Lemoyne, PA | 717-761-4712
Christian Baker Company is a member of the insurance Alliance and has been providing cost effective and coverage rich insurance plans to customers since 1938. What started out as a 3-person operation has grown to over 20 employees. We represent some of the best companies nationally. Our business is located in Lemoyne, PA. Call us at 717-761-4712 and request for a FREE quote today.
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Robert L. Creason, – President/Secretary
Bob graduated from Penn State University and started his insurance career with the INA. He left INA as a Senior Underwriter, and Casualty Product Line Supervisor for Workers Compensation. Before joining Christian-Baker Co., he was the Director, Insurance Services for the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for their endorsed programs and malpractice trust. In his current position as President of Christian Baker, he is both an account representative on varied commercial accounts and a specialist in professional liability. Mr. Creason was an instructor for Errors and Omissions, and Ethics for the Independent Insurance Agents of Pa.; receiving their Education Award in 1998. He is also a Founder and Past President of the Capital Area Independent Agents Association, a Past Director of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and a former holder of the CIC designation.
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Brian D. Warner CPCU, CIC – Commercial Producer
Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Brian is a business graduate of Juniata College in Huntingdon Pennsylvania. His insurance education has been broadened by obtaining his CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) and CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designations. He started his career with insurance company, but has spent most of his years on the agency end of the business. Brian specializes in working with commercial business of all sizes but also writes life insurance and personal insurance to meet his client’s needs. His job is to find the best match for your company and Christian Baker’s group of over 40 insurance carriers. Brian strives to give his clients the service they deserve and is continually looking to find new clients.
Alan W. Gallagher, CES, CBC – Benefits Consultant
Mr. Gallagher began his career in insurance as a self-employed, independent insurance agent, initially concentrating on the sale of Voluntary Employee Benefits. Alan then expanded his portfolio of products and services to include group health insurance; and other employer paid benefits such as dental, vision, life, and disability insurances. Alan joined CBC four years ago to manage its Life & Health Division, concentrating on helping the employer (group) market segment control the cost of employee benefits, while searching for cost effective ways to improve benefit plans. Alan has earned CES (Certified Enrollment Specialist) and CBC (Chartered Benefits Consultant) designation as well as being certified to sell Medicare insurance plans. He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree and is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.
Susie M. Wharton – Personal Lines Producer
Susie has been part of the Christian Baker team since October of 2004. She is a licensed agent who specializes in writing home, auto, and umbrella policies. Having access to quote with numerous companies allows Susie to shop accounts, in an effort to get the best policy premiums. Her goal is to continue to provide exceptional customer service to all of her clients. She values not only her business relationships, but the personal relationships she has developed with her clients throughout the years.
Outside of work, Susie enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Her true happiness comes from being a Mother to her two small daughters. Whether you are looking for a new car or buying a new house or just interested in learning more about your insurance needs, please contact Susie for her expertise.
Donald R. Kingsbury, CPCU – Vice President/Treasurer
Mr. Kingsbury brings to his clients a unique and very broad insurance perspective. Now with more than 25 years at Christian Baker Company, he served 7 years with both regional and national insurers. With the formal training from these insurance companies, and his continuing education, including attaining the highest professional designation available, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) he can provide his clients truly professional counsel and expertise. Donald graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Finance. He started his insurance career with Pennsylvania National Insurance Company as Commercial Lines Underwriter, where he was responsible for selection, pricing, coverage and reinsurance for business accounts.
James D. Pace, CIC – Vice President
Jim came to Christian-Baker Co. on January 1st, 1989 after working as an insurance agent in Marysville for 8 years. He started in the insurance business working with Life Insurance. He began selling auto and homeowners insurance and then quickly moved to commercial coverage. He came to Christian-Baker Co. to expand his ability to provide commercial coverage to a larger number of clients. Jim handles commercial insurance for a variety of clients. Jim also enjoys working with programs or special groups, such as the NWCOA and NWRA.
Debra Anderson – Claims Specialist
A graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Debra has been part of Christian Baker Company for over 20 years. During that time, she has handled the claims for our personal and commercial lines clients and enjoys assisting them throughout the claims process. From first report to final resolution, Debra’s goal is complete customer satisfaction. Using a variety of skills, from expediting to mediating, and at times just patiently listening, she strives to help each client have a better claims experience. If you have a claim to report, or if you just have a claims-related question, Debra is here to help.
Brendan Renne – Commercial Producer
Brendan began his insurance career in 1999 with Penn National Insurance and transitioned to the agency side in 2003. His experience within the industry, and proven excellence in customer service, make him a valuable asset to the companies we represent and to the Christian-Baker agency. Brendan specializes in commercial property and casualty coverage including property, auto, general or professional liability, and workers’ compensation. Brendan is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Brendan’s goal as an insurance technician is to assist business owners in analyzing and better understanding their insurance needs and exposures.
Jamie Myers – Internal Insurance Marketing Specialist
Jamie began her insurance career in 2001 in the financial industry. She then expanded into a management role for a BGA assisting producers and specializing client solutions in the areas of Life, LTC, Annuities and Disability Insurance. Her experience within the industry and proven excellence in providing customer solutions make her a valuable asset to the companies we represent and to the Christian Baker Company. Jamie obtained her property and casualty insurance license and joined the team in April of 2015 as a specialist in commercial property and casualty coverage including property, auto, general or professional liability, and workers compensation. Jamie is a 2010 graduate of Shippensburg University with a master’s degree in Organizational Development & Leadership.
Polly McGlynn – Commercial Lines Service Manager
Polly began her insurance career, working at Bristol West as a claims assistant. She joined Christian Baker Company in March of 2003 and obtained her property and casualty insurance license in 2006. She works in the commercial lines department and is committed to providing great service to our customers. She works attentively to ensure our customer’s policies are accurate and in order.
Malinda M. Kern – Senior Customer Service Representative
Malinda has worked in the insurance industry for more than 27 years. She has worked at Christian-Baker for the past 25 years. Malinda specializes in fulfilling the needs of her customers. She will take care of policy changes, certificates, billing, policy reviews, and other service needs. Malinda also works with our insurance carriers to ensure a quality product is send to her customers. Malinda has worked with many of our larger accounts and she is our Senior Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.
Tammy McAllister, CISR – Senior Customer Service Representative
Tammy has worked in the insurance industry for 17+ years servicing all premium sizes of commercial accounts. She currently holds the CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation. She currently resides in Mount Joy PA with her husband. Outside of work Tammy enjoys watching Penn State and EAGLES football and FLYERS hockey, working out and spending time with good friends and neighbors. Her goals for each insured… treat them all like VIP’s!
Rob Fitzgerald, CIC – Commercial Producer
Rob is a graduate of Penn State University. He has been involved in the insurance industry for over 13 years as a commercial agent. He holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, which he has held since 2010. He joined the Christian Baker team in 2016.
In his spare time, he likes to watch his 9 and 11 year old boys play soccer and basketball. He also enjoys playing golf and traveling.
Rob takes pride in listening to his clients needs. For that reason, he tends to focus on larger operations that are more detailed in nature. His objective is to help clients design and implement insurance programs that work best for their operations.
Joining Christian Baker Co. in October 2016, Mary came into the health insurance and Medicare planning as an extension of her financial planning services. She understands that health costs both during working years and in retirement can significantly impact her clients’ financial wellbeing. Helping employers explore ways to offer effective coverage while protecting the business bottom line is her main goal.
The Senior Medicare market holds a special interest for her after assisting her mother navigate enrolling in Part D during its initial startup. Learning the different types of plans with the procs and cons of each allows her to educate her clients and assist them with determining what plan might be most appropriate for them.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mary also holds both Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. With this she can further assist the small business employer with establishing retirement plans for their firm. By determining the right plan, the right cost to the employer, and the right fit for employees, she can help the owner(s) stay compliant with their plan and help employees plan for their future. She offers this service as a Registered Representative of MerCap Securities, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC and an Investment Adviser Representative of MerCap Advisors, Inc., A Registered Investment Adviser.
Julia Martello – Personal Lines Producer
Julia became a part of the Christian-Baker team in May of 2017 as an intern working in the personal lines department and assisting in the Wildlife program. She is licensed in property and casualty insurance and is quickly learning about the industry. Julia proudly accepted a full time position in the personal lines department at Christian-Baker Company working alongside Susie Wharton. Her favorite part about working in the personal lines department is assisting and working closely with clients. Her goal is to earn clients trust by responding efficiently and effectively to their needs and helping in any way that she can.
Julia is a recent business administration graduate with minors in both Finance and Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and riding her horse.
Joanne Krepps – Commercial Customer Service Representative
Joanne has worked in the insurance industry for more than 25 years. She has customer service experience from both insurance carriers and insurance agencies. Joanne will process policy changes, certificates, and renewals. Joanne works with our insurance carriers to ensure a quality product is issued to our customers. She enjoys speaking with and helping our customers with their service needs.