MOUNT OLIVE TWP. (Sept. 19, 2013) – Maria Russo-Farris, a native of Naples, Italy and now a longtime resident of Mount Arlington, has joined GBW Insurance as a Sales Representative.
Russo-Farris brings an expansive amount of experience to GBW Insurance, based in Mount Olive, having worked in a few different industries.
“Maria’s knowledge is multi-dimensional,” said Glenn Tippy, President of GBW Insurance. “She can look at situations that cover a lot of ground because she’s been there.”
Russo-Farris’ knowledge of the food industry, for example, gives her a perspective that restaurant owners can appreciate. For many years, she was part owner of a restaurant equipment supply company, at a time when very few women were involved. Years ago, she also worked in many different restaurants, both in Italy and in the United States.
“When it comes to the food industry I have seen it from all angles,” she noted. “I’ve waited on tables, I’ve helped restaurants grow,” and she adds with a smile, “I know good food!”
Russo-Farris, who also speaks fluently in Italian and Spanish, is fully licensed in all major insurance sectors.
“I really enjoy working with the Mom & Pops of the world,” said Russo-Farris. “I like the smaller businesses. I enjoy the one on one relationships that you can build. They know that I can be reached anytime, which is very, very important to a small business owner.”
Russo-Farris is also involved with a host of non-profit organizations, one of which helps Italian Americans in this country. The mission of Sempre Avanti is to provide support to ALL Italians: individuals, businesses, organizations, and associations, both in the US and Italy.
She herself was born in Naples, raised and educated in Genova, Italy, Russo-Farris came to the United States in 1993 and has lived in Mount Arlington with her husband John and two young daughters, Carla and Sara, for many years.
To reach Russo-Farris at GBW Insurance, a full service insurance company, call 973-426-1500, ext.111, or call her directly, 973-342-8588 (mobile). For more about GBW, visit www.gbwinsurance.com.
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