Diane Jorgensen named senior vice president of employee benefits for Sutton and Tarantino Insurance Agency


Diane Jorgensen has been named senior vice president for Sutton and Tarantino Insurance Agency. The agency, which has been providing property and casualty services for more than 40 years, is expanding its operation to include a full suite of employee benefits. In her new role, Jorgensen will be responsible for overseeing the development, marketing and sales of the of the company’s employee benefits division. 

Jorgensen has nearly 20 years of experience in the health insurance industry with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, upstate New York’s largest nonprofit health plan where she held sales and marketing leadership positions.

“Diane is a seasoned health care executive with a proven track record in the insurance industry,” said Rod Sutton, president of Sutton and Tarantino. “I’m very excited about her addition to our team.”

Jorgensen is a graduate of Hartwick College where she earned a business degree.  Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she was accepted into two professional management programs, in Utica for Fleet Bank and in Philadelphia for First Union Bank in the commercial lending industry. She is a licensed broker in life, accident and health insurance and is certified on the New York State Small Business Health Options Program exchange as governed by the Affordable Care Act.

Jorgensen is a native of Utica. She and her husband, Mark, and two children, Sam and Mia, have relocated to Saratoga Springs. The children attend Saratoga Springs High School.

“Community involvement and giving back are extremely important to Diane,” Sutton said.

In Jorgensen’s short time as a resident of Saratoga Springs, she has served on the board of the Firecracker4 fundraising event and the board of the Saratoga Springs Running Club boosters. She has chaired a fundraising golf event at the Edison Club in Rexford to benefit the running programs, and she’s been the assistant volunteer coach for the Saratoga Running Streaks programs.



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