James P. Amaden IV
James is the third generation of Amadens to lead Amaden Gay Agencies, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and an MBA from Fordham University. James previously worked in the financial industry in New York City for 10 years. The knowledge and experience that he gained has served to enhance and shape the way he views Amaden Gay Agencies and its relationship with clients. The principles of honesty, integrity and respect to clients that his grandfather, Jim Amaden, instilled are the foundations that he has built his career upon.
Christopher F. McDonald
Chris has been with Amaden Gay since 1994 and oversees our sales team. Chris is also responsible for the agency’s advertising, digital marketing and relationship management with trusted advisors. Prior to joining Amaden Gay, Chris worked in Baltimore, MD with Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company offering group benefits to various types of businesses. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College.
Reed E. Jones
Reed has been with Amaden Gay since 2004 and manages our office. Responsible for overseeing both staff & technology, he also manages the agency’s service operations. Prior to joining Amaden Gay, Reed was a consultant for Banking Services Corporation of America, and then moved onto a Senior Associate position with Korn Ferry International in Atlanta, GA. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He previously served for six years as the Chairman of the East Hampton Town Planning Board.
J. Paul Amaden
Paul Amaden is the second generation of the Amaden family that founded Amaden Gay Agencies, Inc. He has been with the agency since 1972. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Paul grew up and raised his family in East Hampton.
Peter B. Cooper
Principal Amabrokus, Inc. – Life & Health Insurance.
Peter has been with Amaden Gay since 1992 and is responsible for the agency’s life and health division. With over 30 years of experience, Peter serves as a trusted advisor to his clients. Prior to joining Amaden Gay, he worked for Prudential. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and is a member of the life underwriting training council fraternal.
As a native of East Hampton, whose roots trace back to some of the original settlers, he has strong ties to the local community. He is a member of the East Hampton Fire Department, serves as an elder for his local church and contributes to several local charitable organizations.
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