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Richard Hale

About Richard Hale

Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen.

When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred.

Marketing Director
Schenectady, New York

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Teaching Your Teenager Safe Driving Habits

While driving home one evening last week, I found myself stopped in traffic behind a van with two hand-written signs taped to the back: “STUDENT DRIVER BEHIND THE WHEEL” and “THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SYMPATHY.” I chuckled as I remembered learning to drive many years ago, and wondered...

Teen Parties: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Parties can be a significant part of every teenager’s development. However, an enjoyable evening with friends and family doesn’t need to involve alcohol or drugs. Merriam Insurance hopes that these party guidelines will assist parents and teens in the planning of a drug-free, sober, and safe party. Guidelines for Parents...

Four Generations Providing Expert Evaluation

After the national tragedy in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, the nation’s oldest mission lost its insurance coverage because of its high-risk location. If it couldn’t secure new coverage, hundreds of needy New Yorkers would be deprived of basic needs. Merriam Insurance filled that void and provided the shelter with comprehensive coverage thanks to its expertise in writing policies for churches, missions and shelters.

Jenson Merriam Memorial Scholarship

Designed by the Merriam Insurance Agency and funded in part through employee contributions, the Jenson Merriam Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Jenson Merriam (November 5, 1993–December 23, 2011). Jenson, a former SCCC student, was a gifted writer, illustrator and filmmaker. His passion for helping others will live on...

Brian Merriam Recipient of Rotary-Steiner Award

The Merriam Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that our president, Brian H. Merriam, has been selected as the recipient of the Schenectady Rotary Club‘s inaugural Rotary-Steiner Award. Created with the aim to honor the memory of former Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce president and local Rotarian, Chuck Steiner, this award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates...

Fireplace Safety

As the days get shorter and the thermometer drops, we naturally start thinking about what we are going to do to keep warm this winter. With the cost of heating oil, propane and natural gas taking a bigger bite out of the family budget, many people are thinking about using...