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Joan Waddell

About Joan Waddell

Joan has a degree in Business and Personnel Management , and brings extensive and wide-ranging career experience to the Agency. She is a native of this area and returned to New York with her husband in 2005. They reside in Niskayuna and enjoy travel, music and outdoor activities.

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Schenectady, NY

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The Merriam Rises Program

The Merriam Agency has been part of the local community for over 100 years. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many charitable endeavors. One of the three tenets of our corporate mission statement is to … “contribute to the well-being of our community” … be it our...

IIABA Best Practices Awarded 4 Years Running

The MERRIAM INSURANCE AGENCY is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories.

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— Vince Lombardi