Strate Insurance Group is excited to announce that Andy Smith has joined Strate Insurance Group as a Financial Services Trusted Advisor. Andy Smith comes with a wealth of experience in the financial industry, having spent 44 years in banking. Smith will be providing life insurance and long-term care insurance options to clients in his new role at Strate Insurance Group.
Andy Smith Financial Services Trusted Advisor
Smith was the President & Chief Executive Officer at Jefferson Federal Bank, where he spent most of his career. He officially retired from the banking industry in 2016 and took a few years off to decide what he wanted to do next. Smith felt Strate Insurance Group’s values and commitment to community aligned with his professional and personal goals.
“If I ever pursued another career, I always knew it would be with a company that I admired,” said Smith. “Joining Strate Insurance Group seemed like a perfect opportunity for me to continue to help people in our community and properly plan for their future.” Smith has been a client of Strate Insurance Group for many years and is confident he will be able to provide the same kind of comprehensive customer-service he has received. Smith feels it’s important to help people understand their options and that their information will remain completely confidential.
“Strate Insurance Group has provided life insurance and long-term care insurance to our clients for many years.” according to Tom Strate, President. “Andy will take a strategic role and provide continued emphasis on this market segment. Andy represents the epitome of integrity and stellar customer service. I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to our organization.”
The Strate and Smith families are long-time residents of Morristown. Jack Strate (Tom’s father) and Joe Smith (Andy’s father) served as Kiwanians together many years ago. Both families have been small business owners and know the importance of local community. Tom and Andy are both involved in Boy Scouts, are active in civic organizations, and serve on many non-profit boards.
Smith currently serves on the Industrial Development Board of The City of Morristown, is President of the Jefferson Federal Charitable Foundation, and serves on the Walters State Foundation Board of Trustees.
Smith is a United States Army veteran. He and wife, Sandy, were high school sweethearts and have been married for 49 years. They have three children, six grandchildren, and one golden doodle. Smith enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family.