After years of working for other insurance agencies, Marianne established the Speakman Agency LLC. Marianne founded the agency in February of 2014 so that she could use her expertise and knowledge on a more personal level, offering customized insurance coverage at affordable prices throughout New Jersey.
About Marianne Speakman, Owner
Marianne Speakman has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. She served on the Board of Directors for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Jersey for 15 years and was elected as the Chairperson for the Board of Directors in October 2013. Marianne obtained her Accredited Advisor of Insurance “AAI” certification in June 2013. This certification demonstrates her willingness to expand her in-depth insurance knowledge with a strong focus on customer service.
Marianne’s goal is to help her clients make important decisions about choosing insurance, customizing a plan to meet their unique needs, and provide ongoing support as their needs change.
Marianne is a certified Trusted Choice® Agent, which means she has access to multiple insurance carriers and is committed to quality service. Trusted Choice® Agents offer competitive pricing and a wide range of products. Not bound to any one insurance carrier, Marianne has the freedom to shop around for their clients to find the best fit for the right price.
My passion is to help others. If I can use the experience I have in the insurance industry with my knowledge and professionalism to accomplish that, I have accomplished a part of my goal.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Marianne is very active in the community. Marianne served as President for the Association for Retarded Citizens of Middlesex County and served on the board for six years. Marianne also worked to generate funding for the Korean War Memorial. She serves on the Board of Directors of "With Eddie's Help", a New Jersey Nonprofit corporation established in honor of Edward (Eddie) T. Strauss who lost his life during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Marianne started in the insurance industry right after High School as a part-time position. Eventually, she came to understand the meaning of insurance and how it can be a powerful tool to help those in need. She takes pride in being able to add to the financial protection of others.
“Insurance can be very confusing to people and they tend to shy away from it. I have found being able to explain a variety of coverages and programs in simpler terms can help the Business Owner understand what they are buying. Just like I would not know how to lay cement, or provide medical advice, I respect those that specialize in what they do to help me out. I, in return, offer my knowledge and experience to help others.”
Marianne has excelled in the insurance industry over the past 35 years, holding positions in marketing as well as management in the Commercial and Personal Lines departments for independent insurance agencies. The Speakman Agency is her long time dream as she is now able to truly help others to easily find the financial protection they need from someone they can trust, who will be there for them no matter what.
"I was taught to be loyal to those around you, trust in people as you want them to trust you. Honesty, loyalty and integrity are the traits I am most proud of and hold close to my heart."