Deborah Blanchard


Debbie fell into the insurance business 33 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.

I am very passionate about personal lines and small businesses, but also handle larger accounts as well as life and group benefits for her customers. My greatest attribute is my 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 me as I truly am a people person and have enjoyed developing relationships and friendships with my clients and carriers over the years and look forward to continuing that for many years to come.