Meet Our Team

 

Joshua D. Katyl
Agency Principal

I was born and raised in Dallas, PA and am a third-generation small business owner here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Finance and Economics.

Prior to purchasing the agency from Bill McLaughlin in 2013, I worked as a sales representative for Paychex, specializing in Payroll administration, Workers Comp Insurance and HR administration. I was also the sales manager for the SWB Yankees.

Meet Josh

My family has always been focused on helping out the community. That is what drew me to insurance, I have the ability to help each and every person I come into contact with. My family’s successes afford me the opportunity to volunteer my time and donate money to many of the worthy causes based locally in Northeast, PA.

Since having kids of my own, my focus has shifted to teaching them to be pillars in their community and to help those who are less fortunate. I will know I have succeeded as a father when they understand that it feels better to give someone something than it does to receive something from someone.

As my children have gotten older, my wife, Liz, and I can be found either at the pool or enjoying any type of sporting activities with the kids (soccer, baseball, golf, etc.). I have been a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan since I was a child. While I was working for the Yankees the Red Sox won the world series, and I used to tell people I had something to do with it by being their inside man!

Community Involvement:

My wife and I volunteer for various charities, and I am on the board of directors for a few local non-profits:

– Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind

– Step-By-Step

– North Branch Land Trust


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Frank Floccari
Agency Manager

I started my insurance career in 2017. I am quite fortunate to have met some amazing people on my way. The most rewarding part for me is that I get to help people protect what’s most important to them.

Meet Frank
I grew up In NYC and relocated to North East PA. in 2005. I am a car nut, and I love old Pre 1975 Volvos. On the weekends, you can find me spending time with my wife Lidia and my son Rocco!


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Adam Ruderman
Personal Financial Representative

Prior to joining The Katyl Agency, I spent 7 years as a Financial Services Professional.  I also owned one of the first organic restaurants in New York City prior to moving to Northeast Pennsylvania. I grew up in New York City and graduated from Williams College, where I co-founded the campus newspaper, The Issue.

Meet Adam

I currently live in West Pittston with my wife and children.  In my spare time, I enjoy coaching my kid’s sports teams.

Community Involvement

I believe it’s important to give back, I enjoy volunteering with various nonprofit organizations in our community.


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Laura Dymond
Agent

After graduating I went into the workforce working in the sewing industry until 1993 when that industry moved its operations to other countries. I was introduced to insurance by my landlord, who was an insurance agent and taught me everything about insurance. I love working in the insurance industry as it gives me a chance to meet help people. It all starts with a conversation and giving them the knowledge to make informed choices. I love getting to know our customers and their families, it really helps me know how to best cover what is most important to them.

Meet Laura

I grew up in a small town in the back mountain called Trucksville, PA. I attended Dallas High school. I love playing pool and spending time with my friends and family, also my 2 teacup chihuahua’s and my cat Oscar who are my furbabies. In the winter, you will find me at home, but in the summer you can find me at cookouts with friends hanging around the pool and enjoying the sun and fun.

 


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DeShawn Meyers
Agent

I’m just getting my start in the industry. I’m excited to have a great team and be part of a new office to help build my skills. I feel that my experience in customer service will be a great asset to our office.

Meet DeShawn

I grew up in the Wyoming Valley West District. When I’m not working I live a simple life. I spend time with family, coach youth football and when I can spend some time out on the golf course. Football is what I enjoy personally. I played 10 seasons and now I am a youth coach and especially enjoy molding young athletes.

Community Involvement:

I volunteer my time to The Ed-Lark Hurricanes.


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Joe Munley
Agent

I received my P&C License in 2002 and was previously employed as a Customer Service Supervisor for a large independent Insurance Company. I love being able to talk to clients and properly explain insurance coverage to them so that their coverage matches their needs.

Meet Joe

I was born and raised in Peckville, PA. I am a graduate of Lackawanna College and a current member of the Blakely Borough Council. When not working I enjoy hitting the golf course and talking walks. My greatest joys are playing golf and spending time with friends and family.


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Chase Makowski
Agent

I have been working as a Sales Producer with The Katyl Agency since January of 2019. I was lucky enough to meet Josh shortly after graduating and it made sense for me to join such a close-knit family as an agency. Since working here, I have learned so much about the insurance industry, sales, and customer service. Every day I get to come to work to help families protect what matters most to them! Knowing that my job is about making a difference for entire families makes it worthwhile. We have the unique opportunity to talk to so many new people on a daily basis and to really get to know them. Uncovering what is important to them allows me to personalize their insurance needs. It doesn’t hurt that I love meeting new people and that it’s part of my job!

Meet Chase

I was born here in Wilkes-Barre, PA and I grew up in the Back Mountain/Dallas area. I went to Holy Redeemer High School and graduated in 2014, before moving on to Monmouth University where I graduated with a B.S. degree in Finance in the spring of 2018. I really enjoyed my 4 years at Monmouth University – I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to be a member of the Men’s Golf Team during my time there. I loved West Long Branch, being so close to the beach, and meeting so many wonderful people! When I’m not in the agency, you can most definitely find me on the golf course or driving range working on my golf game. I’ve been a golf fanatic ever since I was a kid. I was lucky enough to compete in high school and college and that competition still drives me to this day to be the best player I can be! On the weekends, I also love spending time with friends. We either stop by a local networking event or just enjoying a round of golf with some buddies. Many people that know me would say I’m a coffee nut. I love coffee I drink it every morning – Jim in our office makes the best iced coffee, he should have a side gig as a barista! I’d be his first customer, no doubt!

Community Involvement

I like to partake in local charity golf events and fundraisers. Giving me back to the community through my love of golf is a great way to continue to meet new people.


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Jim Chickson
Agent

I have experience in Property and Casualty Insurance, as well as Life Insurance. I am most excited about making sure my clients are educated on how their policies work and what those policies will provide for them.

Meet Jim

I grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelors’s Degree in History/Secondary Education. I absolutely love traveling. Our recent trip to Ireland has definitely been a memorable one! It’s an amazing country, I highly recommend. I have been known to enjoy a nice glass of bourbon and a cigar if the opportunity arises. With three children, you can probably at my son’s football field, or at my daughter’s ballet school.

Community Involvement:

I volunteer my time at my church and any opportunities that may arise with involving my children in volunteering.


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