Kristin Guglielmo has earned recognition in the exclusive ranks of Stanford Who’s Who as a result of her exceptional effort in the insurance services industry. As Owner and President of Penny Hanley & Howley Co. Inc., as well as throughout her brilliant professional career, Kristin has consistently exhibited the passion, vision and dedication necessary to be successful in the business world.
Penny Hanley & Howley Co. Inc. is an independently owned and locally operated company which offers a variety of insurance services. As President, Kristin ensures that the team works closely with clients to provide them with the perfect combination of tailored, personalized insurance coverage at an affordable price. The company’s services include auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business insurance, commercial insurance, renters insurance, and boat insurance. Their greatest accomplishments are maintaining their agencies commitment to providing quality, professional and personal service- “When you call Penny-Hanley and Howley you will get a person not a recording.” Penny Hanley & Howley has been able to continue that tradition while growing its customer base.
Penny Hanley recently joined the Renaissance Group, an affiliation of agents in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Each agency goes through a rigorous selection process before they are invited to become a member. This alliance allows Penny Hanley to offer its customers a much larger number of insurance companies from which to choose. The Travelers has been Penny Hanley’s lead insurance company since the agency was founded in August of 1865. The agency went from offering their customers the choice of eight quality insurance companies to over 30 quality insurance companies. Kristin states “We are excited about the opportunities offered by our Renaissance Alliance.”
When asked what she believes is the reason for the company’s success Kristin replies, “Our success comes from providing an option to the insurance buying public. They can choose to insure with one of the many insurance companies that we have to offer. We have been able to survive and thrive primarily because of the quality of our staff. We have a staff with many years of insurance experience which enables us to act as an insurance advisor for our customers. We are more than an insurance sales organization. We provide insurance counseling service and our customers seem to appreciate that and reward us with their business year after year.”
Kristin, who has over 18 years of experience in the industry, is responsible for managing all major aspects of the business as well as overseeing the daily operations. During her collegiate career, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Connecticut, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate who graduated Magna Cum Laude. Kristin is a member of the Renaissance Alliance, Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut, and the Professional Insurance Association.
Tony Guglielmo purchased the company in 1968 and Kristin started in 1993. She has now taken the reigns from her father. When Kristin first came into the agency, Penny Hanley needed a complete computer update with Kristin in charge of that project. Today Penny Hanley can say that they have “a state of the art computer system” to service their client’s needs. Kristin’s hard work, commitment and achievements are all being commemorated today.