as Commercial Sales Associate and completing “Fundamentals First” at USLI. I am becoming more confident every day. What excites me most is being able to give my clients and customers that “Peace of Mind” to enable them to sleep at night without any worries.

I grew up in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, located about twenty-five minutes South of Philadelphia. I really enjoy surfing and playing basketball. I grew up doing both year-round and it is something that has become a part of my life that I will always enjoy doing or talking about. On the weekends you can usually catch me on the beach or enjoying a college/Pro sporting event. Anything that involves being around the ocean interests me

Being involved in Special Olympics and local soup kitchens lead me to receive the Presidential Award for Community Service.