Deborah Blanchard


Debbie fell into the insurance business over 30 years ago, starting as a part time bookkeeper while attending Broome Community College. Her employer saw something in her and she became trained in every aspect of the small insurance agency from personal lines CSR, Commercial lines CSR, Surety bonds, Marketing, Accounting, agency management and becoming a producer.  Debbie has only worked at 3 insurance agencies in her career, Olmstead Insurance (1982-1992) who was sold to BAC Agency (1992-1997), then Robert J Hanafin Inc (1997 to 2014) when IOA purchased our office.

Debbie is very passionate about personal lines and small businesses, but also handles larger accounts as well as life and group benefits for her customers. Her greatest attribute is her customer service and follow through on each detail regardless of how small the transaction is. Being an insurance agent has been a valuable and rewarding career for Debbie as she is truly a people person and has enjoyed developing relationships and friendships with her clients and carriers over the years and looks forward to continuing that for many years to come.