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.

Andrew J. Reno

Principal

Andrew J. Reno, owner, has been affiliated with J.W. Hoban & Associates since 2000. After a partnership with Rob Hoban & Rick Gazenski that started in 2004, Andy purchased the agency in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in personal and commercial lines as well as life & health insurance, Andy strives to continue the success of the Hoban Agency.

A lifetime resident of Wilkes Barre, Andy is currently an active member of the South Wilkes Barre District A Fund, the Forty Fort Lions Club and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36. Andy is also a past president of the NE Erie Agents’ Association.

Andy’s passion is helping clients make smart choices. He is continuously working at building relationships in the community, servicing their personal lines insurance needs and partnering with business owners to protect their needs and control their costs….a Hoban tradition that started in 1896!

Beth Ann Reno

Beth Ann Reno

Adminstrative Assistant

Beth Ann joined the Hoban Insurance Agency as an administrative assistant in January 2016. Prior to working with the Hoban Agency she worked as a medical insurance biller and payroll specialist for over 30 years.

Beth Ann currently handles most financial matters including client billing, accounts payable, payroll and banking

Clare Stencavage

Clare Stencavage

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 25 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.

Donna M. Walsh

Donna M. Walsh

CSR Personal Lines Insurance

Donna has been in the Insurance Industry for many years. Most of her career has been in the Personal Lines Department, Sales, Underwriting and Service. She holds an Associate Degree in Business and has received numerous sales awards. Donna is a member of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce.

Gerard Usher

Gerard R. Usher

CSR Commercial/Personal Lines & Marketing Manager

Jerry joined the J.W. Hoban & Associates team in September of 2012. He enjoys working closely with his clients, paying attention to their individual personal insurance needs – home, auto, life – along with their business & commercial needs. Jerry also maintains the agency’s marketing & social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In & Google pages.

He and his family of 5 has lived in Plains Township for over 15 years where he has been a member of the Plains Lions Club.

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 over 25 years. Together they have three daughters, Amy, Allison, and Abby, affectionately referred to as the “A-Team”.

Stephanie Petro

Stephanie Petro

CSR Personal Lines Insurance

Stephanie has her property and casualty license and has been working in the Personal Lines Department. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from Lock Haven University. Stephanie lives in Wilkes Barre Township with her boyfriend and puppy

Robert C. Hoban

Consulting Agent

Robert C. Hoban, Jr., Past President & Partner of J.W. Hoban & Associates has an extensive insurance background of 40 years. Rob specializes in Commercial and Personal Lines in addition to Bonding and has solidified the agency’s perpetuation.

Richard E. Gazenski

Consulting Agent

Richard E. Gazenski, Past Partner & Vice President of J.W. Hoban & Associates has been affiliated with the company since 1994. Rick has forty 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.