Donn Sharer is the president and agency owner of Sharer & Associates Inc. Donn graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and continued on to earn an MBA in strategic management from the University of Minnesota. Believing it is important to be a “student of the business,” he holds several designations including the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC).
Prior to founding Sharer & Associates, Donn served as President of Capital Professional Advisors, a financial services firm dedicated to supporting some of the nation’s largest accounting firms, and as the Vice President for Financial Planning at MetLife. Prior to that, Donn served as a Field Vice President for American Express Financial Advisors. He has been a leading spokesperson on financial advice appearing on over 50 major media outlets, including NBC, CNBC, CNNfn, the Wall Street Journal, Money, US News & World Report, Kiplinger, Forbes.com, CBSMarketWatch.com, and the Associated Press.
Donn is also an active member in our community. He is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Achilles International and serves as a mentor for Menttium, a group dedicated to the development of promising women executives worldwide. Locally, he is a member of both the Monroe and Monmouth County Chambers of Commerce. Donn also serves on Allstate’s Regional Advisory Board & represents New Jersey on Allstate’s National Advisory Board.
Donn has composed a team of knowledgeable specialists ready to work with our clients to explore what is important to them and to help them bring clarity, simplicity and peace of mind to their financial lives.
B.S. Northwestern University
Master of Business Administration-University of Minnesota
Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce
Millstone Township Booster Club, Witches Hollow Run
Millstone Township Foundation For Educational Excellence
Monroe Chamber of Commerce
Millstone Twp. Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary
Allstate Against Abuse Team
Monmouth SPCA – Friends of Phil Supporter
Allstate New Jersey Advisory Board
Financial Planning Association
Society of Financial Service Professionals
An Allstate Pioneer Technology Agency
Menttium 100 – Mentor for Executive Women
Achilles International – Board of Directors
Kiwanis Club of Manalapan – Charter Member
Millstone Township Boy Scouts sponsor
Millstone Township Girl Scouts sponsor
Monroe Township Jewish Center sponsor
Shelter Our Sisters – sponsor
Special Strides supporter
Bob is a graduate of Boston College and has twenty years of experience in the insurance industry. He founded and built the Considine Financial Group (Bayville, NJ) into an Allstate Premier Service Agency. In 2012, he joined forces with Sharer & Associates, Inc (Millstone Twp, NJ) to take over the Allstate Agency in Lacey, NJ (formerly, the Richard Dawkins Agency, LLC) and merge the Bayville and Lacey operations into a new Lacey office. This new agency was named Considine Sharer & Associates. Bob is a life-long resident of Lacey Township. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with family. He is also heavily involved in his community, working as a soccer and basketball coach as well as the Youth Activities Director for the Lacey Elks.
Robin has been a member of our team since 2005. She graduated with a BA in economics from Yale University and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Her background in commodity trading gives her a solid understanding of managing risk and her experience in retail product management helps in making sure our client needs are met.
Robin has lived in the area since 1998 and is an active member of the community; she is involved with the local Girl Scouts and Parents Association. As our office manager, Robin believes that our client’s come first, and she is dedicated to making sure you and your family are properly covered!
Jayne is a graduate of the Stuart School of Business Administration, has been with Allstate for 15 years. Before joining our team, she worked as a mortgage processor where she gained experience handling insurance. Her primary focus is customer service including our claim follow-up program. Jayne is a life-long Lacey resident. When not at work, Jayne enjoys reading and crocheting. She also has a passion for puppies, working with her family for eight years to raise seven of them for the Seeing Eye Foundation.
Patti is a graduate of Lacey Township High School. From there, she went on to the Atlantic School of Insurance. Patti began working for our Allstate team in 2007. She enjoys making sure our customers get their questions answered and have the coverage that meets their individual needs. Patti has lived in Forked River her entire life. During her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Kyle graduated from Southern Regional High School and then went on to graduate from Temple University with a degree in Finance. He came to the insurance industry in early 2011 after a time in banking. When not working to provide our customers with quality insurance advice, he’s a dedicated sports fan of the Mets and Giants; he also enjoys camping and fishing. Kyle has lived in Beachwood for the past four years and grew up in Manahawkin. Kyle’s father was in the U.S. Military for twenty years allowing Kyle to spend time living on Air Force Bases both domestic and abroad.
Damian is a long time Ocean County resident and a graduate of Ocean County College. He joins Considine Sharer & Associates with an extensive amount of insurance industry knowledge. When not providing the highest level of customer service, he enjoys working with his wife and young son fostering cats for Calling All Cats Rescues.
Mark joined us in early 2010. He graduated from Penn State with a BA in political science. Mark brings with him deep experience in the insurance industry having spent the first 15 years of his career in Allstate Claims and next 6 years in life insurance and financial services with MetLife. He was then recruited as a financial specialist/property & casualty account manager with another insurance carrier before being recruited to Allstate’s agent development program in 2008. Mark’s expertise in claims, marketing, and service uniquely positions him to advise clients both in reviewing coverage options & in addressing claim situations. His extensive insurance background enables him to advise clients on a wide range of personal & business insurance issues.
Active in his community, Mark lives in Spring Lake and enjoys coaching baseball, soccer, and basketball along with supporting his son’s Cub Scout activities. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, skiing, golfing, and Penn State football. Most seasons.
Deena graduated from High School East in Toms River and then from Brick Computer Science Institute. She excels at customer service and making sure our customers are getting what they need. She has been with Allstate since 2003. Prior to working for Allstate, Deena worked for three other insurance agencies. She has been a resident of Forked River for the past twelve years. In her spare time, Deena enjoys helping out the Lacey Soccer Club, spending time with her family, boating, and crabbing.
Liz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from St. John’s University in New York and has been in the insurance industry since 2000. Liz has been a resident of New Jersey for 25 years and she has seen many changes in the local community. When not in the office, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, running, and reading books. As our resident client service expert, Liz is prepared to help you get the right protection for the right price and guarantees client satisfaction.
A life-long resident of Lanoka Harbor, George graduated from Kean University with a B.A, in Public Administration. While he is new to insurance, George has been around the industry for many years coming from a long line of family members with extensive industry experience. His responsibilities include insurance reviews, coverage recommendations, relationship building and establishing new policies. An outdoor enthusiast, George enjoys skiing, running and kayaking along with reading/studying history during his non-work hours.
Doreen, while new to the Forked River area, is a life-long New Jersey resident. A graduate of Bergen Community College, she joins Considine Sharer & Associates with 30 years of industry experience. Her responsibilities include insurance reviews, coverage changes and payment processing. When not at work, Doreen enjoys being outdoors, decorating and hosting gatherings as well as being an active fundraiser for the Leslie Simon Breast Center. She is also a certified volunteer for the “Look Good, Feel Better” organization.
Dimitri is the newest member of our team. A graduate of Rider University with a degree in business management and marketing, he has been in the insurance industry for over 6 years. A native of New Jersey, Dimitri currently lives in the Mt Laurel area. His primary responsibility is to make sure you get the right protection to meet your needs. When not in the office he describes his hobbies as cars, cars and more cars. A true automobile aficionado, he can discuss any aspect of motorsports engineering with a passion.
Jersey born and raised, Kelly has lived in Ocean County for more than 30 years. A graduate of Stockton College, Kelly has a B.A. in psychology. While she is new to insurance, Kelly joins us after several successful years in the banking industry and is excited to put her customer service skills to work on your behalf. Her responsibilities include insurance reviews, coverage recommendations, and relationship building. Away from the office, Kelly enjoys volunteering with the Lacey Elks.
Renju moved to our area in 2010 from Queens, New York. She has a BS in Computer Science with a minor in mathematics from St Xavier University. Prior to joining our team Renju worked in a number of operational areas for several New Jersey-based firms. Because of her varied work experiences, achievements and skill set, Renju’s responsibilities will include an assortment of duties spanning marketing/sales/administrative support and customer service. During her time away from the office, Renju enjoys reading, cooking, singing and being an active volunteer at her children’s school.