Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

James Murdoch

President

(717) 303-5273

(717) 737-9852

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Office Location:  Camp Hill

James Murdoch celebrates his 29th anniversary in the insurance industry. Jim began his insurance career in 1989 when he joined his father and brother in the family agency in Harrisburg. He brought the beginnings of technology to the agency and became a go-to person for other Erie agents when it came to computer and technology issues.

Following his father’s retirement in 2000, Jim chose to pursue his own agency on the West Shore in Mechanicsburg. James B Murdoch Insurance Group, Inc. opened in October of 2000.

In 2007, agency growth permitted the acquisition of its primary location at 4300 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill PA 17011.

In 2016, agency growth opened its 2nd location at 75 S Houcks Rd, Ste 301, Harrisburg PA 17109. 

As President of his company, Jim takes great pride in providing the direction for growth of the agency. At its core, the agency uses technology to provide its clients the top notch service, while bringing the best possible products to fit the needs of the customer. Today, the agency is 100% automated with an entire paperless system, cloud computing services, voip phone services, electronic newsletters, website integrations, social media, and much, much more for the benefit of all clients.… Jim served as past Chairman of Erie Insurance Group’s Information Technologies Task Force & Operations Task Force.  

Jim’s primary objectives for his agency’s continued success is to develop agency policies and procedures, manage key-client relationships, control insurance market and vendor relationships, and provide strategic direction to a growth-oriented company.

Jim is an avid road cyclist and enjoys his annual trek to the New Jersey Shore on his self-powered two wheels. He is married with 2 children and 3 step-daughters.

Jesse C. Biretz

Vice President

(717) 303-5272

(717) 737-9852

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Office Location:  Harrisburg

Jesse serves as our agency’s Vice President. Joining the team in 2007, he attributes is success and growth with the company to his hunger for knowledge and relentless pursuit of self-improvement.

Jesse embodies the servant leadership mindset; don't ask someone to do what you yourself are not willing to do and always be the first to roll up your sleeves. Community service and involvement help keep our priorities straight in life. This is why Jesse serves as Treasurer for the Harrisburg Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, he is co-founder and serves as Vice President for the Mechanicsburg chapter of BNI, he serves on the Mid Penn Young Professional Advisory Board, he was one of the 2018 Leukemia Lymphoma Man of the Year candidates raising $56,000 for blood cancer research and serves as Chair for the Membership Culture Committee for the Hershey Country Club. 

 

If you are looking for Jesse outside of the office, check the golf course. Jesse and his wife, Erica, are members of the Hershey Country Club and enjoy spending time at the pool with their son Lucas. On Sundays look for Jesse and his family at his home church, LCBC Harrisburg. Jesse leads the Men’s Ministry there and credits the ministry for helping him keep a healthy work life balance as well as holding him accountable to authentic manhood for his wife and son. 

 

Melissa Strous

Customer Service Agent

(717) 839-2917

(717) 737-9852

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Office Location: Camp Hill

Melissa Strous began her insurance career with the agency in the fall of 2011. She specializes in personal lines insurance like helping you to protect your car, your home and all of our valuables.  Top-Notch Customer Service is her main goal.  She always wants our customers to feel like they’ve received the best service possible, and it’s her job to make sure that happens.  Insurance was new to Melissa when she started here … “I am always learning something new.”

Melissa is married with two amazing kids that keep her busy all the time.

Kristopher Aumiller

Agent

(717) 798-3337

(717) 737-9852

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Office Location:  Camp Hill

Kristopher Aumiller began working for the agency in August of 2013. Kris is focusing on personal lines sales including home, auto and umbrella insurance.  Kris graduated high school from Cumberland Valley in 2004 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Penn State – Harrisburg in 2008.  Kris is marred, is an avid sports fan, and plays minor league baseball.

David Clites

Agent

(717) 345-4771

(717) 737-9852

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Office Location:  Harrisburg

David Clites began working for the agency in November of 2016. Beginning as a Customer Service Agent, he obtained his producer license and focuses on personal lines insurance (Home, Auto, and Umbrella). David graduated from Northern High School in 2007 and entered right into the work force. He is now married to his beautiful wife, Jenna. Their pride and joy is their beautiful daughter, Adalynn Grace. His hobbies include music, snowboarding, and extreme sports.

McKenna Veasy

Customer Service Agent

(717) 839-2916

(717) 737-9852

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Office Location: Harrisburg

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