Jim Friend began his insurance career in 1984 as an agent for a captive company. In 1990 he earned a LUTCF designation which sets him apart in the field of Life Insurance sales. He learned that a captive company was very restrictive. He joined Donavan Insurance in 1996 and found that having access to several companies in an independent agency was a much better way to be able to serve his clients’ insurance needs. “I truly enjoy my relationships with my clients.”
Tim Petre started his insurance career in 1997 for a captive company. Tim joined Donavan Insurance Services in 2009, where he has done an excellent job growing the agency’s book of commercial business, along with helping grow the farm, home, and auto books as well. After graduating from Dekalb High School, he started his secondary education at Glenn Oaks Community College and finished at IPFW. Being a DeKalb County resident for all of his life, Tim is aware what businesses and residents of the county need.
Sandi Cobble has worked at the agency since 2008 as a fully licensed customer service agent bringing with her 19 years of previous insurance experience. Sandi is the office manager plus she works with both new and current clients answering any insurance questions that may arise. Sandi handles our commercial renewals along with personal lines service work. “I enjoy the daily challenges, gaining new experiences, and working in a family-oriented atmosphere.”
Paula Del Vecchio is a fully licensed customer service agent. She joined the agency in 2018 having 10 years’ experience in other agencies. Paula handles claims, processing changes, as well as helping the insured with questions concerning their coverage. She likes working with clients and helping with their insurance needs. “I enjoy working alongside a close-knit group of co-workers, who make it feel like a family .”
Kathy Fuller, our receptionist, is the newest addition to the Donavan Insurance team. A life-long DeKalb County resident, Kathy and her husband Dave have been clients of the agency for over 30 years. She is new to the insurance industry coming from a bookkeeping background and is enjoying the challenge of learning something new.
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