Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

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Robert C. Hoban


Robert C. Hoban, Jr., President & Partner of J.W. Hoban & Associates Inc., has an extensive insurance background of 30 years. Rob specializes in Commercial and Personal Lines in addition to Bonding and has solidified the agency’s perpetuation.

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Richard E. Gazenski


Richard E. Gazenski, Partner & Vice President of J.W. Hoban & Associates Inc., has been affiliated with the company since 1994. Rick has thirty five years experience in the industry specializing in Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Life and Health Insurance. He is also a State Certified instructor for Licensing Preparation and Continuing Education courses.

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Andrew J. Reno


Andrew J. Reno, partner, has been affiliated with J.W. Hoban & Associates, Inc. since 2000 after spending 24 years in Retail Management. Andy has been a consistent top producer in all phases of insurance and became a partner in January 2004.

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Clare Stevncavage

CISR – Commercial Lines Insurance

Clare has been employed as a Customer Service and Sales Rep with our company since 2000. Working as a licensed agent for over 24 years, she enjoys her challenging career and helping clients. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting and holds her CISR designation. Clare lives in Mountaintop with her husband and three children.

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Eugene A. Marinelli

Sales Associate

Gene Marinelli, sales associate, joined the agency in 2006 after a 27 year career with Prudential Financial. Gene specializes in life insurance, annuities and property and casualty insurance.

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Joseph Muth

Sales Associate

Joseph Muth has been an insurance agent since 1995. He is licensed in property and casualty, as well as life and annuities. Joe, a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre, is a 1974 graduate of King’s College, with a bachelor’s degree in History. He also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Marywood University in 1991.

Joe has been married to his wife, Geralyn, for 22 years. Together they have three daughters, Amy, Allison, and Abby, affectionately referred to as the “A-Team”.

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Gerard R. Usher

Sales Associate

Jerry joined the J.W. Hoban & Associates team in September of 2012. He is fully licensed and able to help you with all of your home, auto, life, small business, and commercial needs. He also maintains the agency’s social media outlets on Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and Google +.

Even though he is new to the insurance world, he is not new to serving the public, as he was a middle school math teacher for the past 11 years in our local school system. He and his family reside in Plains Township and he is also a member of the Plains Lions Club.

Emily Bonacci

Personal Lines