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Pardee's Agency

Pardee's Agency Is Now Part of World Insurance

“Our professionals have experience and knowledge in the products we offer, and our clients trust us to build an insurance package that fits their needs and budget. We’re always prepared to guide our clients through the process and explain everything to them plainly, without the jargon,” says J. Scot Hastie, CIC, Unit Leader & Client Advisor, Pardee’s.“ We understand the importance of making sure our clients understand the value of the plans and policies they choose. We take pride in knowing that our clients continually turn to us for advice on insurance choices and rely on us whenever they suffer a loss.” 

Read more about this agency acquisition in our press release.

Providing Personal & Commercial Insurance Services

  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Business & Commercial Insurance
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance




Office Address

304 Plaza Road, Unit 25

Kingston, NY 12401

Office Contact

Phone: 845-331-0025

Office Hours

Monday - Friday,  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday,  Closed

About This Location

Pardee's Agency merged with World Insurance Associates LLC in December 2021.

Exceptional Support


I have always had a positive experience with your agency and I am especially happy with the way you expedited the process and effectively responded to my urgent request.

-Sarah S.


Pardee ‘s Agency went up and beyond the call of duty during our time of need as we lost our home and possessions due to a tragic fire. They not only kept in touch with us, they were very sympathetic to our loss and made sure we were taken care of in every way. Thanks to them, our life has been returned to us the best way possible. We always recommend Pardee’s for all of our insurance needs.

- George D.


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J. Scot Hastie

CIC, Principal/Unit Leader/Client Advisor 

With 36 years of experience as a licensed Insurance Agent, Scot focuses on building and selling comprehensive insurance protection packages to new business clients, while balancing the critical function of providing excellent service to existing clients. In addition, his responsibilities as a Principal of the Agency keeps him involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. He will do whatever is necessary to serve our clients and provide a stable and enjoyable place for our staff to work.
While active in all areas of insurance, Scot has specialized in serving the needs of the construction industry for many years. Scot is also proficient across the board from personal insurance to the complex needs of larger businesses.
Scot is a member of our two primary professional insurance organizations, IIABNY and PIANY. He holds the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. His commitment to the community is reflected in his past service as a Board Member of the Ulster County Big Brothers & Big Sisters Organization and as a board member of the Ulster County Mental Health Association. He currently serves on the board of the Town of Woodstock Board of Assessment Review.
His spare time is devoted to his wife Barbara, daughter Cassandra and the family dog Moki.


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Kelly Ilgner

CPIA, Service Manager Personal Lines

Kelly joined Pardee’s in 2002 and has well over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Not only does she excel in client service relations, but she places emphasis on providing quality insurance coverage to our clients. She continually integrates enthusiasm and strategy with her staff to effectively manage the department. Professional Affiliations include PIANY, IIABNY and Trusted Choice, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.

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Ryan Hastie

CLCS, PLCS, CPIA, Client Advisor

Ryan, a lifelong Ulster County resident, now lives in the Hunter/Windham area with his wife, son, and black lab, Moe. As an Account Executive for both commercial and personal accounts, he is focused on making connections with new clients and he prides himself on the relationships he has built with his current clients. Ryan is Scot’s nephew and he has enjoyed Scot’s mentorship since joining Pardee’s Agency in 2013. As a teen, Ryan was a proud member of the Onteora Central School athletics program. He is currently serving on the Greene County Chamber Board and is also an active participant in the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Local BNI Chapter.

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Jessica Decker

CPIA, Account Manager/Team Leader Commercial Lines

Jessica began her insurance career with Pardee’s Agency in 1992 and earned her NYS Brokers license in Property & Casualty in 1999. She specializes in finding the appropriate pricing and policy coverage for new customers to the agency. Jessica’s main focus is commercial customers; however she is also fluent with personal insurance coverages. She is a member of PIANY, IIABNY and Trusted Choice, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce. She is active in serving her community – secretary for the High Falls Fire District; past secretary & driver for the Marbletown First Aid Unit and the past secretary for the Rondout Valley Little League. When not volunteering she enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren, reading, and going to the beach!

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Christina Kall

CPIA, Account Manager I/ Commercial Lines

Christina, a NYS Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker, began her professional insurance career in 1996 with Pardee’s Agency Inc. Over the years she has become an industry specialist in Commercial Lines Servicing and is now an Account Manager I. She holds the CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) Designation and is a member of PIANY, IIABNY and Trusted Choice, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.

Christina enjoys the outdoors, especially boating season with her fiancé Ray and son Jimmy.

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Maria Meyer

CPIA, Account Manager 1 / Commercial Lines

Maria started in the insurance industry in 2001 as a Personal Lines customer service representative, utilizing her previous banking experience. She became interested in the insurance industry and worked hard to acquire her NYS Brokers Property & Casualty, and Life, Accident and Health licenses in 2004. She joined Pardee’s in 2005, writing and servicing all lines of business. Maria’s specialty is working with new and existing Commerical Lines customers. She is a member of PIANY, IIABNY and Trusted Choice, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.


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Karen Sasso

Senior Claims Advocate

Karen has worked in the Insurance industry for 27 years, joining the Pardee’s Agency in 2000 as a Commercial Lines Account Manager. She is a NYS licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker and prides herself on providing her customers with quality coverage and excellent customer service. Karen specializes in assisting our customers to navigate the process of an insurance claim from start to finish. She is a member of PIANY, IIABNY and Trusted Choice, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce. In her free time Karen enjoys vacationing and spending time outdoors with her family.


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Michael A. Higley

Financial Service Sales/ CSR

Mike is a 30+ year NYS licensed life and health insurance agent and property & casualty broker with a financial services emphasis –offering and servicing life insurance, disability, long-term care, annuities, supplementary Medicare benefits, and notably small group health insurance plus other employee benefits. Mike has worked with the Pardee’s Agency since 1993 helping niche small business owners find value for their insurance premium dollars.
Mike holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Mike is a SUNY Cobleskill BBA summa cum laude graduate. Outside of work, Mike enjoys golf, is an avid hiker, member of several mountaineering clubs and is supportive of several charitable organizations in both time and resources.

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Deanna Tyler

Account Manager 1/ Personal Lines

Deanna is a Licensed NYS Property & Casualty Broker with well over 10 years of industry experience. She joined Pardee’s in 2008. She consistently provides excellent customer service. Deanna specializes in reviewing customers’ insurance needs and searching out the best solutions for them, striving for quality coverage. She is a member of PIANY, IIABNY and Trusted Choice, HV Women in Business, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.

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