Meet Our Team

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Robert Zabbia Agency Owner

 

My dad started working in the insurance industry in 1972 and opened his agency in North Massapequa in 1996 when I started working with him. Watching him interact with people was the reason I got into the business. He got to know so many people in the area, and everyone knew him wherever we went. I took over the agency when he retired in 2001, after 20 years in the business, and I’m proud to now work with the kids and grandkids of the people he helped to insure over the years.

Massapequa is a close-knit community, and my wife, Joey, and I are happy to be raising our twin son and daughter nearby. Most days you’ll find me at the office or with my family — especially on various sports fields with my kids. But I also do my best to give back to the community through the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce. I’m a member of the Columbus Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy, and I sponsor scholarships through the group each year. I also support local softball leagues and Plainedge High School football, and I enjoy my time with the Mustang Club of Long Island.

My team and I have been together for a long time, and you’ll experience a friendly, customer-oriented feel that comes with a family business. We understand life on the south shore first-hand and are ready to help you protect what matters most — whether you need home, auto or life insurance or are a contractor who needs small business insurance. We’re also here to help you prepare for your future, from saving for college to getting ready for retirement. Our office is located at the corner of Broadway and Kings Avenue — please stop in and see us today!

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration-Hofstra University

Civic Services
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce
National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Industry Services
Allstate National Advisory Board
Professional Insurance Agents Association
Allstate Agency Executive Council
New York Allstate Agent Advisory Board

Awards
National Conference Award-7 years
Honor Ring-9 years
Circle of Champions-4 years
Inner Circle Elite-2 years
Allstate Leader’s Forum-4 years
Leukemia & Lymphoma Man of the Year 2018
LIBOR Affiliate of the Year
Best of LI – 3 years

Community Services
Organization of the Sons of Italy in America
Half Hollow Hills Youth Football
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Half Hollow Hills Lacrosse
Hauppauge Industrial Association
Massapequa Chamber Of Commerce
Council for Addiction
Prevention and Education – Speaker

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Denise Milito Office Manager

I have been in the Insurance Industry for 9 years, 8 years with The Zabbia Agency. I grew up in Albertson, NY and graduated from the Johnson & Wales University with a  BS in Hospitality Management.  I Worked in the food service field for many years, and 9 years later, after having children and raising them, I started a new career int he insurance industry.  

I enjoy working with my great staff, they are dedicated to giving the best customer service that we can. We work together and make a great team.  We have a wonderful leader, Robert guides us to be the #1 agency and his attitude on giving back to the community is inspiring. He truly pays it forward. If I’m not working, I love to spend time at the beach. I am also a pretty good cook. I coached my daughter for many years in softball, and was a girl scout leader for 10 years.

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Christine Kent Licensed Sales Producer

I have worked in the insurance industry for 19 years in various positions customer service, management, and claims. I grew up in Farmingdale and nearby Massapequa. I graduated from Farmingdale High School and later from Hofstra University with a BBA degree in Business Administration and Management.

I truly enjoy servicing customers to make sure they are protected properly at the best possible price. It’s even more exciting that I get to do in the neighborhood I grew up in. I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband, my dog Bella and my kitties. Traveling to visit friends. Spending time my husband working around out house. I love chocolate. It is my downfall! I am a volunteer with the rescue I saved Bella from Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue.

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Shannon Petty Licensed Sales Producer

 I was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, and moved to New York in  2013 to complete my education at NYIT. I have a strong background in sales and advertising, as well as video production. I love learning and teaching others, both of which I get to do on a daily basis.

I have worked in the insurance industry for over four years now. It has been a great experience, as I love educating people on how to protect what is most important to them: their families.

I enjoy nutrition planning and fitness, and spending time with my family.

When I’m not in the office, you can find me cooking at home, or out and about with my baby girl.

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Victoria Pyzynski Sales Support & Marketing

 I grew up in Massapequa, New York and graduated from Farmingdale High School. I went to SCCC for their Baking Program for one year and later graduated from Farmingdale State College with my Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management.

My experience with the Zabbia Agency started with my role as a social media and marketing intern. I enjoyed my job so much that after graduation, I decided to stay and further my knowledge of marketing in the insurance industry.

I am passionate about the community I live in and making a positive impact. I especially enjoy learning new ways to create connections in the community by using social media. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than learning a new skill. I also like to help others in the office by teaching them something new, no matter how big or small.

To me, nothing says “I care about you” more than cooking someone a delicious meal. When I’m not in the office, you can find me in the kitchen either cooking or baking— I’ve had a passion for both from a very young age.

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Lori Lee Customer Service Representative

I spent my childhood and early adult years in Queens, New York. I attended the Tobe Coburn School for Fashion Careers in NYC. Before starting at the Zabbia Agency, I worked at a company that required extensive traveling throughout Asia, during which I worked with both potential and existing customers.

I have a love for learning; in fact, I try to learn something new every day at the office. Helping our customers to meet their insurance needs has been an incredibly enriching experience. There is nothing better than making sure our clients are properly prepared for the future!

I am passionate about seeing the world and really enjoy taking trips with my son and husband. We have visited many interesting places throughout the U.S. as well as Europe and Asia.

Staying physically fit and healthy is very important to me, so exercise is a major part of my daily routine. When I’m not at the gym or in the office, you can find me at the beach— walking and running the beautiful Long Island boardwalks.

In addition to my role here at the Zabbia agency, I help run my husband’s construction company! I have always had an eye for design. In fact, my friends tell me that I am a great asset to them in helping decorate and organize their homes.

As a 10 year survivor of Breast Cancer, I am actively involved in many ways to help that community. I consistently donate and volunteer in my free time.

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Mary Trachte Licensed Sales Producer

I have had a long and successful career in the insurance industry. For over 25 years, I’ve helped my customers protect the things they love the most. I have extensive experience working in both the sales and customer service sides of the industry.

I grew up on Long Island, New York and am very close with my family. In fact, when I’m not in the office, you will certainly find me spending time on the beach and traveling with my family.

The part I enjoy most about my job is speaking with people and helping to educate them on insurance policies that best protect them and their families. This job is rewarding for me because I get to provide people with peace of mind and security.

In addition to my role at the agency, I like to participate in charity organizations that help our community. An organization that resonates with me is the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, which I frequently donate to in the loving memory of my daughter.

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Frances Scarry Licensed Sales Producer

I was born and raised here in Massapequa, New York. I have a deep connection to this community and would not want to live anywhere else! Three years ago, I started as a receptionist here at the Zabbia Agency. After receiving my license, I can now work as a Licensed Sales Producer and carry out my passion… helping people protect the items they love most!

One of the best parts of my job is interacting with our customers. I love to serve the people in the community whom I have known my whole life. In addition, I feel like I know the community well and am proud to be considered as a trusted advisor by many of our clients.

I love my family and spend my free time with my children. When I’m not helping people with their insurance needs, you can find me at the closest sports field or court watching my sons play sports!

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Adam Paganetti Personal Financial Representative

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Rose Spanato Licensed Sales Producer

My name is Rose and I’ve been with the agency for 2 years now. This has been my start in the insurance industry and I love it more than any other job I’ve had. I find many people don’t understand their insurance policies and I jump at every opportunity to provide them with the knowledge to make informed decisions. I’m passionate about protecting the assets our community has worked so hard to earn and I’m grateful I get to do so every day.

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I’ve always loved being a stone’s throw from the ocean and beautiful beaches. Outside of the office, I am pursuing a BS in Medical Laboratory Technology.

I enjoy spending time with my family, taking care of my pets, and learning all I can about medicine. I also spend a lot of my time in nature and you can often find me at the Massapequa Preserve down the street from our office.
My favorite way to spend a weekend is in the fresh, brisk air with a hot cup of coffee and a good book

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Genis Orozco Licensed Sales Producer

  My Name is Genis. I was born in Jackson Heights Queens and moved to West Hempstead at the age of 9. I graduated from West Hempstead High School and attended NCC where I played on the NCC Soccer team. Before landing at The Zabbia Insurance Agency, I gained experience in different job fields like Trucking, Hospitality, and Dispatch. In 2017, I began my career in the insurance industry working for State Farm. After two years at State Farm, I decided to bring my talents to Allstate Insurance when Robert offered me a position on Team Zabbia. I am both happy and grateful I made the switch in October of 2019 and I haven’t looked back since. I hope to be a crucial team member and keep learning from Robert and the rest of the team.

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Maria Gallegos Sales Support

My name is Maria. I am from Huntington, New York. I graduated from Walt Whitman High School and continued on to Farmingdale State College, where I graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors in Global Business and Minor in Art and Graphic Design.

I started with The Zabbia Agency with a role as a marketing intern and sales assistant. After college, I decided to stay and gain more experience in the role. I enjoy working at The Zabbia Insurance Agency. I love what they stand for and what they do for the community, always going above and beyond.

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Geri Kelley Licensed Sales Producer

My name is Geri. I was born, raised and educated in NYC and I continue to live in Bayside, Queens. I can't imagine a better place to live or to raise children. The diversity and access to all that NYC has to offer culturally has always been a draw for me and something I wanted to give my children. I am the proud mother of 3 grown children and a Licensed Real Estate agent. I became interested in the insurance business as I saw it as a natural connection to my real estate business. Insurance provides me with an avenue to deliver additional, comprehensive service to my clients. I find it very exciting and satisfying to help people find and secure their new homes.The Zabbia Insurance Agency is a way that I can help my clients protect their biggest investment as well as everything else they own. At The Zabbia Agency the most important thing is customer care, not just service, but care. We truly care about our clients and making sure that they and the things that are most important to them are protected. That sentiment is present in the office among the staff, who are always willing to help one another and in the community, where Rob and the office staff are ever present in charity and fundraising events all over the county and beyond.