Most of our staff members have been with us for decades. This commitment to Cettei & Connell and their dedication to our customers is what sets us apart from our competition.
James A. Clark, CEO
Jim has been with the agency for the past 34 years. Jim is the son-in-law of the late David F. Connell, Jr., one of the agency’s original owners. Jim is a life long resident of the Woodbury area, and is a graduate of Woodbury High School and the Steelman’s Business School. He is also a graduate of Rutgers School of Continuing Education, where he attained his insurance training. Jim is a longtime member of the Professional Insurance Agents and the Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey.
David J. Strout, Jr., President
David Strout, Jr. has been with the firm since 1989. He became a partner in 2000, and currently serves as President. He is the grandson of David F. Connell, Jr., the original owner, and is the third generation of family to operate the business. David graduated from West Deptford High School and attended Trenton State College. He then graduated from the South Jersey Professional School of Business in 1989.He currently serves as a State Board Member and State Representative for the IIABSNJ. He was the former President of the IIABSNJ Young Agents Council.
Pamela S. Clark, Secretary/Treasurer
Pam has been with the agency for 36 years. In addition to her role at Cettei & Connell, Inc., Pam is also very active in the community. She serves on the board of directors of Inspira Health Network and Inspira/Woodbury. In addition to her hospital commitment she also serves on the Woman’s Leadership Committee of the United Way of Gloucester County, The Rotary Club of Woodbury Breakfast and the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. Pam is the daughter of the late David F. Connell, Jr., one of the agency’s original owners.
Rosemary “Rosie” Brizuela is the Claims Manager at Cettei & Connell. Rosie manages and handles all personal and commercial losses. She also handles the administrative work in the office, including assisting the personal and commercial underwriters.
Rosie graduated from West Deptford High School, took business courses at Camden County College, and attended The South Jersey Professional School of Business. She is licensed in the State of New Jersey.
Sandra W, Chinault, ARM
Sandy’s addition to our firm allows Cettei and Connell to take full advantage of today’s technology as Sandy actually works from her home in Florida. Always “just a phone call or an e-mail away”, she is responsible for the service needs of our larger commercial clients. Originally from southwestern VA, Sandy graduated from VA Tech in Blacksburg, VA with a degree in finance. Sandy brings to us many years of commercial insurance experience including tenure at Travelers Insurance Company as a marketing representative and underwriter along with several years of agency experience as a commercial producer.
Judy started working in the insurance industry in 1967. Her experience has been in commercial truck fleet rating, public livery, sales, customer service, subrogation, accounts receivable, computer conversions and supervision. She currently serves as our personal lines manager.