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Young Agents Council


Young Agents Council



2019-2021 YAC Committee

Matthew Hill, R. Bruce Hill Agency, LTD

Joseph Moyer, Van Dyk Group

Vice Chairman
Cole DeAngelis, Dickstein Associates Agency

Immediate Past Chairman
Kristin Ryan, Hanson-Ryan, Inc.

Board of Directors
Sam Leone, Tri-County Agency of Brick Inc.

Hal Soden, Oliver L. E. Soden Agency

Matthew MacDonald, The Cumberland Insurance Group

Chelsea VanderGroef, Franklin Mutual Insurance Company

Exactly what you need when you're breaking into the industry.

The Young Agents Council is a group of insurance professionals ages 40 and under who come together to network, exchange ideas, have fun, and give back to the community. 

All our young agents share common goals - to learn from one another and mature in the industry. In fact, most of our past board members and Chairmen launched their career on the Young Agents Council.

So join us at an upcoming meeting or YAC event
For more details about how you can get involved in YAC, contact Jennifer Kacmarsky at 609-587-4333 or reach out to one of the YAC officers. 


The Young Agents Council has partnered with Bridge of Books as part of their 2020 community service initiative. Members who would like to support this cause may donate new or gently used books for children ages birth - high school. *

All agencies are welcome to serve as a drop off location for their staff and their community. For information on participating as a drop off location,  click here.  See below for files to help promote participation, inlcuding office flyers, graphics, and social posts.

All book donations need to be received by May 31. 

Questions may be directed to YAC Chairman Matt Hill at 973-376-1514.

Drop Off Locations

A.H. Meyers & Company
C/O Suzanne Frank, 856-596-9555
One West Main St., Marlton, NJ 08053

Assured Partners of New Jersey
C/O Angela Guerra-LaPenna, 732-574-8000
20 Commerce Dr, Ste 203, Cranford, NJ 07016

Big I New Jersey Main Office
Jennifer Kacmarsky, 609-587-4333
2211 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Trenton, NJ 08619

Franklin Mutual Insurance Company
C/O Chelsea VanderGroef, 973-948-8810
5 Broad Street, Branchville, NJ 07826

Hanson & Ryan
C/O Kristin Ryan, 973-256-6000
87 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, NJ 07512

R. Bruce Hill Agency
C/O Matt Hill, 973-376-1514
355 Essex St., Millburn, NJ 07041

Shenberger Insurance Services Agency
C/O Jeremiah Williamson, 908-996-4044
1110 Harrison St., Suite 202, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Stanford Agency
C/O Scott Stanford, 732-924-6999
788 Shrewsbury Ave, Suite 2200
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Tri-County Agency of Brick
C/O Jacki Frank, 732-477-1010
1875 Route 88 East, Brick, NJ 08724

Drop Off Events

IIA of Northern New Jersey & YAC's Night At the Races
March 20, Meadowlands Race Track, East Rutherford

Big I New Jersey Board Meeting
March 18, Make-A-Wish New Jersey Wishing Castle, Monroe

Trusted Choice Charity Golf Outing
April 28, Forsgate Country Club, Jamesburg

YAC Spring Social
May 28, Location TBA

Alternatively, books may be mailed to Matt Hill at the above address using the USPS Media Mail service. Media Mail allows senders to package books weighing under 70 pounds at a reduced rate. Traditional one pound packages cost $6.95 whereas Media Mail is only $2.80. For information on shipping your books using Media Mail, click here.

Downloadable Files

Breakroom/Kitchen Flyer 
(agencies participating as a drop off location)

Breakroom/Kitchen Flyer 
(agencies promoting awareness, but not collecting books)

(without write-in donation goal block)

(with write-in donation goal block)

* Please note we are unable to accept text books, encyclopedias, magazines, adult books, coloring books, workbooks, or books that are damaged or missing pages. Titles of most interest include: the Harry Potter series, Dr. Seuss, animal and dinosaur books, and culturally divers books.