Ernest is the third generation owner of the Del Duke Insurance Group. He grew up in the insurance industry, working in this field before, during, and after his undergraduate and graduate studies. He has been involved in every aspect of the company’s operations, growing it from two employees and one insurance carrier in 1997 to where it is today. Ernest holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University School of Business, a Certification from Rutgers Supervisory Management Graduate Program, and the AAI accreditation from the Insurance Institute of America. He also has served as the Chairman of The Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce, has served on the Board of Trustees for Sustainable Cherry Hill, and has served on the Board of directors of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Southern New Jersey. He currently is a member of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Delaware Valley Business Leaders Alliance, a member of Cherry Hill Township Mayor’s Business Council, a member of the Partnership for Haddonfield, and is involved with several school and local kids athletics associations in Haddonfield, where he and his wife Vanessa, two boys Andrew & Harrison, and dog Frank live.
Monica is the Commercial Insurance Department Manager and an Account Executive at the Del Duke Insurance Group. She has been in the insurance industry since approximately 2001, is trilingual, grew up in her family’s Italian Restaurant, and provides exceptional customer service to our clients. Her knowledge of insurance and the food business lets her provide a high level support to many of our clients and specializes in commercial property and liability insurance for restaurants, distributors, and pizzerias. Through her extensive knowledge of commercial insurance conditions and coverages, she is connected to those most influential in the industry locally and on national television. She has earned their trust and has developed long-lasting relationships with both customers and colleagues. When she’s not in the office, she loves to spend time with her kids and in the kitchen.
Denise is one of our Personal & Commercial Insurance Account Representatives at the Del Duke Insurance Group and has been in the insurance industry since before 2012. She spent nearly 20 years growing up at the Jersey Shore and has an understanding of the unique needs of property owners and especially those of coastal homes. She has extensive customer service experience and believes in treating people how she would want to be treated. When she’s not in the office, Denise enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and family.
Dee is our Claims Department Manager at the Del Duke Insurance Group. She started in 2004 and left in 2011 on maternity leave to raise her youngest daughter. Dee has now returned to the Del Duke family in 2015 and is delighted and honored to be back with the Del Duke Insurance Group. Providing top notch customer service in the Claims Department has been her hallmark with the insurance industry since 2004. In her personal life, she takes joy in the great outdoors, reading, baking and crafting. She is also blessed to have a wonderful and supportive husband with three amazing children.
Kevin is a Personal & Commercial Insurance Account Representative at the Del Duke Insurance Group, and joined us in 2016. He grew up in the real estate industry in Haddonfield and holds an MBA in Business Management and a Bachelors in Communications. Previous to joining the Del Duke Insurance Group family, he worked within a large regional grocery chain, as management, that lends itself to providing him with the necessary abilities to help exceed client’s expectations negotiating their insurance coverages in the Food Industry as well as the Landlord and Property Management industry. When he is not in the office, Kevin enjoys being with friends and family, taking trips to the Jersey shore and living life to the fullest.
Vivian is an Administrative Insurance Account Representative at the Del Duke Insurance Group and has been with us since 2006. She specializes in resolving grievances and ensuring customer satisfaction. Vivian provides exceptional customer service for personal and commercial lines of insurance, assisting with policy changes, certificates of insurance, claims, and many other insurance-related requests. Over the years, our clients have come to rely on and appreciate the extra effort she provides. When she is not working, she spends valuable time with her family (which includes four grandchildren) or “down the shore.”
Virginia “Ginny” Johnston
Ginny is the Personal Insurance Department Manager and an Account Executive at the Del Duke Insurance Group and has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. She began her journey in a small agency in Pennsauken, NJ, which she eventually purchased and operated successfully. She then merged with another agency, where she continued to grow her book of business. Continuing onwards and upwards, she then found her calling at our company. She finds that her deeply-held beliefs about treating others with respect and kindness are shared across the company’s culture. She also feels that the satisfaction received after assisting someone has been one of the rewards of her life – as well as watching her children become successful adults who have made positive contributions to society. She is still married to the man she fell in love with many years ago, and they enjoy many activities together such as reading, old cars, motorcycles, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Amy-Lisa is a Senior Level Personal Insurance Account Representative at the Del Duke Insurance Group and has been with us since 2003. She has been in the insurance industry since 1990 and achieved her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), CPIW (Certified Professional Insurance Woman), and DAE (Diversified Advanced Education) accreditations. She has been a member of the IAIP (International Association of Insurance Professionals), chaired the Nominating Committee from 2003 through 2012, and has been the Parliamentarian since 2011 for the Insurance Professionals of Mercer County, which is the local chapter of the IAIP. Amy-Lisa has been married to Arthur, her best friend, for over 35 years, and together they both enjoy their Saint Bernard, Bob.
Ernie, the youngest of four children, was born in East Camden, NJ and joined the US Air Force Security Service after high school. After four years of travel from Okinawa, Japan to Crete, Greece – and an honorable discharge in 1963 – he acquired an Accounting degree from Temple University. In 1965, his father Jack passed away, and so Ernie took over the business for his family. Eventually, the agency outgrew its space in East Camden and moved to its present location in Cherry Hill in 1984. His son Ernest, joined the firm in 1997 to extend the business into the third generation that continued the personal and professional services necessary for longevity. After many successful years in the insurance & accounting industry, on the ski slopes, and in the water on the Sundowner sailboat, we lost him on June 6, 2015. He will be and is truly missed by our family and friends.
Our Founder – A. John R. Del Duke
“Jack” as he was affectionately called, was born in 1900 in Rome, Italy, and arrived in the United States shortly thereafter. He enlisted and served in the US Army for two years, including fighting in WWI in Europe. After an honorable discharge, he served with the Merchant Marines for another two years and then learned a trade as a “barber”. He then met his wife Barbara M. Kolb (from Egg Harbor, NJ), whom he married in 1925. Jack and Barbara moved to East Camden, NJ, and he opened his own barbershop. He then attended the Wharton School of Accounting at night and, after obtaining his insurance license, converted the back part of his barbershop into what became known as The Del Duke Insurance Agency in 1934. As an immigrant highly motivated to help others in this time of our country, he became the Secretary and Treasurer of the East Camden Building and Loan Association as well as the Secretary and Treasurer for GBU of Pittsburgh, a life insurance company. He became a fourth degree knight with the Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus and began to grow a thriving business.