Scott T. Jeffers – President AAI, AIC, SCLA, FMDC
“We have to be creative and attentive to our policyholder needs. I believe there’s a definite need for companies like Sauquoit Valley Insurance Co. in New York State. Our direct relationship with our policyholders, allow us to take a strong personal interest in our clients. That’s unusual in today’s marketplace.
One advantage is that we write and service our own policies. We’re probably the only insurance company left in New York State that holds that unique status. It gives us more options to focus in on the needs of customers.What’s unique about us is that from the moment we were established until today, we’ve served and continue to meet our customers’ needs in Central New York.My goal is to bridge long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our policyholders. After more than 140 years, we think our clients in Central New York agree we’ve accomplished that.”
Scott served three years active duty as an engineer in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas and Aschaffenburg, Germany. He maintained his career in the Army Reserves for twenty-one years until he retired in 2004.
Scott is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and holds the following professional designations: Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Associate in Claims (AIC), Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA) and Farm Mutual Director Certified (FMDC).
Scott began his insurance career with his father in 1982 at the Oriskany Falls Insurance Agency until 1985 when the agency was sold to Gates-Cole Insurance. Scott worked at Gates-Cole until 1992 when he joined Chenango Mutual as a marketing representative.
In January of 1993, Scott left Chenango Mutual to serve as General Manager of Sauquoit Valley Insurance Co. The Board of Directors appointed him president in April of 1994. He continues today as President/General Manager.
Scott enjoys deer hunting and enjoys running the Utica Boilermaker Road Race. He has two grown sons and lives with his wife in his hometown of Oriskany Falls, New York.
Judy K. Butler – Vice President, Underwriter
“Satisfying our customers is my top priority. That’s made much easier because of the pleasant atmosphere here as we handle the day-to-day operation of a local insurance company.”
Judy’s career in the insurance business started in 1974 with the Hedderich and Leonard Agency and then Gates-Cole Insurance. While working at these agencies, she specialized in commercial lines insurance and claims.
In 1993, she joined Sauquoit Valley Insurance Co. Today, she works mainly on homeowners insurance, manufactured homeowners, dwelling fire policies, and enjoys helping customers any way she can.
When she’s not working, you’ll probably find her out running in preparation for Utica’s world famous Boilermaker Road Race. She has run in all but two races since its debut in 1978. If she’s not running she likes camping and fishing in the Adirondacks. She and her husband live in Sauquoit, New York.
Sharon K. Schreck – Secretary/Treasurer, Customer Service Specialist
“I like the small company atmosphere of Sauquoit Valley Insurance Co. Since we all live nearby, we know the area, our customers, and the unique challenges our clients face here in Central New York.”
Sharon’s career began in the banking industry. She currently has been affiliated with Sauquoit Valley Insurance Co. since 1985. Sharon was elected to the Board of Directors in 1990 and appointed as Secretary/Treasurer. She continues to proudly serve in that capacity today. She handles the accounts payable, accounts receivable, and insurance service questions.
Sharon and her husband reside in Sauquoit. They have two daughters and one son. During her free time she loves gardening, mowing, and working outdoors. When she can’t be outside, you’ll probably find her reading the latest Nicholas Sparks romance novel.
Noah Ives – Agent
“I enjoy working directly with our customers, and am proud to be working for a company rooted deeply in the community. I look forward to working with our current and future policyholders to meet their insurance needs.”
Noah was raised on his family’s small dairy farm in Chenango County. In 2014 he graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management. He has experience with many areas of agriculture ranging from; cattle and equine to crops and machinery. Noah is a licensed Property and Casualty Agent and Broker.
Noah enjoys spending time outdoors whether it be canoeing, running, or working with cattle at the county fair. Noah also enjoys volunteering with 4H; he can be found moderating at Regional Dairy Bowl Contests or judging 4H Public Presentations. Noah and his wife live in Remsen, New York.