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People news: NBT Insurance Agency hires Benjamin as business development manager

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James Benjamin (Photo credit: NBT)

NORWICH, N.Y. — NBT Insurance Agency announced it has hired James Benjamin as a business development manager.

Benjamin will sell insurance products to consumers and businesses. His territory includes Otsego County, Schoharie County, and the Catskills region, according to Sharon Pulz, VP of NBT Insurance Agency.

Benjamin brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and insurance to his new position. He previously was an account executive with OneGroup (formerly Gordon B. Roberts Agency) in Oneonta.

Benjamin is a U.S. Army finance specialist veteran, with an associate degree in accounting. He resides in Morris in Otsego County.

NBT Insurance Agency, LLC is an insurance agency based in Norwich. The agency provides a range of insurance services to individuals and businesses from 17 offices throughout New York.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: NBTB), a financial holding company also headquartered in Norwich, with total assets of $9.7 billion as of the end of 2019.


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