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Our Practice

The Allan Block Insurance Agency in Tarrytown, NY was founded in 1959 by Allan M. Block. Through perseverance, long hours, and a dedication to providing his customers with knowledge and personalized service, Allan quickly grew his business and personal insurance agency within the county and beyond.

It was Allan’s commitment to excellence that set the standard for all of his employees, especially JoAnne Murray and Edward Schultz, who both joined the firm in the early 1970’s. After Allan’s passing in the 1980’s, and his wife’s in the 1990’s, JoAnne and Ed took the reins of running the agency. With JoAnne heading up the Personal Lines division and Ed running Commercial Lines, Allan Block Insurance continued to grow. After more than two decades of partnership, Ed retired in 2017 and JoAnne became president of the company. Her leadership is supported by Neil Bush as VP of Personal Lines, Laura Murray-Faggella as VP of Commercial Lines, Stephanie Casey as VP of Operations, and George Moore as Accounting Manager.

Our company has gone through many changes over the years, but one thing remains the same. We continue to offer “Professional Service with the Personal Touch,” prioritizing customer service and advanced knowledge in order to serve our clients to the best of our abilities. We are licensed in 27 states, and represent many top carriers in the country. We continue to update our technology and policy offerings to stay ahead of the curve in a constantly changing market. We take the time to listen to your needs and concerns so we can put together insurance coverage that’s just right for you.

Allan Block Insurance is located in the Village of Tarrytown in Westchester County, which is a key business district of New York. Our management and employees alike are active members of the community, many of whom serve on non-profit boards and volunteer for local organizations. We believe it is our responsibility to bolster the success of this community that has given our agency the opportunity to thrive.

In our 60 years of operation we have been recognized for our knowledge in our field, as evidenced by the numerous awards that we have received over the years. Most recently, Allan Block Insurance was awarded Best of Westchester’s “Best Insurance Agency” in 2018, and 914INC’s “Best of Business Insurance” in 2019 and 2021.

Whether you’re an established high net worth business owner or a first-time homeowner just starting out, we are happy to work with you to find personalized coverage that meets your needs. We hope that our high quality of service will inspire you to become one of our many lifelong clients.

Agency Awards

914 Inc. Best of Business
Best Business Insurance 2019

Best of Westchester
Best Insurance Agency (Firm) 2018

Our People

JoAnne Murray

Owner and President

JoAnne started at Allan Block Insurance in 1976. She previously served as Co-Owner and President of Personal Lines for 20 years before taking over as full Owner and President of the company in 2017.

JoAnne is a former President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Westchester County. She also served on the Professional Insurance Agents council, and has received awards from both Big I and PIA for her commitment to the Independent Insurance Agents.

JoAnne has served on several insurance company councils throughout the years. She is active in many community and professional organizations, serving on boards for the Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Kendal on Hudson. She currently serves on the boards of the RSHM Life Center and the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns. JoAnne serves as Treasurer and Past President of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns and co-chairs Rotary’s hugely successful Rubber Duck Derby each year. She also chairs the annual Tarrytown Halloween Parade committee.

In her personal life, JoAnne lives with her husband, Jim, in Tarrytown. They are avid baseball fans and have visited all the major league baseball parks in the US, with the exception of Miami (still on their bucket list). They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

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Laura Murray-Faggella

Vice President of Commercial Lines

Laura grew up in the insurance world, getting her official start in the industry in 2007. She took over as head of Allan Block Insurance’s Commercial Lines division in 2017.

Laura grew up in Suffern, and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Communications. As Vice President of Commercial Lines, Laura strives to help her clients understand how insurance can help protect them from risks and vulnerabilities that are inherent in the business world.

Laura is deeply invested in helping the community through her service on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, including The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce, Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce, and Rivertown Runners. She is also Past President of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, and a former board member of the Young Insurance Professionals of Professional Insurance Agents.

Outside of her professional and charitable work, Laura is an avid runner, participating in a variety of marathons and triathlons. She lives in Cortlandt Manor with her husband, Dan, their new baby, and their Golden Retriever, Nugget.

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Neil Bush

Vice President of Personal Lines

Neil has been with Allan Block Insurance since 1987. Neil grew up in Somers, NY and graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Economics. In his position as Vice President of Personal Lines, Neil focuses on bringing new business to the agency, working with new clients to ensure that their needs are met.

He is always on the lookout for new insurance product offerings that could benefit the agency’s customer base. Neil also manages sales and marketing for the Personal Lines Department, coordinating with the insurance carriers to strengthen and maintain those relationships.

Neil serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Insurance Agents of Westchester County (Big I Westchester), was a member of Business Network International for 20 years, and has been involved with many insurance company agent advisory councils.

He is a Past President and current member of the Elmsford Rotary Club, and is a member of the Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce. Outside of his professional work, Neil is also a former coach with TNT Little League Baseball and a Cub Scout Pack Leader. He is an avid golfer and likes to spend his free time with his family and friends.

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Stephanie Casey

Vice President of Operations

Stephanie started as an intern at Allan Block Insurance while in high school. She was officially licensed in 2012, working in the Personal Lines department as an Account Manager. In 2020, Stephanie was promoted to Operations Manager, and in 2021 was appointed as Vice President of Operations. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Applied Client Network Tri-State group.

Stephanie was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. She attended Sacred Heart High School. Outside of professional work, Stephanie is an avid bowler. She competes in tournaments in the tri-state area, as well as competing on the Professional Women’s Bowling Tour in her spare time. She also serves on the Westchester County Bowling Association Board of Directors.

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George Moore

Accounting Manager

George Moore interned at Allan Block Insurance while in college, eventually earning a full-time position in the Commercial Lines department in 2001. He worked his way up over the years to his current position as Accounting Manager.

George is a lifelong resident of Westchester County. He grew up in Ossining and graduated from Ossining High School. He received his Associates Degree in Accounting from Westchester Business Institute, and then continued his education at State University of New York at Albany and Mercy College.

Outside of work, George enjoys reading, music, watching movies, trying new restaurants, and learning about local and United States history. He is also a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Knicks. However his favorite past time is spending quality time with his lovely wife Devon and their three children.

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