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William J Farber

President
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
  • Fax: (412) 372-2151
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: MD, NC, OH, PA, VA, WV
  • Professional designations: CFP
  • Awards: Champion Award, Million Dollar Round Table, Presidents Conference All-Star Team, Presidents Conference Award, MDRT - Court of the Table, Nationwide Life Council, Nationwide Commercial Council
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Bill Yarbinitz

Financial Advisor
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: 3 Consecutive years of MDRT membership.
  • Education: High School Gradate with some college credits.
  • Hobbies: Hunting, Golfing and Home Repairs.
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Brenda Riley

Personal Lines Specialist
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: Brenda has joined Donner-Farber & Associates in 2011 and now has 3 years experience in personal lines insurance.
  • Education: Graduate of Mt. Pleasant Area High School, Mt. Pleasant, PA.
  • Agent Qualifications: Licensed in Property & Casualty lines as well as Life & Health in PA.
  • Community activities: Involved in Berlin Brothersvalley High School Basketball Boosters and Volunteers for Tanner's Troopers. She is a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin.
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends.
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Elaine L Kern

Commercial Insurance Specialist
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: Elaine began her insurance career 20 years ago. Her cross duties throughout her career has provided her with invaluable experience and knowledge including sales, service, underwriting, claims processing, office management and marketing.
  • Education: Continuing Business Degree, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Agent Qualifications: PA Insurance License Lines of Authority: Property & Allied Lines, Casualty and Allied Lines, Life, Accident and Health.
  • Community activities: Volunteer Program, helping families and individuals improve well-balanced spiritual, emotional, and physical outlook.
  • Hobbies: Cooking, camping, walking, gardening and crafts.
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Frederick Miller Jr

Financial Associate
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: MD, PA
  • Bio: Had own practice for 29 years prior to joining DF & A.
  • Agent Qualifications: Club Producer every year while in private practice with Lutheran Brotherhood. MDRT Producer.
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family. Enjoys all Pittsburgh sports teams. Hunting, working in garage and yard.
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Holly Purbaugh

Personal Lines Sales Manager
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: Holly has 30 years experience in the insurance industry. She has been with Donner-Farber since Oct. 1989. She is currently a manager in the Personal Lines Dept. She handles all aspects of insurance in the personal auto, homeowners and life services.
  • Education: Graduated from North Star High School
  • Agent Qualifications: Licensed in PA - Property & Casualty, Life & Health
  • Community activities: Member of the Somerset Alliance Church
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Jarred M Rankin

Vice-President
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: Jarred has 9 years of commercial insurance experience. He has been involved over the years in many aspects of the daily operations at DF&A. He currently is Vice President specializing in commercial.
  • Education: B.S.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Shippensburg University.
  • Agent Qualifications: Licensed in Property and Casualty in PA, WV, Ohio, Maryland. Holds PA Life, Accident and Health Licenses
  • Community activities: Laurel Arts, Friedens Lutheran Church.
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Jeffrey Bishop

Financial Associate
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
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John Beachley II

Financial Services Manager
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: MD, PA, WV
  • Bio: John began his career with a regional Bank with many different positions, then moving into Management.
  • Education: Bachelors of Science Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan in Business Adminstration.
  • Agent Qualifications: PA Life and Health Licenses.
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Mark J Ickes

Commercial Insurance Specialist
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: Mark and his wife have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. They enjoy working around the house and traveling to Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  • Education: BA - Business Economics
  • Agent Qualifications: Licensed 34 years P&C, Life, Accident & Health
  • Community activities: Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Hobbies: Golfing
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Melanie Arner

Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA
  • Bio: Melanie started her work in the insurance industry in 2013. She provides assistance to Bill Farber and other members of the DF&A team.
  • Education: Associates in Accounting - Champlain College, Burlington, VT
  • Agent Qualifications: PA Life, Accident & Health
  • Community activities: Foster parent & Volunteer at Animal Friends
  • Hobbies: Reading, knitting and helping rescue dogs find their forever home.
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Michelle Farber

Vice-President
  • Phone: (412) 372-2102
KEY INFO
  • Licensed in: PA