SHAMOKIN — Todd Geist, LUTCF, recently joined Vandine’s as vice president and general manager. In this role, Geist will manage two offices — Vandine’s Insurance Shoppe, Shamokin, and Bane Insurance Agency, Ashland. Both offices are divisions of Murray Insurance Associates Inc., an independent, insurance agency headquartered in Lancaster.

Geist brings more than 30 years of insurance expertise to his new position. Prior to joining Vandine’s, he was managing director at Transamerica Agency Network Inc., were he led the field management team in creating and maintaining a positive and growth-oriented culture. Preceding work at Transamerica, he was managing director at AIG Financial Network.

Geist attended West Virginia University and graduated from North Schuylkill High School. He is an approved moderator with American College and has been involved in coaching community youth sports for many years.

In May, Ronnie Vandine, owner of Vandine’s Insurance Shoppe and Bane Insurance Agency, merged both agencies with Murray Insurance Associates Inc. With this merger, Vandine and his team will be able to offer a broader spectrum of insurance companies and coverages for personal, farm and business clients.

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