Our Team

Aaron L. Grober (President/CEO)

Aaron Grober began his career in 1973 after graduating from SUNY at New Paltz. In the course of helping his fiance Carol purchase car insurance, Aaron found his career taking his first job at the insurance agency where they purchased the auto policy. In 1976 Aaron became a Nationwide Insurance Agent. With his zest for life, love of working with people, and remarkable salesmanship skills in no time he had a broader customer base than he could accomodate as a Nationwide Agent. Realizing he'd have more options for his customers as an Independent Insurance Agent, he teamed up with Stephen Imbey and together they built Grober- Imbey Agency Inc. Aaron loves to be with and around people. He has a remarkable ability to remember dates, times, names, even the VI# of his first car. But he also has a passion for family, friends, and boating. You'll usually see him in the Great South Bay area aboard his SeaRay named Everything You Touch... ..... (as for the boat's name, well that's another story)...

Elisa J. Grober (VP)

Elisa began her insurance career after graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2003. She began her full time career at The Grober-Imbey Agency in January 2004. She is Vice President and presently an acting Sales Executive in the Personal Lines Department. She has a New York State Property & Casualty Broker License, and a Life, Accident, & Health Insurance License. She also received two designations from The National Underwriter Company as "Personal Lines Coverage Specialist" (PLCS) & "Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist" (CLCS). She has shown a real knack for relating to clients on a personal level and tackling insurance problems. Elisa has an avid role in the future of the Grober-Imbey Agency as she turns the Grober Agency to a 2nd generation family business and takes it to the next level.   When Elisa isn’t at the office she and her husband Nathan are raising their 3 children and dog living locally on Long Island.

Carol Grober (Account Liason)

Carol began working full time at Grober-Imbey Agency in 1997. She is responsible in great part for account retention and works very hard at keeping policies from lapsing for late payment. She gladly greets and meets clients who visit the office while juggling incoming phone calls, taking premium payments, and following up with clients who are pending payment cancellation. Carol is the "RN" of our insurance agency in assisting clients in need no matter how hard the task at hand. In her spare time Carol enjoys her family & friends, gardening, tennis, and traveling.

Charlie Glauch (Office Manager)

Charlie has been with Aaron Grober since day one, and still dons the same hair style. Some things just don't need changing. Charlie starts each day ensuring that all the carrier information is downloaded into our computers correctly and critical reports reach the responsible employees. He reviews each and every renewal and new business policy as well as endorsements for accuracy. He also targets renewals needing remarketing due to price or coverage changes dispersing to the underwriting/sales team as needed. Charlie is the cog in the machine that keeps the Personal Lines Department running smoothly. In his spare time he enjoys the company of family and friends, and is an excellent brew meister.

Dave Stahl    (Commercial lines Consultant - recently retired Commerical Lines Manager)

Dave Stahl started with the Grober Agency on July 5th 1979, which coincidentally is the same day his daughter Abby was born. At the that time there were only a hand full of employees, most of which are still here today. Dave started as a sales associate in both personal & commercial insurance. As the agency grew he started to focus on commercial insurance only. Dave has recently retired but keeps connected.  He is enjoying travel and family a bit more these days but still maintains  "This agency is my home away from home".

Sole Fernandez (Claims Manager)

Sole began her insurance career in 1999. She started as a personal lines customer service representative. After 2 years she was moved into the claims department.. Sole was hired by the Grober Imbey Agency in February 2004 as the claims manager. She handles personal & commerical lines related claims.

June Fiore (Personal Lines Client Services)

June is one of our personal lines client service representatives. She has worked at the Grober Imbey Agency since 1998. Her experience in the Insurance Industry is over 30 years. Throughout her professional career, she has been involved with client interaction and involvement. June is married over 48 years, she resides in Long Island, NY with her husband. She is a very proud grandmother. When she is not in the office she enjoys getting together with her friends & family, going cookouts, sporting events, and holiday celebrations.

Paula Palazzo (Personal Lines Client Services )

Paula has worked in the insurance industry for 35 years, primarily as a personal lines customer service representative. She has worked for Grober Imbey Agency for the past 18 years, and has developed a close business relationship with most of her clients, and her coworkers. Paula lives in Queens, New York and enjoys Italian cooking, baking, needlework, sewing, reading, and her 4 grandchildren.

Gregory Ribando (Personal Lines Client Services)

Greg Ribando is a graduate of Kingsboro College. He grew up Brooklyn .He has been in the insurance business for 15 years as a sales representative and an account executive. After ten years in the insurance business he decided to expand his horizons and explore other areas in the property/casualty field. He has been employed by the Grober Agency for the past six years building relationships with clients to help retain our business. His hobbies include spending time with his family, sports, outdoor activities and travel.

Christopher Androu (Personal Lines Account Executive)

Chris has been in the insurance industry since 1999 and has been working at the Grober-Imbey Agency since May of 2003. He holds a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License and has been specializing in personal lines since his arrival to the agency. He prefers working with individuals and families where he feels he can have a direct impact in saving his clients' money and providing the best insurance options to protect their livelihood and hard earned assets. In the years that he has been working at the agency, Chris has developed a close relationship with many of his clients and can often be found working past office hours to find the best insurance solutions available for those clients. When Chris is not in the office, he can often be found playing at home in Massapequa with his wife and son which are his true passions in life. 

 

Christine Gawron (Personal Lines Account Executive)

Christine Gawron has been in personal lines customer service and sales since 1988 and has worked at Grober Imbey since 2010. She graduated from Nassau Community College and holds a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License. In her spare time she enjoys spending time on her boat and with her family.

Joel Grober (IT Manager and Personal Lines Account Executive)

Joel started his insurance career in 1995 at Grober Imbey. He previously held sales positions in various industries so he has a lot of experience with customer service. Today he is our information technology manager where his primary job is to maintain that our computers are running properly, however on a regular day Joel can be found in the personal lines sales department, helping clients find the most affordable insurance rates. Joel has a BS from City College and holds a New York State Property & Casualty License. He resides in Oceanside, NY.

Mary Ann Sheehan (Agency Operations Manager)

Mary Ann began her career in the Insurance industry in 1981 while still in High School in Manhattan, sending her on to The College of Insurance. Mary Ann has held the following positions throughout her carreer : Personal Lines - Manager, Account Executive, Sales, Customer Service and Claims Manager; Commecial Lines-AVP/Marketing Manager.  She now resides in Long Island with her husband and three daughters and has been working at Grober since 2012.

Richard Stiglitz (Personal Lines Account Executive)

Richie has been a personal lines sales associate with Grober since 1980. He is a college graduate and has a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License license since 1975. In his free time Richie enjoys golf & boating.

Kelly Sulkow (Personal Lines Account Executive)

Kelly Sulkow has been in the insurance industry since 1995 specializing in personal lines sales & remarketing. She currently holds a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License.

Theresa Weber (Personal Lines Account Executive)

Terry began working at Grober Imbey Agency in 2000. She started working in the Insurance Brokerage Industry in 1977 holding many positions over the years including Claims Manager, Personal Lines Manger, and AVP/Sr. Acct. Exec. responsible for Select Client risk analysis & placement with several mid to large brokerage firms. Presently Terry is a Personal Lines Account Executive also handling Select Clients, Excess Lines Filing, and special sales projects, and holds a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License. At times referred to as "Britanicca" by her co-workers she has a vast knowledge of insurance and enjoys challenging questions. Terry is a Queens, NY native presently residing in Howard Beach. In her spare time she enjoys Gardening , Boating, Skiing, and Snowmobiling.

Steven Dennis (Commercial Lines Account Executive)

Steve Dennis started his insurance career in 1986. He has experience in both the personal and commerical lines departments. He has been at the Grober-Imbey agency since 1999 and works in the commericial lines department as a sales associate. Steve holds a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License a health license. He resides in Seaford, NY.

Debbie Lewis (Certificates)

Debbie has worked at Grober since 1986 .  She was hired as a file person back then, but quickly moved into the claims department. After 11 years she moved into the commerical lines customer service department, next the personal lines customer service department . She has been working in the commerical lines department for over 10 years where she does customer service & manages Certificates of Insurance for our wide range of clients. She is part of our emergency CAT claims tearm. Debbie has a broad range of experience and is the Agency "go to" person on many subjects!

Marisa Reyes (Commercial Lines Manager)

Marisa has been working at Grober Imbey since 1985. She started her career in the personal lines department as customer service representative. In 1992 she moved to the commercial department where she began in Sales and Customer service and eventually working closely with Dave Stahl managing all aspects of the department for many years. She was the perfect person to move into the Managment position and highly recommended by Dave upon retirement ! She holds a NYS Property & Casualty Broker License and enjoys spending as much free time as possible with her family and friends!

Cheryl Swafford (Commercial Lines Account Executive)

Cheryl has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She specializes in commercial and all types of bonds. She joined the Grober Imbey Agency in 1998. Cheryl resides in West Hemptead, New York.

Karen D'Andrea (Assisting Accountant)

Karen has been working in the office since 1996. She is currently a part-time employee and assists Tisha with Personal & Commercial billing.

Tisha Magliaro (Accountant)

Tisha has been the office bookkeeper since May 1991. She handles of Personal & Commercial lines billing as well as financing.

Lura Lynch (Receptionist):

She started at Grober Imbey in 1997.

Joel W Harris, CPCU,ARM (Sales Associate)

After many years as an independant insurance broker Joel has joined the Grober Imbey Agency as a producer and consultant. In addition to a wealth of experience in both personal and commercial lines he holds the professional designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management and is a valuable addition to our team.

Joe Quenqua (Sales Consultant)

Known around the office, and by colleagues & friends as "Joe Q", he has been with Grober Imbey since 1996.

Kat Lamarre (Personal Lines Account Executive)

Kat Lamarre began her insurance career in January 2003. She started selling auto insurance in various states through Geico Insurance Company. In late 2004, she began utilizing her full NY Property and Casualty license for a local brokerage where she excelled as the top producer/account executive for nine consecutive years. She has graduated Magna Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University in 2007. Kat has joined our team in January 2014 and has a bright future ahead of her. Her hobbies include singing, exploring new restaurants with friends and traveling to tropical islands for a little fun in the sun.