HUNT Insurance appoints new leadership positions

January 05, 2021 - Upstate New York
James Farah


David Weber


Amber Smith


Buffalo, NY HUNT Insurance Agency, a core business of HUNT Real Estate Corp., has announced the appointment of multiple leadership positions within the organization. 

James Farah has been named the president and chief insurance officer of HUNT Insurance Agency. In this role, he is responsible for the overall production, profitability and market penetration of HUNT Insurance Agency throughout the entire geographic footprint of HUNT Real Estate Corp. With HUNT since 2017, Farah previously held the director of sales and COO positions for HUNT Insurance before being appointed to his new role. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

David Weber has been appointed executive vice president of HUNT Insurance Agency after serving as director of sales for one year. Weber manages the team of producers, the relationships with all insurance carriers and assists in implementing the long-term strategy for The Agency. Weber is in his 30th year in the insurance business. 

Amber Smith has been appointed vice president of operations for HUNT Insurance Agency. She has been with the company since 2019 and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of The Agency, coordinating and maintaining agency marketing strategies, along with managing a team of account managers. Smith has over 19 years of experience in insurance agency operations. 

“HUNT Insurance is a key component of our organization and central to our vision of always being there for our customers through the seamless integration of all real estate and homeownership services,” said Peter Hunt, chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corp.. “Jimmy, David and Amber function effectively as our executive group, bringing experience and sophistication to each customer experience. As we have experienced rapid growth since they have joined us, it is fitting that their positions are expanded and appropriate titles conferred.” 



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