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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Marty has been in the insurance industry for 14 years. His primary responsibility is to listen and use his experience and knowledge to recommend the best coverage for your situation helping you protect what is most important to you and your family. When not advising on insurance, Marty is a vocalist in a hard rock cover band.
Michael is a New Jersey native, born and raised in Ocean County. Currently, he and his family live in Manchester. Michael’s hobbies include golf, video games, and sports. He enjoys his responsibilities which include providing our customers with home, auto, and life coverage recommendations that help them protect what they value most
A New Jersey native, Diana comes to us with extensive experience in customer service and office management. Her responsibilities will include working with our customers to get them the home, auto and life coverage that protects what they value most. When not at work, Diana is very active in her Barnegat community with an assortment of hobbies that include gardening, cooking, canning, boating, and fishing. A certified master gardener and an active member of the Stafford Recreation Long Beach Garden Society, Diana enjoys educating others about gardening and native plants.
A graduate of Toms River High School East, Vinny likes working with people. He joins our team with the goal of helping others and is focused on assisting you in getting the coverage that protects what you value most. When not at work, Vinny enjoys being in or around water and divides his time between family, fishing, and basketball.
Christina joins us after creating a successful career in the restaurant/foodservice industry. She excels at working with people and has been recognized as a team leader. Licensed in both property and casualty, her responsibilities include working with new and existing customers to determine the appropriate coverage needed to protect what they hold most dear. When away from the office, Christina describes her favorite activities as “Anything that involves good food, family, and music!”
A Georgian Court University graduate with a degree in business, Denise has extensive experience in the property & casualty field. As a licensed agent, she works with new and existing customers to make sure they have the insurance coverage they need to protect both their family and their possessions. When away from the office, Denise enjoys family time with her husband and three boys as well as bowling, cooking, and bike riding.
A long-time Forked River resident, Ashley graduated from Stockton University with a bachelor’s degree in business studies with a concentration in accounting. As our administrative specialist, her responsibilities include customer service, along with an assortment of administrative tasks that support the efforts of agency associates in sales, marketing, and financial services roles. When away from the office, Ashley’s hobbies include art, camping, and international travel.
Bill Madden, our Personal Financial Representative, received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Dayton and his MSBA from Boston University – School of Management. A Certified Financial Planner, Bill has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His focus is on helping those with whom he works to protect what is most important through a balanced approach that allows them to anticipate their financial future with confidence.