─ Meet Our Team ─

Meet Our Team


Anna Holhut

Anna Holhut, CIC

President of Amherst Insurance Agency, Inc

Anna Holhut joined the Amherst Insurance in 1987 and is the President and owner of Amherst Insurance Agencies, Inc. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Anna holds a brokers license in the areas of property, casualty, commercial, life and health insurance. With over 30 years experience in the insurance field, Anna is a member of the Pioneer Valley Insurance Group (MA). In 1993 and 1997, she was recognized by CNA Insurance Company for her outstanding customer service by being given the Customer Service Representative of the Year Award. Anna holds the CIC and CISR designations.

Anna is an active member and past president of the Amherst Rotary Club. She was a 2006 recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Awards, given by the Rotary Foundation and Amherst Rotary Club. She lives in Hatfield with her husband Bob and their son John.

Glenn Allan

Glenn S. Allan, Ed.D,ChFC®,

Vice President of Amherst Insurance Agency, Inc

Glenn has been with Amherst Insurance Agency since 1991. He is Vice President and owner of Amherst Insurance Agency, Inc. He is licensed to sell property and casualty insurance as well as life, disability and health products. He has specialized in providing insurance products for licensed home childcare and childcare centers. Glenn received a BA from the University of Connecticut and an M ED and EdD from the University of Massachusetts. He has given to the community by delivering Meals On Wheels to the elderly, serving on the Board of Directors for Berkshire Children and Families ( a social service organization), and on the Board of Directors for the UMass Basketball Court Club, a booster organization supporting UMass Basketball.

Glenn enjoys tennis, golf and spending summers in Maine near his daughter Erica.

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Cecelia Chan

Cecilia Chan

Personal & Commercial Lines Manager

Cecilia has been in the insurance industry since 1995. She specializes in Personal and Commercial lines. Cecilia and her husband live in Hatfield, MA and have 2 children, 2 grandchildren, 1 dog named Ozzy and two cats named Harriet and Lottie. In her free time, she likes to travel to the Caribbean Islands, working on her flower garden and watching her webcam for the birth and growth of the Decorah Eaglets.

Erin Kinechtel

Erin Knechtel

Personal & Commercial Lines Account Executive, Child Care Insurance Specialist

Erin has been in the insurance industry since 2011 and with Amherst Insurance since 2017. She grew up in Granby MA, and spends most of her summers at Old Orchard Beach with her husband, two children and dog Charli.

Brittany Fenimore

Brittany Fenimore

Personal Lines Account Executive

Brittany, who has 4 years of experience in the Insurance industry, joined our team in 2020. She grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon and has 2 cats. Her favorite vacation spots are NYC and Boston, MA, but winning a radio contest where she got to fly to LA to meet Taylor Swift is undoubtedly a trip she will never forget.

Carol Nyzio

Carol Nyzio

Personal Lines Account Executive, CISR, CPIA, PIP,
Notary, Real Estate Agent

When Carol joined the Amherst Insurance team in late 2019, she brought with her 44+ years of industry experience. She grew up in Granby, MA and has 2 children and 1 granddaughter. Her favorite past times are gardening and woodworking. Carol loves to travel to Aruba and going to see her brother play and sing in his band.

Denise Sawicki

Denise Sawicki

Commercial Lines Account Executive, CIC

Denise began her 43-year insurance career while still in high school in Amherst, MA. She joined Amherst Insurance in 2017. Denise and her husband have been married for 35 years. They love spending time with her 2 children, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson, especially during trips to the beach, vacations in Cape Cod and fun filled times at Disney World. In her downtime, Denise enjoys exercising and going to the gym.

Laurie Bessette

Laurie Bessette

Front Desk Coordinator

Laurie is new to the insurance industry and the Amherst Insurance team. She has 2 children, 2 cats and 1 dog. Laurie loves to camp in New Hampshire on the lake.

Sue Henry

Sue Henry


Sue joined the Amherst Insurance team in 2018, bringing more than 39 years of industry experience with her! She and her husband have one daughter and reside in Gill, MA. Her favorite vacation spots are Key West, FL and Old Orchard Beach, ME. Sue spends her spare time either traveling, wine tasting, reading or gardening. She is a 4th generation co-owner of a farm in Gill, MA that was started by her grandfather in the early 1950’s.

Sue Kimball

Sue Kimball


Sue has been with Amherst Insurance just shy of one year, however she has over 18 years of industry experience. Sue’s vacation spots take her from Cape Cod north to Maine and west to Wyoming. She enjoys hiking with her dog, riding her horse and gardening.

Jessica Duseau

Jessica Duseau


Jessica began her insurance career with Amherst Insurance a year and a half ago. She and her children, Hunter, Dylan and Delaney, enjoy caring for their dog, Dixie and cats, Davidson and Raava along with any small animals they may be fostering at the moment. Jessica enjoys hiking, gardening, camping, classical music and vacations anywhere she can enjoy the outdoors.

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